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Raised as nature intended

In New Zealand, we are blessed with lush green pastures, where cattle can wander, forage and graze as they wish. Because they live as nature intended, we believe this results in better animal welfare, with animals that are less stressed and happier. You’ll find the meat is lean, healthy and full of natural flavour.

Grass-fed, not gain-fed

While most cattle in New Zealand is grass-fed, many animals may be grain-fed at some point in their life, which can expose them to artificial additives. There are even some feedlots around the country where animals are sent to spend their last few months fattening up on grains. But at Misty Meadows, our happy, healthy cattle only eat grass.

 
 
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Healthy, nutritious organic beef

Research shows, grass-fed beef is lower in saturated fat, higher in vitamins A and E. Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucus membranes and skin. Vitamin A also promotes good eyesight, especially in low light

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping protect the body from free radicals, which are compounds that can damage the body. Vitamin E also supports the immune system and helps make red blood cells. Grass-fed beef is also higher in omega-3 fatty acids. And it just tastes better.

 

 Our Process

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How the Misty Meadows service works

  1. We purchase quality organically sourced calves of minimum weight

  2. We invite you to see the animal

  3. We raise it for you for 2 years to optimum weight

  4. The cost is $4,000, which you pay off in instalments over 12 months

  5. You receive monthly updates, including photos of your animal

  6. Visits to the farm with children can be arranged by appointment (just don’t let them get too attached)

  7. You complete a form for the butcher

  8. Your animal is killed stress-free in their own relaxed environment

  9. Your animal is tagged from kill right through to the finished product

  10. Top quality cuts, mince and sausages are prepared as you wish

  11. We then deliver the meat, freezer-ready, to your home

  12. You get enough beef to feed a family of four for a year