Just as every Oak tree starts from a small acorn, the Pastoral brand will be something that grows as farmers and customers come together around a common belief that Pasture-Fed offers significant benefits that are worth supporting.
We have successfully put down firm roots in developing a set of Production Standards that build on experience from similar initiatives in the US. As the organisation grows, local producer groups will bring together those interested in developing Pasture-fed systems for their own farms and those customers and other interested groups who recognise the same values as something worth actively supporting.
Before embarking on actively promoting the benefits of Pasture-Fed to a wider audience, we need to ensure that the audit process that we have in place to protect the provenance of Pastoral produce is working efficiently and that the food chain from field to customer is as transparent and inclusive as possible. We are therefore conducting marketing trials at various locations throughout the country and we will use feedback from these to help us develop the network of farms involved.
Please support these trials wherever possible and if you would like to tell us that you are interested in becoming involved, whether as a producer, a processor, a retailer or as a customer, we would be very pleased to hear from you.
To view a map of all suppliers, retailers, members, and friends of the PFLA please click here.
Hornton Grounds located on the Cotswolds produce Pastoral beef from their range of diverse leys that provide good quality grazing and conserved forage all year round. Their beef is sold through the farm shop and other local outlets. They sometimes have a surplus of livestock which can be directed to other outlets in the area.
Cotswold Beef, run by Ian Boyd, sell all of their Pedigree Hereford beef reared on an area of species-rich calcareous grassland, direct to consumers. They pride themselves on hanging all meat for 4 weeks which gives the beef a real flavour that cannot often be found elsewhere.
Sheepdrove farm is located high on the Berkshire Downs and has been involved in the PFLA since its formation. They have a nation wide meat box scheme and butchers shops in London and Bristol where most of their home reared organic pasture-fed beef and lamb is sold.
They also take in additional supply from Pastoral producers in Herefordshire and Gloucestershire via Ensors abattoir.
Jonathan Chapman of Chess Valley Beef supplies to a local restaurant and to a number of valued customers in his area via a meat box scheme. He uses Red Ruby Devon cattle to convert grass and forage into a good quality tasty product.
Simon Cutter’s Model Farm at Hildersley near Ross-on-Wye is a truly mixed farm, and in addition to the Pasture-Fed cows and sheep, Simon is pioneering grass-based systems for pigs and poultry. The Farm shop offers a wide range of produce, including Pastoral Beef and Lamb.
Resting on the border between Rutland and Lincolnshire, brothers John and Guy Turner have been developing their Pasture-Fed system of livestock production at The Grange since 2004 and supply local villages directly through their beef box scheme.
Hills Home Grown Farm Shop can be found in Edingley, close to the historic town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire. John Hill is both proprietor of the farm shop and as one of the founding members of the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association and is one of our pioneering farmers that is helping to develop a better understanding of the potential that lies within pasture.
Details of other Pastoral suppliers are available on the members and friends area of the website. To login or join the PFLA click here.