OBE Organic is proud to be Australia’s oldest and most trusted organic beef marketing company: a company established and owned by family farmers. Our family farmers are united by a shared respect for the environment and their animals, and a commitment to produce the best possible organic beef. Our business was founded in the late 1990’s in Australia’s heartland, the Channel Country and we are committed to showcasing the places and people who make our certified organic beef so unique.
We’re excited to launch our third collaboration. This time, we are featuring images from Adam Hague, a station hand who lives and works on Cordillo Downs Station in outback South Australia. Cordillo Downs Station is certified organic and an important supplier of livestock to OBE Organic.
This collaboration will feature images taken and edited by Adam. His images will provide a behind-the-scenes look at life on an outback cattle station.
My name is Adam. I’m from the United Kingdom (Norwich) and have been travelling and working in this part of the world for over five years. I’ve lived in New Zealand and Taiwan and have also visited many places in South-East Asia and South America. This is my second year staying in Australia, the first being in 2018-19. I was happy to return here in early 2022 when the borders opened and I soon started working with the Brook family on Cordillo Downs Station in March this year. I am a station hand here with a small team of three. There’s myself, Tannika and Olivia. We consider ourselves all-rounders; mustering, trucking, fencing, welding and fabricating, to cleaning or the occasional cooking at camp. We do it all with the support of Anthony and Janet Brook, who are our managers.
I studied at an Agricultural College in the UK after leaving school. Since then, I’ve worked in many different industries. I’ve been enjoying my time at Cordillo, using many skills from my past. They all seem to come together in this role.
I have always taken photos on my travels but the last two years I have made it more of a focus, learning to edit images and understand composition better. Although we are busy on Cordillo, I try to capture as much as I can with my camera. You can follow my journey on Instragram.