Farm2Fork meat tastes great thanks to our livestock’s 100% grass-fed diet. The cattle and sheep are allowed access to the freshest and most lush pasture through a method called mob grazing. We don’t rush production and the meat is allowed to mature slowly so the flavours are deep and delicious. Due to our cattle and sheep grazing exclusively on lush pastures, the beef and lamb that reaches your plate is lower in saturated fat, higher in vitamins A, E, and has a healthier balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids than it’s conventionally reared counterpart. The meat is healthier because because our animals enjoy the diet they are supposed to eat, in essence “you are what you eat eats”.
We choose native breeds renowned for flavour. Our meat is traditionally butchered and we guarantee to provide you with the most succulent, healthy meat you could ever taste.
What is 100% grass-fed?
Many farmers claim their herds are “grass-fed”, but often they will supplement their diets with grains and animal feed.
Here at Farm2Fork we feed our beef cattle and sheep on nothing but grass.
This method reflects the original diet of the animals as they roamed across the plains, eating nothing but nutrient rich grasses from pastures full of clover and other plants. It ensures they are getting a natural diet that maximises the amount of vitamins, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the meat. By eating what they are supposed to, we don’t mess with the optimal natural ratio of vitamins and fatty acids beneficial to human health.
This 100% grass-fed method sees the livestock grazing in herds (mob grazing) and they are constantly moved on to fresh pastures, mimicking their natural way of life. We don’t use pesticides or insecticides and we only give antibiotics when absolutely necessary, as our animals are naturally resilient to disease.
This is why our animals are docile and content. They are living just as nature intended.
What is pasture-raised?
Our geese and chickens are allowed to range freely, feeding on the pastures, but as they simply can’t survive on grass alone, they are given the grains alongside the pasture to flourish and remain healthy. This is where the term pasture-raised comes from, as they are not exclusively grass-fed.
Our chickens are moved every day to fresh pasture where they live stress free, fertilising the soil and reduce parasites, spreading nutrients across the field. As young chickens don’t roam very far, we keep them in pens big enough for them to have as much fresh grass as they need, and these are moved every day. Due to their healthy diets high in beta-carotene from the pasture, they have a yellow colour to their skin and the yolks of their eggs are bright yellow.
The grazing system adopted at Farm2Fork delivers far higher welfare standards for our livestock than more intensive farming methods, with animals grazing in herds and living outdoors year-round.
There’s a lot to be said for eating grass-fed meat. Scientific research has shown that by eating meat, eggs and milk from grass-fed and pasture-fed livestock, your body is better equipped at fighting disease compared to eating industrially raised produce. Put simply, you are what you eat eats.
Better for Nature
The developing world’s insatiable appetite for animal protein continues to put pressure on our planet’s resources. While many people in the world are still undernourished and struggle to find food, it’s estimated that one billion tonnes of wheat, barley, oats, rye, maize, sorghum and millet is used every year to feed livestock. These grains could be used instead to feed a human population.