Our certified Organic Lamb Farmer
Sustainable and ethical farming
Our Lamb Farmer Andrew
Our wonderful Organic Lamb farmer is based near Stanthorpe, in southern Queensland’s Granite Belt district.
The Lamb is noted for its tenderness and flavour as well as being free of any chemicals. Farming practices follow biological farming principles where emphasis is on excellent soil health and nutrient value to maximize plant health for pasture fed lamb. This in turn produces meat that is nutrient dense. They have developed an integrity checklist to evidence our belief and commitment to the whole food chain.
Animal husbandry & welfare
Our Products are managed and certified organically with no use of prohibited chemicals and no use of hormones.
Majority of lambs are bred by the owners. Ewes run and lambed on native pasture – supplemented with mineral licks.
Lambs marked with elasticator rings – no knife, no mulesing, minimum stress. Lambs graze on native pasture until weaning. Lambs weaned and fattened on irrigated pasture. No grain feeding except during drought. No lot feeding. Free range pasture grazing. Ample clean water and shelter. Handled often to become accustomed to humans, working dogs, yards and vehicles. (less stress for animals, less stress hormones in the meat). Regional, quality assured and well regarded abattoir and butcher contracted to process lambs under our Organic Certification. Close proximity means less stress for lambs. World class facilities – humane slaughtering techniques used.
No preservatives used
The soil and the Farming
Native grasses and other vegetation over 60% of area.
Soft natural organic fertiliser used on the farmed areas.
Biological farming principles used (emphases on microbial life in the soil).
Rotation of crops – legumes included in all rotations.
No use of herbicides or pesticides.
Certified organic -ACO Australian Certified Organic Producer 10820A registered under AS & HA Ferrier
ACO also audit Animal Welfare, Environmental & Biodiversity criteria.
Managed areas for biodiversity (20% of the farm)
Riparian zones, Wildlife corridors, Remnant vegetation areas.
Our animals have free range pasture grazing with ample clean water for animals and crops. Ample shade and protection from the weather and predators. Ewes run and lambed on native pasture – supplemented with mineral licks. Lambs marked with elasticator rings – no knife, no mulesing, minimum stress
Lambs graze on native pasture until weaning. Lambs weaned and fattened on irrigated pasture. No grain feeding except during drought.