Farmer Angus is one of two grass fed, pasture-reared beef producers in the Western Cape. His onsite butchery is, however, the only one processing the beef that is produced on his farm. Biodynamic and regenerative agricultural principles and practices are applied in the raising of the farm’s animals which includes cattle, pigs, broiler chickens and laying hens, as well as vegetables and wine. Situated on 126 hectares of irrigated pasture at Spier Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, it is the only butchery in the country that does not add nitrates, gluten and nitrites to the meat.
All Farmer Angus products are also 100% growth-hormone free, routine antibiotic free and the pig and chicken food is glyphosate free. The vineyards on the farm are in their 4th year of being certified organic and we are in negotiations to have the 2019 harvest BioDynamically
Farmer Angus has had a few world firsts. Farmer Angus beef burgers are the first burgers sold anywhere in the world using 100% compostable packaging. They are sold fresh and have a 2 week shelf life. This follows on from a 2013 achievement where Farmer Angus became the first person globally to sell Carbon credits for increasing the Carbon contents of the pastures where the cattle graze.