For questions, feedback or more information about our natural, healthy
and delicious grass-fed lamb, please get in touch.
For questions, feedback or more information about our natural, healthy and delicious grass-fed lamb, please get in touch.
Te Kuiti Meat Processors Limited
Ahuroa Road, PO Box 169
PH: +64 7 878 6045
FAX: +64 7 878 7787
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Frequently Asked Questions.
TK Natural lamb is bred and grown by a dedicated family of farmers located around the middle of the North Island of New Zealand. All our farmers are committed to delivering quality, healthy lamb that’s 100% grass fed and pasture raised.
Very simply, Grill, Roast or Braise – essentially, cook as you would your other red meats to the temperature of your liking. As our lamb is 100% grass fed and lean, we recommend reducing your normal cooking times. We enjoy our lamb served medium rare for a full flavour experience. Check out some of our favourite lamb recipes here.
Our lamb is processed and packed in our efficient TK (Te Kuiti) plant in New Zealand. It’s packaged and perfectly sealed in a variety of ways and shipped in strictly controlled refrigerated containers to allow the meat to “age”. This results in consistently tender lamb.
The Non-GMO Project is a widely recognised standard used extensively throughout North America to provide consumer’s confidence the products meeting this standard have not been fed any Genetically Modified Feed. In New Zealand this means not fed any imported lucerne, imported stock feed, grain or grain by-products, or compounded or manufactured stock feed from birth to harvest.
No. But it has the same attributes. Raised as nature intended on a 100% grass fed and pasture diet with no antibiotics or added hormones.
Grass fed lamb is a healthy option. It’s lean, high in protein and rich in essential minerals and vitamins for good health: Iron, Zinc, Vitamin D and B Vitamins: B12, niacin, B6 (pyridoxine), B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin) and biotin. Compared with grain fed beef, TK Natural grass fed lamb gives you: 60% more omega-3 fatty acids, twice as much vitamin A and E, three times more conjugated linoleic acid (a good fat associated with low body fat and reduced incidence of cancer), a higher concentration of unsaturated fats versus saturated fats.*
*References used in our research:
“Good nutrition” – Beef and Lamb New Zealand
“Getting Wild Nutrition from Modern Food” – Eat Wild
We are proud to offer our lamb under both the Global Animal Partnership Step-4 accreditation programme www.globalanimalpartnership.org and be Non-GMO Project verified. www.nongmoproject.org. Our farmers care for their animals and land with the utmost compassion and consideration. They work with the natural ecosystems of their land and aim to keep the environment as pristine as possible. Many of them have set aside areas on their farm for conservation purposes, focusing on regenerating the land and water. We ensure that our lamb can be traced from the shelf back to the farm on which it was raised.
TK Natural farms are located in the temperate zones of New Zealand, where climatic extremes are uncommon, thus allowing grass growth all year round. Much of the success of New Zealand farming is based on rotational grazing management, where lambs are moved regularly to fresh pastures.
Our lambs are 100% grass fed and free to roam the rolling green hills of New Zealand. There is no place for feedlots in our farming practices.
Lambs are ruminant animals, which means they were designed to eat grass. It keeps them happy and healthy. Grain fed animals are traditionally raised in feedlots with an unnatural diet based on corn or soy and are often given growth hormones and antibiotics to survive unsanitary living conditions. A grass fed diet is healthier for our animals and healthier for us too.
Animals raised in feedlots are often given growth hormones and antibiotics to survive unsanitary living conditions. We never use feedlots and never add hormones or antibiotics to our animals’ diet.
Today’s modern meat consumer is asking where has this meat come from? Is it safe for my family to eat? How was it raised? To satisfy these expectations we label our product with several assurances and the farm assurance programmes delivers authenticity, integrity and MPI validation.
We do not believe so. The audit procedures are a proven process that are well structured and your livestock agent and auditor will lead you through the process.
For the TKFAP gold standard it is every three years and for the TKGAP elite standard every 15 months.
It’s more about what you feel comfortable with. If you are new to the farm assurance process we suggest start with the TKFAP. The TKGAP standard is an Elite standard and one you can aspire to as you gain confidence in the process.
Te Kuiti Meat Processors Limited is committed to supplying a wide range of lamb products to discerning customers and consumers around the globe under 52 week supply programmes.
Our product is raised as nature intended on a natural diet of 100% grass and clean water. It’s natural food, grown the natural way. TK Natural Lamb can be supplied globally either chilled or frozen by sea or air and with a wide range of certified assurances; these assurances deliver traceability, authenticity, integrity and New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) compliance.
If you are a retailer, food service distributor or internet marketing business seeking direct supply of such a product, please contact us today.
On specific request TK Natural Lamb can be supplied from GLOBAL ANIMAL PARTNERSHIP rated farms. This is an internationally recognised standard developed by a collaboration of global animal advocates, farmers, scientists, ranchers, meat companies, processors and retailers, all who are continually improving their animal-welfare practices. The programme recognises these qualifying farmers raise their lambs in animal-welfare friendly environments, which are audited by an independent third-party auditor every 15 months. To find out more visit www.globalanimalpartnership.org
TK Natural Lamb also comes with Non-GMO Project verification for sale in both the USA and Canada.
These 3rd party Non-GMO Project Verified seals provide customers and consumers the confidence the lamb was “Raised & Fed a Diet in Compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard for Avoidance of Genetically Engineered Ingredients”.
British Retail Consortium
Halal cert – AUS MEAT Limited