In 1906, Thomas Francis (Frank) O’Meehan stopped to water his horses at a place called Daniel’s Well – right at the foot of the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia’s Great Southern. What he observed while his horses drank, was some of the most productive soils he’d seen on his travels. Soils that were capable of growing productive and nutritious crops that would in turn provide the foundation for a sustainable family farming enterprise.
Frank O’Meehan’s vision was shared by his son and daughter in law, Tony and Lesley who continued his dream by successfully farming Daniel’s Well. But, proof of just how astute that vision was lies in the fact it is now Frank’s grandson Paul, together with Paul’s wife Jill and their children Holly and Michael who have custody of the land he acquired. The O’Meehan family property is also home to the renowned Butterfield Beef and this is its story.