We believe that our meat is good for you, makes environmental sense and is produced using ethical principles.
Frequently Asked Questions
IS IT LIKE KANGAROO? NO, NOT REALLY
Whilst it is harvested in the wild, is low in fat and also is an environmentally friendly product, wallaby is a sweeter and much tenderer meat than kangaroo. It’s harvested from lush green Tasmanian grasslands (it is only legal to harvest wallaby in Tasmania). Think of it as the veal of kangaroo.
.IS IT LEGAL? YES
Our harvesting operations are undertaken in accordance with strict Government regulations. All Harvesters are licensed by the government and must have permits to harvest from each property they operate on. Our premise is licensed and operated exactly like any other meat producing premise and both it and our Harvesters are regularly audited by Government Inspectors.
IS THE NATURAL WALLABY POPULATION THREATENED? NO
Sustainability of the naturally occurring Bennett’s wallaby population is central to everything we do. The long term sustainability of this resource is ensured through rigorous annual government monitoring of the population to ensure numbers remain high. In fact the current Tasmanian wallaby population is over 3 million animals.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
Tasmanian wallaby is harvested from Tasmanian grasslands and has a very mild and sweet taste. It’s not at all gamey, in fact many people say that the flavor reminds them of beef.
IS IT HARD TO COOK? NO
You can use it just like you would any other regular meat that you are familiar with. The only difference is that it is very low in fat and when pan-frying a fillet you should cook it in a very hot pan for only a few minutes due to its low fat content.
IS IT HEALTHY? YES
Our wallaby processing is subject to exactly the same level of inspection, auditing and testing as beef or lamb. All animals are checked by licenced Meat Inspectors to ensure they are healthy and the product safe to eat.