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Where can I get grass fed dairy brands in Sydney?

by 10 · June 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Hello, I am new to Australia. I am looking for grass fed dairy products. Are "organic" brands, grass fed?

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217 · January 13, 2013 at 02:05 AM

You can be pretty sure that all dairy cows in Australia are grass fed. SOME, only in times of severe shortage, are fed a tiny amount of crop left overs (like corn, but not the corn itself)and other grain scraps as grass here is abundant and grain feed is pricey. All Australian beef cows are grass fed too (We don't have cradle-to-grave feedlots) with some (not all) being grain finished for 60days for consistency. Aldi has a grass-fed range which is cheap and decent.

By the way, don't place too much importance on the label "Organic" for eggs or meat without further investigation, as this often simply means they've been fed organic GRAINS which are still shite. ;-)

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50 · September 26, 2011 at 05:45 AM

Woolworths carries a home brand butter that is 'Made in Tasmania'. I've been told by my butcher in Tasmania that all beef from Tassie is grass fed.

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4275 · March 10, 2011 at 05:06 AM

Hi there, I'm in Sydney too, welcome!

Organic is different to grass fed. I find it hard to find products in Sydney (compared to the UK) and can't give you a good supplier sadly, but will be keenly watching to see if someone else does.

However, if you like dining out http://www.steersons.com.au/ does amazing grass fed steak...

Edited to add... at the AHS I met a fantastic Aussie MD who told me that 97% of meat in Australia IS grassfed anyway! It turns out they didn't move over to the grain fed thing over here, as happened in other parts of the world. So that explains why I never see "grass fed" meat, but occasionally see "grain fed" (like that's something to get excited about). Sydney Paleo BBQ anyone?!

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0 · June 18, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Its funny that the Paleo diet forbids dairy products yet Paleo dieters are asking where to buy grass fed cheese!!! lol

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10 · January 14, 2013 at 05:17 AM

Hi mate, I did a blog post here about it if you're interested?

http://optimoz.myshopify.com/blogs/news/6752684-grass-fed-butter-in-australia

Did a bit of research on the issues around getting it in Australia. The short of it is if you have money burning a hole in your pocket buy artisan (like pepe sayer) if not then go NZ (westgold - only available at woolies) or the woolies brand stuff (due to high trans fat content as documented on the packaging)

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0 · July 26, 2012 at 05:42 AM

Ashgrove Tasmanian fresh. Here is the link from their website http://www.ashgrovecheese.com.au/where.html

Can be found in most IGA's, Foodworks and Wollies :)

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77340 · May 30, 2011 at 03:18 PM

If wou look at WAPF. Then you find that the traditional diet to Australians is a huntergatherer lifestyle. So maybe skip dairy and go for farming and hunting.

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10 · May 02, 2011 at 01:33 PM

Still haven't found a source in Aussie! I did find grass fed dairy in New Zealand, bu looks like its exported to US and then will get shipped here! Ow!

http://www.grassfedtraditions.com/grass_fed_butter.htm

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2402 · April 07, 2011 at 09:35 AM
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4983 · March 10, 2011 at 09:08 AM

Check out this thread http://paleohacks.com/questions/25682/what-brand-of-pasture-butter-do-you-fancy#axzz1GBXaOiP7 and see if you reconise any of the brands :D

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88 · March 10, 2011 at 06:06 AM

I was able to source only 1 supplier of grass fed dairy which was a company in Tassie. They made butter but would have to buy in bulk to make it economically viable to cover freight.

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