Rannoch Meats Farm Update March 2013

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Hi All Thanks to all those that participated in our recent survey. As we grow, we want to esnure we continue to provide the right products, great quality and service so the feedback has been valuable. We asked both those who buy from us and those that have looked at purchasing but haven't yet. The results of the survey showed four main findings:
  • Quality of the beef and saving money were the most important factors
  • 78% of prospective buyers said they would consider buying direct
  • Food Safety Certification was the biggest consideration for those who were considering buying
  • The biggest obstacle to buying bulk was lack of freezer space.
We are obviously committed to the quality and value of purchasing in bulk so these will continue to be a main stay of what we provide. I have published our food safety forms onto our website for those that are interested. Rest assured that we are fully registered and the meat produced is in line with food safety regulations and guidelines. Some of the other feedback was around our courier and delivery service. We will be working through with the courier company that we use to see how we can resolve any issues. There are some options around other food specialist providers so I will be looking into this. Cost is a factor, but also is good quality service, so I will let you know if anything changes. Thanks once again for participating in the survey. On the farm our final calf for the season arrived the other day. Those that have spoken to me in the last couple of weeks will also tell you about the story of the breach calf that I helped birth also. For an person who spends days working in an IT organisation to come home and help birth a calf it was quite a day of excitement. Like most of the north island we are in the middle of a very dry summer. Wairarapa hasn't been declared a drought yet, but seems to be close. Luckily we have lots of hay put away have been feeding out morning and night to the cattle. They are not starving, but with no grass on the ground they start pushing at fences gates. Only one has managed to get across to the neighbours so fingers crossed it rains soon. We are now starting to supply some cafes with our beef, so if you are in Wellington check out Ti Kouka cafe on Willis Street (http://www.tikouka-cafe.co.nz/) and Nikau Cafe in civic square (http://nikaucafe.co.nz/). As always feedback and questions welcomed or even a farm visit - though at the moment expect a hot dry Australian looking land. Julian

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