FARMING FAMILY PROUD – COPPIN FAMILY, WA

MEET the Coppin Family from Yarrie Station in Pilbara, WA.

Building on a rich family history of 5 generations at Yarrie, Annabelle Coppin has recently purchased the station from her parents.

She lives and breathes Yarrie along with her husband Thomas and gorgeous daughter Tanami. She describes the impressive cattle enterprise as a ‘village’.

Life at Yarrie is all about the home-grown BEEF (and the bush cooks!)!

“We have many different people staying with us in the mustering season. Over summer most people leave—the heat chases them off! But it’s a home to many and I love the fact they can be a part of this place and always feel welcome and at home.”

It’s the people that keep connections at Yarrie strong.

“There are people who have been coming here since my nan was on the place, it’s a link that should never be broken.”

Mustering at Yarrie

WHAT HAS THIS SEASON BEEN LIKE AT YARRIE?

“2017 has been a great season. We’ve had our average rainfall of 300mm, with rain falling really well and gently from January to April. We needed it as we had two failed seasons the years before. Thankfully we have recently received 140mm in January which was much needed to start the season.”

Another golden sunset after a busy day on station

WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT LIFE ON A CATTLE STATION?

It sounds like a lot of hard work, but Annabelle says she can’t imagine any other life for her family.

“We love the bush, the country, our cattle and other animals, and the lifestyle that comes with it. I. I also like the fact that we run our own business, meaning we can take on many opportunities as they arise.”

Golden colors of the Pilbara wilderness that Annabelle calls home.

 

The Coppin siblings.

 

Annabelle with her father, Lang, on her wedding day in 2017.