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My first white wine. Ezibusisweni Chenin Blanc 2012

My first white wine. Ezibusisweni Chenin Blanc 2012

  Hello Ezibusisweni is the Zulu word for the Place of Blessings. This is what the bottle looks like. I have chosen to use the clear glass as I love the colour of the wine. The logo was designed by the amazing team at Aisle B Design studio. The sketch artist is the same one […]

Malnutrition starts in the soil. The paradox that is agriculture.

Malnutrition starts in the soil. The paradox that is agriculture.

Hello Obesity, starvation and infertility are all forms of malnutrition which starts in the soil.   1. We, South Africa, are now the third most obese country in the world. Sugar, which is in all processed foods which most of the population consume as their staple diet, is the primary culprit however the lack of nutrients […]

We are back to our original beef label.

We are back to our original beef label.

Dear Reader For the past few weeks we have been killing for our off the farm grass fed beef label. Details here. However as the summer has got going our cattle have gotten fatter and we are now back to Farmer Angus Beef as per above photo. Our beef remains the only grass fed beef […]

I am dropping my egg price by 12%. Thanks to you dear consumer.

I am dropping my egg price by 12%. Thanks to you dear consumer.

When we last changed our egg price, in April 2013, we increased it to R2.71 each (R32.52 per dozen). With immediate effect the eggs now cost R2.39 each (R28.68 per dozen). That is a drop of 12%. As I explained in April 2013 (click here) there are three components to our costs. Labour (40%), Food […]

We have stopped making breakfast sausage.

We have stopped making breakfast sausage.

We are discontinuing this product line with immediate effect for various reasons. It is the slowest moving item we have. The lamb casings we make it with are unreliable. The demand for our mince and boerewors is such that we don’t have mince to devote to this product. Thanks. Angus

I am moving my beef to my other label. Temporarily.

I am moving my beef to my other label. Temporarily.

Dear Reader I am a shareholder in a company that provides grass fed beef. The animals have never eaten grain and are not raised on growth hormones (which sterilise the animal but according to scientists are fine for you to eat). We also pay the farmers more. It is called Cape Veld Beef. For more […]

Arguing for meat on South African tables, at TedXCapeTown.

Arguing for meat on South African tables, at TedXCapeTown.

Hello Reader I was on the panel arguing for meat on our tables at a recent TedXCapeTown salon event. Please click here to see the abridged version on youtube. Also on the panel with me was Margot Janse, executive chef of  Le Quartier Francais and Jacques Rosseau, who thankfully used all the big words and […]

We have stopped our home delivery service with immediate effect, 1 September 2014.

We have stopped our home delivery service with immediate effect, 1 September 2014.

Hello There are two reasons why we have stopped this service. First, we have reached the stage where our produce is available in enough retail outlets in Cape Town, Somerset West and Stellenbosch so that clients living almost anywhere near or in those areas can buy our produce. Second, not doing home deliveries gives us […]

The asthma drug that helps finish your beef.

The asthma drug that helps finish your beef.

Dear Reader. Less than 1% of the beef marketed in South Africa is grass fed beef. The rest is produced in a feedlot where grains are the major part of the feed ration. Other assistants include antibiotics and growth hormones. But the real boost to performance and hence profitability are drugs called beta-agonists which are […]

Our three latest products.

Our three latest products.

Dear Reader In addition to our Ready to Go Scrambled eggs where we used to take all our eggs that we cannot sell on a daily basis, (Eggs that are odd shaped, too small and have hairline fractures) break these eggs into a bowl, whisk them and then pour them into a sieve into a […]