Dawson Valley Free Range

Dawson Valley Free Range

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Down on the Pig Farm

It's mid April and we have finally had some rain. It's been pretty pitiful here with very little summer rain. Fortunately over the last few weeks we've had some lovely rain - 5 and 1/2 inches a few weeks ago and another inch last weekend. I just hope it stays warm for a little longer so that we get some good grass growth. So far it's been very hot and so the grass has just exploded!

This is a photo of one of our pig paddocks - we have had growers in here, but have now go some of our breeders. It looks pretty good seeing as we've been pretty dry.
I was away for a few days and came home to an explosion of piglets - 10 sows all pigged within a few days. This is not terribly good planning, but means that we'll have plenty of hams for Christmas.

 Sometimes they use the shelters provided, and sometimes they don't.
On my walk yesterday I stumbled across and top knot pigeon nest.
 Future food for our customers above and future food for us below. Some of those ducks are ready for harvesting - maybe over the Easter break. No markets, so I'll have lots of time on my hands (or not!)

Next up for Pork Sales - Sunshine and Gold Coasts and Brisbane on Anzac Day. Then Rocky and Yeppoon Markets on the 3rd and 4th May.

If you are travelling over Easter, take care and enjoy the four day break. We'll be taking it a bit easier with family visiting.


  1. Will you be around Emerald anytime soon? :)

  2. We'll be going to Emerald on the weekend of the 24th and 25th. Will be sending an email out in the next week or so, so if you aren't already on my email list, send me an email and I'll make sure you are included. Cheers, Lucy