Farmer Paul* owns Teralba Park, an organic grass fed and now predominately yearling beef farm (Paul still breeds stud bulls) in Gresford in the Hunter Valley. Since he began selling his yearling grass fed organic beef through Country Meats Direct he has achieved a better return on a regular basis – thus making it easier to budget and work on improving his animals.
*Farmer Paul is the father of one of Country Meats Directors – our very own Murray.
Usually cattle are sold at 2-3 years of age. However, now that I’m selling cattle at an average of 14 months, I get a quicker turnover and I can budget better. I’m now getting good prices all year round instead of the previous ups and downs in the year,” adding: “The benefit to consumers is that they now receive a more succulent meat because it’s really a meat which is in-between veal and beef.Paul Fleming
Farmer John owns an organic free range beef farm called The Branch Angus near the town of Stroud. He’d been considering supplying his beef into Sydney but the plan never went ahead – due to the high costs associated with such a venture, it would not have been financially viable because of his herd’s smaller size.
Country Meats Direct has been able to supply my beef into the Sydney market – and this is a fantastic outcome given the small number of cattle I have. Dealing with Country Meats Direct I can now forecast for my farm and am happy spending the extra I am now making on pasture improvement.John Merlino
Clive, Deniece and Reuben are neighbours of Farmer John. Clive is a fourth generation grass fed beef farmer, which makes Reuben a fifth! Before we met Clive he was planning to sell off all his animals because he’d had enough of being poorly paid for his top quality yearlings at the auctions.
There was no return on the money that I was putting in… Country Meats Direct has given me a new lease on life and I aim to produce more animals just for this business. The consistent prices I am now getting means I can put money back into the farm – on chicken manure for fertilizing the paddock and rye seeds for better nutrient grasses – which of course will produce better cattle.Clive, Deniece and Reuben
Farmer Tim is co-founder Murray’s cousin. Tim & his dad Owain grow their grass fed & grass finished lambs in the small town of Pyramul, in the Mudgee region.
Tim’s lambs are processed between the ages of 6-12 months and are sometimes, depending on the season, what is referred to in the trade as Sucker Lambs.
Like with our Grass Fed Yearling Beef our Grass Fed Lamb is a healthier meat for you to consume and contains less intermuscular fats so doesnt like being overcooked and loves to have a good rest off the heat prior to being devoured.
I am now also saving a considerable amount per lamb as Country Meats Direct don’t do the fees and levy rates I had been charged at the auctions.Tim Rowland-Jones
Ajani Pork is a small family-owned free range organic pork farm located in Doyles Creek in the Hunter Valley. Farmers Steve and Rose are proud graduates of the school of Humane Farm Management having received certificates in Free Range Pig Management and Handling.
They were concerned that a small town would not be large enough to support the growth they wanted. Country Meats Direct has now given them the confidence to increase their numbers substantially due to the positive demand from the Sydney market.
We wanted to become free range pig farmers in order to provide high quality food for ourselves and the community. Our goal here at AJANI is to produce best grade pork for the consumer who prefers to know where their food comes from, and how the animals were cared for.Rose & Steve
Steven, aka Hilly, is one of our live animal transporters from Gresford. Not only is Hilly a live transporter but he is also one of our supplying grass fed beef farmers. For this reason Hilly understands the importance of animal safety during transportation and doing all possible to minimize stress.
Poor transporting will cause bruising and the meat will suffer. It is important to remember as a live transporter that you are carrying live animals! So you don’t speed. The better the trip the better the animals. I will also never use an electric prodder, dogs or yell at the animals when loading them on and off to reduce their stress.” He added, “Country Meats Direct makes quick payments to the producers. This is great and I know a lot of farmers appreciate it.Hilly
Rebecca run’s Stroud Valley Harvest for her family. Stroud Valley Harvest is a family owned and operated free range egg farm that incorporates 1000 acres in the beautiful Hunter Valley Region.
Rebecca’s family and staff are committed to providing you with the highest level of fresh, quality produce in the most ethical and sustainable way possible.
We are extremely grateful to businesses like you, who help us not only receive a fairer price but also to help directly employ three staff and indirectly over 20+ people in our small rural community.Rebecca
John and Sally Fairley live in a beautiful valley in Picton, New South Wales with their children, Thomas and Ellen. The Fairley family has been living in this valley for over 150 years, farming everything from peas to cattle.
The dairy itself was opened in 1958 and has been working continuously ever since. In July 2000 when the Federal Government deregulated the Dairy Industry they took the opportunity to start bottling and selling their own fresh milk instead of sending it to another processor.
John and Sally completed their very own processing plant which they call “The Milk House” and based it right next to their dairy and began bottling milk in March 2004. Country Valley now produces many dairy products from Milk to Yogurt and are also a preferred milk suppliers to Pepe Saya butter – all products you can order your next meat pack. Learn more about John and Sally’s dairy operation by visiting their facebook page or
Borrowdale raise their True Free Range Pigs in a stress free environment where the pigs have the freedom to play, truffle and wallow in the mud. Their pork is tender and has the flavour of a bygone era.
Borrowdale say that with their pork, “you will rediscover the real taste of pork,” and we think their right!
Borrowdales pork is:
- No Moisture Infusion
- No Added Hormones
- High Welfare
- APIQ Certified Free Range
Their pigs are free to forage on pasture and any supplementary feed is balanced to closely match that of their ancestors.
Pictured is the Turnbull’s beautiful Gresford Dairy.
All our Milk Fed Vealers are sourced from their farm which is just down the road from Dad’s in Gresford. They have been there for so long the road is officially called Turnbull Road! The Turnbull’s grow out their excess dairy calves for us by feeding them milk fresh from the dairy. Should the calve want to chew on something solid they have access to shredded hay. They do not feed their calves grains.
Their excess male dairy calves (many of which are dairy x angus) are extremely well looked after and then, at between 3-5 months of age, are professionally processed for true veal not the darker ‘yearling beef’ being passed off as veal you see in sydney shops. The Turnbulls Veal is “True Veal” or as some would know it “European Veal”.
Turkey Farmer John owns Almond Grove Free Range Turkeys, his farm is located in Murray’s Bridge South Australia. John and his Maremma protection dogs do an amazing job raising their birds from day olds! Apart from keeping their birds safe and well fed they do not force feed them or confine them to small spaces meaning that their birds have the freedom to grow slowly and just be birds! This is the essence of true Free Range Farming and the difference speaks for itself in the quality and flavor of the meat.
We typically purchase Johns Turkeys when they weigh between 4-6kg’s however will do our best if you require a weight outside of that scope.
Our property has been Organically Certified for over 15 years by NASA. All our birds are raised in a true free range environment without the use of antibiotics or other medications. Our birds grow much slower and as such cost twice as much to feed this way but we think it’s worth it!John Holland
Inglewood Organically Certified Chicken is grown free from chemical pesticides, herbicides and is GMO free. The chickens are not treated with antibiotics, hormones or medications – so you can feel confident that you are receiving clean, safe, and Certified Organic food.
Due to a unique processing method, Inglewood Organic chickens are air chilled, and you can taste the difference! The true flavour of the chicken is not compromised by the absorption of water, which is known to occur during the more common chlorinated spin chilling processing method. Inglewood Organic Chicken allows the consumer to “Return to Good” old-fashioned chicken, with genuine flavour.
Our customers have the guarantee that when they get our Chicken they know that this product has not been treated with any chemicals, with any medications or any antibiotic treatment. We use natural therapies on our chickens and we look to promote health and to boost the chicken’s immune system. We believe that just like for ourselves food is medicine!Katrina Hobbs