Our Livestock

We care deeply about our livestock and observe the highest possible standards of welfare throughout their life. Many of them are rare or heritage breeds and have their own special appeal and characteristics. They also provide the high quality meat that our customers find preferable to the mass-market products on supermarket shelves.

Cattle

  • Highland

    Highland cattle, sometimes called Scottish Highland, are an attractive looking breed with distinctive long hair and horns, and they are generally smaller than the familiar Angus. The beef that comes from Highland cattle cooks well and has excellent flavour and tenderness.

Highland Cattle with Calf
  • Traditional Hereford (Official rare breed *)

    Much shorter legged than the modern Hereford, Traditional Herefords, with their familiar reddish brown colouring and white faces, are well known for their ability to convert grass into top quality meat, which is a particular favourite with our customers producing the roast beef or Old England.

    *The traditional or original population Hereford became rare as many Herford breeders moved to the taller modern Hereford but we like to stick to the original breed that is now classed separately to the modern Hereford.
Herefords at UEA

Pigs
 

We have teamed up with John Lawence to produce our Saddleback Pork. Following an ad hoc arrangement with John we now have a more formal agreement. John has worked with pigs for much of his life and, now semi-retired, he could not see life without a few pigs on the farm. So he keeps some saddleback sows and produces quality rare breed pork for us.

We decided to make this arrangement with John as our cattle numbers have grown and we needed to simplify our operation and unfortunately stop keeping pigs. However, we are confident that we still offer high quality rare breed Pork that is farmed in a sympathetic way with animal welfare being of a high standard.

We also provide Dingley Dell free range Pork as this has been requested by some customers