Sustainable Farming - Working in Harmony with Nature
We’re passionate about healthy soils, healthy plants, healthy animals and healthy people. To reflect this, we follow the highest ethical, organic and sustainable standards in producing our meat, caring for our environment now and for generations to come.
Our beloved family farm, Cherry Tree Downs, is located in South Gippsland, a region renowned for its crisp, fresh air and pristine water. With its plentiful rainfall and a temperate climate, the area is Australia's most prized environment for raising quality lamb and beef. It also lends itself well to sustainable farming.
Our Farming Principles
We embrace nature, using organic farming principles that promise our animals a happy life in a natural environment.
Animals feed on their mother's milk until they wean themselves naturally. Then they’re encouraged to move to a luscious new pasture for grazing each day using low-stress handling methods. At no point in their lives do our animals feed on grain.
We’re also committed to farming without pesticides, artificial fertilisers, hormones or antibiotics that are harmful to the environment, animals and people.
These organic farming methods not only ensure our animals are calm and healthy, but also optimise the taste of our meat.
Cherry Tree Downs is a fully sustainable farm. This means we only use farming practices that enable us to produce quality meat without compromising the farming of the future.
By farming sustainably, we are helping to preserve our environment. We are also upholding animal welfare and building healthier and stronger communities.
Our sustainable approaches include a running creek and dams that provide water for all our animals. We’ve also planted native trees all over the farm to give animals shelter and enable re-vegetation.
Optimal Soil Quality
Producing quality lamb and beef starts with creating healthy soil. Our soil is balanced with natural minerals and full of microbes essential to create nutritious pastures. This leads to healthy lamb and beef that taste incredible and is packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
Visit Cherry Tree Downs
Want to see our sustainable farm in action? Then visit us for our annual farm tour, which happens one Sunday each spring. Sign up to our mailing list or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for updates on our next tour.