We farm gender specific, breed specific, size specific animals for the Butchery. That means when you eat a lamb chop or a lamb sausage you know that it is a Suffolk-Texel ewe lamb which translates to a ‘meat breed lamb and a female’ so you are getting the juiciest, tenderest, tastiest chop possible, not a male lamb which can have tainting and differing characteristics.
Beef is also specific to breed, gender and size, resulting in pure Angus heifers that have marbling characteristics with tender juicy flavours. Duncan and Annabel know they can build consistency of quality and quantity because they are serving up the same breed, gender and size of animal every day. This is unique to Patangata Station.