All our beef is Shorthorn, born and bred on our farm near Milburn. This traditional British Breed of beef cattle has excellent flavour and succulence, the breed originated in the North East so thrives well in our climate in Cumbria. If you would like to learn more about Shorthorn Beef click here to visit the Shorthorn society website.
Our beef is predominately grass fed and the meat produced has excellent marbling to give outstanding flavour. Our beef is hung for at least 21 days to help to mature the flavour and texture of the meat.
We vary the breeds of lamb we use between Suffolk, Swaledale and Herdwick. They are all traditional British breeds of lamb and all come from our farm.
From January to June we use Swaledale. This breed of Sheep is especially hardy and lives very well on the upland areas of our farm. They originate from the Yorkshire dales so thrive well in Cumbria too. The meat is very flavoursome. Click here to learn more about the Swaledale Sheep
From June to December we us Suffolk lamb. This breed of sheep originated further south and thrives better in the lower pastures of the farm. They are a large breed of sheep and give an excellent eye piece on loins and chops. They are renowned for their succulent meat. Click here for more information about the Suffolk breed of sheep.
We also have during Easter, Herdwick lamb. This lamb is traditionally from the Lake District so thrives well on our farm, they are extremely hardy and give a wonderful flavour of meat. Click here for more information on Herdwicks.
Our pork suppliers are all local, small scale farmers, typically having 3 or 4 sows and 1 boar. They also use Traditional British breeds of pig, such as Tamworth and Saddleback. They are mainly outdoor reared, coming in only when the weather is bad.