All our meat is reared on the croft in Strathnairn with the main produce being beef. Our Shetland herd are grass and hay fed with occasional treats from a bucket to ensure good handling and minimise stress.
Shetland cattle are a rare, native breed that are slower growing than some other breeds but they are lighter under foot and are good at making use of our land that would have minimal use otherwise. We usually send them off around the 30 month mark which can take patience but well worth the wait for the flavour.
As they are from our fields to your fork, feel free to ask any questions about our livestock, the meat itself, or if you would like any inspiration for cooking, it’s a great conversation topic.
We are a member of the Quality Meat Scotland Assurance Scheme (https://www.qmscotland.co.uk/cattle-sheep-standards) to ensure high welfare standards for our livestock and which gives our customers quality meat on their table. We are also an official Scottish Crofting Producer (https://www.crofting.org/scpbrand)
Rib roast (£23/kg) Sold out
Topside (£18/kg) Various sizes available between 0.896 (£16.13) to 1.784kg (£32.11)
Brisket (£13/kg) Sold out
Steaks are two per pack. Although there is cost difference between the cuts; the cut sizing for the steaks (fillet steaks average 250g, sirloin 350g, and rump 550g) mean that they are usually about £9-12 for a pack). The steaks are all individually priced per pack.
Fillet tails (25/kg) Sold out
Diced £12/kg (approx 500g packets)
Beef kebab £14/kg (approx 400g size bags). These have been cut specifically for the BBQ/chargrill cooking in mind, so hence the pack sizes are slightly smaller than diced but filled with meat that is perfect for fast cooking.
Burgers £8/pack of four (these burgers are more akin to the 8oz size)
Mince £5.50/pack , approx 1lb per pack
Sausages £5/pack (average 400-430g per bag, approx 9 per bag)
Gluten Free Sausages, usually 8 per pack (£6) (only three remaining, these are from the previous steer).
NB., This meat has come from one of our older beasts. Flavour and texture is pretty much the same asour steers (we often check several cuts to ensure the quality is what we expect). The only difference that you may see is that the fat has a little bit more colour. It was butchered at Cairngorm Butchers in Grantown. All roasts, diced and kekab packets are vacumm packed. Mince, sausages, and burgers are not.
The next steer is planned for going away in September just before he hits the 30 month mark. He has been booked into Macbeth’s butchers in Forres.
Coming Autumn 2020!
We currently have three Tamworth’s out in the field (aka Harry, Theo, and Alan). They will stay with us until the autumn (our winters can be harsh); digging up bits of ground and being given access to fresh forage regularly as they root (to ensure the soil isn’t damaged and they get a range of nutrients). So this is no ‘fast food’ order, but has a whole lot more flavour than most supermarket pork.
Hogget (18 -24 month old sheep)
We currently have no hogget available.
End of season sale £2/jar (new season, £4/jar)
Onion Marmalade (great on cheese but can also be added to make sweet onion gravy for a roast)
Crofter’s Chutney Coming soon!!
Crofter’s Relish (perfect with the beef burgers on a roll).
If interested and would like to purchase any meat please get in touch via the contact page, Facebook or mobile.
If you would like any recommendations or ideas, feel free to drop me a line. I am no expert but having dealt with all the different cuts there are a few tips I wish I had known!
Payment can be cash or bank transfer. If making a bank transfer please make payable to:
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Account No. 10036820