Meet the farmer allergic to his produce

Imagine being allergic to the product you farm? That's the situation for Scenic Rim crayfish farmer, Rob Hutchings. It wasn't always that way but Rob says after years of handling the native Australian crustacean, he's developed an allergy to his produce. It's so severe that he reacts just seconds after eating crayfish. Thankfully he can still handle crayfish and every … [Read more...]

Smaller is better for crayfish farmer Rob

Rob Hutchings is a farmer. But his 80ha property in the vegetable heartland of Aratula in the Scenic Rim doesn’t look like most of the local farms. Instead of rows of carrots and beans, it’s dotted with more than 70 small freshwater dams, which produce nearly one-million Red Claw Crayfish each year. Rob is a marine biologist, who first dabbled in crayfish farming while … [Read more...]