The Angel Farm Daisy siddall | Dante aloni

The Murgon farm has been in the Angel family since the early 1900's. This year's drought has brought particularly hard conditions.
The water in this basin used to naturally reach the bank's edge. Now the Angels rely on water allocations to fill it; this year's allotment is only 34% of their assigned 60 Megalitres.
The farm used to sustain four families. Now, Peter Angel (right), and his son, Alister (left), manage two farms between them.
The Angels are down to feeding the breeding stock once every three days. "If you feed them every three days they'll go off and forage so they're getting what they can out of the paddock. And that's why you need the supplements to help them out."
A young bull feeds amongst the heifers. The hay is produced at the farm by the Angels to minimise cost.
The Angels feed the cattle home made molasses mixed with vitamins, proteins, and minerals to supplement a poor drought-time diet.
Silage is compacted green matter stored airtight and used when conditions are poor. The Angels prepared over 100 stacks in February, ready for a hard season.
This ryegrass was planted in the hope of rain. Without any in the coming weeks, two fields of the quality feed will perish.
The Angels have gambled with cell grazing, attempting to fatten 119 of a total 600 head of cattle to be sold at higher prices to beef processing companies.
If the gamble delivers, and the rain comes, the farms fortunes will reverse. The Angels are doing it tough. And they are not the only ones.