Sommerlad Authorised Farmers
Australia's widespread adoption of imported high-performance broiler genetics went hand-in-hand with the decline (or almost extinction) of its own commercial meat chicken breeders.
Sommerlad chicken farmers carefully manage their Australian heritage flocks to produce their own slower growing meat chicks. They do this using traditional small-scale poultry breeding practices, and like all artisans, these traditional practices come at a price, making their production costs considerably higher compared to farmers who 'buy-in' meat chicks produced by the intensive industry.
The following farmers are guardians of the original Sommerlad pedigree breeding flocks:
Bellasato Farm Braemeadows
Grassland Poultry Wellington
Milking Yard Farm Trentham
Aldertons Farming Albany
Kinmana Organics Marama