Our small herd of rare breed Shetland cattle are 100% pasture-fed and lovingly raised on Somerset meadows 8 miles away from Frome.
The herd spend their lives grazing grass and other pasture plants such as wildflowers and browsing hedgerows and eat homegrown hay in the winter. Beef from 100% pasture raised animals matures at a slower rate but is more nutritious than from animals who have been fed grains, soya, brassicas and other concentrate feeds. It has a healthier ratio of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, contains more vitamins E, B and beta-carotene, and is higher in calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Grazing cattle helps to increase biodiversity and improve soil health. We practise regenerative farming methods and rotate the herd every 1 - 4 days (mob-grazing). This allows the plants to develop strong roots and in turn improves the soil biology and structure and sequesters carbon.