Meet the Lobban family
Kilmuir Farm is the home of Dean and Natasha Lobban and their daughter Harriet, who is a seventh-generation farmer.
Here our focus is on producing nutrient-dense food in a sustainable and ethical way.
First and foremost we see ourselves as dirt farmers - custodians of the land. We are constantly assessing and improving our soils, which in turn produce pastures of the highest quality and beef, lamb and grains that not only taste great but have premium health benefits.
Agriculture is ever evolving and we are proud to say that our farming techniques are as well. We try not to fit into any one mould or fad and instead focus on combining generations of expertise with staying current in the latest advances to farm our own way - in a way that is sustainable for our property and family.
We don't produce anything that we aren't happy to feed our own child, there's no better recommendation than that.
We use low chemical inputs, when necessary. We don't meet organic status as we won't let an animal suffer if they are unwell just to tick a box. We also apply treatments to optimise the health of our soil and pasture - we want and need our farm to be the best it can be.
At our property, at Eldorado, in North East Victoria, Dean expertly manages Kilmuir Angus, a commercial breeding herd started by his late father Ian more than 30 years ago.
The Kilmuir moniker pays homage to the Lobban family farm at Browns Plains, near Rutherglen, which in turn was named for the area the Lobban ancestors came from in Scotland.
Kilmuir Farm free range pasture-raised eggs were a popular addition to the food scene in the Border region as well as speciality stores in Melbourne. This side of the business was sold in April 2020 so we could focus on our core farming enterprises of beef, lamb and grains.