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Spatchcock is now RSPCA approved

Spatchcock is now RSPCA approved

Over the recent twelve months Game Farm have been working with its Farmers and the RSPCA to obtain certification as an Approved Licensee under the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme. Game Farm’s ongoing commitment to animal welfare provides its consumers the choice and peace-of-mind that when purchasing Game Farm Spatchcock they are purchasing a higher welfare product.

The benefits of the meat chickens from an approved farm:
> Good lighting to encourage foraging and activity;
> Period of full darkness to allow proper rest;
> Stronger muscles and bones from more movement;
> Perches and environmental enrichment;
> Dry and friable litter for foraging and dust bathing.

About the RSPCA Appoved Farming Scheme
RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme works with producers Australia wide to improve the lives of Australia’s farm animals and provide guidance and a trustworthy choice to consumers wanting to purchase products from higher welfare production systems.

The Approved Farming Scheme is a not-for-profit program that works on three levels, by
establishing animal welfare standards that go beyond regulatory requirements and that are commercially viable;
Enabling differentiation and marketing of products from RSPCA Approved farms; and
offering consumers who buy chicken, pork, turkey and eggs a higher welfare alternative.
Since the scheme was launched in 1996, the lives of more than 95.2 million farm animals have been improved via the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme.

Currently the RSPCA works with 20 different producers (who between them own or contract almost 200 separate farms), resulting in 15 brands selling more than 180 RSPCA Approved lines in almost 2,000 stores nationally.

How the Scheme works
Producers (including individuals or companies) that aspire to improve animal welfare on their farms, or wish to have their efforts to improve animal welfare recognised, can apply to join the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme and implement the RSPCA’s standards.

These standards, which have been developed through a rigorous process that includes consultation with farmers themselves, are publicly available at

The assessment process
As part of a typical on-site assessment, the RSPCA Assessor will observe all areas where animals are kept as part of the RSPCA Approved Farming Scheme and verify compliance with the species-specific animal welfare standards. They also meet with farm managers and check farm records. Once the visit is complete, the Assessor will submit their compliance report to RSPCA Australia where it will be reviewed. The producer is then advised of the outcomes of the assessment including any corrective actions required.

The Approved Farming Scheme works with small, medium and large-scale producers.

Source: RSPCA Impact Report 2013 Approved Farming Scheme

Eva’s hard boiled Quail Egg Curry

Eva’s hard boiled Quail Egg Curry

Ever wonder what types of recipes the Game Farmers cook at home for their family? Well here is one by the lovely Eva in our accounts team, for all to enjoy!

The Gourmet Team would love to see what you create for family and friend using Game Farm products. If you would like to feature your recipe on our website please send through to

Hard boiled Quail egg curry

Serves 4-6

100ml olive oil
3 large brown onions halved and sliced
5 cloves garlic chopped
100 gms fresh ginger cut into matchsticks
2 tsp mustard seeds
2 large red chillies chopped (optional)
2 tsp tumeric
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp five spice powder
2 tbspn sugar
1 400gm can chopped tomatoes
1 cup chicken stock
150 gm chopped kale (or you could use baby spinach)
1 cup plain yoghurt
2 packets game farm quail eggs, hard boiled
1 bunch coriander
steamed rice

Heat oil in heavy based saucepan over medium heat. Add onions garlic and ginger and cook for 5 minutes.
Add mustard seeds and a large pinch of salt, and stir. Then add all the spices and sugar (and chilli if using) and cook for one minute.
Add tomatoes andstock, stir and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.

Add spinach and yoghurt and cook for further 10 minutes.

Add eggs, check seasoning.
Stir through coriander leaves and serve with steamed rice and dollop of extra yoghurt or sour cream

Get your Game @ Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market

Get your Game @ Castle Hill Farmers & Fine Food Market

Up for an early start at Castle Hill Farmers Market this Saturday?

Come  and experience the superb produce direct from local farmers located throughout the Hawkesbury region.  Freshly ground coffee, french pastries, an abundance of freshly grown fruit and vegetables, lovely artisan breads and so much more, and be sure to pop by our stand as we have a special treat for all to enjoy and great deals to stock up on for these chilly winter nights.

Game Farm will be regulars at the markets on the 4th Saturday of every month. Hope to see you all there.

Market times are 8am – 12 noon.

For information on market dates, click through to Hawkesbury Harvest





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