We’ve been producing premium quality hay for the domestic market at Roseworthy since 1865 when Walter Congdon first purchased the land, which has passed through the matriarchal farming generations of the Congdon and Mackereth families to their descendants and current day custodians. The Pinkerton Plains farm was added in the 1970’s by Trevor and Janet, and with our recent addition of a chaff mill by Darren and Megan Lowe, we now offer high-quality, long-cut chaff to our premium hay, straw and mulch customers.
Except for lucerne, all the chaff, hay and straw we sell is grown on our farm, so we have complete control over the quality of our fodder. We work closely with another innovative, local farm business to produce the prime lucerne we sell in both bales and chaff.
HAY GROWN ON THE ADELAIDE PLAINS
Adelaide Plains hay is known to be the best in Australia.
With its favourable Mediterranean climate and limestone soils, it’s the perfect geographic area to grow the best quality hay. Our hay enjoys a quicker ripening time, plus we cut and bale our hay in a shorter time, therefore there’s less risk of rain or weather damage.
SUSTAINABILITY & LAND STEWARDSHIP
We are merely custodians, to practice good stewardship and manage our land responsibly for future generations
We protect our remnant vegetation & restore native plants back into the landscape. In the last 3 decades we have planted thousands of indigenous native trees and understorey plants on our farm to help reinstate biodiversity, manage weeds & erosion, give shelter and restore habitat. We have a long-term aim towards being carbon neutral and endeavour to lock up tonnes of carbon each year through supplying straw bales for construction purposes.
”We do not inherit the earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb
”Hands down the best, friendly and knowledgeable service and over the years have always supplied consistent quality hay and chaff and broad variety, especially since I have dietary requirements for some of my herd, I have to be careful. My ponies absolutely love the meadow and Fat Pony especially.Carly HaighRoseworthy