In Fall, 2020 the Australian White Sheep Breed made its introduction to the Canadian marketplace when genetics imported from Australia, the birth place of the breed, arrived at Craigmore Farm in Tottenham, Ontario.
The Australian White Sheep is unique in the sheep world. Developed at Tattykeel Pty in Australia by Master Breeders Graham and Martin Gilmore, the Australian White is a Composite made up of Poll Dorset, White Dorper, Texel and the fat tailed breed Van Rooy originally from South Africa. After a decade of testing various percentages, the Australian White was stabilized as a Registered breed.
Originally Tattykeel’s focus was on developing a breed that would excel and finish on grass, have high fleshing ability and provide a consistently uniform quality eating experience. They wanted to develop a hairless breed that would put its total energy into meat, not wool and they wanted a sheep that would breed year round. The end result was all of those breed characteristics and much much more! Almost immediately the quality and positive eating experience of their product, drew the attention of the urban restaurant marketplace in major cities in Australia!
Restaurant chefs the world over comment that lamb from Australian White Sheep is a “game changer”! The secret is “Marbling, Tenderness and Product Consistency”, the same attributes found in 100% Wagyu beef! Those little white flecks of Intra Muscular fat and low fat melting point in Australian White lamb is the reason it commands a premium as a quality eating experience. This melted “Good” Fat infuses and tenderizes the meat as it cooks.
Simply put, we believe the average marbling content Tenderness and overall Eating Quality of Australian White lamb is in another stratosphere compared with anything else on the market.
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Australian White Lamb genetics from Tattykeel Pty is uniquely superior in consistency and eating quality. Graham Gilmore of Tattykeel has conducted years of studies at various Australasian Animal Research Universities. They have subjected Australian White lamb meat to a barrage of testing. FOR EXAMPLE, THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF A RECENT REVIEW WAS TO CRITICALLY APPRAISE THE PUBLISHED LITERATURE ON THE MEAT EATING QUALITY OF TATTYKEEL AUSTRALIAN WHITE LAMB. Specifically, the low fat melting point, high Omega 3 content, superior marbling, tenderness quality and overall high consumer likeability and product acceptability.
In 2016, Professor Aduli E.O. Malaa-Aduli was the first to identify the scientific reasons for the excellent eating quality of Australian White lamb. (Professor Malaa-Aduli has spent decades in Japan and Australia researching Wagyu Beef eating qualities, including fat melting point, an indicator of high unsaturated fatty acid – the good, healthy fat). His comment not ours “THE AUSTRALIAN WHITE LAMB IS JUST AS GOOD – IF NOT BETTER THAN WAGYU”.
Craigmore Farm and its subsidiary The Kobe Lamb Group Inc. now have the first flock of Australian White Rams and Producing Ewes on Canadian soil.
Kobe Lamb Group Inc., will begin promoting Australian White Lamb to the Restaurant and Butcher Shop Trades on a limited basis in Fall 2021 and spring 2022.
Benefits to the Consumer and the Commercial Trade are:
Craigmore Farm / Kobe Lamb Group Inc. 5626 3rd Line, Tottenham, Ontario L0G 1W0 firstname.lastname@example.org
ON SEPTEMBER 28 TH , 2020, MORE THAN 80 LEADING MICHELIN STAR CHEFS, RESTAURANTEURS AND HOTELIERS MET AT THE PALAZZO VERSACE HOTEL IN DUBAI FOR THE LAUNCH OF TATTYKEEL MARGRA BRAND AUSTRALIAN WHITE LAMB IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE.
“IF WE TALK ABOUT QUALITY, TATTYKEEL BRAND MARGRA AUSTRALIAN WHITE LAMB, IT IS NEAR ON PAR WITH KOBE BEEF IN TERMS OF QUALITY AND FAR BETTER THAN WAGYU. IT’S THE BEST LAMB I HAVE EVER COOKED IN MY 25-YEAR CAREER AS A MICHELIN STAR CHEF.”
Chef Mansour Memarian – Two Michelin Star Executive Chef at Palazzo Versace, Dubai
“THIS IS HANDS DOWN THE BEST PIECE OF LAMB I’VE EVER EATEN. THE FAT COMPOSITION, FLAVOUR AND QUALITY IS WAGYU-LIKE!”
Chef Mark Best – Three Michelin Star Chef
“AN UNPRECEDENTED DELICATE LAMB MEAT THAT IS AS MUCH A JOY TO COOK AS IT IS A PLEASURE TO EAT! EXCLUSIVE TO HAVERICK MEATS, WE ARE EXCITED TO LAUNCH THIS PREMIUM PRODUCT TO OUR FOOD SERVICE PARTNERS!”
Haverick Meats is Australia’s Leading Wholesale Meat Supplier
“THIS LAMB IS A GAME CHANGER FOR PEOPLE NOT ACCUSTOMED TO THE FLAVOUR OF LAMB! IT MELTS AT LOW TEMPERATURE. YOU CAN HOLD IT IN YOUR HAND AND THE FAT STARTS TO MELT! THAT’S CLOSER TO WHAT YOU FIND IN WAGYU MEAT – IT MAKES IT VERY SUCCULENT!”
Laura Dalrymple & Grant Hilliard – Feather and Bone Butchery, Sydney, Australia Authors: “The Ethical Omnivor”, and widely acknowledged as the top Ethical butcher shop in Sydney. Google Reviews
“THIS LAMB HAS RUINED US FROM ALL LAMB THAT IS PRODUCED IN THE U.S.A. THE MICRO MARBLING IS INSANE. THERE IS NO GAMEY FLAVOUR. IT IS THE CLEANEST MEAT I’VE EVER TASTED!”
Chef Mathew Deaton USA – Pitmaster, Washington, D.C.
“IN MY 32 YEARS AS A CHEF, I HAVE NEVER SEEN LAMB COOK OR EAT AS WELL AS IT DID WITH THE AUSTRALIAN WHITE AT LAMBITION. THIS BREED SURPASSES ALL THE REST IN “TERMS OF EATING QUALITY” AND JUST HOW EASY IT IS TO USE.” “ARGUABLY THE BEST LAMB WE HAVE PREPARED IN THE WORLD.”
Mynette Richardson – Owner Cafe Essence, Bendingo Australia
“HANDS DOWN THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY MEAT I’VE HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH. INCREDIBLY VERSATILE. YOU SHOULD NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE QUALITY AND FLAVOURS OF AUSTRALIAN WHITE MARGRA (TATTYKEEL GENETICS PRIVATE BRAND).”
Chef Rick Vonk – Personal Chef Huntsville, Alabama
“I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THIS BREED OF SHEEP. THE LAMB HAS THIS AMAZING MICRO MARBLING THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN IN LAMB EVER. IT’S SO TENDER AND MELTS IN YOUR MOUTH, AND THERE IS NOTHING – LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN, THERE IS NOTHING THAT EVEN COMES CLOSE TO THIS QUALITY!”
Jon Jackson – Owner Comfort Farms