Michelle Phillips and her family are passionate about camels and their farm in Muswellbrook is an oasis for these beautiful lumbering animals. Piercefield Farm produces camel milk and milk products and offers a unique farm tourism experience.
Several years ago Michelle saved 11 camels from slaughter, collected them from Victoria and brought them back to Muswellbrook. That number has grown to 70 and they are all part of an extraordinary enterprise known as Camel Milk NSW run out of Piercefield.
“We really love what we do,” Michelle said. “When people come out to the farm and experience how we live, well that just feels amazing.” Camel milk is said to contain excellent proteins for the immune system and has been used for centuries by nomadic people. The Phillips family are proud of their farming practices and welcome visitors and tours to the property. “Our camels are not fed any type of grain, they graze freely, live alongside with their mother in an organic approach to farming. “Our paddocks are rotated with sheep and chickens for natural fertilisation.”
It’s a great feeling to be able to share what we’ve got with other people.”
Visit Piercefield Farm 1618 Denman Road Muswellbrook NSW and for further information www.camelmilknsw.com.au.