Tel: 01598 752 310

West Ilkerton Farm

Fresh Beef

Our next date for fresh beef will be Wednesday, 16th July 2019. We are taking bookings now, please call 01598 752 310.

Fresh Lamb

We will begin selling fresh lamb again in September 2019. You are welcome to add your name to our customer list now so you will get your lamb as soon as possible.

Frozen Beef & Lamb

We usually have boxes of frozen meat in our freezer, so please contact us if you would like some.

Our Beef

Devons produce wonderfully succulent, marbled beef with an excellent flavour.

All our beef cattle are pedigree ‘Red Ruby’ Devon and are born and raised at West Ilkerton. They are grass fed, kept as naturally as possible to minimise stress and are treated with compassion at all times.

During the spring, summer and autumn, they graze in large fields that have a variety of grass and scrub in them plus running water, so they are free to choose open ground or shade and shelter.

We use steers (castrated male calves) for our beef. When they are the correct weight, at around 26 months old, we take them to the local abattoir in Combe Martin ourselves. Our meat is dry-aged in a cold store at Combe Martin Meats for at least three weeks before being cut and packed by their master butcher.

All cuts are vacuum packed for freshness, and our beef burgers and sausages are put in freezer bags. The sausages and beef burgers are gluten free.

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£160 Red Ruby Beef Box

Contains an excellent selection of roasts, steaks, mince and meat for slower cooking. We always put our largest roasts into the £160 boxes, so if you buy one you generally get more meat than advertised.

  • Fillet steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg
  • Sirloin steaks (2 packs of 2) 0.8 kg
  • Rump steak (pack of 2) 0.5 kg
  • Minute steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg
  • Rib roast 1 kg
  • Topside 1.3 kg
  • Silverside 2 kg
  • Slow roast (forerib) 1.8 kg
  • Braising steak 0.5 kg
  • Stewing steak 1 kg
  • Mince 1 kg
  • Beefburgers (2 packs of 4)
  • Sausages (4 packs of 6)

£90 Red Ruby Beef Box

A great selection of roasts, steaks, mince and meat, perfect for smaller households.

  • Sirloin steaks (pack of 2) 0.4 kg
  • Rump steaks (pack of 2) 0.5 kg
  • Minute steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg
  • Topside 1.3 kg
  • Braising steak 0.5 kg
  • Stewing steak 1 kg
  • Mince 1 kg
  • Beefburgers (2 packs of 4)
  • Sausages (2 packs of 6)

£70 Red Ruby Beef Box

A luxury selection of some of our finest meat cuts.

  • Fillet steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg
  • Sirloin steaks (pack of 2) 0.4 kg
  • Silverside 2 kg
  • Slow roast (forerib) 1.8 kg
  • Sausages (2 packs of 6)

BBQ Box - £35

Perfect for thoses sizzling summer days - a box contains 16 burgers and 24 sausages

  • 4 packs of 4 beef burgers
  • 4 packs of 6 sausages

Luxury Steak Box - £48

Contains an excellent selection steaks and fillets.

  • Fillet steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg
  • Sirloin steaks (pack of 2) 0.4 kg
  • Rump steak (pack of 2) 0.5 kg
  • Minute steaks (pack of 2) 0.3 kg

Extras

If we have spare steaks, roasting joints, mince, sausages and stewing steak we can add them to your order if you like. Please ask. Special 'one off' individually priced boxes are often put together after all orders have been fulfilled.

Please check see our Facebook 'West Ilkerton Farm' page for details, or contact us by phone / email to find out what is available.


Our Lamb

All our lambs are born and raised here at West Ilkerton.

We have a flock of pedigree Exmoor horn ewes, and breed both purebred Exmoor horns and ‘halfbreds’ (crossed with a Border Leicester). These halfbred ewes are then put to a Texel or Chartex ram to get a larger, leaner carcass than a typical Exmoor horn would produce.

Lambing takes place indoors during the last two weeks of March and first two weeks of April. As soon as the lambs are strong enough, and if the weather is okay, they are let out into fields of fresh spring grass with their mothers and they stay outside in the fields until weaning in September, when the ewes and lambs are separated. The lambs are then let out as a flock on the lush after-grass from our hay and silage fields on the home side of the farm. Some ewe lambs are kept as flock replacements, some are sold for breeding to other farms and the best of our wether lambs (castrated males) are kept for our meat boxes while the rest are sold as store lambs at Blackmoor Gate market.

We take our meat lambs to the abattoir at Combe Martin ourselves. The meat is air dried in a cold store for up to a week before being cut and packaged according to our customer’s requirements by the master butcher at Combe Martin.

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Whole Lamb Box - £150

Lamb from us in half lamb boxes, cut in the traditional way and vacuum packed. Cut as you want it (whole or half leg and shoulder, boned & rolled breast or mince)

  • 2 x 3 kg leg (cut as whole or half, on the bone)
  • 2 x shoulders
    2.5kg on the bone or 1.8kg boned and rolled
  • 1.2 kg cutlets
  • 1.4 kg loin chops or rack of lamb
  • 1.4 kg rolled breast or 1 kg minced breast
  • 2 x Kidney and liver (optional)

Half Lamb Box - £80

Lamb from us in half lamb boxes, cut in the traditional way and vacuum packed. Cut as you want it (whole or half leg and shoulder, boned & rolled breast or mince)

  • 3 kg leg (cut as whole or half, on the bone)
  • shoulders
    2.5kg on the bone or 1.8kg boned and rolled
  • 0.6 kg cutlets
  • 0.7 kg loin chops or rack of lamb
  • 0.7 kg rolled breast or 0.5 kg minced breast
  • 1 x Kidney and liver (optional)

Ordering & Delivery

Ordering

To place an order, please call us on 01598 752 310

Courier Service

Delivery of fresh beef and lamb boxes is free in the Lynton area (within 5 miles by road of EX35 6QA), and we may be able to deliver frozen meat to somewhere central in Ilfracombe, Barnstaple or South Molton.

You’re welcome to collect your meat from West Ilkerton Farm if you prefer. Please call 01598 752 310 beforehand to arrange a time.

We are now able to offer a 24 hour courier service throughout mainland Britain as far north as Inverness (up to 15kg per box).

Our strong made-to-last jute shopping bags can be bought for £6, or for £5 with an order of meat.