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MCIVOR FARM beyond free range pork

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About Our Family

Our Story

Welcome to McIvor Farm (online!)

We’re Jason and Belinda Hagan who with our young kids and very small team local and passionate farmers, we proudly run our family farm in Tooborac, Victoria. First and foremost, we are soil farmers who run pigs across our property to help us regenerate the land we live on by putting nutrients and biodiversity back into the farm’s ecosystem.

We have a herd of mostly Berkshire pigs, which are an old breed of pig, who act like natural-four legged ploughs to turn the soil and add nutrients back into the paddocks they live in. We plant seasonal crops like daikon radishes, grasses and grains that carry water down into the soil to create the ideal conditions for bugs, worms and critters to grow. The pigs are moved into these rich and plant filled paddocks to dig up and eat these plants for nourishment and fun. As a result they turn the soil for us and add organic matter back in for the next crop to grow.

For decades in Australia, intensive stock farming has led to the degradation of the land, removing flora and fauna and biodiversity in the land. This had lead to soil devoid of nutrients and life. This leads to a host of negative outcomes including erosion, poor growth yields for crops and unhealthy land for animals and people.

We’re working to end the degradation of land through stock farming and to create a closed loop system where we can grow as much of the food we can for the animals, and they in turn help us to aerate and turn the soil, to create optimal conditions for biodiversity and healthier land management practices for future generations.

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Our Team

Who works on McIvor Farm

Jason Hagan grew up on the family farm at Tooborac (McIvor Farm is on part of the original Hagan farmland). Growing up Jason had farming in his blood and chose…

belinda hagan

Belinda Hagan (nee Jennings) grew up in Geelong with her parents families stemming from around Winchelsea and the Otways.  Living in rural towns and communities was background of her family…

Our kids Hannah and Eric play an important role on McIvor Farm. Not only do their chores around the farm help us with the business but their place in our…

Angus Beaumont joined us on McIvor as Farm Manager early in 2019. His passion for farming, regenerative agriculture and great tasting meat have been an asset to the McIvor team.…

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What do you think of McIvor pork?

Customer Testimonials

“I got a Christmas ham yesterday and we all agreed it was the best we have ever tasted!! Amazing”

HAYLEY, Seymour

Thank you everyone at McIvor Farm Foods, your beautiful ham really made our Christmas Day. I glazed it and it looked a treat but didn’t get a chance to snap it before the carver set to work! In fact we almost divorced on Christmas Eve when my husband wanted to cut ‘just a little snippet to try’ and I refused to let him!
I must add it made for lovely shopping to call to your Farm Gate Shop to pick up the ham and other fabulous food things; warm ,friendly service, a chat with the producer , assistance to get my goods to the car , easy parking and no crowds or queues. The whole experience was an absolute delight as always.

JANE, Bendigo

I roasted 2 of your rolled pork’s in my Webber kettle, over coals for Xmas lunch last year, and this is my 1st year using your pork. It was all eaten by end of lunch , no pork sandwiches for lunch next day! Everyone said how good it was and I mean real good! So to you and your family , please keep up the good work 🙂

Michael, Bendigo

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Address

Farm shop (by appointment)
2920 Lancefield-Tooborac Rd, Tooborac VIC 3522

 

Phone

Jason +61428 414 547
Belinda +6419 422 238

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