Founded in 1948, Silver Fern Farms are New Zealand's leading procurer, processor, marketer and exporter of premium quality lamb, beef and venison.
Silver Fern Farms 'plate-to-pasture' strategy is how they make it happen - focusing first on identifying consumer needs and then working with our farmers to grow animals and apply our expertise to meet those needs.
Silver Fern Farms are recognised as a leading global producer of safe, high quality grass-fed red meat with integrity from farmer to consumer. They have highly effective systems, processes, and equipment to ensure food safety which is independently verified and certified. Their food safety systems are so proficient, they have managed to maintain their 100% record for food safety with zero food safety recalls.
What does Grass-Fed actually mean?
Here, the climate, clean air, and plentiful pure water fuels year-round growth of lush, green pastures. The animals are raised year-round, on this pasture, with access if needed to conserved forages like hay and silage. It also means that they have been raised with the ability to wander and graze freely. The animals can eat and live as they would naturally – reducing stress and promoting better animal welfare.
What does this mean for red meat?
With a diet of rich grass, animals grow strong, healthy, and lean. The meat that is produced has a consistently delicious, distinctive flavour – the mark of red meat as it naturally should be. It’s leaner, more finely textured, and nutritionally better for you. Compared to being grain-fed, grass-fed meat is lower in saturated fat, and higher in vitamins A and E, conjugated linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.
All information gathered from the Silver Fern Farms website: