Their motto is “When you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves,” and so, Little Big Dairy near Dubbo in Central West NSW was born. It is an incredible business, one of only a handful in the nation offering single source milk, meaning the milk comes solely from one farm, is processed on-site and sold directly to consumers. For the family behind the business - quality, traceability and integrity are everything. The Chesworths come from a long line of dairy farmers but that hasn’t held them back from taking a risk by doing something different. Owner and partner of The Little Big Dairy Co, Erika Chesworth is today’s guest and we discuss:
Located west of Dubbo on the banks of the Macquarie River, Erika shares her favourite place on the farm.
Dairy farming is her blood, yet instead of doing things how they have always been done, in 2012 she reinvented the business and, what prompted that change.
Little Big Dairy is one of a few offering single source milk, meaning the milk comes solely from one farm.
Controlling the process from start to finish in the farm’s processing facility.
Industry and consumer changed within dairy and the change Erika is finally seeing.
Fast forward to now, they are delivering over 100 000 litres of milk to homes in NSW and the ACT each week.
The innovative strategies around soil and diet for the cows both which have a positive impact on productivity and taste.
Erika shares why they donate to numerous local school breakfast programs.
Dairy provenance now, compared to 2012.
Erika’s favourite thing about life on the land.
The most unexpected thing to happen along the way.
The most common misconception about dairy.
Ultimate dream for the future of Little Big Dairy.
We hope to see you back on the road soon, to learn more about how Australia grows on the next episode of Australian Farmers with Angie Asimus.