Beef farm opens doors to public

Joelene Bergsma with one of the bulls from the Beef Natural farm.
Joelene Bergsma with one of the bulls from the Beef Natural farm.

THE gates of Mardella�s Beef Natural farm will be open to the public on May 16 for the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Festival.

Owner Gerald Bergsma will talk to the public about how he produces high quality beef on 200 acres and he will also demonstrate 30 years of cattle handling skills with a �bull whispering� session.

Mr Bergsma started the Amaroo Blonde stud in 1995 after he discovered the popular French beef cattle breed blonde d�aquitaine, which are known for their docile temperament and high beef yield.

He became a recognised breeder, with his award-|winning cattle taking out major prizes at the Perth Royal Show and topping bull sales for several years.

After 20 years of breeding stud cattle, he changed direction and started suppling high quality lean beef directly to the public.

“There is a growing trend among food consumers to source local, farm direct, quality produce and this is assisting our business to grow,” he said.

�Many people today want to know where their food is grown and the consistent supply of quality is the key to repeat clientele.�

Beef Natural products will be available for taste testing at the Food and Farm Festival.

Consumers can also order their beef online via the Beef Natural web site.

The bull whispering session will focus on how cattle think and behave, with Mr Bergsma demonstrating how to read their body language.