Terinallum is located in Darlington, Victoria, Australia. The land is extremely fertile volcanic soil on flat terrain, making it perfect for both sheep grazing and cropping. Victoria is Australia’s largest food and fibre exporting State. Victoria’s temperate climate, high quality soils, clean water and air, support its world class agriculture industries.
Terinallum is 3,240 hectares (8,006 acres), which can be run with three employees. It produces predominantly prime spring lambs and some crops.
The McIntoshs have planted over 200,000 trees, particularly along the Mt Emu Creek, and they have undertaken substantial landscaping and improvements to all 8 houses on Terinallum. Under their management, the most significant changes to the business have been: the size of the property has increased; the carrying capacity is now over 10,000 breeding ewes; there are 600 hectares under crops. To create greater efficiency paddocks have been renovated; roads have been improved and new roads built; cattle grids have been introduced and dams have been established with highly effective water reticulation.
The shearing shed, one of the biggest of its kind in Victoria, is capable of holding 14 stands and can provide shelter for 2,500 sheep.
Wallabies, platypus, wedged tailed eagles, brolgas and kangaroos are regularly found in and around the 300 hectares of lakes, large fresh water springs and along the course of the Mt Emu Creek.
Fruit orchards, vegetable patches and an olive grove make the property virtually self-sustaining for the families who live and work at Terinallum.