The Chianina (Italian pronunciation: [kjaˈniːna]) is an Italian breed of cattle, formerly principally a draught breed, now raised mainly for beef. It is the largest and one of the oldest cattle breeds in the world. The famous bistecca alla fiorentina is produced from its meat.
In Italy, it is sold by name at premium prices by approved butchers, the sales receipt detailing the breed, birth and slaughter dates, identification number, and other data of the animal to guarantee its origin
Cicada established their harvesting business in 1998 and have the most experience in Australia when it comes to machine harvesting olive trees.
For complete carcass or wholesale enquiries, please contact us.
On our farm we grow the steers out until 16–18 months, or their ideal slaughter weight of 650–700 kg. The meat is renowned for its quality and nutritional values, and is highly sought after by some of Australia's premium restaurants.
Cicada currently has three Pellenc Harvesters available with two collection systems and usually run two teams throughout April to August so we can assist as many growers as possible with their harvesting requirements.
To help make your harvest an easy experience we can also arrange the transportation of harvested fruit for processing. Once the fruit has been processed, we can help arrange storage and packaging of olive oil as well if required.
Commencing from 2016 we will only be offering this service to a select group of clients. Please contact us to find out more.
Cicada runs a small flock of Wiltipoll to help with cross grazing, paddock maintenance and to mix up the meals a bit!
The meat is very lean and tasty and is perfect for a wide variety of dishes - from the BBQ to a curry.
If you're after some live ones to help keep your paddocks under control, we have those to sell too!
For complete carcass, wholesale or livestock enquiries, please contact us.