Eggs are what we are all about. Our eggs come from our flock of happy, free-range hens and are collected twice daily and prepared for sale.
A mobile shed houses them but is open all the time to allow the girls to roam the paddock in search of food, scratch in a dust bath or spread their wings.
This provides them a variety of seeds, worms and insects to eat, and this diverse diet results in eggs of superior quality to those available at the supermarket - eggs that we are truly proud of!
Pastured Pork is part of the ongoing diversification of our sustainable farming practices carried out at Starks Road.
Our pigs are rotationally grazed in open kikuyu grass paddocks, along with being supplementary fed with pecan nuts and nutritionally balanced pig grower pellets. This ensures all necessary vitamins and minerals are provided for the pigs on a daily basis.
Mostly active in the cool of the morning and likewise in late evening, the pigs carry out plenty of digging using their snouts locating earthworms, bugs and seeds. They are provided with water wallows and as a result they are "as happy as a pig in mud"!
With all this natural behaviour occurring it means more exercise, and this in turn, means the pork produced is of higher quality and a delicious taste that is beyond compare!
Long Paddock Lamb
Long Paddock Lamb is part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable farming and the ethical treatment of animals. The lambs are pasture raised and grazed, meaning they are superior eating when it comes to palatability.
A supplementary salt bush ration is made available for the lambs to eat, enhancing the sweet lamb flavour with a subtle salt infusion.
As with the Pastured Pork we are mindful of the need to fast track the journey from paddock to plate, at all times ensuring the ethical treatment of the animals, ensuring our customers get fresh product at all times.
Beer Feed Beef
Eggcettera - Beer Malt Beef (exclusive to Meat at Billy's Ashgrove & Rosalie) was produced after the opportunity arose to utilise the spent grain from the beer brewing process at Newstead Brewing (which is located at Castlemaine Street at Milton and Dogget Street, Newstead).
Eggcettera is very much about ethical raising and producing animals along with operating a sustainable farm. So when Newstead Brewing offered us their spent beer malt (the leftover product from the beer making process) it fitted perfectly with our Eggcettera ethos of "upcycling" to deliver, high quality, unique produce to our customers.
On April 25 2017 we started feeding spent beer malt (grain) to specially selected Angus and Wagyu steers on our Eggcettera farm. These beef breeds were selected for their well-known meat quality traits, specifically marbling, tenderness and eating appeal.
Like all our animals these steers are free range, with access to as much spent beer malt as they like (and they like a lot) as well as a supplementary grain ration with all the essential minerals and trace elements, and of course natural grass pasture. The end result is a combination of exceptional quality beef with subtle, beer malt infusion.