Our Organic Beef
We rear traditional British breeds of cattle known for the quality of their meat, with an excellent reputation for well marbled, tender beef with a rich depth of flavour. All the beef without exception is from cattle which have been home bred here at Langford Farm, so you can be confident of the provenance and full traceability of the meat from our farm to you. We only use Pedigree Beef Bulls, these registered sires are the same as those required by the high quality food retailers for their own beef. Our meat is traditionally hung on the bone, for at least 28 days, which ensures the meat is tender and rich in flavour. We use Langford Abattoir, our closest Soil Association licensed premises to ensure the distance travelled is kept to a minimum, as there is a strong link between low stress and good meat quality. The premises are part of the Veterinary School providing excellent teaching and the undertaking of leading research in animal welfare and meat science. These animal welfare experts are recognised worldwide for their research and training, ensuring best practise at all times. It is of the greatest importance to us that our animals receive the highest welfare standards and at Langford we can be assured of this. Our expert butcher, Jamie Vowles is also licensed and inspected by the Soil Association. Jamie is a very experienced butcher with extensive experience of over 30 years, in all aspects of butchery. Jamie is pleased to cater for any additional requirements that you may have.
It is important to know about the different cuts of beef because this determines how tender the meat is and therefore how best to cook it. The juiciest and most tender area is the rib and loin where steaks, rib and loin roasts are taken. The meat from here is very tender and so can be cooked by dry heat such as roasting, grilling or frying.
The front of the animal is the hardest working and therefore the meat is firmer. Cuts taken from these parts are just as delicious and tasty but to enjoy them they need moist cooking methods such as stewing, pot or slow roasting.