Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it could.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Because it could.

Meet the Sommerlad chicken, a slow-growing, athletic bird, selectively bred over 10 years to thrive outside on Australian farms and taste like chicken used to taste. 
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I love the smell of Lynx in the morning

I love the smell of Lynx in the morning

Now we’re deep among the Treacherous Teenager Swamps where the fetid air drips with testosterone, the gorges pound with gangsta rap and every time you glimpse a clear path ahead it disappears in a puff of smoke, leaving a lingering smell of Lynx and unwashed socks.
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Free-range farce gets a reality check but ACCC must do more

Free-range farce gets a reality check but ACCC must do more

Earlier this month, something remarkable happened in the food industry that many had been working towards for years.
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Food labelling: canny consumers should search for the source

Food labelling: canny consumers should search for the source

How are we to reconcile mounting evidence that our food chain is severely compromised with all the marketing to the contrary?
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Our first delivery of Sommerlad Chickens

Our first delivery of Sommerlad Chickens

Ever since we started Feather and Bone as a provider of sustainably-raised, rare breed produce, we've been searching in vain for heritage meat chooks to source and sell.
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The mystery of the anonymous farmer

The mystery of the anonymous farmer

There isn't a single farmer engaged in genuine free range livestock production on this wide brown land or in the seas by which it is girt that isn't proud of their work and who wouldn't want their name or brand on the label of their product.
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Is it ethical to eat suckling pig?

Is it ethical to eat suckling pig?

We’d like to take this opportunity to respond to recent accusations on Twitter that we are unethical because we sell weaned, male suckling pigs as young as seven to eight weeks old.
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Looking the animal in the eye

Looking the animal in the eye

On the afternoon of Monday 9 June, 2014 at about 3.30 pm we experienced a moment of deep existential angst. We were celebrating Her Majesty's birthday by taking the country air at Fairview Farm near Camden, accompanied by the Lords and Ladies of Feather and Bone, the Queen Mother, Feral 3 and his mate.
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Dim-witted butcher celebrates Meat Free Week

Dim-witted butcher celebrates Meat Free Week

The more we learn about livestock production and meat, the more we realise the bleeding obvious, which is that animals are just one component of an interconnected, natural system which is only as strong as the health of it’s component parts. 
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The Odd Couple: Feather and Bone & Voiceless

The Odd Couple: Feather and Bone & Voiceless

...our purpose is to provide a clear line of sight between the producer and the consumer and to offer consumers an option to the unsustainable, intensive food production system.
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How much water does it take to grow beef?

How much water does it take to grow beef?

The more we intervene with the efficient optimisation of natural resources that ruminants offer, the more we need to intervene and the more problems we create.
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When the weather bites back

When the weather bites back

The ferals are moaning about the wet, cool weather because it’s been so long since we’ve had rain that they’ve forgotten it’s actually part of the weather spectrum. 
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