Braising steak is a generic term for several cuts of beef that suit slower cooking. March House Farm braising steak come from the chuck (see diagram below).
Our beef is all bred and reared on our farm. Our Native herd compromises South Devon, Beef Shorthorn and Aberdeen Angus cattle. They graze on the lush Leicestershire pastures.
Our meat is hung for 28 days before being prepared for sale by our own on-farm butchers.
Beef Shorthorn is the native breed with a rich past, a dynamic present, and one that is fit for future purpose being highly suited to modern low input farming systems. It offers a solution as a modern functional suckler cow: the breed is finding a ready market amongst commercial suckler producers who are discovering it fits the gap following the demise of quality replacements sourced from the dairy sector. Moreover it has a high health status: all registered animals offered at Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society official sales are from CHeCS approved health scheme herds. Plus cattle surplus for breeding purposes are eligible for Morrisons Shorthorn Beef scheme – and the brand is also increasingly appealing to high street butchers and farm shops.
The South Devon is the largest of the native British cattle breeds and is well known for its maternal and beef qualities.
It is ideally placed in the modern purebred or commercial suckler herd, whether intensive, extensive, or organic.
Its many long-established attributes lend themselves well to crossing with other native and continental breeds to suit individual producers’ specific requirements, whilst also enabling the pedigree breeder to produce excellent high-value breeding stock and top quality finished beef animals.
- Very quiet temperament – easy and safe to handle
- Fast growth rate and early maturity
- Good beef conformation producing high grade carcases with marbled, well-grained meat
- Long-lived milky dams with excellent mothering abilities
- Low cost efficient forage converters – grass-fed beef=Omega 3
- Hardy and adaptable
For centuries, the Aberdeen-Angus breed have been celebrated as the world’s leader in the cattle breeding industry when looking for top quality output and manageable cattle. In the present day, the term ‘Aberdeen-Angus’ is associated with so much more than just a premium quality cattle breed, it is renowned worldwide as the leading beef brand.