The Freckle Farm story, in a nutshell…

Rob Bauman and Deb McLucas own and run Freckle Farm – a sustainable free range farm on the Whitsunday coast of tropical north Queensland.

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Pasture management is the key

We use a rotational grazing system to allow pastures to recover and provide animals with fresh feed on a regular basis.

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The animals

Pigs, chickens and cattle all have a role to play. We use the animals and work with nature to achieve the best production and environmental outcomes.

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Free Range Chickens

What can be better than letting your chickens roam free? Healthy, happy chooks lay great tasting eggs!

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Pastured Pigs

Our Berkshire pigs have a wonderful life. It is a truly stress free environment and produces THE best tasting pork… period!

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Nguni Cattle

We breed Nguni cross cattle to suit our tropical climate and for their superior eating quality.

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Our family

Freckle Farm allows us to work on something we're really passionate about that also involves our children.

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Welcome to Freckle Farm

We are a family owned, pasture based, local food, health enhancing, eco-friendly farming business in Central Queensland’s Pioneer Valley, south west of Mackay. Our mission is to supply healthy, fresh, great tasting food to local customers and we are excited to be part of a growing local food movement. At the heart of our business is a deep passion and respect for the land and our animals. We are committed to regenerating the ecosystem so that all elements of our environment may flourish.

In 2010 we created the Freckle Farm concept to pursue our dream. Five years down the track we have a truly free range egg, pork and beef operation using a pasture based system that maximises product quality, animal welfare outcomes and landscape health.

Freckle Farm is also a place for people to connect with their food – to understand the difference between what we produce and what is more commonly found on the supermarket shelves. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in our regular farm tours and especially enjoy the learning that takes place when children and school groups come to visit.
Please take some time to explore our website and if there is something that takes your interest feel free to contact us. Whether it’s our free range pork, free range eggs, Berkshire pigs or if you are simply looking for things to do in Mackay, we would love to hear from you.

Our Approach

Our mission is to supply healthy, fresh, great tasting food to local customers and we are excited to be part of a growing local food movement.