At Dale Cottage Farm We farm a non-intensive pure pedigree Galloway suckler herd producing succulent Red Tractor farm assured flavoursome beef
All our cattle have access to a varied diet of species-rich meadow grassland including wild flowers and hedgerow plants which is managed in accordance with our Natural England Environmental Stewardship agreement
The Galloway is one of the oldest and purest of our native cattle breeds. The females are maternal, hardy and produce an excellent beefy calf, which is in great demand by people wanting highest quality, natural grown beef.
The Galloway is a traditional slow maturing breed and our grass fed system suits them well, allowing the beef to mature slowly and adding to its taste and flavour. We believe that meat from animals fed on a natural diet will be as tender as it is richly aromatic and savoury.
We know that the health of our animals benefits from a life enjoyed outdoors in clean air. Stress is also kept to an absolute minimum, with no-over crowding and a short journey to our local abattoir. We also believe that healthy animals produce quality meat.
The Galloway is famous for producing beef of the highest quality on low cost rations. Studies have shown that Galloway beef is low in total fat and in saturated fat. The beef is also high in beneficial Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, therefore more beneficial than pork and as good as chicken or salmon.