Arcadia Saltbush Lamb, Narrandera
Arcadia Saltbush Lamb is a high-quality lamb product that has unique full flavoured characteristics, described by many as ‘tasting lamb for the first time’.
‘Arcadia’ is an 1,800 hectare property south-east of Narrandera developed by the Strong family over five generations. The Strongs run a self-replacing flock of plain bodied SRS merino ewes that produce year-round lambs for a local butchery and two shearings a year of fine and super-fine merino wool. In the early 1990s, the family embarked on a project to drought-proof their farm and move their system from a prominently cropping operation to a low-cost grazing one. This involved planting and re-establishing native grasses and shrubs including Old Man Saltbush.
The early adoption strategy has now seen the return of many small native bird species and extensive shelter and perennial forage for stock. Saltbush is rich in nutrients and minerals leading to tender, juicy, subtle flavoured lamb that has an enthusiastic following among consumers and restaurant chefs.
Check out the Autumn 2016 edition of the Inside the Riverina magazine here.