What an uplifting and exhilarating experience it was listening to Rex Boardman and his wife talk about their experiences developing “Saulsbury Berkshire Pigs” on their property at Camden. We had some great laughs learning about distressed pigs with straight tails turning into curly tailed happy ones!
This entertaining discussion took place at the inaugural meeting of The Youth Food Movement which “is a growing generation of young Australians who are connected with their food to create a sustainable food future”. Approximately 100 people attended this first meeting called “Meet The Maker” at “The Old Growler”, William st, Woolloomooloo. It is hoped that these meetings will become regular events which will inform the participants of what is happening in the farming sector of Australia.
Besides the presentation of the pigs we had a wonderful discussion with farmer, Norman Gair, who is passionate about his potatoes which he grows on his farm at Wildes Meadow, in the Southern Highlands of NSW. (Highland Gourmet Potatoes). So refreshing to listen to these grass root farmers and I look forward to attending future meetings later in the year!
Fun facts from the night:
- It takes three days, three weeks and three months for a pig to mature.
- Happy pigs have curly tails!
- Only 5% of pork in Australia is free range.
- There is only 1 chip maker left in Australia.