Cranky's Farm Animal Rescue Mission Ltd

Welcome to Cranky's FARM!

Cranky's FARM is a registered charity dedicated to caring for unwanted, neglected or abused farm animals. Cranky's FARM has been operating since 2010 and we need your help to continue our work and to grow. Cranky's FARM is open to the public so please come and visit the animals you help to support.
If you would like to sponsor one of the Cranky's FARM residents please visit the animals page, read the animal's bio and then click the "Sponsor Me" button. Sponsorship is the best way to help us continue to rescue and care for animals.


2020 Fund Raising Calendar on sale now!

If you would like to fill your 2020 with 12 months of cuteness and to help us out please click on the below links to our shop and get your hands on one (or both) of our 2020 calendars.

Cranky’s FARM 2020 Fund Raising Calendar (blue cover)

Cranky’s FARM 2020 Fund Raising Calendar (black cover)


BIG NEWS - Cranky's FARM is undertaking a massive

Water Infrastructure Security Campaign!

Please check out our Chuffed campaign information at

Donations can also be made via:

  • Our website by hitting the big purple Donate button
  • PayPal @
  • Direct Deposit:
    • BSB: 848799
    • Account No: 123797384
    • Name: Cranky's FARM


Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters we have managed to drill a bore, find water and install a solar pump which now ensures our residents always have beautiful, fresh water to drink.  We want to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, all those who donated to and shared our campaign.

We are now in the final stages of the campaign where will be will expanding our existing dams, digging a new dam and purchasing several large water tanks to be used for storage and fire fighting.


RAFFLE - Week end getaway (for 4 people)

Tickets $2 each - Drawn 31/8/19

UPDATE:  The raffle has been drawn and the winner notified.  Winning ticket number was ORANGE 083!

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets, we managed to raise $1000.00 towards putting food in the Cranky residents bellies.

We also want to thank the owners/operators of the Cedar Creek Cosy Cabin for donating this wonderful package to us.  Please check out their cabin here:


Cranky's FARM OPEN DAY!!!

If you missed out on attending our very first Open Day on 25 May, don't fear,

we will be having another this year, hopefully some time in October!

This Open Day was a massive success and we believe that everyone enjoyed the day, visitors, Cranky's crew and the residents.  We were super proud of how confident and calm the residents were faced with more people than they have ever seen in their lives.

Personally, I want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who helped out on the day and especially to my wonderful children (Maddy, Jake, Courtney and Bailey) and our fabulous Cranky's FARM Board members Patrick and Amber who stepped up and took care of all the food and merchandise sales.  I also want to thank everyone who provided us with delicious sweets to sell to raise funds and to Steve and Judy for letting us borrow their generator and for all the help they give us.

I would also love to thank Rob Rhodes for coming to entertain our visitors.  His performance was wonderful on the day and his ongoing support is very much appreciated.  If you haven't had the privilege being entertained by Rob check our his Face Book page @

Lastly, our day would not have been anywhere near as successful without the generous donations of Syndian Natural Food Products and the Gold Coast Bakery.


Where to find a Cranky's FARM stall

If you are interested in finding out more about Cranky's FARM, making a donation in person, purchasing some of our unique merchandise or just want to meet some Cranky's FARM team members you can find us at the following awesome upcoming vegan events:

  • Brisbane Vegan Expo (19 -20 October 2019) - This year's expo promises to be amazing.  There will be speakers and exhibitors showcasing vegan products and services including clothing, skin care, healthcare, well-being, food, beverages, bags, household goods and so much more!  You can find the event and get tickets @



29 March 2019 - Moose

Moose arrived on Friday, 29 March 2019.  After spending 24 hours in our holding pen, greeting everyone through the safety of the fence he was very ready to be released on Saturday afternoon.  Upon being let our there was lots of running and jumping and mooing.  He caused quite a stir.  He has fitted in very well.  He is a very confident young man, has already made friends and has even managed to put Hannah in her place.  He is very social and is already firmly a Cranky's herd member.

