Our beef farmers
Natasha Mann with her Lincoln Red cattle
We are passionate about good beef. We have several local farms from which we buy our animals, including Simon Robert’s Union Farm, Blythburgh, Simon Winter Darrow Farm, Denton but we have a special relationship with Natasha Mann, whose award-wining herd of Lincoln Reds is fed on the lush pastures and varied meadows that abut the River Alde at Iken. The Lincoln Red is one of our oldest native breeds, and Natasha’s herd of grass-fed pedigree cattle is grown very slowly so that the beef has an amazing deep flavour and real tenderness. Generally, animals from Natasha have lots of marbelling, wonderful creamy fat and a great rich colour. We take her organic heiffers and grass-fed steers.
We also have a very special beef that we have developed with Natasha – Iken Old Cow. This beef comes from animals in the herd that have grazed on grass for between 6 and 12 years. It makes an incredibly flavoursome beef that can’t be bought anywhere else, and is a real treat.
We hang all our beef for between 4 and 8 weeks, but can hang it longer on request.
You can buy any of this beef in one of our Beef Boxes or individually from our online shop, or via phone or email.