We go to great lengths creating an exceptional product – bio-farmed, ethically raised,
meticulously processed – our lamb is our pride and joy.
Exporting directly to restaurateurs, chefs and fine
meat purveyors around the globe, we also sell domestically to select clients.
Why do so many enjoy Provenance lamb and demand it above others?
There are lots of reasons. Here are just five of them…
Its delicate flavour stands out from traditionally ‘gamier’ New Zealand fare. A subtle sweetness, complimented with notes of pine nut, speaks of the terroir from which the lamb grows.
This distinctive taste is enhanced through sensational mouth feel. Silky smooth texture and fine marbling deliver wonderfully succulent, tender meat, with a clean finish on the palate.
Nutritional value, omega and pH levels, colour, texture and other indicators of healthy meat are all carefully monitored through randomized, independent testing.
Our lamb is guaranteed GMO, hormone and antibiotic free, and contains no artificial ingredients or colouring.
Additionally, we age our meat by holding it in a controlled, chilled state for 21 days after processing. This is a proven tenderising method. No mechanical or electrical tenderising is used.
Likewise, freezing* is a proven method for safely storing and transporting meat without damaging tissue integrity. Alternatively, in season, we can ship to you fresh while ageing in transit.
The end result is lamb of outstanding quality that chefs can confidently present to discerning diners.
Strict carcass grading and processing protocols ensure remarkable accuracy in weight and size of each cut. Using fine cuts mean reduced waste, reduced prep time and consistent cooking.
Chefs comment on this meat’s lower shrinkage in the pan. Higher meat-to-bone ratios also give added value.
Our lambs live well because they are fed well and cared for at each stage of their life.
Almost all New Zealand sheep are grass fed but it is the nutritional value of the pasture that makes the difference.
It all starts in the soil. Our comprehensive farming protocols ensure the biological life of the soil is replenished. Sustainable land use is helped by natural inputs and careful grazing. Living soil grows nourishing forage. The result is exceptionally healthy animals.
More than feeding our lambs well, we look after them humanely and with respect. Our lambs are especially selected to thrive in their environment. They are raised and cared for on extensive New Zealand farms, freely ranging across hills and paddocks as they graze. When it comes to transporting and processing, every care is taken to make sure our lambs are stress free.
Farming with the natural rhythms of nature like this, makes for a better world – it also makes for superb meat.
Breakthrough technology developed by Oritain New Zealand means the provenance of our lamb can be readily proved.
The unique nutritional value of our land and pasture is passed into our lambs. This is measurable. Using Oritain’s patented ‘farm of origin finger print’, the trace element profile of the land can be found in the lamb to precisely identify the supply farm.
‘Provenance’ is about origins. Like everything else in our supply chain, standing behind this apparently simple idea is a huge attention to detail and a commitment to ensure our clients enjoy only the best.