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Wheatbelt farmer Anthea Brown left a lucrative career in corporate law to pursue a passion for farming. Her paddock to plate philosophy means that she oversees each step of the production process until her dorper lambs reach the customer.

Baillee Farm sits amongst the rolling hills of Northam and Toodyay. Established in 2004, the 880 hectare property is home of Macabee Dorper Lambs - a commercial meat operation inspired by the paddock to plate movement.

"We're in charge of basically all the process right through to the marketing," said Macabee Estate founder, Anthea Brown.

"For us it's about how the animals are raised, that includes the environment that they live in, the feed that they're eating, the way they live, how they've been treated."

Anthea spends her weekends speaking to customers at Subiaco Farmers Market and provides whole body animals to a local butcher or restaurants willing to take the full cut. But life looked very different for the third generation farmer just over a decade ago.

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