Meet Robert Skipworth the farmer behind your purchase.
Located in the South East of the island in the City of Melbourne Bay, Robert raises Angus cattle on his property.
Passionate about grading and improving eating quality Robert works closely on genetics to achieve a higher grading carcass, especially around marbling.
Robert has adapted many sustainable on farm practices. Including fencing off and sheltering all creeks to protect the habitat for environment reasons.
“Being a producer on King Island means a lot, especially with the traceability project in place. It gives you a goal to work towards, because people and consumers can now see the product that you create. The project gives you a purpose – to improve on what you do in areas like marbling score and MSA gradings. At the end of the day, we want the best eating quality in the beef we produce.” Robert Skipworth
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.