The Lower Barn
Beef & Lamb
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you want to eat yummy beef and/or lamb from a local Dartmoor farmer
who can tell you how the animal was reared and the species and the breed
of cattle used?
If so why not try our meat which has received
many compliments from our customers.
We are Dartmoor farmers who have farmed
this traditional hill farm since 1843. It is one of the ancient tenements
We produce beef from our Galloway cattle which are reared extensively
on grass with minimal feed supplements (hay, silage or cereals) in winter
as necessary. Lamb comes from our flocks of Cheviot or Scotch Blackface
sheep reared in the same extensive fashion as the cattle. Indeed many
of the Scotch Blackface sheep have never been handled until they are sent
for slaughter in the autumn.
We are lucky to have a good independant abbatoir,
Langs, twenty minutes away in Ashburton to which the fattened animals
are delivered. The beef is hung for 16 -20 days, lamb for 5-7 days, then
dressed and bagged. We collect the fresh beef/lamb ready for distribution.
Beef is packaged as individual cuts, in bags and sizes that are family
and freezer friendly. There is a flat rate price per Kg (£7.80 as
at Nov 2012) and the customer takes meat from both ends of the beast (see
below for example order. Fresh beef is generally available monthly with
frozen available for collection from the farm by appointment.
Lamb is sold by the half, jointed and ready to freeze as required by yourself.
The price for lamb depends on the carcass size. This is a more seasonal
offering so please ring if interested.
for typical order breakdown
Don't think you have to take a huge amount of beef - Orders available
from as little as £25
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Our animals live mostly on unimproved , natural grassland.
"Just felt the need to tell you
how deliciously wonderful was the joint of beef from Sherberton that
I served my guests last weekend!"