Meet Adrian, Renee and Simon Vellekoop the farmers behind your purchase.
Raising mostly Hereford cattle and some Angus cattle in the North West of King Island the Vellekoop’s family property “Yellow Rock” practices sustainable farming, implementing practices that include pasture renovation, water reticulation and rotational grazing.
Settling in King Island at “Yellow Rock” in 1955 the Vellekoop family have had three generations farm the land. Of 7 grandkids, 6 are still working the land as their previous generations had done.
“The Vellekoop’s strongly believe in family and community and are proud to be making our contribution, to ensure the island strives ahead in the future.” Simon Vellekoop
The livestock producers are a critical partner in the King Island Beef brand. In line with the laws of Tasmania, the use of added hormones (also known as HGPs) and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is strictly prohibited on King Island, so consumers around the world should feel confident when they enjoy King Island Beef it is as nature intended – all natural.
But the farmers for King Island Beef go one further – they are JBS Australia Farm Assured, which means they have successfully passed a 3rd party audit to further ensure a consistent quality of product and the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained.