Yeo Farm produce pasture raised lamb using organic principles. They offer private farm tours to showcase local agriculture, holistic management, permaculture and their new wetlands project.
Whats the story behind your business name?
The farm was named for our family legacy of farming. Originally from Cornwall in England, we are now the 5th generation of Yeo Farming.
Who is involved in the farm?
Andrew and Emma Yeo run Yeo Farm with Andrew’s parents Michael and Christine. They have a three year old boss Jack.
How did you get started in farming?
When we met in 2010, our dream was to eventually work towards owning a farm together and raise a family. It’s a wonderful opportunity to give Jack the childhood we grew up with. It took some time to find the area we wanted to live as we have both lived all over Australia. Bulahdelah is such a beautiful part of the Great Lakes and we are so lucky to have had the opportunity to start Yeo Farm in 2018. The sheep arrived the same week as we moved in which was July 2018.
What prompted you to start a this farm?
Both being from farming backgrounds we wanted to start a self-sustaining lifestyle for our family. Using regenerative agriculture, we are excited to use our animals to help improve our land and give them the best life possible.
Lamb seemed like a great fit for the outcomes we wanted for this farm. Being able to have access to the Australian White breed through Andrew’s father and the suitability for a coastal property was a huge decider on what type of livestock we wanted to run. The fact that Andrew’s dad has had over 70 years of experience as a sheep farmer and would be here to draw on his knowledge was a great advantage.
We also saw over a few years of living in Bulahdelah that local lamb was a gap in the market and we are thrilled to fill that gap.
What do you produce/offer?
We offer local pasture raised lamb grown using organic principles. We have lamb available to purchase on farm and on the day of the food trail. We also sell locally and supply Valley View Farm Cafe and sell through Farm to Fridge.
We also like to give people the opportunity to come for private farm tours, groups or schools to showcase local agriculture, holistic management, permaculture and our new wetlands project.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Great Lakes Food Trail?
We love the sense of community and like-minded farms and individuals. We are pleased to showcase our farm to locals and tourists as part of the trail and this it’s a fantastic initiative for the local community to meet producers.