All beef cuts are classified under standard AUS-MEAT categories.
They are available in grassfed, grainfed, MSA and wagyu and can be portion cut to your specifications.
Holco can supply a range of branded beef loin cuts, non loin cuts, value added and processed products.
Grass fed means that the animal has spent their entire life grazing pastures. This doesn’t mean that they have not been supplementary fed though. Sometimes due to seasonal limitations and requirements, pasture fed cattle are given supplementary feeding on silage and grain.
Grass fed beef when finished on fresh spring pastures has the amazing blend of texture and flavour. Typically Grass fed steak has a slightly tougher texture than Grain Fed although it also has more taste. The different taste you will find when eating a Grass fed steak is due to the flavour of the grass coming through in the beef. This puts truth to the saying “you are what you eat” for cattle production.
For an animal to be classed as Grain Fed it must have been finished in an accredited feedlot for a required number of days. There are a number of different categories starting at a minimum of 60 days (predominately domestic) ranging right through to 300+ days (Wagyu type export markets).
The strength of Grain Fed beef is that it is consistent all year round due to the weather elements being taken out of the situation. Due to the finishing process on grain the eating quality and tenderness is improved. Other meat characteristics like marbling (intramuscular fat) are also increased which leads to more tender cuts. The beef is guaranteed to have good eating qualities and chefs can then incorporate their own flavours to create exactly what they want.
Meat Standards Australia (MSA) is a beef eating quality program designed to take the guesswork out of buying and cooking Australian red meat. MSA involves all sectors of the supply chain from paddock to plate. A wide range of cattle management practices, processing systems, cuts, ageing periods and cooking methods have been researched to determine the impact each has on eating quality.
Wagyu (literally “Japanese cow”) refers to several breeds of cattle, the most desired of which is genetically predisposed to intense marbling. The meat wagyu cattle is known for its quality, and demands a high price. Both fullblood and wagyu-cross cattle are farmed in Australia for domestic and overseas markets.
Australian wagyu cattle are Grain Fed for the last 300–500 days of production. Wagyu beef is graded by marble score from 1 – slightly marbled, through to 9 – heavily marbled.
The Certified Australian Angus Beef ™ production program covers all aspects of the production of a superior, safe, disease free, marbled, beef meal from producer to consumer. The program guarantees that the consumer will consistently enjoy a safe, healthy, tasty, tender, juicy, and delicious beef meal EVERY TIME they order Certified Australian Angus Beef ™.
Certified Australian Angus Beef ™ is a Quality Assured beef product based on Angus genetics, and produced in Australia to exacting specifications.
- Sire Angus, Dam Angus or Black Baldy (Minimum of 75% Angus parentage)
- Grain fed on Cereal Grain for an average of 120 days MSA Graded
- Average Marble Score of AusMeat 2+
- Meat Colour 1B to 3 AusMeat
- Fat Colour 0-2 AusMeat
- Verified for breed using DNA breed profiling provided by Zoetis Australia
- DNA Traceability guaranteed using SureTrak
- All cuts aged for 21 days, excluding the strip loin which is aged for 28 days
You can be assured that Angus Pure is free from growth hormones, antibiotics and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and is a completely 100% pure and natural “as nature intended.”
The secret to providing consistently beautiful tasting beef lies with our Australian Angus farmers and their families who take pride in natural, green pasture grazing making a difference for a sustainable and healthy future for Australia.
Pure Angus is;
- Angus the Premium Breed
- Free from Hormone Growth Promotant’s (HGP’s)
- Free from Antibiotic treatments
- Naturally grazed on Australian quality pastures
- Fully Traceable
- Eating Quality Assured
- Graded for quality by MSA
- Aged for Eating Perfection
- Independently Verified
Angus Pure delivers quality beef that is grown in a natural, wholesome environment; the way beef was meant to be grown.
Riverine Beef is produced from carefully selected prime quality cattle that are raised in the lush, temperate Riverine region of Australia. The cattle that meet the rigorous Riverine standard are Grain Fed for 100 days and graded under the Meat Standards Australia gracing system to ensure the brand delivers on its eating quality promise.
Clare Valley Gold meat is extremely tender and has a wonderful rich taste. The cattle are Grain Fed for 100 days and graded under the Meat Standards Australia gracing system to ensure the brand delivers on its eating quality promise.
