Caring About What We Do
Riverlee Farm Is A Small Family Owned Farm Located In The Dalyup River Region, West Of Esperance In Western Australia.
We have spent our whole lives on the land,
with a farming inheritance that hails back to the lowlands of Scotland,
where our yeoman farmer ancestors farmed their own land and family members still milk cows by the edge of the Solway of Firth.
Members of the Henderson family also farm on the east coast of the United States of America,
with acres of soy beans and corn nestled between creeks and broadleaf forests on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay.
We have chosen to farm at Dalyup.
in an area that was once the food bowl of the Esperance region,
with its rich, gravelly loam soil producing vegetables, fruit and livestock destined for markets in Esperance and in the Goldfields to its north.
We have decided on a mixed enterprise,
which will focus on the production of a small quantity of quality products for consumption by a select market (beef and lamb). This Enables us to focus on caring for the livestock in the way we want to, with low stress stock handling of paramount importance to us.
As a family that has home-schooled its children,
and been involved in youth training and community environmental work along the way,
we feel strongly about the importance of the farm
as a place of learning.
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