Damien Amery grew up in various locations across South Australia, from Indulkana in the far north, to Mount Burr in the South East. His interest in pigs was born as a young child spending time on his uncles farm, and blossomed further at his family's small farm at Meningie, where they ran about 30 sows. He attended Victor Harbor High School.
In 2004 Damien, his wife Emma and their young children moved to Freeling to join his wife Emma’s family farm, and Damien, together with Emma’s brother Daniel, created a formal partnership, which would allow them to work together on a variety of agricultural endeavours, and would go on to produce SchuAm Pork.
Daniel and Damien grow a variety of cereal crops and export hay on their Barossa property, along with producing their award winning SchuAm Pork.
Damien is constantly on the lookout for new methods and management changes which will help the profitability of the business. He was the president of the Freeling Ag Bureau from 2012 to 2014.
Damien lives on the family property at Freeling with his wife Emma, and 4 children, Abi, Haydn, Fletcher and Jackson.