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Great British Beef Week

Our posts celebrating 🐂 Great British Beef Week 🐂 this week have been telling you our reasons why Lovaton Beef is so fantastic. But sometimes it’s not us you want to hear it from, it’s the most important people in what we do; our customers! So here are some of our favourite testimonials and if you have your own to add we would LOVE to hear from you below:

💬“Wow, a stunning and truly incredible piece of meat with no compromise on flavour, a great cross of breeds, simply the best piece of beef I have eaten in a long time.”
~ Tim Maddams, River Cottage

💬 “Lovaton Farm meat is in a class by itself. The attention paid to producing beef, pork and lamb is remarkable. It’s a pleasure to purchase from people who obviously care so much about their sustainable produce. Lovaton Farm is a treasure.”
~ Jason, London.

💬 “This smells amazing! Great British beef, that is amazing to be fair, delicious. No wonder Lovaton Farm has won so many awards.”
~ Ryan Tubridy & Nigel Barden, BBC Radio 2 Drivetime


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Great British Beef Week

We are celebrating 🐂Great British Beef Week 🐂 with the what makes Lovaton beef so wonderful. Today we thought we’d let you know about the awards our beef has won:

‘Taste of the West’ Awards:
🏆 Champion Product 2012
🏆 Best of Meat & Poultry 2012
🏆 7 Gold Awards
🏆 10 Silver Awards
🏆 3 Bronze/HC Awards

‘Great Taste’ Awards:
🏆 4 x 2⭐️ Awards
🏆 5 x 1⭐️Awards

‘Food Drink Devon’ Awards:
🏆 2 Golds

⭐️ ‘Good Housekeeping Magazine’ – Best Small Meat Producer 2014 ⭐️

⭐️ Featured on Radio 2 ‘Drivetime’ Show with Nigel Barden ⭐️

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Great British Beef Week

If you caught our post yesterday, you will know that we are celebrating 🐂Great British Beef Week 🐂 with the reasons why Lovaton Farm beef is so good.

Today we discuss the breeding.

🐮The Dexter, originated from Ireland and is the smallest native British breed and has a distinctive texture and flavour.
We cross these with a Red Ruby Devon ,which cannot be beaten for marbling and tenderness.

Together these breeds make a winning combination(more about our awards tomorrow…)

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Great British Beef Week

This week is 🐂 Great British Beef Week🐂 and we thought we’d celebrate each day with a reason why our beef is soooooo good.

Lovaton Farms, home-bred, grass fed Dexter cross Devon cattle, graze throughout the seasons, on Culm Grassland, which is in the ‘Higher Level Stewardship Scheme, designed to conserve and promote wildlife, as well as grazing clover leys. In the winter the cattle are supplemented with home-grown feeds, allowing them to be reared, slowly to maturity in a stress-free traditional manner.

Have you tried our beef? If so, we’d love to hear why you love it.

🎉Happy British Beef Week🎉

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Hogget back on the menu

Our lambs are now a year old so have matured into ‘hoggets’.

Last year we entered shoulder of hogget into three awards and it won;

‘3 star’ at the’ Great Taste’ Awards

‘ Gold’ at ‘Taste of the West’

‘Gold’ at ‘Food Drink Devon’

Judges comments from Great Taste Awards :

” This looks stunning- the meat is falling off the bones. It is moist and succulent and melts in the mouth. You can almost taste the grass it fed on. This is meat of the finest quality. Superb.”

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Happy New Year

Wishing all our customers a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

What a busy month December was! as well as our Christmas orders we also had a new shed going up, much to the delight of the last few cows waiting to come in. A week before Christmas they came in, now we have space for cows, sheep straw ,hay the lot. No more juggling things around.

Christmas and the festivities may be over but winter certainly is not. Why not take the opportunity to fill your freezer with stocks of braising steak, mince, shoulder of pork/lamb all those cuts of meat which can be placed in a slow cooker/AGA ,so you have a lovely hearty warm meal to come back to after a busy day at work or a day out in the cold.

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Christmas orders being taken

We have plenty on offer to make your Christmas a very special day and to provide your loved ones with high quality ,traditionally reared meat, that won’t disappoint.

We supply Ribs of Beef from our Dexter x Devon’s, Gammon from our Gloucester Old Spot pigs, large or small beef joints, legs or shoulders of pork with ‘proper crackling’, as well as chipolatas and back or streaky bacon.

Whatever your requirements, please just send an email to discuss or call 01647 231649/07895 097328


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What a year for awards!


What a year we have had with our products at these awards:

We entered three products into each of the following awards:

The Great Taste Awards, Taste of the West Awards and Food Drink Devon Awards.

These range from National/International to the fantastic local produce which Devon provides.

Great Taste 3* – Shoulder of Lleyn Hogget

Great Taste 1* -Salt Beef (Silverside)

Taste of the West -Gold – Shoulder of Lleyn Hogget

Taste of the West- Gold – Dexter x Devon Rib Eye Steak

Taste of the West- Highly Commended-Gloucester Old Spot Sausages

Food Drink Devon -Gold- Shoulder of Lleyn Hogget

Food Drink Devon -Gold- Dexter x Devon Rib Eye Steak

Food Drink Devon- Gold- Gloucester Old Spot Tenderloin

So proud of our achievements as we are only a small family farm and we produce and process it all ourselves.










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Great Taste Awards

We are delighted to announce that at this years awards we received 3 stars for our ‘Shoulder of Lleyn Hogget’ and a 1 star for a Silverside salt beef.

There were over 12,000 entries and less than 3% receive a 3 star, so very happy!!

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What a winter!

Well we survived! that’s about it. Never want to experience such a wet and then cold winter again.

Still we made it through.We have since finished lambing, the crops have had fertiliser on, to help with growth, the Spring Barley is in ,the cows are out and the fields rolled.

In fact ,for the first time since November I feel there is an element of control, how long it will last?


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