Salumi Farmers producing best pork in Australia
Congratulations to our suppliers and farmers Mark and Charisse Ladner from Gooralie Farm in Goondiwindi on producing Australia’s best pork.
Gooralie Farm, situated on the fertile Darling Downs in south-east Queensland, raises all the pigs for the Borrowdale Free Range Pork brand, which recently won the 2018 ‘Steak Your Claim’ competition run by industry peak body Australian Pork Limited. The highly contested competition aims to discover the nation’s best pork steak.
Pork loin steak entries were expertly assessed in ‘blind’ judging according to very specific criteria. The winner was judged on colour, visual appeal, marbling of the raw product, aroma, flavour, juiciness and texture.
Paul da Silva from Borrowdale Free Range Pork says the win affirms the brand’s pioneering commitment to commercial scale free range pork production.
“The fact that Borrowdale Pork won the 2018 ‘Steak Your Claim’ competition proves the effectiveness of using the highest standards of ethical production,” says Paul. “The result is the superior flavour and tenderness of pork that is all perfectly natural.”
Gooralie is an APIQ certified Free-Range farm. Gooralie Free Range Pork is the only RSPCA approved piggery in Queensland and the longest standing in Australia.
The 10,000-acre mixed farming property produces cereal grain and cattle as well as raising free range pigs. Much of the grain used in the pig’s diet is grown on the property. The pigs have unfettered access to the outdoors but are still protected from the elements by open sided insulated huts filled with comfortable deep straw bedding.
Holistic management practices using manure and used bedding from the pig production enrich the cropping land soil, while low stress animal husbandry practices underpin superior pork which is succulent, tender and all natural.
The winning pork steak entry from Gooralie, produced to the Borrowdale specification, was part of Borrowdale’s regular weekly production and reflects the brand’s mission to let consumers rediscover the real taste of pork.
Congratulations to Mark and Charisse from Gooralie Farm and to Borrowdale Free Range Pork on their win.