Country Valley Dairy Farm
Our names are John and Sally Fairley and we live in a beautiful valley in Picton, New South Wales with our two children, Thomas and Ellen. Picton is just one hour southwest of Sydney but the town itself is nestled in a lovely rural environment. Our family has been living in this valley for over 165 years, farming everything from peas to cattle. THE DAIRY was opened in 1958 and has been running tirelessly ever since, firstly, by my father, uncle, grandfather and then by me and my family since 2001.
In July 2000 the Federal Government deregulated the Dairy Industry. This resulted in widespread changes across the industry. One major opportunity that developed was the ability to bottle and sell our milk; instead of sending it to a processor (such as Dairy Farmers). We built and completed our own processing plant by March 2004 which is aptly named “The Milk House” – located on our farm, less than 100 metres from where the happy go lucky cows are milked.
Participating at these farm tours:
Southern Highlands, Southern Tablelands