The Otways are blessed by a temperate climate, reliable year-round rainfall and fertile soils. This means we are located in one of the few areas of Victoria with the natural advantage of being able to grow pasture year-round without the land drying out.
Otway Prime’s objective is to deliver a genuinely superior product that is clean and healthy. Our farm is located in a beautiful sheltered valley, backing onto the Great Otway National Park. One quarter of our land is given over to natural forest and revegetated shelter belts. We believe this is beneficial on many levels including cattle and wildlife welfare, water quality and environmental sustainability.
Otway Prime livestock is strictly free ranged and grass fed, with all hay and silage either harvested from our own land or sourced from trusted local farmers. Grass fed animals produce leaner, healthier and more flavoursome meat when compared to grain fed beef. This is without compromising on tenderness.
Otway Prime grass fed lamb is locally sourced in the Otways from responsible and experienced growers, that believe in our principles on animal welfare and product quality and integrity. Our lamb is genuine young lamb and under twelve months of age. We do not supply hogget or mutton.
Otway Prime beef and seasonal lamb is produced with reference to Meat Standards Australia guidelines to minimise stress and guarantee meat quality. Our animals are always treated in an ethical and humane manner both on farm, but equally importantly, once they leave the farm. We do not consign animals to bulk transporters, saleyards or other handlers where they can be mixed, roughly handled and exposed to high levels of stress.
Otway Prime beef and lamb is processed at fully accredited facilities and is aged and packed by professional butchers.
Important to ultimate eating quality, Otway Prime beef is dry aged on the bone for a minimum of two weeks and our lamb is dry aged on the bone for a minimum of a week for maximum flavour and tenderness.
Otway Prime beef is then cut to your preference and cryovac packed (vacuum sealed) for a longer refrigerated shelf life and further enhancement of flavour and tenderness. Our lamb is vacuum sealed when the cuts are boned out. It is otherwise presented on trays with cling wrap. This does mean that our bone-in lamb cuts have a shorter refrigerated shelf life when compared to beef.
We offer a range of bulk beef packs that can be customised to our customers likes and needs. Our popular 15kg pack, represents one-eighth of a beast and incorporates most of the cuts available. Our quarter pack is 30kg and represents one full quarter of the beast. Larger packs are also available.
Our bulk lamb packs comprise a whole lamb, which amounts to around 16kg. A broad range of cuts are presented, ensuring our customers receive an interesting and diversified product selection, that lends itself to a variety of cooking styles and techniques.
We are happy to customise a bulk pack comprising both our beef and lamb. Specialist packs of Otway Prime can be made available by arrangement and pre order, so please contact us directly.
At all times, our customers only pay for trimmed and packed premium lean meat. We are happy to include soup/stock bones or dog bones on a complimentary basis for our bulk pack buyers.
We personally home deliver in PrimeSafe registered refrigerated transport to our local area and country communities, including Geelong, Colac, Birregurra, Winchelsea, Moriac; the Surfcoast towns of Deans Marsh, Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne; and the Bellarine towns including Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and Queenscliffe. Local area delivery of our bulk packs is free. We also deliver to Melbourne on a weekly basis. Please enquire for deliveries outside these areas.