We breed and raise Shetland cattle here at Dalmore. The Shetland is an ancient breed and was once common on the Shetland Isles as the traditional “crofter’s kye”, producing high quality milk and beef for crofting families. In more recent times, as lifestyles changed, the breed fell from fashion and is now listed as “At Risk” by the Rare Breed Survival Trust. By purchasing our beef, not only are you buying a quality local product, but you’re helping to preserve an important piece of Scotland’s social history.
Shetland beef is wonderful – tender and flavoursome, with excellent texture.
Our cattle are raised naturally on grass. Steers are slaughtered at around 24-28 months of age, off grass, at James Chapman Ltd (Shotts); the carcasses are then delivered to Minick of St Andrews to be hung for a minimum of 21 days before being butchered.
These sirloin steaks come in packs of 2. The meat is heavily marbled, and cooks and eats like a cross between sirloin and fillet. Each pack is individually priced and weighs between 330g and 500g.