Grass Fed Beef Boxes
We keep a small herd of pedigree Shetland Cattle at Argae Cottage.
Shetland Cattle are a native British breed, originally kept on the small crofts on the Shetland islands, providing milk for the family as well as rearing a calf each year for meat. They are small and hardy, developed to withstand the windswept conditions and poor grazing found on the islands. As with many traditional breeds, their numbers declined as farming methods became more intensive.
Shetlands remain a very useful dual purpose breed, well suited to a smallholding.
They have seen a recent increase in popularity amongst smallholders, but remain a rare breed, classified as 'at risk' by the Rare Breed Survival Trust.
Our cattle are reared entirely on grass (and silage - conserved grass - in the winter months) Grass fed beef is considered to have health benefits, including higher levels of beneficial omega 3 oils, and antioxidents.
The beef from our Shetland herd is truly fantastic! It has superb taste and texture.
The fine marbling of fat allows the meat to remain tender during cooking.
All of our beef is hung for 21 days before butchery - this allows the meat to tenderise and develop its full flavour.
Until our herd of Shetlands has grown, we will also have a few hereford cross cattle (born on a nearby farm and reared here from just a few days old)
Grass Fed Beef Box Contents
A lovely selection of cuts, to provide lots of delicious meals.
Minimum weight 14kg
2 topside joints (each approx 1.5kg)
1 slow roast or rib joint (1.5-2kg)
1 rolled brisket (approx 1.5kg)
diced beef in 600g packs
mince in 500-600g packs
cooking times & recipe leaflet included
All joints are boned & rolled. Everything is individually vacuum packed and labelled, suitable for freezing. Contents may vary slightly - if there is something you particularly want (or don't want!) in your box, just let us know when ordering.
What our customers say.....
"Just wanted to let you know we had 2 x sirloin steaks on Saturday & they were divine. Looking forward to trying the rest, we shall definitely be back for more beef. Thank you"