Hello, we're the MacLeman family, proud Australian producers of quality Scottish Highland Heritage beef.
Our farm is located in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ranges, on the fertile rolling green hills of South Gippsland, Victoria.
The land spans river flats, estuarine gullies and hills that overlook the beautiful Bass River valley and a river that runs for 2km through our property.
We’re passionate about the health and welfare of our cattle and the quality of beef that our compassionately bred and raised Highland cows produce.
Our passion for farming runs deep, combining Paul’s background in veterinary science with our Scottish heritage.
Our beef brand, Avoch Highlands is named after the area North of Inverness that Paul’s family originated from, while Sue’s family have a direct link back to Auchtermuchty, Burgh of Fife in Scotland.
As well as cattle we have wonderful rich bird life, wombats, wallabies, lambs and chooks that roam the property.
In the past 10 years we have planted tens of thousands of trees in areas that will help grow our biodiversity and provide natural canopies for our animals as they enjoy lush grasses, sun and rain and an undisturbed natural life the year around.
Good ‘unsaturated’ fats are a very important part of a human diet, they provide essential fatty acids for heart health, keep our skin soft, deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great source of energising fuel.
The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in Highland beef is around 2:1 which is a very healthy fat balance similar that found in healthy wild game meats.
Grass fed Highland beef also has high levels of antioxidants Vitamin A and E which help to boost your immune system. CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a trans-fatty acid that improves brain function and may also assist with weight loss as it increases your feeling of satiety (fullness) when eating. While lower in overall saturated fat, grass fed beef is higher in CLA than grain fed beef.
Our hampers provide a selection of healthy and delicious meat cuts that we know you and your family will enjoy.