About our Scottish cattle breeds
Scotland is renowned across the world for its award-winning beef, bred to perfection to ensure more marbling and fuller flavour. For our customers, who know their Aberdeen Angus from their Luing, you can now choose the breed you want – every time. For a 25% surcharge, you can make your selection at the checkout. Find out more about the breeds we have available today, below.
The Angus (or Aberdeen Angus) is world-famous. Its meat can be found in the finest steakhouses and restaurants, and traces its origins back over 150 years.
Native to Aberdeenshire and Angus, the breed is most often seen in its recognisable black colour, than the less common red variety, which are more often seen in the USA.
Favoured for its rich and indulgent flavour and creamy lip-smacking fat, it’s no surprise Aberdeen Angus is our most popular breed. We hang prime Angus beef all year round, sourced from grass fed, free range Scottish cattle herds from our trusted farmers.
The Galloway, is a heritage breed which guarantees a much leaner finish to its beef than others thanks to a double layer of hair to protect themselves from the cold. Galloway cows thrive in difficult climes, and are most at home in the picturesque landscapes of Scotland, growing at their own pace, grazing freely so the flavour develops naturally, with their diet giving the meat its juicy character, and gamey flavour and creamy fat content. We only source grass fed, free range Scottish cattle herds from our trusted farmers.
The Highland Cow is the iconic, native species of Scotland and a heritage breed.
Its shaggy coat and short legs allow it to graze on windswept moors, valley sides and other difficult terrains. The Highland breed has a very unique flavour due to the fact that they take much longer to mature. This longer process means the flavours develop completely naturally, and offers an almost gamey finish. This unique flavour and strong marbling is why this this breed is popular with chefs and aspiring home cooks. We only source grass fed, free range Scottish cattle herds from our trusted farmers.
Tracing its heritage back to the Shorthorn and Highlander breeds, the Luing (‘ling’) originated from the Inner Hebrides and is as much an icon of Scottish tradition as the Highland Cow. A hardy cattle breed providing deliciously luscious beef, with a delicate herbal taste and leaner profile compared to the Highland breed. We only source grass fed, free range Scottish cattle herds from our trusted farmers.
The Shorthorn breed originated in northern Britain, and soon became an incredibly popular breed for dairy production and for meat. Shorthorns provide rich creamy milk, as well generously marbled meat which adds a real depth of savoury flavour to any dish. This creamy, plentiful marbling ensures a rich, buttery texture – is delicious roasted, slow cooked, or cooked quickly like a steak. We only source grass fed, free range Scottish cattle herds from our trusted farmers.
Choose your favourite breed now!
Our suppliers provide us with some of the best cattle in the north-east of Scotland. We work closely with accrediting bodies to ensure all our meat is of the highest quality Scotch PGI, from fully traceable sources.
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