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Our Founder

The founder – no office jockey: - As founder of Australian Certified Humane, Alisdair Robertson has covered some ground, and the concept of ACH has developed over several decades, drawing on a range of experiences dating right back to when he was a boy. 

Some of Alisdair’s earliest memories involved his father trapping wild goats at Arkaroola (now a private-wildlife reserve) in remote South Australia in the late 1960s. On his Mother’s side his family’s association with farming animals commercially dates back to 1906 with his Great Grandfather establishing a dairy in the Corop district of North Western Victoria, where there are still cousin’s involved in dairying to this day.

Alisdair’s father managed sheep and cattle properties across all the mainland states and territories in Australia except WA and the ACT. After finishing school, Alisdair did his apprenticeship as a butcher, in the process spending years operating a slaughterhouse and piggery.

Alisdair owned and operated regional butcher shops before owning shops in inner-city Brisbane, a fine-dining restaurant in the Brisbane CBD, then went on to manage a major cattle property on Cape York Peninsula (Strathburn Station).

 

Alisdair has been directly involved in many areas of animal raising, handling, transportation, meat processing, wholesaling and retailing. As a retailer, he discovered the challenges involved in securing a consistent supply of good product from wholesalers, products that have the sort of brand integrity that - as a human and as a businessperson - you would be comfortable standing behind. As a proud father to two, he has also discovered the imperative of being able to source a product that is as unadulterated and wholesome as that which he knew as a boy.

 

From all of this, and half a century of passion for grass fed meat, the Australian Certified Humane story was borne.

Our Business

What Sets Us Apart

The Australian Certified Humane group (ACH) operates a ‘farmgate plus cost’ model built on the premise of keeping things simple and transparent, because trust is the foundation of any great relationship. Whether you are a Melbourne based burger group, international Supermarket chain or a butcher shop in Byron Bay, Australian Certified Humane can supply a range of Australia’s sought after grass fed protein for your requirements.

Australian Certified Humane has a network of certified producers who finish grass fed Beef, Lamb and Goat. We are also supported by an expert team who can facilitate the management of the entire supply chain. Including:

  • Purchase and freighting of animals from these farms to approved processing facilities

  • Attend to processing specifications (sides of beef, natural fall, primal carton product, refrigerated containers, palletised cartons, bulk bins)

  • Attend to any value adding requirements (burgers, lasagna, hotdogs, pies, shelf ready vacuum skin packaged)

  • Arrange delivery to your domestic or international address (road, air, and sea transport)

  • All done on a straight ‘purchase plus cost’ platform so there is full transparency.

 

These certified ACH producers are located on the Eastern seaboard of Australia, spread from the fertile climbs of Victoria’s Snowy Country to the tropical grass lands of Queensland’s far north. This geographic diversity allows us to source a premium grass fed product all year round, regardless of seasonality.

We value and respect the direct relationships we have developed over the years with producers, freighters, and processors, and are happy to facilitate these relationships for your benefit. We share our knowledge openly and believe that relationships built on trust and transparency is best for everyone.

Grindells Hut, Arkaroola SA, Late 1960's

Our Founder

The founder – no office jockey: - As founder of Australian Certified Humane, Alisdair Robertson has covered some ground, and the concept of ACH has developed over several decades, drawing on a range of experiences dating right back to when he was a boy. 

Some of Alisdair’s earliest memories involved his father trapping wild goats at Arkaroola (now a private-wildlife reserve) in remote South Australia in the late 1960s. On his Mother’s side his family’s association with farming animals commercially dates back to 1906 with his Great Grandfather establishing a dairy in the Corop district of North Western Victoria, where there are still cousin’s involved in dairying to this day.

Alisdair’s father managed sheep and cattle properties across all the mainland states and territories in Australia except WA and the ACT. After finishing school, Alisdair did his apprenticeship as a butcher, in the process spending years operating a slaughterhouse and piggery.

Grindells Hut, Arkaroola SA , late 1960's

Alisdair owned and operated regional butcher shops before owning shops in inner-city Brisbane, a fine-dining restaurant in the Brisbane CBD, then went on to manage a major cattle property on Cape York Peninsula (Strathburn Station).

 

Alisdair has been directly involved in many areas of animal raising, handling, transportation, meat processing, wholesaling and retailing. As a retailer, he discovered the challenges involved in securing a consistent supply of good product from wholesalers, products that have the sort of brand integrity that - as a human and as a businessperson - you would be comfortable standing behind. As a proud father to two, he has also discovered the imperative of being able to source a product that is as unadulterated and wholesome as that which he knew as a boy.

 

From all of this, and half a century of passion for grass fed meat, the Australian Certified Humane story was borne.

Central Qld, July 2017

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