Tablelands Premier Meats, located just outside Canowindra at Pride of Oak is an ‘on-farm’ fully licenced abattoir and meat processor run by Stephen Tamplin and his team.
As well as processing their own naturally grown animals such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, chickens, ducks and turkeys, they provide service kills for other growers, with no minimum kill numbers required.
This specialist boutique meat processor is focused on being pro-organic with no chemical loading into the meats when processed, instead they use a UV water treatment to maintain the water standards.
This means the end product is chemical taint-free, providing meat of the highest standard. This is reflected in the taste and freshness of the products.
All species processed on site are raised free range on chemical-free pastures. The abattoir at Tablelands Premier Meats employs 9 local people and offers traineeships and career development.
There is also a Butcher Shop in Orange, located in the Summer Centre, with a number of products delivered to Sydney and Canberra for restaurants.
The operation currently exceeds organic standards for meat processing, which is reflected in the taste and freshness of the product meaning it lasts longer in the fridge.
Tablelands Premier Meats are currently offering mixed-meats value boxes for $100. These boxes include a selection of chemical free premium beef, lamb, pork or poultry cuts, mince and gluten free sausages. Local delivery to the Canowindra area is available by calling 0447 712 370.
“We will do everything we can to ‘meat’ your expectations with home delivery services available,” said Mr Tamplin.
Tablelands Premier Meats also host school tours, support several scientific research projects, including organ and tissue DNA sampling, residue survey monitoring, and all the waste is composted on site for return to the paddocks as fertiliser.
“There’s so much more to our business than just meat!” concluded Mr Tamplin.