Grass Fed Cools Farm Box Beef Nothing added but our History Nutritious, tender meat
We want you to be able to buy our beef directly from the farm. You will know the provenance of your meat, exactly where it comes from, how it has been fed and how it has been treated. Our Red Poll suckler herd means our calves are born here on the farm, suckle milk from their mothers for at least six months, then live for at least another 18 months before being killed and butchered locally.
What drives us We are trying to produce a natural product from a traditional English breed which links us to the long history of beef production in this country. By caring for the animals, spending time with them, providing them with good quality grazing and comfortable and spacious winter housing, we aim to minimise stress and give them a satisfying, if short life.
The Red Poll breed produces fantastic, tasty, marbled meat. Grass feedingwithout fattening on corn produces nutritious meat rich in Omega 3 and beneficial fatty acids. Many of our customers say our beef is the best they have tasted. We hope you agree!
This 180 acre family farm on the Dorset - Wiltshire border was let for nearly 15 years before being taken back in hand by Quentin and Maggie Edwards in 2007.
Farm Business We have about 45 pedigree Red Poll calves each year and so have up to 130 animals. We sell organic pedigree breeding heifers to other farmers as well as using the steers for beef. We are part of the Higher Level Scheme as well as being Organic. We have diversified with B&B (Bed and Breakfast) in the farmhouse and letting the Old Piggery as a self catering unit. See www.coolsfarm.co.uk for more information. Many of our guests have become regular purchasers of our beef.