Because the cattle are Grain Fed (GMO free) during fattening period, the meat has a very delicate taste. High levels of marbling produce a unique combination of flavour and tenderness. The meat is extremely soft and succulent, which definitely benefits the taste. The animals have enough space to pasture. With absolute control from raising the cattle through processing, packaging and shipment, Clare Valley Gold leaves nothing to a chance.
Raised on rich pastures with nothing else added, Cape Grim Beef is Non-Halal processed, hand-selected and rigorously graded, rewarding you with pure beef flavour – made by nature. You should find it to have a rich and full flavour – reflecting the grass-only diet of the cattle. And as required by Tasmanian law, it is completely free of hormone growth promotants.
Characteristics of Cape Grim Beef include;
- Hormone free
- Antibiotic free
- GMO free
- British breed beef only
- Graded to four & five star MSA tenderness grades
- Naturally marbled for maximum juiciness and flavour
- Humanely & Sustainably grown
1824 Premium Beef is the award winning beef brand from the Australian Agricultural Company (AAco). AAco’s cattlemen and women have been committed to breeding and growing beef cattle in some of Australia’s most remote and pristine outback areas since 1824.
1824 Premium Beef is produced from company-bred cattle raised on natural grasses before being fed quality grains at Goonoo Feedlot in Central Queensland. As an industry leader, AAco has developed a highly sophisticated supply chain where specialised breeding programs and nutritional regimes have been implemented in conjunction with leading Australian geneticists and scientists to produce the highly acclaimed 1824 Premium Beef brand.
Brahma, Angus, Charolais, Senepol and Santa Gertrudis cattle, genetically renowned for their eating quality traits and adaptability, form the basis of 1824 Premium Beef. Cattle are born and raised on the natural grasses and legumes of pristine Australian properties before being finished on quality cereal grains.
The brand promise is a guarantee of tender, flavoursome, MSA graded beef that has been prepared with care and aged to perfection to deliver maximum eating satisfaction. Appreciate the difference.
The John Dee brand of Grain Fed beef is derived from the premium British Breeds of cattle, predominantly Black Angus, Murray Grey, Hereford and their crosses. These cattle are slaughtered at ages depending upon customer requirements, for example;
- 100 day Grain Fed – 24 to 36 Months
- 200 day Grain Fed – 24 to 36 Months
- 300 day Grain Fed – 24 to 36 Months
- YG – up to 30 months
No Antibiotics are used and cattle are constantly checked for health by qualified feedlot staff.
Diamantina Platinum beef is specifically created for chefs that need to rely on consistently high quality texture and flavour.
The cattle are grazed on the open fields for most of their lives before being Grain Fed for a minimum of 100 days with no animal by-products. The grain ration is a customised blend of barley and wheat with selected essential minerals and nutrients. The result is a consistent rich flavour and superior texture in every single cut.
Diamantina Wagyu is sourced from the finest Japanese Wagyu genetics available. F1-F3 Wagyu – marbling up to AA12.
They are grazed naturally for the majority of their lives before moving to carefully prepared rations including Australian wheat and barley. Throughout, our cattle enjoy a natural vegetarian diet, free of any added hormonal growth promotants with no animal by-products.
It is this unique combination of the best breeds, a pristine environment and careful rearing that results in the exceptional marbling, tenderness and flavour sought out by the finest restaurants around the world.
The Veal is a hand selected from milk fed calves farmed on the lush pastures in regions ranging from Northern NSW to southern QLD’s Darling Downs.
Northern Rivers has a stringent purchasing practice to ensure that the livestock purchased is selected only from herds that are range fed in our local area. Over the years we have gained a reputation as quality veal buyers thus requiring our suppliers to continually improve their Breeding and Raising Performance to supply suitable vealers to meat to our markets around the World.
Traditionally, the sweet cuts, these products are offered as whole primals or can be portion controlled. Holco remains the leader in portion-control, with state of the art technology and supply capacity. This means that our customers can trust Holco’s products for consistent appearance, size and weight, every time.
Also know as roasting cuts or braising cuts non loin cuts are versatile and range in quality and grades. These products can be ordered whole or portion controlled.
Utilising the cuts such as topside, chuck, round and brisket – Holco prides itself of the high quality value added products. We can produce various diced, minced and stripped products to suit your specification and requirement.
Holco prides itself on the quality, consistency and variety of its schnitzels and corned products. We have adopted various technologies and mechanised where possible the production process to ensure we produce the same high quality of product, day in day out. Our schnitzels and corned products are made fresh every day and we ensure the premium taste and shelf life. Ask your Business Development Executive or our Customer Service Team about a complete list of manufactured products.