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Deer, alpaca, llama & buffalo processing

Koallah Farm’s boutique abattoir has become the state’s first licensed processor of alpacas and llamas. It has also added deer and buffalo to its service offering.

The new species add to Koallah Farm’s existing PrimeSafe licenses to process beef, lamb, pork and goat at the fully accredited on-farm abattoir near Camperdown. Continue reading “Deer, alpaca, llama & buffalo processing”

Free range pork, the Koallah Farm way

Growing pigs is a relatively new thing for the Castle family at Koallah Farm. In fact it was only last year, after our on-farm abattoir received its pork licence that we introduced pigs to our property for the first time.

Until that point we had relied on other reputable free range growers for our online pork sales and for our Simply Free Range butcher shops in Mt Waverley and Rosanna. Continue reading “Free range pork, the Koallah Farm way”

Why do we love the taste of smoke?

Sugars provide energy, meat amino acids, spices a variety of antioxidants, but smoke has no nutritional value at all.  So why have humans evolved to love its taste in food?

Many have prophesied our love of smoke comes from a primal yearning. The theory goes that we gravitate towards smoke and fire because smoking was a way of curing food to stop it going off. Is it ingrained in us that smoked food is good food? Continue reading “Why do we love the taste of smoke?”

Job Opportunity | Meat Delivery Driver

An exciting job opportunity exists for a motivated person to join the small and passionate team at Koallah Farm & Simply Free Range.

We are seeking an experienced person for a casual position as a meat delivery driver. The position will be based at Koallah Farm near Camperdown. Continue reading “Job Opportunity | Meat Delivery Driver”

Make your own delicious beef stock

With the cooler weather on its way, we thought it would be great time to share one of our family recipes for amazing, grass fed, free range, gelatinous beef stock. This recipe makes about 4 litres of stock, which you can freeze into smaller containers for use through the middle of the year.

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Step-by-step meal planning guide

We’re all busy people with busy lives and this often impacts on our evening meals. The freezer might have some meat in it, but that will take too long to thaw and cook, right? So eating out, ordering takeaway or heating a prepackaged meal can become the quick fix.

If this sounds all too familiar, meal planning can prevent it. Meal planning plays an important role in ensuring you and your family enjoy a healthy balanced diet. It also alleviates the daily stress of deciding what’s for dinner, puts a stop to the constant trips to the shops and saves you money. Continue reading “Step-by-step meal planning guide”

The story behind our amazing beef

We’re always pretty excited with the quality of our Koallah Farm beef, but we’re extra excited this week with one of our newly bred lines reaching the processing weight.

Traditionally, we’ve grown mostly Shorthorn Hereford Cross cattle at the farm, but in the past year we’ve begun crossing our Hereford Cross cows with Charolais bulls. Pictured are the first lot these 10 month-old Charolais Hereford Cross cattle ready for processing today. Continue reading “The story behind our amazing beef”

Have you tasted real chicken?

More and more consumers are quite rightly starting to question the term ‘free range chicken’. 

Rather than venting how many producers fall well short of meeting customers’ expectations, we thought we’d just let you know what the term means to us at our farm.

The team at Koallah Farm is now growing our own meat birds on our property near Camperdown in south-west Victoria. Continue reading “Have you tasted real chicken?”