Or­ganic pig­gery moves to the North Bur­nett

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE | FENCE POST -

OR­GANIC pig­gery Back­fat­ters has fin­ished its move from North Queens­land to the North Bur­nett.

Co-owner Julia Pow­ell said the move to Degilbo went well.

“We had some guys from Kin­garoy move all our pigs down,” Ms Pow­ell said.

“It went all smoothly, we’re just build­ing more pad­docks for them now.

“They’re rest­ing, do­ing what they do best in their new pad­dock, they’ve set­tled in re­ally well.”

Ms Pow­ell said the com­pany moved south to ex­pand its op­er­a­tions and be­cause of bet­ter ex­port op­por­tu­ni­ties being closer to a cap­i­tal city.

She said trans­port­ing the an­i­mals from Ing­ham was one of the big­gest chal­lenges they faced in the move.

“Be­cause of where we were, we didn’t have any in­fra­struc­ture to trans­port the pigs,” Ms Pow­ell said.

“We had to get peo­ple from down here to drive up there, as its a dif­fer­ent ket­tle of fish trans­port­ing free range pigs.

“The out­door pigs find it funny with their feet and that.

“We did leave two ducks be­hind, though they are now liv­ing with the neigh­bours.

“We’ve got all the chick­ens, dogs, cats and lambs though.”

She said they were al­ready en­joy­ing their time in the North Bur­nett.

“We ar­rived just in time for the Rose Fes­ti­val,” Ms Pow­ell said.

“That was re­ally fan­tas­tic.”

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

NEW HOME: Shane Muller and Julia Pow­ell and their com­pany Back­fat­ters have moved to the North Bur­nett.

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