Great to see that the new woodland we planted a few years ago, is beginning to flourish. It was planted as part of an Stewardship Scheme, to link an ‘Ancient’ woodland with our ‘Orchid’ wood. One of our contributions to helping to improve the environment and to enhance the farm for future generations.
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The orchard looking so colourful with all the blossom,at this time of year. Lots of buzziness going on, before the wind blows it all off.
So while ‘Playboy’ our Devon bull, was having a nice little lie in, ‘Poppy’ one of our Dexter cows,was nurturing his new born son. Meanwhile in the background, looking on, were some that he made earlier.
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
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 ⭐️
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…)
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🎉
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.”
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.
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