This week is British Beef Week, which runs from 23rd – 30th April. Here at the farm, we are proud to produce our own pedigree Hereford beef that is of high quality and boasts superior flavour.
In the wake of Coronavirus, many of us are re-evaluating how we live our lives and what is really important to us. What could be more important than the environment in which we live and the importance of good quality, traceable food produced in a sustainable way.
Our pedigree Hereford Cattle are grass-fed. This grass-based diet makes our cattle slightly slower growing but gives a very tender meat with a superior flavour. Our livestock produce muck which is then used as a natural fertiliser, reducing our reliance on artificial fertiliser. Rearing our livestock in this sustainable and free range way helps the environment by promoting good soil condition which leads to increased levels of biodiversity. Our grassland also acts a vital source of carbon storage.
Our cattle are raised on the farm which produces great quality beef that you can buy fresh from our butchery counter. Our ‘farm to fork’ method of producing beef gives you confidence in what you buy as we are in full control of production and can make sure that our herd is raised sustainably right here in Essington. This also means that we are well stocked and less likely to run out of produce as we control the supply chain.
Selling our home-produced meat on our butchery counter also eliminates excessive food miles that you find when buying meat from abroad. Importing food produces a great deal of carbon pollution through transport so buying local produce is always best for the environment. You are also safe in the knowledge that your food has been produced to the highest standards and butchered with care on our own premises. In addition to lower food miles, local produce is always fresher and tastier as it has only travelled a short distance.
The meat we sell at Essington Farm is free from artificial additives and preservatives, and our customers are guaranteed the best quality meat as they are buying fresh directly from the producer. Make sure you treat yourself and your family to some of our top quality beef and join us in celebrating British Beef Week.