All posts by Nicola Chapman

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!

Carr Farm Belties in EADT

Nice little piece on our Belties in the East Anglian Daily Times this week to celebrate the 2019 Great British Beef Week.

We have some limited supplies of our 45 day hung Pasture for Life Certified Beltie Beef available from the farm and are now taking beltie beef box orders for delivery at the end of May!😊😊.

Give us a call or drop us an email.

Great British Beef Week – Steak Deal!

Great British Beef Week (GBBW) is an annual event organised by Ladies in Beef which will be taking place April 1st-April 7th, to raise awareness of the quality and versatility of British beef.

In order to celebrate this event we will be offering all our packs of Sirloin and Rump Steaks at a special price of £10 per pair at Hoxne, Laxfield & Snape Maltings Farmers Markets – see you there!

Support Great British Beef Week with Ladies in Beef!

Belties in Izzi Raineys “Over The Farm Gate” Blog

So this week we had a lovely (but blustery!) visit down at Carr Farm from fellow cattle farmer, designer and all round top lady Izzy Rainey – she wanted to feature the Belties in her “Over the Farm Gate” Blog….

It’s funny that whenever we get visitors wanting to photograph us with the belties that I always look such a mess …….luckily the belties make up for my shortcomings!😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

Keep an eye on Izzi’s next blog when she will be drawing some of our belties who may feature in her 2019 designs….we will keep you posted!…/hellocattle-farmer-nicola