Congratulations Anna Lashbrook - Hear them Roar

Congratulations to the passionate and talented Anna Lashbrook , owner of Cackleberries by Lashbrook Farm who has been selected to feature in the Women in Business HEAR THEM ROAR video series, celebrating high achieving local business women.

Anna has been passionate about starting a business since she was 7 years old. In 2014 this dream became reality with the establishment of Cackleberries by Lashbrook Farm.

After a quick conversation with her husband over lunch and a trip to a pet shop, Anna and Bryson had their first 40 day old chickens. Anna has been determined to create a product and brand which reflects their family values. These values have resonated with Lashbrook Farm’s customers as demand continues to soar. 

Anna and Bryson have achieved many of their business goals that she has been a driving force behind, including: 

• Being listed by Choice as one of the top producers in Australia for stocking density and price.

• Securing an invitation to Parliament House in March 2016 where they were able to speak with key ministers and influence the new free-range egg labeling standards.

• Lashbrook Farm eggs being used at the ‘Alive and Cooking’ show, which aired nationally.

• Donating and personally delivering eggs for all of the 2015 Kangaroo March breakfasts held in the Wagga/Junee/Harefield areas.

• Making her first chook nursing home visit in June this year to Junee. With a deep desire to continue giving back, this has been a long-term dream of hers, which has been a great success. 

Transgenerational sessions are a big focus and Anna is in talks with several local organisations to tap into other areas of care e.g. palliative care, juvenile detention and children with terminal/life threatening illness. She hopes to expand regionally and find a way to fund the service so that it can continue to be at no-cost to the facilities.

Anna’s love for animals and local produce is equal to her love
and enthusiasm for people. When it comes to Lashbrook Farm eggs, Anna sees them as a vehicle to connect. After packing a carton she often says, “The next time this is opened, it will be in someone’s home. That’s pretty special”. 

Congratulations Anna - we can't wait to see how WaggaWagga.TV tells your story as part of the WIB Hear Them Roar series.

Cristy Houghton

Embarketing, 48 Johnston Street, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

Cristy's unique career has taken her from country NSW to the city lights of Clarendon Street South Melbourne and back again. With an early career in radio as a copywriter and creative strategist, she is now a Jill of all trades as a graphic designer, website builder, blog writer, video editor, social media manager, marketing strategist and more. 

In fact, give her any task and this chick will figure out how to do it! Go on, we dare you!

No, really, we DARE you!!

Cristy has won two Australian Commercial Radio Awards (ACRAs) for Best Ad and Best Sales Promotion, and even has an 'Employee of the Year' certificate with her name on it.

Cristy and her husband James have traveled extensively through Russia, China and South East Asia, and have two fur-babies, Sooty (cat) and Panda (puppy). Cristy loves drinking coffee, meeting people to drink coffee, coffee tasting and coffee flavoured cocktails. She also enjoys road trips, TED Talks and watching cat videos on youtube.