From happy, grass fed, free range and locally butchered cattle.
Our wonderful beef is produced from our suckler herd of 120 cows. Using modern breeds such as Limousin and Simmental, we find this provides an excellent combination of meat to fat ratio coupled with an excellent flavour. Our Pedigree Limousin breeding bulls are sourced from one of the leading breeding herds in the country near Melton Mowbray. When bred with one of our lovely Simmental cross cows, we find this provides us with an excellent quality product.
We feed all of our cattle on natural foods, mainly grass and grain from the farm itself. In the Summer months the cattle live outside grazing on the lush green grass we grow here in the Debdale valley. Whilst in the Winter months they are housed eating home produced silage, hay and barley.
The farm prides itself in practising the highest welfare and farming standards. All of the cows are treated with the upmost due care and respect. The cattle’s wellbeing, care and comfort is first and foremost.
When it comes to the slaughter house, we want the shortest possible journey as possible as this can have an impact on the meat’s flavour and tenderness. We use Joseph Morris, a local butcher in South Kilworth, just 10 miles from the farm. From here they are taken to Jason Quittenton butchers shop at Cotesbach, where they are hung for 21 days to allow the carcass to rest, relax and tenderise. Jason then expertly handles the carcass to cut the meat into its cuts and joints, we then pack the cuts with our very own hands.