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FAQ

1. What breed of cattle do you have?

What breed of cattle do you have?

We have predominantly Red Angus. Red and Black Angus are the same breed with 2 different coloured coats. We have both reds and blacks.


2. What does “free range” mean, and what is the alternative?

What does “free range” mean, and what is the alternative?

Our cattle are run at a stocking rate of 1 cow per 4 acres, which is appropriate for our area. The alternative is feed lotting in which there may be a thousand or so animals per acre!! Free range to us is all about ethical animal husbandry.


3. What is low stress management?

What is low stress management?

That is the animal husbandry practices that we use. It means that we don’t put pressure or stress on our animals. We don’t use cattle dogs, stock whips or helicopters to move our stock. They follow the ute when we want to move them, encouraged by the bale of hay on the back. They follow us, we don’t forcibly drive them.


4. Where is your farm?

Where is your farm?

Our main farm is at Wistow in the Adelaide Hills. In addition, we have commercial agreements covering about 16 other properties from Verdun to Port Elliot.


5. Why is grass-fed better than grain fed beef?

Why is grass-fed better than grain fed beef?

Cows eat grass as a natural diet. When fed on grain, the omega 3 fats (they are the good ones) are converted to omega 6s (which are the bad fats). The chemical composition of the meat changes considerably with grain feeding.

Grass fed beef are usually free range, whereas grain fed animals often come from a feedlot.