Beef + lamb box

This 100% grass fed beef and lamb box gives you plenty of nutrition to keep you strong in these uncertain times. Plus, the taste is unbeatable.

This meat box contains:

  • rump steak (beef)
  • stewing cubes (beef)
  • beef mince
  • brisket joint (beef)
  • lamb steaks
  • lamb mince

If you would like to change any of these, let us know in the Instruction box at the checkout – swap anything from above for any of these:

  • feather-blade steak (beef)
  • short rib of beef joint
  • mince beef
  • shoulder/leg of lamb joint

Price table:

1 person£47
2 people£85
3 people£128
4 people£170

FREE DELIVERY zone

is Milton Keynes and surrounding areas, plus Towcester, Potterspury and Yardley Gobion.

every Thursday and Saturday

£47.00£170.00

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Intake of new monthly customers from 30th June

OUR GUARANTEE

If you are not fully satisfied with the taste of our meat, we will refund you in full.

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Our 100% grass fed herd of English Shorthorn beef cattle

Our meat is clean and beyond organic

Our meat is not all labelled organic but it conforms to all the standards and goes well beyond them.

All our cattle and sheep are fed only grass. Grass that is never fertilized or sprayed with herbicides. Even an organic system does not require 100% grass fed system. The beef you get in the shop has been fed a mountain of grain which has been grown with pesticides and fertrilizers.

Our beef and lamb are good for the planet

The herd of grazing animals stimulates grassland to pump CO2 from the air into the soil. Yes, I mean CO2, the greenhouse gas that causes global warming. They do this by intensive grazing for 1 day only and allowing land to recover. After being grazed and re-growing, grassland pumps CO2 into the soil and stores it there as soil carbon while growing taller each time.

One person emits 10 tonnes of CO2 every year. This nearly equals what one of our cows takes from the air and stores in the soil (9.6 tonnes CO2) every year. This is a net CO2 after we have taken away corresponding methane emissions of our herd.

Our cattle and sheep management mimics nature and allows grassland to store CO2 in the soil

The amount of feed and fertilizers per 1 beef animal

As a calf, it is fed 100 kg of feed in a creep feeder:
60 kg barley
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

growing steer (for 100 days) ratio:
350 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed

finishing steer (for 80 days)
600 kg barley

TOTAL feed per steer:
1010 kg barley
30 kg rapeseed
14 kg soya
23.5 kg sugar beet

Source: AHDB

Pesticide figure based on yearly application of pesticides on barley in 2018 (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):

spring and winter barley were mixed in equal ratio for simplicity.
Pesticides in spring barley:
157.5 g
Pesticides in winter barley:
307.5 g

TOTAL 465 g of pesticides = to litres it is about 465 ml of pesticides per year.

Source: Pesticides usage survey 284 for arable crops in the United Kingdom 2018 (National Statistics)

Fertilizer figure (based on application to 0.17 ha that would produce 1 tonne of barley):
nitrogen: 24.14 kg
phosphate: 4.59 kg
potash: 5.95 kg
sulfur: 5.95 kg


TOTAL 40.63 kg of fertilizers

Source: British survey of fertilizer practice for 2018 (DEFRA)

How our cattle are carbon negative

At a sequestering rate of 2.5 t C/ha/year​2​, our herd of 150 cattle can sequester whopping 1,404 t CO2 from the air in the soil. That is equivalent to lifestyle emissions of 140 people.

You can follow my calculations for more details:

  • 150 cattle running on 550 acres. 550 acres = 222 ha
  • Rate of sequestering is 2.5 t of C per ha​ (1)​, so that is 2.5 x 222 = 555 t C. To put this amount of carbon into an equivalent amount of CO2, we have to multiply by -3.666 (IPCC)
    555 x -3.666 = -2,034.63 t CO2 sequestered
  • The methane emissions of cattle in CO2 equivalent terms are 12.14 kg CO2/kg of beef (2)​. Our cow deadweight is about 350 kg. So 12.14 x 350 = 4.2 t CO2 per cow. We have 150 cattle, so that is 4.2 x 150 = +630 t CO2.
  • When we take away cattle’s emissions from our sequestering rate, we conclude 2,034.63 – 630 = -1,404.63 t CO2/year

This means that a beef cow from such herd sequesters -9.3 t CO2 every year. This is nearly equivalent to yearly emissions of your lifestyle (+10 t CO2/year).

 

References:

(1)
Teague WR. FORAGES AND PASTURES SYMPOSIUM: COVER CROPS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION: WHOLE-SYSTEM APPROACH: Managing grazing to restore soil health and farm livelihoods1. Journal of Animal Science. February 2018:1519-1530. doi:10.1093/jas/skx060
(2)
Audsley E. An assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK food system and the scope for reduction by 2050: how low can we go. Godalming, UK: WWF UK and Food Climate Research Network. 2010.