Please see below for a list of questions commonly asked by our customers. Should you have a question not addressed on this list, feel free to contact us!

Isn't all beef grass fed?

All cattle eat some grass at some point during their lives. In Australia, almost all cattle are fed corn in a feedlot for about five months before they are slaughtered. This five-month period comprises almost one-third of their lives. It is inarguable that allowing our cattle to eat grass and roam freely for their entire life is more humane for the animal and more environmentally sustainable for our land.  

What breed of cattle do you raise?

Our herd is predominantly Angus based. Most of the bulls we bring in are purebred Black Angus or Limousine. 

Does grass fed beef taste different than conventionally fed beef?

Grass fed beef does not taste like corn-fed beef. There is less fat in our beef, and the relatively small amount of fat that our cows do have is different, in that fat from grass fed beef has a lower melting point. This gives our beef a flavor many describe as "cleaner."

Why is grass fed beef more expensive?

Grass fed beef costs a little more than industrial beef because it costs more to produce it. We are unapologetic about this. We do not use hormone implants, confinement feeding, antibiotics, or high carbohydrate feeds. These are tools that science has developed to take costs out of producing beef. When a farmer ceases to use these cost reduction tools, the production costs are added back. A farmer would go broke if he produced high-quality grass fed beef, and sold it for the same price as commodity beef.

Where can I buy your product?

All of our products are available in our online store and in the near future perhaps your local restaurants and butchers. 

Do you sell half body and full body cows?

Absolutely! We will need about 3-4 weeks to get your order ready.

Since your animals are grass fed, what grasses do they graze?

Our pasture includes mixed grasses and forbes, rye grass, clover just to name a couple. We are fortunate to be located in the famous South Coast Region of New South Wales in the famous town of Berry, where we get anywhere between 400mm-1000mm of rainfall each year. We are one of the few areas of the country that can keep something green growing in our pastures 52 weeks each year.

Are any of these grasses genetically modified?

We grow no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on our farm.

How do you define “organic” meats?

Australia has their own standards for organic animal production. We do not like Australia's definition of “organic," principally because it allows the confinement feeding of corn. They just require it be organic corn. We feel that we go far beyond the Australian certified organic standards with our grass fed beef and lamb.

What breed of lamb do you raise?

We raise Dorper and Merino Sheep. 

Is your beef dry-aged?

No, not at this point in time. Dry-aging serves two purposes:

  1. It is controlled tissue breakdown that helps to make steaks more tender.

  2. It allows moisture to intensify the flavor of the beef.

We choose to not dry-age our grass fed beef. We have chosen to ship our beef as freshly as possible for the following reasons:

  1. The controlled tissue breakdown can serve to make steaks more tender, but in doing so, it makes the ground beef and the roasts mushier. The same breakdown that is going on in the steaks is going on in these cuts as well. We feel that our steaks are adequately tender, and we don’t like mushy ground beef. Our steaks can be better aged in your refrigerator if you feel it necessary to make them more tender.  

  2. The flavor of our beef does not need to be intensified through moisture loss. It naturally has a wonderful clean flavour that our customers say is addictive. The fresh flavor of our beef is one of its greatest attributes. We will not fool around with this.

The recent exposure of "pink slime" in the beef industry has caused me to look into your products. Do you use ammonium-hydroxide or any similar type treatments?

No. We take our animals apart the old-fashioned way: a man with a knife and a saw.

How much freezer space is needed to store 20kg cow?

You will need about 28ltr freezer space.

How can I keep from my steaks from being tough?

It is best to marinate or pre-season your steak at least 24 hours prior to cooking. We say this because marinating or pre-seasoning your meat will help loosen some of those tougher fibers (acid [like beer, wine, vinegar, lemon juice] and salt help greatly with this). Try letting them wet age in the vacuum-sealed package in your fridge for about a month (or even longer). Typically, our steaks only get better with age.


Can products be returned?

Once meat leaves our farm, we are not able to accept returns. On the instance there is an issue please discuss with our team and i'm sure we can come to a solution. 

Are your animals given any antibiotics or hormones?

No. Hormones and antibiotics are not used on our farm, which results in healthier, leaner, beef.

Are your cattle artificially inseminated?

No! We do it the old-fashioned way, with a bull and a cow.

How did you develop your grazing model? What are the benefits?

Practicing the SAVORY INSTITUTE Rotational Grazing model, we rotate complimentary animal species side-by-side through our pastures. The cows graze the grass, the sheep and goats prefer the weeds, and the poultry species peck at the roots, bugs and grubs. All species naturally fertilize the land. This way, the pastures are grazed and fertilized in three different ways.

Does Regen Pastures practice sustainable farming?

Yes, we are committed to the principles of sustainability and stewardship. Each part of the carcass is utilised, wasting nothing.

How does shipping work?

All ground orders SYDNEY METROPOLITAN ONLY, perishable and not, will ship for $11. 

How long will it take for my order to ship?

For other shipping questions visit our Shipping Policy. 

Is there a certain way grassfed beef is cooked?

For information on how to cook grassfed beef check out our cooking tips and recipe pages for great grassfed dinner ideas.