29 September 2018 - Fifteen

Fifteen arrived on Saturday.  He was an absolute gentleman; patient and respectful.  He spent the night in our holding pen and was let out to mingle the next day.  He politely greeted every one of his new family and was accepted with very little fuss.  Fifteen is a Drought Master steer who weights in excess of a tonne, yet he is one of our most gentle residents.

13 September 2018 - Bruno, Brad and Stuart

Bruno and Stuart are two eleven month old Angus x Hereford steers who were, along with Brad the Bradford steer, destined to be sold, slaughtered and stored.  Thanks to the commitment of the community to help us care for these three gorgeous boys they will be arriving to start their new lives on Saturday, 13 September.  We cannot wait to meet and fall in love with them.  **UPDATE** Bradley, Bruno and Stuart arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018 and are currently settling in with their new family.  All three are very sweet and gentle.  Not having lived on properties with trees and rocks they are enjoying exploring their new home.

14 September 2018 - Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie

Millie, Mac, Nelly and Annie are four goats who are in need of a forever home.  They are due to arrive at Cranky's on Sunday, 14 September 2018, however, we are yet to secure sponsorship for their monthly feeding costs.  It is only with community support that we are able to commit to further rescues as to rescue more animals without being able to guarantee their future care would put them and our current residents in danger.  If you are able to commit to a monthly donation of even just $5 to help cover the costs of feeding either Millie, Mac, Nelly or Annie please click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their individual page/s.  **UPDATE** Nelly, Annie, Millie and Mac arrived safely on Saturday, 20 October 2018.  They are all adorable, very affectionate and happy.  Not having lived on a property with many trees or boulders they seem to be having lots of fun acting like goats up on the rocks.


10 November 2018 - Carl, Murray and Norman

Carl, Norman and Murray are three 1 year old dairy steers.  Deemed waste products of the dairy industry they were taken from their mothers at only days old and trucked to the cattle sales.  They were purchased by people wanting to protect them and have been cared for since.  Unfortunately, circumstances have changed and they require a new home.  **UPDATE** Carl, Norman and Murray arrived at Cranky's FARM safely and are now 100% part of the Cranky's family.  Although they have integrated well into the larger herd they still stick together and we are very happy we were able to offer them a home where they will remain together as brothers. 

Bambi, Bobby and Thelma

Thelma is an 8 year old ex-dairy cow who couldn't keep up with the required amount of milk production.  Bambi and Bobby are two four year old dairy steers.  All three were rescued from the dairy industry and have been loved and cared for.  Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances these three are seeking a new home. **UPDATE** Thankfully, we were able to find a wonderful, new forever home for these three beautiful souls.  They will be spending the rest of their lives in the lush Byron Bay where they will be lavished with love.


You can now sponsor your very own Cranky's FARM resident!

Sponsoring an animal is the very best way you can help support our sanctuary.

Regular monthly donations help us to budget for present and future events.

Knowing how much we have coming in each month gives us the confidence to be able to save more lives.

One off donations are great but sponsorship is totally awesome!

Thanks to our amazing supporters all the residents at Cranky's have at least one sponsor.

If you can spare even $5.00 a month please consider sponsoring a Cranky's FARM resident.

As well as being great for the animals sponsorship also has some added bonuses for the sponsors.

When you sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident you will receive:

  • A sponsorship certificate;
  • Exclusive access to photos of your sponsored animal that only other sponsors get to see;
  • Our heart-felt appreciation; and
  • Free access to visit your sponsored animal at Cranky's FARM

Sponsors who are able to give $50.00 or more per month also receive:

  • A unique canvas of their sponsored animal;
  • A secret Christmas present from the sponsored animal; and
  • Two free overnight stays per year at Cranky's FARM in our cabin style accommodation

If you would like to sponsor a Cranky's FARM resident just go to the animals page, click on the animal you want to sponsor and then click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the bottom of their bio.


"He would change our lives forever"

Cranky arrived at our property with two other dairy steers in February 2010. They had spent the first three months of their lives as part of a mobile petting zoo. Unfortunately, what people don’t realise, just like we didn’t, the lives of the cute baby animals they pat and cuddle at petting zoos are typically short lived.


