All posts by Nicola Chapman

April Beltie Beef now all “Sold Out”

Due to unprecedented demand for our Pasture for Life Belted Galloway Beef we have temporarily stopped taking online orders.

Orders already made will be delivered at the end of April. Further supplies will be available in May and if you would like to reserve a box now please email us at nicola@carrfarm.org alternatively we will be taking on-line orders again at the end of the month…Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

Beef Deliveries available end April but no collections from the farm at present

During these difficult times we are not open for collections of beef directly from the farm but are taking orders for our 100% Pasture for Life Beltie beef boxes (plus extras as required) for home delivery at the end of April. Please order from our on-line shop or email nicola@carrfarm.org

If you live within a 5 mile radius and don’t wish to purchase a box but just need a few essential items we will endeavour to drop off to you as well.

Orders now being taken for April Pasture for Life Beltie Beef

We are now taking orders for our next batch of Pasture for Life Beltie Beef which will be available towards the end of April…the order book is filling up quickly so don’t delay. In addition to our weekly local delivery we will be doing a free delivery run into Norwich and also North Norfolk for box orders or orders over £40. Order from our on-line shop or email with any special requests nicola@carrfarm.org

Order your Christmas Goose, Beef and Pork now!

100% Grass Fed Beltie Beef

Our Christmas order book is now filling up quickly – large sizes of Christmas geese are limited so don’t delay if you are feeding lots of guests this Christmas.

We are also taking orders for Wiltshire style hams, chipolatas and sausages for your “pigs in blankets” and of course our lovely 30 day hung “Pasture for Life Certified” Belted Galloway Beef a good range of cuts including lovely joints and tasty steaks are available!

Waveney Harnser wins National Belted Galloway Title at Westmorland

We had an amazing time up at the Belted Galloway National Show at the Westmorland County Show in the Lake District this week. It was a lovely show despite the weather and long old haul up from Norfolk and so unexpectedly worthwhile.

Our dun beltie bull Waveney Harnser won his class, Champion bull class and was Best of Breed Champ! (image above courtesy of the Farmers Guardian). As the National Show is held every two years to we get to keep his fine Mochrum Perpetual Challenge Trophy for two years. Harnser’s dun half sister Waveney Coshie came second in her class and the two of them third in the pairs ….her young bull calf Waveney Scooby came last in his class and had a fine old time escaping the cattle lines overnight and checking out the other competitors!

Feeling pretty proud of the Pasture for Life Waveney Beltie gang

Showing success for the Belties at Great Yorkshire & Royal Norfolk

We have had a successful season showing the belties with our dun bull Waveney Harnser taking reserve male and reserve best of breed at the Royal Norfolk, and then going one better at the Great Yorkshire winning his class and male champion. Our young red beltie heifer also did well at the Norfolk winning her class and reserve female champion and youngster Waveney Tiger came third in her first outing at the Norfolk.

Carr Farm Belties grazing the lovely SWT Oulton Nature Reserve

So this spring some of our yearling beltie gang are off to earn their keep as Conservation Grazers on the Suffolk Wildlife Trust sites at Oulton Marshes. Their task is to graze various wet nature reserve sites breaking up the sward to encourage diversity – unlike their commercial cousins belties do well on this kind of marginal wet grazing and as an added bonus their cowpats alone will support hundreds of different insects which in turn will provide food for birds and bats on the sites.

Part of their role will involve herding them along various trackways and byeways between sites and for this purpose we have sent halter trained bottle fed steer “Buster” to lead his little army from site to site. The first move was successfully completed last week. So if you live in Oulton look out for the “oreo cows” on the Camps Heath and Oulton Fen sites!