We supply 100%
Australian Farm Raised Goat meat. Goat meat is a lean, healthy alternative to
red meat. Low in fat and cholesterol content, similar to Lamb in how you
would use and prepare it. Goat meat has been part of the diet of people
in most parts of the world for thousands of years. Recent research indicates
that the goat was the first animal domesticated by humans. It is still the most
widely eaten meat in the world.
Our interest in
goats began 25 years ago. Health problems meant I was unable to handle any
sort of animal fat, so we began searching for a healthy alternative. So what
started as a small hobby farm to feed myself and my family has grown into a
thriving business, as many people have similar issues with other red meat. We now have 150 - 200 goats and sell direct to the public as well as
restaurants. Our farm is located 35km west of Gympie.
Smallgoods supply quality goat meat in a variety of products, including
delicious salami and gourmet sausages, along with a range of different cuts of
meat. Aussie farmer owned and grown is a badge we wear with pride. We are a
family owned and run business, committed to supporting our local
community. Our animals are paddock raised and cared for, to ensure happy
Goatmeat – A Global
Goatmeat is the most
widely consumed meat in the world, with global consumption of about 3 million
tonnes per year. Australia is now the largest exporter of goatmeat in the
world. Most major goatmeat producers consume all their product in their
domestic market. The Australian goatmeat industry has undergone a period of rapid
development over the past decade, with the export market accounting for 90% of
sales. In 2010-11 there were approximately 4 million goats in Australia,
comprising of 3.2 million rangeland goats and 400,000 domestically farmed
goats. In the same year, over 1.75 million goats were slaughtered for export or
domestic markets or exported live.
Healthy – Lean –
Goatmeat is lean and
has nutritious qualities consistent with what health experts regard as a
healthy meat alternative, particularly due to its low fat and cholesterol
content. Australian goatmeat has a firm texture with flavour profiles from mild
to strong depending upon the age of the animal, creating an ideal meat for
spiced or slow-cooked dishes. It is versatile and can be readily substituted in
most lamb or mutton dishes. Younger farmed Boer or Boer cross goats provide a
meatier, milder flavour and generally more tender product known as Chevon.
Chevon is ideal for slow cooking, but a number of cuts can be grilled,
pan-fried or roasted. Australia also produces young milk fed capretto goatmeat
which is highly sought after especially in fine dining environments. Capretto
has very lean pink flesh with a mild pleasant flavour. It blends perfectly with contemporary flavours and popular herbs and spices.
Southern Cross Smallgoods is a small family operation making a range of goat meat products including salami, sausages, fresh cuts and roasts. Goat’s meat is often called chevon when the meat comes from adults, and cabrito, capretto, or kid when from young animal. All our meat is Chevon.
Goatmeat is lean and has nutritious qualities consistent with what health experts regard as a healthy meat alternative, particularly due to its low fat and cholesterol content. Due to its molecular structure, goatmeat is easier to digest and is lower in calories. Australian Goatmeat has a firm texture, with flavour profiles from mild to strong depending on the age of the animal.
Our products are made on our premises, cooked, cryovaced, labelled and priced. Our chevon range (goat meat) is sold frozen to our customers.
Southern Cross Smallgoods is situated 35 minutes northwest of Gympie. All our Boer Goats are farm raised in the paddock. They are happy, healthy and treated with respect and care.
Our product range is available at the following markets that we have just started to attend: Curra Community Market 2nd Saturday and Bauple Market 4th Saturday of each month). You are also quite welcome to call or email any enquiries that you have and placement of your order.
As we are a very small business, there is times when we do not have enough product to attend markets or supply the product we produce.
Chevon Salami Range - $65.00/kg
(all gluten free)
- With Extra Pepper and Garlic
- With Whole Peppercorns
- With Chilli
- With Fennel
There is also a selection of Chevon Beersticks (as per above flavours made from the same Salami Range) at $65.00/kg.
Gourmet Chevon Sausages
(all gluten free)
- Apple, Sage and Rosemary ($26.00/kg)
- Kasmir Curry and Coconut ($26.00/kg)
- Spicy Spanish Chorizo
Cuts of Meat
- Chevon Cutlets ($38.00/kg)
- Chevon Forequarter Chops ($28.00/kg)
- Chevon Loin Chops
- Chevon Rack Chops
- Chevon Rack Roast
- Chevon Shoulder Roast ($28.00/kg)
- Chevon Boneless Leg Roast ($30.00/kg)
- Chevon Mince
- Chevon Diced Meat ($29.00/kg)
- Chevon Dog Meat Bones ($6.00/kg)