I hope everyone had a great Christmas and managed to get a little down time. We enjoyed a lovely Christmas Day with my very large family. I think there were over 40 people for lunch and we had about 8 missing - my family is huge! We had 3 out of 4 children home which is always pretty special for Kim and I.
It's now time for us to get started on another year of keeping people well fed and nourished on our quality meat products.
Bush Friendly Beef bred and grown on our organic pastures. These cattle are owned and managed by our children in a rotational grazing system. This form of management is good for the animal, as it reduces the impacts from insects and parasites and it ensures that the cattle are always moving onto fresh pasture. It is also good for the environment as the pasture is managed so that there is always good ground cover, which reduces soil loss through erosion and therefore no soil nutrient loss as well as less pollution to the Great Barrier Reef.
Our Lamb and Goat are also bred and grown on our organic pastures, and are rotated through the pig paddocks when possible to utilise the fertility from the pigs. The cattle, goats and sheep are all pasture fed and finished - no grain, no chemicals, no nasties! Goats will be a little limited for the first couple of months of the year.
Our pigs are also on pasture at all times, although are also fed a grain ration. Did you know that pork fat is very high in fat soluble Vitamins E & D. Have a read of this post for more info on this. We usually have lard for sale at the markets also.
- Yeppoon - 20th January - Yeppoon Community Markets
- Rockhampton - 21st January - Kern Arcade Carpark Markets
- Gladstone - 21st January - Benaraby Turnoff 3pm to 4pm Sunday afternoon.
Please keep an eye on this link: Market Dates for the dates of upcoming markets - there are a few months that we are only able to do one market per month.
We will continue with the Frequent Free Ranger Group, so if you would like to become a FFR Subscriber and get a regular pack of meat (selected by Lucy) at $15/kg, please read more here, then send me the required information and I'll include you this month. If you just want to trial it and see how it goes, that is possible - you can unsubscribe from the FFR Group any time!
This year, we will be have specials that will only be available to Newsletter Subscribers. If you are not already on my email subscription list and would like to sign up, please send me an email and I can add you, or you can subscribe via facebook (I think). To receive the special, you must reply to the email and pre-order. Simply click on this link: firstname.lastname@example.org