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.