The Mahony's

The Mahony's

The Mahony family have been dairy farming for 4 generations on their farm at Bookaar, north of Camperdown in South West Victoria.

Currently Dennis and his four sons, Matthew, Simon, Christopher and Daniel, work on the property. The move to organic farming began 5 years ago. It has been the best move the family have made, sparking a new interest in sustainable lifestyles and a healthier farm. The family milk 350 cows. On a second farm they grow out young stock and grow their own organic crops.

The Mahony's believe in growing the best quality food for their own families, and they take pride in being able to provide the public with the best quality organic milk they can produce.

Pauline & Terry Hehir

Pauline & Terry Hehir

When we started farming in 1979 we were routine users of chemical fertilisers, antibiotics, hormones and animal drenches.

In 1997 a visiting Nuffield Scholar led us to understand that we were treating symptoms of soil imbalance and so began our journey to organic farming. We take pride in the quality of the grass we grow for our cows, the development of our soil and our staff led by Bec Gell who share our farming values and organic ethos.

Karen & Randall Buys

Karen & Randall Buys

We came to our farm near Yarram in 2003 after becoming disillusioned with conventional high input farming and the toll it took not only on our cows health but our own. A new focus on producing a healthy product from healthy animals meant that our soils needed to be balanced and re-mineralised.

About 60 acres has been retained as natural woodland for habitat of numerous species of native wildlife. Now we milk approx. 80 cows and try to balance our time with the kids, enjoying farming again and the rich natural environment that surrounds us.