June 2012 NEWSLETTER

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Welcome to our June 2012 Newsletter and how better to mark a significantly patriotic time for us all, than with this wonderful, quintessentially British scene. Red, white and blue, (poppies, mayflowers and cornflowers) with our herd of English Longhorns on the horizon!  If you haven't already noticed we've also had some fun  adding a few flags here and there on our  website too...... http://www.longhornbeef.co.uk

Remember Great British Beef, remember Great Berwick Organics when celebrating this Jubilee/Olympic year!  We hope you enjoy all the excuses to have fun as much as we plan to!

With very best wishes and thank you for your ongoing support.

Sam and Claire

The grass is growing ....

... and the cows are looking really well on it.  They're also enjoying having some Longhorn-175.212840sunshine on their backs.  They're not the only ones!

The steers (castrated males) have also got a certain glow about them and are looking very handsome on our driveside field and on the ground which overlooks Shrewsbury.  They've certainly got a great view.

Open Day - 27 May 2012

Longhorn-221.213607Thank you to everyone who supported us at the end of May when we we were blessed with the best possible weather for our Open Afternoon.  We had nearly 40 guests, who we transported around, in style, on tractor and trailer. Everyone then an opportunity to stretch legs, jump ditches and mingle amongst the cows before returning to the house for hot beef rolls (using Silverside slowly pot roasted), beef tagine with prunes and almonds (using diced braising steak and shin) and Mum's famous lasagne (using our lean mince).

We really enjoyed the day and we're keen to make it a regular event.  So if you couldn't join us this time, watch this space.

Silaging

We cut, carted and clamped 60 acres of grass at the end of last week.  This is the DSCF5257.214112first of two, possibly three cuts we will take for silage, our winter forage for the herd.

It is always a very exciting time with lots of activity, cups of tea and delicious cut grass smells.

This is our Contractor's Forage wagon hard at work.

Dates for your Diaries

Saturday 30 June 2 - 5pm - Bomere Heath School Summer Fayre

We're delighted to have been asked to supply Beef Rolls again for our local DSCF5238.220032Primary School Summer Fayre at the end of the month.  The plan is to serve warm slices of Silverside and Brisket in soft white rolls with horse-raddish mayonnaise.  Last year they went down a treat.  If you're local, please come along betwen 2 and 5pm.  It's always a really great afternoon.

7th, 8th and 9th September - Ludlow Food Festival

With a premier appearance from Great Berwick Organics in conjunction with Will Holland (http://www.labecasse.co.uk/) at one of the Taste Workshops on the Saturday 8th.  Tickets for the workshops are snapped up pretty quickly, so please contact Ludlow Slow Food group http://www.slowfood.org.uk/ludlow-marches/ if you'd like one. Further details from us will be announced nearer the time.

Midsummer Solstice

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