12 Mile Creek Aquafarm

For our February field day we visited 12 Mile Creek Aquafarm, just north of Raymond Terrace. Our host, Tom Ford, gave a wonderful talk about his methods in breeding silver perch. Toms selection of adult fish are examined to determine if they are male or female, then the ‘best’ are given a hormone so that within a couple of days they will release a many thousands of eggs & sperm simultaneously into a large oxygenated tank in the shed. The adults are then removed so that they will not consume the developing embryos. After utilising the nourishment from the yolk, the growing young are feed very fine food, then gradually increasing sized pellets, until large enough to be moved to the outside p

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We are gardeners, farmers, and first time producers of our own backyard fodder, who meet monthly to learn about living and growing sustainably in the Hunter Valley and surrounds.

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