meet the farmers
Born farmers, and loving it
Both Warren and Karen grew up on family farms in the Gympie region. Between them they proudly represent seven generations of Australian farming families.
“Like so many families we want to know what we eat. For years we’d enjoyed our own delicious beef knowing exactly how it was treated, what it ate, where it had lived…we thought for sure other families wanted that peace of mind so we started selling directly to the public. So we started CGL Beef. That was back in 2010 and we’re still here!”
We all know the global environment has seen better days. The CGL BEEF team know that raising livestock with the correct management can actually help improve the current state of play.
Warren and Karen understand the importance of soil health and study the works of Alan Savory, Joel Salatin, Gabe Brown and others. They know that what is good for the soil is good for growing healthy livestock and ultimately healthy people.
Clean, Green & Local
We felt It shouldn’t be difficult to find good, clean food, so we set out to grow some, starting CGL BEEF in 2010. CLEAN, GREEN and LOCAL describe both our philosophy towards farming, as well as the way food should be produced.
Our Farming Practices
We practice regenerative farming methods – constantly implementing strategies which will improve our soil, our biodiversity, and the habitat for flora and fauna – methods that we passionately believe will lead to improved animal and ultimately human health. After all, healthy soils = healthy livestock = healthy people. Our cattle are processed locally and sold in bulk, direct to the public, which allows us to provide an organic quality product at an affordable price.
Along Came the Chooks
More recently, in 2015, we introduced paddock raised chickens to our farm. Raised in our new Portable Pastured Poultry Pavilion and moved onto fresh grass every day, our PADDOCK RAISED CHOOKS consistently amaze people with their flavour. Life outdoors and non GMO, organic feed, our chicken is tender and DELCIOUS, grown in a way that is good for you and good for the environment. As our name says – CLEAN, GREEN and LOCAL.
“I just wanted to say how awesome your paddock raised chooks taste! I ordered some with a beef pack and they taste amazing!”