Spencer Ranch was established in 2007 and produces citrus, sweet potato and ginger in Wallaville, Queensland. The property covers 265 hectares, and currently has over 62,500 citrus trees planted with future expansion planned. Citrus varieties grown on the ranch include: lemons, limes, mandarins (Imperial, Avanna, Honey Murcott), and oranges (Washington, Midknight Valencia, Blood Navel).
We have a number of staff who work at the ranch to bring you the quality, fresh produce you see in store. Spencer Ranch is run by head farmer Will Thompson, who is supported by 43 pickers, 5 orchard workers and 19 pack house staff. It is a fun, friendly, team environment on farm with several staff having worked on the property for over 20 years.
When in full production more than 650,000 units are packed annually in our state of the art packing facility which features Compac Packing and Sinclair Labelling Equipment. We export our citrus to Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Thailand and the Middle East.
Our product range is available in volume fill cartons and trays. We also design and build cutting-edge, bespoke packaging options with which to fill our best produce.
The Spencer Ranch team also provide contract picking and packing for other farmers in the local area as well as provide agronomic support.
Spencer Ranch is run by head farmer Will Thompson. Will joined the Carter & Spencer team in 2015 and brings with him 15 years' experience in horticulture as a grower, packer and marketer. Will has both trade and tertiary qualifications, having worked with citrus, mangos, table grapes, apples, stone fruit, cherries and wine grapes in the growing districts of the Burnet, Batlow, Yarra Valley, Stanthorpe and Riverina.
Will enjoys working closely with the Spencer family to expand our growing operations and loves the 81 year history of the family and its involvement in Australian agriculture.