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Posted by Elise Le Feuvre on 30th Aug 2019

Why we changed our name from Corrick Plains to St Margaret's Creek

We have recently sold most of Corrick Plains, the farming and cattle land on the floodplains of the Haughton River, south of Giru.

When our forebears came out from Ireland in the 1800s they came from a small 50 acre dairy in County Caven called Corrick (distant relatives are still there today). Corrick Plains was named after this little Irish farm and we have traded under this name for decades.

It has been a long time coming, but it was time for us to say goodbye to this property that we have so cherished.

Generations of our family were born and raised at Corrick Plains, working hard for so many years, we have rebuilt many fences after many floods, we have improved her pastures, kept her waterways clean, and grazed our herds alongside the thousands and thousands of wetland birds that thrive there. We have suffered through recessions and near bankruptcy, like so many farmers, and shared many successes with Corrick Plains. But, she is now under the care of a new family.

For any of you who have visited our paddock to plate operation you will have noticed that it is actually not located on Corrick Plains but beside the Bruce Highway, near St Margaret's Creek, north of Giru. This beautiful creek runs down the Mount Elliott ranges and through our paddocks (absolutely galloping through during the flooding seasons). So it seems only right and fitting that we now trade under this property's name.