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Where can I get grass fed dairy brands in Sydney?

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Created March 10, 2011 at 4:20 AM

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

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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:57 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed (which could include soy as well) or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:56 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed (which could include soy) or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:54 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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217 · January 13, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Um, I think you'll find the traditional diet for ALL HUMANS is a hunter gatherer one. ;-) And beef farming here is a hundred times better than in the US. That's a third world nation (food wise) compared to us. Our cattle roam on vast pastures of indigenous grass where no crop could ever grow, therefore we have to world's best ecological model for beef rearing. (It can always improve of course!)

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217 · January 13, 2013 at 2:11 AM

All Australian dairy cows are grass fed. Every single one. Some in times of severe drought have their grazing supplemented with crop left overs but this is quite rare. To be super safe, go for organic or artisan made - if you can afford it. For my money I eat it all except for the super-cheap brands.

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50 · November 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM

oops, sorry for the typo on your name Rhubarb...I would edit/correct it but don't know how!

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50 · November 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

From the article that Rhubabrb posted: "All certified organic beef is pasture-fed and free range though you will pay more for this." ...so, assumedly, in Australia, 'organic' meat can be loosely trusted to be grass-fed also. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/a-cut-above-20110704-1gyic.html#ixzz1eRK4ADS3

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5242 · September 06, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Unfortunately that isn't quite true - "About 75 per cent to 85 per cent of supermarket beef and 25 per cent of beef is supplied by feedlots", take from this article (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/a-cut-above-20110704-1gyic.html) which is a good read for a bit of an overview of the beef industry in Australia.

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78422 · July 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM

thank you kimble. im dont think its only good the farming beef in australia. i hope there is good ways. i think permaculture is also founded in australia. i think having a animal in your permaculture garden who gives you her milk is the best what ican imagine. this mass raw diary is just another eco crime.

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290 · July 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Aboriginal Australians have traditional diets that are nothing like the traditional diets of the euros that settled here. Not all Aussies are ex english convict decendents.

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2399 · May 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Traditional might not mean much since Australian - ex penal colony. If you were refering to somesort of "heritage" eating

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2399 · May 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Traditional might not mean much since Australian - ex penal colony.

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242 · March 10, 2011 at 9:03 PM

http://www.trueorganic.com.au/products.php?pid=72 I get this butter in Brisbane, Woolworths sells it. They sell another one too but I forget what it's called

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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thanks CC! All seem to be US brands! Haven't seen them down under!

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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Do you have a link or phone number Wayne? Thanks a lot!

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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Thanks for the link!

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217 · January 13, 2013 at 2:05 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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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:57 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed (which could include soy as well) or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:56 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed (which could include soy) or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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4458 · January 13, 2013 at 4:54 AM

agreed on the eggs, i've stopped buying organic eggs as they seem to be mostly grain fed or feed 'not specified'. i now look for pastured free range eggs (& save some money as well)

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50 · September 26, 2011 at 5:45 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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4295 · March 10, 2011 at 5:06 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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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Thanks for the link!

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5242 · September 06, 2011 at 6:59 AM

Unfortunately that isn't quite true - "About 75 per cent to 85 per cent of supermarket beef and 25 per cent of beef is supplied by feedlots", take from this article (http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/a-cut-above-20110704-1gyic.html) which is a good read for a bit of an overview of the beef industry in Australia.

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50 · November 22, 2011 at 1:18 PM

From the article that Rhubabrb posted: "All certified organic beef is pasture-fed and free range though you will pay more for this." ...so, assumedly, in Australia, 'organic' meat can be loosely trusted to be grass-fed also. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/restaurants-and-bars/a-cut-above-20110704-1gyic.html#ixzz1eRK4ADS3

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50 · November 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM

oops, sorry for the typo on your name Rhubarb...I would edit/correct it but don't know how!

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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 5:17 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 5:42 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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78422 · May 30, 2011 at 3:18 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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2399 · May 30, 2011 at 5:06 PM

Traditional might not mean much since Australian - ex penal colony. If you were refering to somesort of "heritage" eating

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2399 · May 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

Traditional might not mean much since Australian - ex penal colony.

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78422 · July 25, 2011 at 8:58 PM

thank you kimble. im dont think its only good the farming beef in australia. i hope there is good ways. i think permaculture is also founded in australia. i think having a animal in your permaculture garden who gives you her milk is the best what ican imagine. this mass raw diary is just another eco crime.

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290 · July 25, 2011 at 8:38 PM

Aboriginal Australians have traditional diets that are nothing like the traditional diets of the euros that settled here. Not all Aussies are ex english convict decendents.

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217 · January 13, 2013 at 2:15 AM

Um, I think you'll find the traditional diet for ALL HUMANS is a hunter gatherer one. ;-) And beef farming here is a hundred times better than in the US. That's a third world nation (food wise) compared to us. Our cattle roam on vast pastures of indigenous grass where no crop could ever grow, therefore we have to world's best ecological model for beef rearing. (It can always improve of course!)

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10 · May 02, 2011 at 1:33 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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217 · January 13, 2013 at 2:11 AM

All Australian dairy cows are grass fed. Every single one. Some in times of severe drought have their grazing supplemented with crop left overs but this is quite rare. To be super safe, go for organic or artisan made - if you can afford it. For my money I eat it all except for the super-cheap brands.

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2399 · April 07, 2011 at 9:35 AM
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4984 · March 10, 2011 at 9:08 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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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thanks CC! All seem to be US brands! Haven't seen them down under!

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242 · March 10, 2011 at 9:03 PM

http://www.trueorganic.com.au/products.php?pid=72 I get this butter in Brisbane, Woolworths sells it. They sell another one too but I forget what it's called

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128 · March 10, 2011 at 6:06 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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10 · March 10, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Do you have a link or phone number Wayne? Thanks a lot!

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