why is dexter beef better

Why is Dexter Beef Better?

Have you wondered in the past exactly why is Dexter Beef better?  Better in terms of taste, better to farm, and even better for the environment?

Allow us to explain – as farmers of organic Dexter Beef (along with our olives, olive oil and lamb), we know a thing or two about it!

Organic grass fed beef is a healthier choice, in general.  It contains over 3 times more Omega 3 fatty acids than grain fed beef, and it  is overall lower in fat.  Organic grass fed cattle have a lower carbon foot-print than grain fed or finished conventional beef.  In addition, at Wymah we use rotational grazing, and we also don’t use dogs to boss our cattle around, causing stress.  Instead, the cattle move themselves around or we walk behind them to encourage if needed.  Less stress = more tender beef.

The breed we farm is the smaller Dexter cattle, originating from Ireland.  The cuts of meat yielded are smaller, it’s cheaper to buy, and is celebrated as one of the most delicious beefs you can taste.

Being smaller, Dexters are also less damaging to the soil because of their lower weight.  They perform a special job at Wymah Organic; by rotating them with our Wiltpol sheep, it allows us to reduce the intestinal worm burden for both mobs.  Fun fact: Dexter cattle are generally docile creatures and if they’re around people a lot, they’re easy to halter-train.  Kids enjoy walking them like a dog!

By choosing this meat you are ensuring less chemicals are being used on the planet, the soil is less compressed and as well, you’re getting a good feed!  As Butcher Magazine explains, ‘Dexter beef is the right choice when choosing high-quality, environmentally-friendly meat.’

OUR DEXTER BEEF PACKS

Wymah Organics sell fresh and frozen cryovac packaged individual cuts of Dexter Beef.

Below is listed our bulk packs but individual pieces and other cuts will be available for our annual event of selling this lovely meat  which begins on Sat 31 July and runs until sold out.

SERVING SUGGESTION:

Drizzle with Wymah Organic Moroccan Tapenade for extra flavour and beautiful presentation!

Est dressed weight  7.5-8 kg

Est cost $/kg 24  $180- 192

  • Porterhouse 2 pieces
  • Scotch Fillet 2 pieces
  • Rump Steak 2 pieces
  • Fillet 2 pieces
  • Oyster Blade 2 pieces
  • Topside 1 Roast
  • Silverside 1 Roast
  • Round Steak 2 pieces
  • Mince 3 x 500g
  • Sausages 4 x 6 pack
  • Stewing Steak 1 x 300g
  • Osso Bucco 1 x 300g
  • Blade Steak 1 x 300g
organic farming no longer niche

Consumer Demand Confirms Organic Farming is No Longer a Niche

From article published in NSW Farmers website blog, Oct 2019.

 

THIRD-GENERATION farmer Stuart Larsson was greeted with puzzled looks and the occasional “hippie” reference when he ventured into organic farming more than 20 years ago.

Today, he and wife Katina are the proud creators of Mara Seeds, a diverse 3,240-hectare family enterprise that produces certified organic soybeans, livestock feed, fertilisers, pasture seed and beef at Mallanganee, near Casino on the NSW North Coast.

Stuart is now regarded as a pioneer in the NSW organic industry and the modest Larsson farm that started in 1914 now supports the careers of daughters Holly and Louise, and its products are the backbone for businesses operated by son Ross and nephew Paul.

“We replaced the dairy herd with beef cattle in the early 1970s, but the cattle market crash in 1974 forced us to look at other options, and soybeans was the first choice,” Stuart says.

Soybeans were a new crop for the region and proved to be a worthy first choice, he explains. But rising input costs and flat yields eventually led to an investigation into new farming methods.

Inspired by a working holiday on Amish farms in the United States and follow-up discussions with scientists, Stuart’s organic path started with using compost to improve soil biology and structure.

“I learned over time that if you look after the soil it will look after you,” he says. “This is a key principle for organic farming, as it is for good conventional farming systems.

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READ MORE OF THIS ARTICLE HERE…

READ ABOUT WHY WE FARM ORGANICALLY AT WYMAH HERE…