Woodspring Sprout-Fed Beef

Woodspring farm is a small family cattle farm in Inglewood,120 km southwest of Felton. They believe in looking after animals and the land. After seeing so many properties in the area reduced to dust and weeds, they began to look for another way of doing things. They reject traditional farming practices as they don't like having pesticide, hormone or other chemical residue in the food they eat, and they think customers deserve better, too. Instead, they feed their cattle a diet based on sprouted barley, and rotate them through paddocks to allow the land time to heal each year. They sell their meat through meat parties (and sometimes food festivals!), so you can get some great discounts and try their meat before you buy it. 

In 2012, they worked with local family-owned business Fodder Solutions, Glen Farm and Blask Engineering to build the infrastructure to feed the freerange cattle a standardised, custom-designed feed ration without ripping up the paddocks or exposing the farmers to fertilisers and pesticides. They harvest nearly two tonnes of barley grass every day to supplement the pasture the small herd of cattle eat. Living sprouts are extremely high in nutrients.This increase in available nutrients leads to improved coat and hoof health, as well as greater weight gain, better temperament, and tastier meat.

The farmers believe in transparency and welcome visitors to the farm. 

www.woodspring.com.au

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.