Milne Feeds’ York Depot – a Family Affair

October 22, 2021

Located 27km east of town, Milne Feeds’ York Depot is run by the Collins family. Wayne and Sue, along with the eldest of their two sons, Mitchell, have been operating the Milne Feeds Depot since 2017. The Collins family have a long history in the area, having farmed on their Goldfields Road property for five generations.  Wayne and Mitchell have a mixed farming operation including cropping and sheep. Susan is kept very busy in the all-important office and handles the administration side of the business. Mikahla, Mitchell’s fiancé, also assists in the office and now has her hands full with a young baby boy, Fletcher, who might be the sixth-generation farmer in the family.

The Collins Family are pictured here with their 96-year-old Uncle, Sandy Taylor, during harvest in 2020. This photo shows what a family affair the farm is with Mitchell, Sandy, Susan, Wayne joined by Mitchell’s brother, Trent Collins.  Trent, a schoolteacher at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, still enjoys time helping out on the farm during school holidays.

Left to right: Mitchell, Sandy, Susan, Wayne and Trent during harvest 2020.

Becoming a Milne Feeds Depot was a great extension for the Collins family.  Back in 2017, Mitchell saw an opportunity to diversify the farming operation when the Milne Feeds Cunderdin Depot closed. The purpose-built pellet shed, which stores both EasyOne® and LambGro®, had its official opening in October 2017, allowing farmers in the area easy access to Milne Feeds pellets. Mitchell and Wayne utilise the pellets themselves in their own feedlot, and throughout the year for feeding sheep, depending on the season. With their wealth of knowledge, and the added benefit of friendly and efficient service, Mitchell and Wayne are only a phone call away on 0407 427 842 and 0417 099 589 respectively.