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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2016, 06:51:57 PM »
There is a farm gate butcher just out of Yarra Glen which sell the best meat. As you drive up there drive you can see the cows, sheep, goats grazing. Full of flavour and tender beats the local butcher and supermarket hands down.

any info on this one?

The butcher is from the USA, pretty green and only does basic cuts. Wasn't bad quality, liked the pork but the butcher lacks a lot of knowledge.

Would I stop off again to buy, No IMHO
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2016, 06:57:17 PM »
The best option is go buy a cow and call in a mobile butcher.

I know one bloke "Fully licenced" that will cut up your deer etc. and either will charge a fee or take half of what you kill.

Just looking into finding a good farmer to buy a cow from then get it cut up into "Greek",  "South American" and normal cuts.


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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2016, 05:45:19 PM »
I grew up on a beef/dairy farm. We always walked into the paddock and said "that one looks goods" An hour later and its hanging in a cool room for at least 2 weeks.
Left home and travelled and all of a sudden I had to buy my meat, Couldn't work out why even the good stuff was ordinary, never really eaten steak away from home before.
Drove cattle trucks for a few years and worked out what's going on. The cattle are chased around the stockyard and into the truck, transported for hours getting bounced around, chased off the truck, chased around the saleyards and back on the truck to get bounced around in the back of the truck again, then chased off the truck at the abattoirs. Now I'm not saying anyone is being cruel or harming the animals but they are getting stressed and jostled around. Now what happens to your muscles when your stressed and jostled around? Yep lots of lactic acid and tension.
Now that I run my own stock again I'm back to doing it the old way and its ridiculously good.
I had a few Melbourne mates down one weekend for a surf followed by some beers and a BBQ. I opened up the freezer looking for some decent steaks and realised all I had left was eye fillet and skirt steak and there was no way my eye fillet was being shared so on the Barbie went the skirt. The boys smashed that skirt steak and thanked me for cooking the best steaks they'd ever eaten.

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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2016, 06:41:58 PM »
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2017, 07:29:20 PM »
There is a farm gate butcher just out of Yarra Glen which sell the best meat. As you drive up there drive you can see the cows, sheep, goats grazing. Full of flavour and tender beats the local butcher and supermarket hands down.
Well I've been there twice now, few mths back, and today..

Very happy with the quality and paying the person that does the work instead of big Corporations..
Ladies there were very friendly, happy to answer questions...
Got about $250 worth and should last a while!!!!
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #30 on: July 02, 2017, 07:47:21 PM »
There is a farm gate butcher just out of Yarra Glen which sell the best meat. As you drive up there drive you can see the cows, sheep, goats grazing. Full of flavour and tender beats the local butcher and supermarket hands down.
Those snags were the best I have ever had. I still rave about em
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #32 on: July 02, 2017, 10:14:00 PM »
Was it this mob?  http://www.yarravalleycustommeats.com.au/
I believe so.. come through the bypass, and then turn right into the road, down a dirt road for 1.5klms to the 'shop'

Not a big place, not like a butcher with heaps of individual meat in the display - most stuff was prepacked, but I didn't ask if I could have 5kgs of chops, just happy to have what was there.. but I will ask next time :)
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2017, 03:05:53 AM »
Another source is at Coldstream.
Just as you enter Coldstream, on the right after the bridge, and set back in a small group of shops.
Eastern side of the Maroondah Highway, Lilydale end of Coldstream.
If you get to the Supermarket/shopping centre you've gone past it.
Meat straight off the farm.

No affilliation ok.
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2017, 08:35:11 AM »
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Another source is at Coldstream.
Just as you enter Coldstream on the right after the bridge and set back in a small group of shops.
If you get to the Supermarket/shopping centre you've gone past it.
Meat straight off the farm.

No affilliation ok.
Little Creek Cattle Co.
4/4 North Gateway, Coldstream
Yea did see that one on th way back (just before the donuts etc)... shopping strip doesn't look much and very old, bet theres some great old school shops in it.
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Re: Buying meat in Bulk
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2020, 12:01:44 PM »
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Talking about buy Australian, worth checking these out.
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