Gap Farm Beef

Gap Farm Beef

Gap Farm Beef from the Warslow Herd comes from the Barlow family’s own herd of Pedigree South Devon Cattle. This means that all the beef we sell has been born and reared on our farm here on the Warslow Moors Estate in the Staffordshire Moorlands area of the Peak District National Park.

South Devons
Most of our regular customers buy a Warslow Standard or Half-Standard box from us. Priced at £160, the standard box contains a minimum of 20kgs comprising a complete selection of all cuts and joints including mince and stewing steak. The half-standard box is as above but £80 for 10kgs. We have done our research and can assure you that buying a box of beef from us is significantly cheaper than buying the same volume of meat from the supermarket, or from your local butcher. The quality of meat that we provide is much higher than what you can find in the supermarkets, and this quality is reflected in beef which tastes delicious and is packed with goodness.
Gap Farm Herd
We don't sell our beef to supermarkets or butchers, preferring to sell it directly to our customers around the area. We also sell to a few local pubs and restaurants in the Staffordshire Moorlands area of the Peak District National Park.
Our cattle spend the summer months grazing traditional pastures in and around the village, coming into barns on the farm through the worst of the winter weather and eating our own silage and straw. We transport them ourselves to the nearby Manifold Valley Meats abattoir at Grindon, only a 10 minute journey away. Here Lee and his professional team ensure the highest of standards, giving the animal the best treatment possible to minimize stress. The beef is then hung for 14 - 25 days at the butchery before it becomes available directly to you for the perfect midweek meal or weekend roast!
Gap Farm Beef
The South Devon of today originated in South West England, in an area of Devon known as the South Hams from where they spread right across the counties of Devon and Cornwall. Their predecessors were taken from the port of Plymouth to the North American colonies in considerable numbers, including a few on the Mayflower in 1620, and during the Napoleonic wars they supplied the needs of the Royal Navy. The main expansion of the Breed across the whole of the country did not happen until the 20th century.
Building up a high quality herd capable of meeting demand takes time! Darren & Liz Barlow started rearing South Devon Cattle upon moving to Warslow in 2005. South Devon Cattle are Known as “the Gentle Giant”, the South Devon is the largest of the native British cattle breeds well known for its maternal and fantastic beef qualities. With a light red coat, they were a powerfully built breed and considered as triple purpose – for the production of rich milk and butterfat and good beef, finely grained and marbled and were relied upon to pull ploughshares until well into the 19th century. Intra-muscular fat helps to keep the beef succulent during cooking, and the animals do not tend to run to excess external fat and give a wonderful finely grained and marbled meat with an unmatched taste.
Gap Farm Beef
  • GAP FARM, Leek Road, Warslow, Buxton, SK17 0JG
  • TEL: 01298 84820
  • Email: beef@gapfarm.co.uk