Farm meat comes exclusively from animals bred, reared and finished on the
farm. It is important to us
that every step in the process of breeding and rearing our stock is done
on the farm under our control and management.
breeds, like the ones found at Blacklake Farm,
do not suit modern farming and food retail systems which demand
maximum yield from the carcass, fast weight gain and virtually no fat
content. Together with
virtually zero hanging times in order to maximise throughput, this adds up
to a commercial proposition which in our view
has little or nothing to do with the production of high quality food with
real flavour and good texture.
traditional breeds tend to mature more slowly, laying down a balanced mix
of meat and fat without which it is impossible to produce meat with
passionately believe that food should be about feeding the soul as well as
the body. The Devon Red Cow
is one of the best beef breeds in the world.
Dorset Down Lamb is sweet and delicately flavoured, and Gloucester
Old Spot Pork from pigs who have lived a normal, healthy life is frankly a
completely different product from the pork available in most retail
organically to Soil Association standards means you can rest assured that
our produce is 100% naturally reared and grown.
Animal welfare is paramount. Absolutely
NO pesticides, herbicides, or growth promoters ever come near our land or
animals. No chemical food
additives or dyes are applied to our meat.