4th Generation Family-Owned Business
Stoneridge71 acknowledges the Wirajuri people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. We pay our respects to Elders from all nations - and to their Elders past, present and future.
The property Stoneridge has been in our family for four generations spanning nearly 100 years. Over this time it has seen many incarnations, from being part of a large family concern covering three properties from Forbes to Young in NSW, breeding racehorses, stud cattle, grazing and cropping to different degrees, it is now run by our family of five. Based in the Hilltops region of NSW, also known as the South West Slopes, just North of Young we enjoy a temperate climate with cold frosty winters and hot dry summers.
During the drought years from 2000 to 2008, we had to make some major changes to the way we were farming and we decided to change our practices to a more natural system. This led to us moving away from cropping to a grazing focused business. Training in Holistic Management, Ecological Agriculture and Low-Stress Stock Handling has given us the tools and knowledge to change our systems to a sustainable regenerative system.
Today we run a merino ewe flock of about 3000 ewes and produce first cross lambs with quality White Suffolk sires. These are managed in a controlled grazing system where we move stock regularly so they always have fresh pastures and the land is well-rested and recovered before being grazed again. In this system, the soils regenerate naturally with little input from us.
FOOD FOR HEALTH
We are passionate about eating the best food for our health and now can offer the same level of care for others who share our passion. We believe that knowing where your food comes from is a vital part of eating right. In days gone by everyone had a connection with the land that produced their food, and today we want to be that connection for our customers.