Yesterday we sent our first purebred Highland steer to the abattoirs. He was three and half years old and one of three black Highlands we purchased as part of our foundation herd. It’s satisfying to see him a few years on helping us progress into the next stage of the business and selling our beef. The meat will be sent on to Wuk Wuk beef for 28 days of dry ageing. Next week we have been invited for a tour of the facilities and to organise the paperwork for what cuts we want. Come March we will have some beautifully aged meat to supply a wedding and our first meat to sell from the business…yum!
As part of our continued destocking we have also parted ways with Surprise (our Highland-Hereford cross) along with the two remaining Belted Galloway steers. They went to a fat cattle sale today and I am currently waiting to hear what weights they came in at.