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SEQ YDN visit to summer land camel farm

The SE Qld YDN is planning a visit to the Summer Land Camel Farm at Harrisville. Join us for the day to have a look at how the farm operates, how they milk their camels and the types of products they are marketing.

WHEN: October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHERE: Summer Land Camel Farm, 8 Charles Chauvel Dr, Harrisville, Qld
COST: $10 per person

Summerland Camel Farm is Australia’s first commercial scale camel dairy. Located in Harrisville, only 45 minutes out of Brisbane, Summerland is home to a herd of approx. 450 camels.

When the Government introduced the culling program targeting wild camels, director Jeffrey Flood, saw the opportunity to save the camels from a gruesome fate and started Summerland in 2015. Since then, the business has rapidly grown, currently producing around 350 litres of camel milk per day.

With lots of interest in the health benefits of consuming camel milk products the future of camel milk in Australia looks promising. Focusing more on camel milk products rather than fresh milk, Summerland produces cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and a range of skin care products.

The visit to the farm will incorporate a full farm tour looking at the working of a camel dairy and the day-to-day operations in the business, with Jeffrey Flood and a farm veterinarian.

Freshly made morning tea and a gourmet lunch of ‘desert wagyu’ steak sandwiches will be on offer for our YDN group.

RSVP: Belinda Haddow on 0423 00 3638 or belinda@subtropicaldairy.com.au