This salami is the first of a line of small goods that Fair Game hope to produce. It is a clean, fresh and mildly seasoned salami with the venison in the forefront.
Ingredients: Wild Australian Venison, Free Range Pork, Sea Salt, Spices, Red Wine, Garlic, Dextrose, Vitamin C, Sodium Nitrate (250), Starter Culture.
Sourced from Fair Game in collaboration with Sovereign Foods.
Culling of deer in Australia occurs in huge numbers, as deer cause financial stress to farmers, destroy native habitats and are increasingly a public safety concern causing traffic accidents. Unfortunately, the majority of animals culled are left on the ground to waste.
Fair Game exists as an alternative to this type of culling, ensuring that the high-quality protein is harvested with human consumption approvals and the hides are turned into beautiful throws. This product is highly ethical as these animals are targeted regardless; it is a supportive product, seeking to help farmers in strife; and it is a sustainable product, that reduces the environmental impact caused by deer herds. To top it off, wild venison has no added hormones or antibiotics, is high in nutritional value due to their widely varied diet, does not require land clearing or spraying, benefits from a high quality free ranging life, doesn’t require feeding or live transport and the dispatch is instant and stress free.
Recently, Fair Game Wild Venison was selected as a Gold Medalist in the Delicious Produce Awards. Produce nominated for this award was evaluated for flavour, sustainable production & ethical business. Fair Game is very proud to do so well especially given this judging criteria.
Wild deer are free to roam and graze with no chemical inputs and no restrictions on diet or movement.
Our harvesters are trained in the ethical shot, meaning the animals we harvest experience no stress in dispatch. Wild venison requires no live-transport, no mustering into yards, and no abattoir.
Wild deer are pest animals in Australia, and are routinely culled and left in the field to go to waste. Every animal we harvest reduces this waste, and we work to use as much of the animal as we’re legally allowed to acquire.
Our field harvesters work with landholders to control deer numbers on their properties, reducing grazing competition with livestock and crop damage in horticultural enterprises.
By eating wild venison you’re protecting our vulnerable and unique natural assets. Deer have a massive impact on the bush, and removing this introduced species from the natural environment leaves room for our native species to thrive.
Where do we start – wild venison has almost no saturated fat, is high in protein, B vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B-12 which aid brain and nervous system function, help turn food into energy and keep your skin and hair healthy. It is high in zinc (for your immune system), iron (for forming red blood cells) and phosphorus (for kidney function and creating strong bones). Not to mention, it tastes bloody good too.