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Barry, Simon and Eloise Wheaton

Barry, Simon and Eloise Wheaton of Redbanks Pastoral have been farming for over 50 years in the American River area on Kangaroo Island, just off the mainland of South Australia below Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is known for its diverse wildlife and nature reserves, with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many bird species.

The Wheaton’s care for over 9300 Merino sheep and love sheep work. Simon controls the pasture management and shearing, Eloise his wife is very hands on and enthusiastic.

Barry says “It is great working with family – most of the time. I enjoy sheep work and being on the farm.”

Q. What does it mean to you to know who is wearing your wool?

A. It is very important to know our wool is going into a quality product.

Q. What would you like to say to the person wearing your wool?

A. Please enjoy it and care for it, a lot of time and effort has been put into growing the wool in your garment. I hope that Kangaroo Island wool goes well and it is great to see people putting a lot of effort into it. Thank you.