We raise cattle, sheep and pigs at Fowlescombe farm, an organic and Pasture-for-Life certified farm in South Devon. Our animals are historic and rare breeds and grow slowly and naturally, producing meat of exceptional quality. We believe in a nose to tail approach, so we use every part of our animals in our cooked, smoked and cured products.
We raise pedigree English Longhorn cattle, the oldest British beef breed. Our pedigree English Longhorns are tranquil, slow-growing animals that produce tender, well-marbled beef. They typically reach maturity at 36 months.
Our Longhorns feed entirely from pasture, with no cereal or soya supplements, giving higher vitamin and mineral levels and more healthy Omega-3 fats.
We have the UK’s largest flock of Manx Loaghtan sheep. This ancient and extremely rare breed grows slowly, so is normally sold as hogget.
The small size of these animals, their meat/fat ratio and their age combine to give excellent eating quality –not too fatty but still providing great depth of flavour.
We raise a small number of pigs in our woodland, where they root and forage in the undergrowth.
We move the pigs and their shelters to different parts of the woodland periodically to access fresh roots and to allow the forest floor can regenerate. The quality of this pork is truly outstanding, and is used in our charcuterie.