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First Farmer Angus GoPro video. What is an Eggmobile. February 2015

First Farmer Angus GoPro video. What is an Eggmobile. February 2015

I am going to try on all the GoPro videos to give them to you raw (unedited) off the farm. Here is the first one. If the video is too amateurish and you would rather read about what an Eggmobile is then please click here.  I also refer to the lie that is free range […]

Don’t be fooled by your egg supplier…

Don’t be fooled by your egg supplier…

Hello If you buy an extra large egg how sure are you that it is extra large? The free range egg industry and the retailers selling “free range” eggs are already abusing the term being free range (for more on this click here) What you need to be aware of is that eggs are graded by weight. […]

The wastefulness of filet eaters.

The wastefulness of filet eaters.

Hello At least twice a week I have a request to supply a client with rump, filet and sirloin (only 7% of a beef carcass). That is all that chefs want. 80% of the reason is because their patrons want those cuts and 20% because they were never taught at chef school how to use […]

The grim month of Movember was for the amazing Ukuthemba charity

The grim month of Movember was for the amazing Ukuthemba charity

Hello The pictures that follow are not the prettiest on this blog. Rico and I took the abuse knowing that the chance would come to tell you about why we decided to grow moustache’s for Movember. We want you to donate, like we have, to Ukuthemba. Ukuthemba looks after the most vulnerable people in our […]

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 […]