About Farm Pro
Our Managing Director, John Cochrane, started with his first real design and welding project at 14 by building a mini bike from an old lawn mower engine, push bike sprockets, his dads wheel barrow, the need for "RD", improved welding and engineering skills became very quickly evident . After several more years of schooling, apprenticeship and still more training [which never seems to stop] the basic skills were in place. Later working in Darwin after cyclone "Tracy" and welding at the new "School Of the Air" building in Alice Springs  he moved back to commercial construction industry in Melbourne and started a family which then prompted a move to the country.
In 1988 Fallow Engineering was formed at Carapooee, Victoria, to manufacture and market the Deer stock handlers developed and other products aimed specifically for the deer industry. By 1990 Fallow Engineering had evolved into Farm Pro. This name change was brought about because with products being sold to Canada, Mauritius, Asia and other various items of agricultural equipment, originally developed for the deer industry, were also requested by mainstream farmers for their applications and to have a more reflective name off what we did. During 1995 Farm Pro relocated to St Arnaud with the establishment of it's subsidiary St Arnaud Steel. Not long after this occurred, Farm Pro moved into it's current location due to the growing demand for Farm Pro equipment and the success of St Arnaud Steel.
Farm Pro's "Specialist Farm Engineering" now continues on designing and manufacturing a range of products for farmers based on value, quality, serviceability and "OHS" and with St Arnaud Steel helping to provide buying power to the organization.