Your farmer Anna Kelly
Combining her passions of farming, livestock, meat retail and people, Anna brings lamb brand Plains Paddock straight to your plates. The business started in 2007 as the "Big" drought was drawing towards a close. Anna left her self started horticultural company in Melbourne and headed back to the family farm. With not many environmentally sensible farming options left, Anna chose a very suitable breed of sheep, the Dorper, and started her small lamb business.
Welfare of her animals is the number one priority and Anna goes to great lengths to ensure that her sheep receive the best possible care from the day they are born. Low stress stock handling techniques and not resorting to use of sheep dogs or long journeys in trucks are some of the practises Anna has in place.
Plains Paddock Farm
Situated the flood plains of the Murray River in southern NSW the Dorper lambs are raised to suit the particular needs of many customers.
The Dorper, is a robust South African meat producing sheep that is naturally fast growing so there's no need for chemicals, drenching or lot fed finishing. This breed of sheep is so well suited to the southern Riverina where Anna's farm is that she does not have any need to irrigate or supplementary feed.
It's a sound case of choosing the breed to suit the environment not changing the environment to suit the breed, a truly sustainable way to farm.
Dorpers are renowned for their fine muscling and even fat distribution, delivering mouth-watering succulence and rich flavour. To guarantee tenderness Anna and her butcher dry age for at least seven days.
When you choose plains paddock for your home or customers know you're working with full-flavoured meat that's tender, aged and ready-to-go. A perfect product on the plate.
Although Plains Paddock only process to order, farming practices and breed selection guarantees you constant lamb supply under almost any conditions.