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Yass River Road
YASS NSW 2582
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F: 02 6123 6111
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An egg is the sun's light refracted into life

Discover the rich, real flavour of pastured eggs.
The egg is nature’s package of healthy fats and dozens of proteins and other nutrients meant to create a life and sustain its early development.  They are nutritious, balanced and so full of energy, especially if a hen actually got to eat the green grass and the wiggly worms that the sun grew!
Scientifically measured*, eggs from hens raised on pasture contain all this goodness when compared to typical commercially raised ‘barn’ or caged supermarket eggs:

  • 50 percent more folic acid
  • 70 percent more vitamin B12
  • 1⁄3 less cholesterol
  • 1⁄4 less saturated fat
  • 2⁄3 more vitamin A
  • 2 times more omega-3 fatty acids
  • 3 times more vitamin E
  • 7 times more beta carotene; and,
  • between 4 to 6 times as much vitamin D.

Buying open range eggs from your local small farm is not an extra cost- it’s an investment in your family’s health.


*The Egg Nutrition Council is an independent group of health and nutrition experts who provide unbiased and accurate information to the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL) on the nutritional and health qualities of eggs.

 

Why Buy from a Local Farm

We sell only through accredited local abattoirs. You can purchase our produce in bulk using your butcher or one we can recommend for you, or by the kilo in ready to use packs. Buying from the farm gate ensures full traceability.

The quality and safety of food is one of the foremost requirements for consumers today.  The National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)  offers Australian consumers unparalleled quality assurance and confidence right through to retail sale or farm gate distribution.

The NLIS is Australia’s scheme for the identification and tracing of livestock. It enhances Australia's ability to respond quickly to a major food safety or disease incident and is a key industry initiative in partnership with governments across Australia.

Every steer, sheep and pig supplied through the scheme is fully traceable from birth, right through to the butcher’s display.

Compliance with NLIS standards is in addition to the registration and identification processes required by breed associations, and is not linked to the stud status of animals.


...as well as a happier life

Rare and traditional breeds do not flourish in intensive, industrial farming systems.

They like the outdoor life and natural foods. This has seen so many breeds disappear as commercial farming systems transitioned to use animals adapted to high speed production.

So buying from small producers like us means your meat comes from animals who have had a happy life.

We can refer you to trusted independent butchers who will source and supply ethically raised and humanely slaughtered traditional breeds. By bringing together the butchers traditional skills to the proper preparation and hanging of the meat, all the tenderness and juicy succulence will be brought out when the meat is lovingly cooked - something you will no doubt appreciate when you sit down to dinner.

You can make informed decisions about what meat you buy and from whom. By creating a viable market for the produce of these animals, we can ensure their survival and the vital continuance of their genetic heritage.

How to choose the right breed

We specialise in small production and are happy to supply just a single ewe or cow for your land maintenance or stud requirements. We can also provide young weanling animals, for you to ‘grow out’ so that you too can enjoy raising produce on your small acreage.

Dorper yeild vs generic lamb

How does Dorper meat compare to the generic lamb you can buy from any supermarket?

Is the extra cost of buying pasture raised lamb justified?

Rare Breeds Trust of Australia

The Rare Breeds Trust of Australia  is a national body working to preserve all our rare and endangered farm animals, including horses, poultry and goats, as well as sheep, cattle and pigs. Their website has detailed information on the status of all breeds at risk in Australia and New Zealand; why preservation is so important; and what can be done to help.