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Our rarest breed of beef
Why this breed
Although the origin of this breed is somewhat obscure, the scarce Whitebred Shorthorn is mainly bred in the border counties of England and Scotland. It began to be increasingly reared over 100 years ago and was referred to as the 'Cumberland White'. Despite the name, they are a wholly different breed from the Shorthorn and are hardier and more thrifty than their namesake. This heritage breed was added to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Watchlist in 2004 as a 'critical' status breed. We source the beef of this breed whenever possible, as we know that by demanding their well marbled, flavoursome beef, farmers will be encouraged to rear more of this fantastic animal.
At Farmison & Co we are working together with farmers and actively promoting values that were in danger of being lost elsewhere through industrial processes.
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