AWARD WINNING SINGLE ESTATE MEATS FROM SCOTLAND’S OLDEST FAMILY FARMING BUSINESS
If you value a fine wine from a Single Estate vineyard in France or a fine coffee from a Single Estate Plantation in Africa now consider a Single Estate Meat from Scotland.
Much of the current uncertainty of origin of livestock has been caused by global industrialised meat production. Our animals are born, reared, fattened, finished, slaughtered*, butchered, packaged and delivered from the Single Estate unit, welfare guaranteed. Home farm produced and stress free.
A sort of single malt meat.
CARMICHAEL ESTATE – LANARKSHIRE SCOTLAND
The Carmichael Estate has been the historic home of the Carmichael family for over 8 centuries and is one of Scotland’s oldest family farming businesses (established 1292).
The modern Estate is a fully diversified rural business including self-catering accommodation, agriculture, forestry, retail meat sales, farm shop and tearoom.
All land is farmed by the Carmichael family and their team with pride and passion.
The Estate is located in the rolling hills of southern Scotland and we produce traditional meat products from grass-fed stock and home-grown feed. We are one of a small number of farms in the UK to have an abattoir and butchery on our farm. This minimises the need for animal transportation, thereby reducing stress to the animals, increasing animal welfare and improving the quality of our finished product.
WHAT WE PRODUCE
All livestock are home bred on our farm with nothing bought in from outside thus minimising disease and guaranteeing quality animal welfare throughout the rearing and fattening process through to farm gate slaughter. We grow as much of our own animal feed as we can on the farm including, silage, barley and lupins. Thought and care is taken at every stage in the production process to ensure that our customers end up with the best quality product possible.
CARMICHAEL ESTATE FARMED VENISON
There have always been deer in the Parks of ancient Carmichael Estate and in 1983 we introduced Red Deer onto the farm and started deer farming. Our EU approved meat processing unit has been operating since 1994 and our multi award winning Scottish Venison has become renowned across Scotland as some of the finest. Carmichael venison is always tender, tasty and versatile – our multi award winning Venison Rashers are a truly unique product which won Product Innovation of the Year at the Scotland of Food & Drink Awards 2009.
WELL HUNG SCOTCH BEEF
Scotch beef is considered some of the best in the world and Carmichael beef ranks among the best in Scotland. Continental breeds, Limousin and Simental were crossed with Hereford and Angus creating our own Carmichael Lanarkshire Limousin. Our cattle herd is Quality Meat Scotland Farm Assured and all beef is hung on the bone for a minimum of 21 days producing exceptional tasty tender beef. Carmichael Beef Ribeye Steak received a gold star at the Great Taste Awards 2011.
STRESS FREE SCOTCH LAMB
Our pure Texel tups provide fine hardy offspring which are ideally suited to our 1000ft hills and harsh Scottish winters. The on farm abattoir system that we operate benefits the lambs and produces ‘stress free’ meats of exceptional quality. Carmichael lamb is ‘sublime’ in texture and taste and our strip loin received 2 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2011.