Who is Behind Saltbush Lamb?
Ben Sippel, Manager
Andrew Sippel, Founder
The Saltbush Nursery at Narromine
I'm Ben Sippel and I really look forward to having you taste our fantastic Drover's Choice Saltbush Lamb. The greatest tasting lamb in the world! For me there's nothing better than sharing great food with friends and family. So I am glad to be providing this fantastic product which brings about an eating experience to last a life time.
I've grown up in Narromine in Central Western New South Wales, about 5 hours West of Sydney in a world surrounded by Oldman Saltbush, a plant which has drought proofed our farm since it was planted in 1994.
As well as growing up on a farm, I've become a Kindergarten teacher, travelled a lot and have had many different life experiences. In my time I have seen this plant survive some of the worst drought conditions of the last 50 years in our area. This has shown me the power this native shrub has to keep farms going and keep stock alive in such harsh conditions. Not only do the stock survive drought, they thrive on this native protein rich fodder food and develop a natural flavour which gives the most amazing taste to the meat we now produce.
For the future, I now hope to share with as many of you as I can, the story of what we know out here at Narromine. Having travelled around a bit through Australia and the world, enjoying some of the greatest foods, it’s a fantastic feeling to know that what we make right here in our own backyard is simply the best there is. I hope you enjoy tasting our great Drover’s Choice Saltbush Lamb and share our story, to continue building our family company which we are very proud of!
To find out more of our story, please continue to read on through our site for more on Oldman Saltbush and the fantastic food we produce using this wonderful Australian native plant.