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Rectory Farm, Northmoor
Oxfordshire OX29 5SX
United Kingdom

Farm Update 4th November 2016

Northmoor Meat Company news & blog: news from our family beef farm in Oxfordshire



Farm Update 4th November 2016

James Florey

Beef Availability

Now that the weather has turned cold it's not only time to get out the bobble hats and winter coats, but also time to stock up on stewing cuts, mince, and roasting joints for those delicious warming suppers! Having a bonfire party? How about some beef sausages to enjoy on the fire? Northmoor beef is available for delivery throughout the UK on Thursday 17th November. As always, it is available to purchase via our online shop here. Have a look at our range of set beef boxes  or make up your own Pick 'n Mix selection box. Place your order and await delivery of your fresh, refrigerated beef direct to your door. Don't panic if you're not going to be at home ... just let us know a safe place where we can leave it and our friendly delivery driver will drop it there for you to find on your return. It'll even stay fresh for up to 10 hours post delivery! For those of you who just can't wait for delivery, collection from the farm is available on Tuesday 15th November.

Stuck for ideas of what to buy as a Christmas gift? Do they already have everything under the sun? How about arranging delivery of a beef box to friends and family? Or purchase a Northmoor Meat Company gift voucher so they can chose and order at their leisure. Sending a box as a gift? We can even add a personalised Christmas card for that special Christmas wish! Either order with us online or contact us here for further information.

Christmas Offer

We are delighted to offer all you lovely people the opportunity to receive 10% off your first order in 2017! Its simple - place an order before Christmas for a selection of beef to the value of £50 or more and we will send you your own unique discount code to claim your 10% off your first order in 2017. Yummy!


Don't you just love Autumn - the beautiful misty mornings and evenings, and stunning autumnal leaves! Keep up to date with all our latest photographs of the farm by following us on facebook and twitter. With the weather turning colder and the grass growth slowing right down we have started to bring the cattle back into the sheds for the winter. During the winter months they will be bedded down on lovely clean straw to sleep on and fed on a diet of grass silage and hay. Grass silage is grass which has been cut in the summer and then bailed up into large round bales before being wrapped in black plastic. By wrapping it in plastic it ensures no air can get to the grass and means that the grass ferments making it lovely and rich for the cattle to enjoy eating. It has quite a pungent smell to it but the cattle really do love it! By feeding them this we ensure that the cattle maintain a grass diet all throughout the year. Grass fed beef is super delicious as it has lots of tasty marbling, but it also has lots of health benefits. Click here to find out more.

We mentioned in October's farm update that we had 9 cows due to calve this November. I'm delighted to say that we have already had 2 gorgeous little heifer calves who are doing really well! Check out our social media pages for photo updates!  The remaining seven should calve over the next couple of weeks.

Other News

We're delighted to have been nominated for a Countryside Alliance 'Rural Oscar' Award! Thank you to those of you who have been kind enough to nominate us and its not too late for anyone else who wishes to also! Visit their website here and fill in the details - our address is Rectory Farm, Northmoor, Witney, OX29 5SX. Thanks! 

Coming soon ... inspired by our recent holiday to Greece, keep your eyes peeled for our Beef Stifado recipe coming to you later this month!