Our names are John and Sally Fairley and we live in a beautiful valley in Picton, New South Wales with our two children, Thomas and Ellen. Tom now manages the Farm and Factory. Picton is just one hour southwest of Sydney but the town itself is nestled in a lovely rural environment. Our family has been living in this valley for over 165 years, farming everything from peas to cattle. THE DAIRY was opened in 1958 and was run, firstly, by my father, uncle, grandfather and then by me and my family since 2001. In 2022 the climate encouraged us to move our cows to Jamberoo where the climate is kinder.
In July 2000 the Federal Government deregulated the Dairy Industry. This resulted in widespread changes across the industry. One major opportunity that developed was the ability to bottle and sell our milk; instead of sending it to a processor (such as Dairy Farmers). We built and completed our own processing plant by March 2004 which is aptly named “The Milk House” – located on our farm.
Take your time to look around our website. There is lots of information about our products and where you can purchase them from, as well as information about The Milk House and about the Fairley Family.