Oganic growth: business is beefing up

BUSINESS is booming in the Burnett for one grass-fed beef distributor.

Bronel Natural Foods, started by Simone and Brett Greer two months ago, have already expanded to the point they need a permanent butcher shop.

After originally breeding cattle for meat for themselves, they soon realised there was a demand for their product.

"We went to the farmers markets and did that well, that the butcher who was processing our meat for us asked if we would like to buy him out," she said.

"My son suffers from allergic reactions from preservatives, so we started with a herd that would be nice and tender meat and decided only to grass feed our cattle and stick to as many organic principals as we can.

"We thought if we like this, other people out there might be the same, and it's now really taken off.

"The feedback from our clients has been fantastic."

Based on the outskirts of Murgon, the Greers run their Ausline cattle on 450 acres.

This week they opened their new butcher shop at 76 Macalister St in Murgon.

"Our focus will be on grass-fed beef and lamb, free range pork and chooks. We will also stock fresh seafood every Friday and Saturday," Simone said.

She said they would also use other regional suppliers to stock meat other than their beef, and would also make deliveries to areas outside of the region.

For more information on Bronel Natural Foods, visit http://www.bronel.com.au.