Innovative ideas: paddock to plate at Balls Butchers

SURF YOUR TURF: Oysters and beef are both being produced locally and can be purchased at their two retail stores in Kempsey  and at South West Rocks.

SURF YOUR TURF: Oysters and beef are both being produced locally and can be purchased at their two retail stores in Kempsey and at South West Rocks.

Balls Butchery was established in 1951 and currently has two retail shops and a rural fattening property at Clybucca in the beautiful Macleay Valley.

This is where cattle are hand selected by the team to be sold at Balls Butchery.

Since April 2016 the team has been busy shucking fresh oysters from the beautiful Macleay river and is proud to be able to offer this local produce to the Mid North Coast. 

Previously known for their Arakoon Beef - their livestock pasturing on a rural property at Clybucca – the butchers at Balls were the original founders of the ‘paddock to the plate’ ideology, raising the cattle on their fattening property, processing the meat products themselves and bringing them to you fresh for purchase in their retail shops.

They encompass the three tier idea of a business being able to provide you with everything under one roof. Now they have taken it to the next level.

Oysters are now processed at the upgraded South West Rocks facility where they have expanded their business to become a food processing plant. 

Oysters and beef are both being produced locally and can be purchased at their two retail stores, in Kempsey at the Mall and at South West Rocks on Paragon Avenue.

Oysters are available for purchase all year round and are the finest quality Smokey Cape oysters. During the Christmas season, Balls Butchery has their own ham available; the pigs are raised on their rural property and cured by Stokes Butchery in Wauchope. Order yourself a succulent ham this year.

Balls Butchery has won many awards in North Coast and NSW Butchery competitions.

With their oyster processing facility, they are the first butcher in Australia to offer this level of service, bringing you surf and turf from one location. 

This is exciting for customers and an innovative move for the future of the business.

The new “surf’ side has really taken off and they expect the demand to continue to grow into the future.

The future of Balls Butchery is all about growth and customer satisfaction for a long time to come.

As featured in Rural Life magazine