"We are a strictly whole-carcass butcher with a total dedication to supplying exceptional native breed meat. Our goal is not to achieve the highest yielding carcass. It is simply to produce products that are exceptional to cook and eat.
People often comment that our meat tastes ‘old-fashioned’ - like it used to when they were growing up, and we consider that a huge compliment. Traditional breeds are slower to mature and we favour a grass and hay based diet. Take the Belted Galloway or Highland cow, for example - capable of grazing on the fells all winter with no problem and producing stunning, highly marbled beef. Similarly, the Middle White pig, a breed originating from our area - these old, native animals suffered hugely with the introduction of breeds from the continent - fast-growing, high yielding, lean animals. Our cattle live to between 4-6 years old while commercial animals can be slaughtered after just one year - but when it comes to flavour, there really is no comparison.
Our little business, based in Skipton, has achieved some great things over the years, but one of the most satisfying achievements is taking a drive around The Dales - there’s been a return to traditional livestock that’s clear to see - Dexter cattle, Belted Galloways, Highlands all dotted across the landscape. We’re incredibly proud to be at the heart of it and to bring these unique breeds to your door."