Why Organic Meat?
" We listened to our customers and their concerns about
the quality and purity of the meat they purchase. Based on their requests
and our belief in the future of sustainable organic farming we decided
to supply as much organic produce as possible. We hope you will join us
in supporting the organic movement and taste the difference.
What's the difference between conventional
and organic meat?
When you buy organic meat, you can be assured that:
- Animals are raised in non-intensive systems and on land
- Animal welfare is paramount; this includes extended suckling
of the young, to develop optimum health.
- Depending on the species, animals are fed a minimum of 70~90
per cent organic feed.
- Manures, sawdust, fillers, solvent-extracted compounds and genetically
modified foods are banned from feedstuffs'.
- Routine drugs, antibiotics, growth-promoting agents, animal byproducts
and all other additives are banned.
- Antibiotics are used as and when necessary to prevent
suffering; if used, withdrawal times, before the animal can enter
the food chain, are a minimum of two weeks and two or three times
longer than in conventional systems.
- Mutilations are banned.
- The keeping of animals on slatted concrete floors, common
practice for conventional pork and beef, is banned. Permanent
tethering is banned.
- Artificial fertilisers and synthetic pesticides on feed
crops, grass and elsewhere, including OP insecticides for warble-fly
in cattle and for sheep-dipping, are banned.
- The feeding of animal matter to ruminants is banned.