Piggley and Family

UPDATE: We are sad to say that Piggley and her family wandered off property in June and we have not had the pleasure of their company since.  It is the nature of free pigs to wander, and it was a choice we made after much consideration to let them live...


My name is Moose. I was born on a dairy farm.  This dairy farm didn't treat their bull calves very well.  Usually, they "disposed" of them at just a day old. Thankfully a very kind lady rescued me from that nasty place and took care of my for these past...


My name is Carl. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Norman and Murray, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...


My name is Norman. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Murray and Carl, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...


My name is Murray. I am a twelve month old dairy steer.  At only a few days old I found myself at the cattle sales.  I was bought along with my two friends, Norman and Carl, by some people who seemed nice. I was scared and lonely to start with...


My name is Nelly. I have spent my life living with a nice lady who has cared for me, my daughter Annie and our two friends; Millie and Mac. Unfortunately, we can no longer stay with the lady because she cannot cope with us anymore. Cranky's FARM has said they...
Chloe and Push


Watch Fifteen’s Arrival at Cranky’s

Watch Fifteen’s first moments at his new home. He was amazingly respectful and gentle upon arrival and everyone was happy and excited to meet him. After spending the night in the holding pen he was very anxious to get out and meet everyone up close and personal.

David just wants to sleep

David is fast becoming a celebrity sleeper. We have never known a goat to love a good nap as much as our tiny Dave. Within only minutes of his butt hitting the ground his beautiful blue eyes are closing and he’s sound asleep.

Update on Arlo

Arlo arrived at Cranky’s FARM early on Saturday, 23 July to a lot of curious looks and much bellowing. He spent 24 hours in the small enclosure, usually reserved just for the goats, where he could get to know his fellow Cranky’s resident through the safety of a fence.  The fence weathered the brunt of…


Jack and Hannah came to live at Cranky’s more than 5 years ago. They are father and daughter and are inseparable. Aside from food and chasing each other around their favourite thing to do is roll in their sand circles.  Often their rolling is almost like a choreographed dance.    

Arlo Arrives at Cranky’s

On 24 June 2018 little Arlo the 14 month old Jersey steer arrived at Cranky’s. He thew himself off the truck and immediately made his presence known amongst the other Cranky’s residents.

Monty Arrives At Cranky’s

Monty arrived at Cranky’s FARM on Saturday, 9 June 2018.  It was an exciting day for everyone. Monty took an immediate liking to the goats and went straight to sharing a meal with them. He looked a little intimated when he met Pushy and Bubba and Hannah decided it was great fun to chase him…

Help Us Save Monty

Update on Monty Thanks to the generosity of compassionate people Monty has been saved! He has had his veterinary procedure and will arrive at Cranky’s on Saturday, 2 June to start his new life with his new family. We cannot wait to welcome him.   Monty is a 15 month old Angus bull.  He is…

Cranky’s FARM is officially an Australian registered charity!

This month (January 2018) we officially obtained Australian charity status.  This means a lot to us because it will give us the ability to raise the funds we need to grow Cranky’s FARM into an organisation capable of saving many more lives.  We have 100 acres and only 20 current residents so we have the…

Cheeky Jack and the Paper Hat

Visits to Cranky’s FARM are never dull and this weekend Jack entertained us in his usual cheeky style by showing Brett’s paper hat exactly who is boss. Jack is a donkey with lots of personality.  He can be super affectionate, cantankerous, mischievous and angelic but no matter what, he is always hilarious. FYI:  The paper…

Push Loves a Scratch

Cows love a good scratch on the inner thigh, nothing weird of course, but, just like dogs, they’ll lift a leg so you can get right on in there. 💚


We at Cranky's FARM want to help more animals. We can only do that with your support. 100% of all donations go towards the rescue and care of the animals at Cranky's FARM. Cranky's FARM is open to the public by appointment, please contact us if you wish to visit.