Aberdeenshire Highland Beef

Aberdeenshire Highland Beef

Aberdeenshire Highland Beef
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Come and Join My Herd – Every Sunday from 2pm!We are offering the chance for you to visit our working farm, meet our native breed, have the chance to photograph them, learn about their history and sample some of our succulent Premium Aberdeenshire Highland Beef! Spaces are limited so please book well in advance to guarantee your spot! For more information and to book your space for a farm e
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David S
Newmachar24 contributions
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Oct 2018
My wife has a passion for Highland Cows and always wanted to get up close to these facinating animals. The owner Grace offered her a short one on one visit as my wife is unable to manage a two hour tour owing to walking difficulties. Grace had one of the cows taken out of its pen in the shed which enabled my wife to get up next to it and was able touch it and my wifes dream fulfilled. Grace has a herd of 180 cows and her passion for this breed of cow comes through her enthusiasm. As this is a working farm guided tours are given on Sundays at 2pm.and the tour lasts for around 2 hours. There is an on site shop and refreshments available.. As the farm is situated off the main road the turning is easy to miss. At the Cowshed Restaurant turn off the main road as though going into their car park but instead of doing so continue on the road to the farm. Thanks again Grace for helping to fulfill my wifes dream. Hopefully we shall be back in the spring to see the calves.
Written October 22, 2018
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myszke
San Diego, CA33 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Couples
Grace Noble established the Aberdeenshire Highland Beef ranch 7 years ago with her 10 year old daughter. We took a tour of Grace's ranch in June, 2019. She tells you her personal story and gives a marvolous lecture about the Highland cattle. You get to meet the lovely creatures up close and personal. She explains in detail the ranching experience in Scotland, it's challenges and rewards. She has recently had success showing her cattle in competitions as her herd had begun to grow and mature and how her success is leading to breeding opportunities. The animals are beautiful and Grace is an excellent lecturer. This experience was one of our highlights while touring Scotland. I'm sure you'll enjoy the experience, too.
Written July 9, 2019
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Mustang1955
Banchory, UK114 contributions
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Jan 2020 • Family
The pop-up shop at the farm is excellent and Grace, the owner, has a wide selection of highland beef available at weekends. The quality never disappoints us.
Written January 19, 2020
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Tharin P
Dundee, UK190 contributions
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Nov 2019 • Couples
Grace was a fantastic host. She is very knowledgable and you could see her passions with her animals. It is also interesting to learn more about the highland cows as well, apart from them being a photogenic coo.
The tour part was about two hours where you would walk around the farm with Grace (do wear sensible cloths and shoes. When we were there the ground was pretty steady but it could be very muddy with rain). You will see how they were raised, fed, etc.
And the tour will conclude with some beef testing which was sublime. The meat was soooo good. Juicy, succulent, tender.
You can also but some back as well.
Written November 25, 2019
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morriceg
Aberdeen, Scotland40 contributions
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Jun 2018 • Solo
We attended a Scottish Highland Beef farm tour in the countryside of Royal Deeside. It is a hidden gem located on the extension of the Cowshed restaurant road adjacent to the Deeside Brewery. The tour is approximately two hours in duration and is personally conducted by the owner Grace Noble. Grace is extremely passionate and is a great ambassador in the rearing of Highland cattle. The tour was very informative and there was numerous opportunities to get close-up (e.g. 'brush/groom) to the cattle.

The tour on the Sunday started at 2pm and the meeting place was at the covered seating area. Firstly, we were offered beverages and homemade tablet and shortbread. Grace then advised us of the tour programme that consisted of a visit to the area where the show cattle and the meat cattle were located (barn area). Grace provided full details of the show cattle followed by the details of the meat cattle. It was indeed interesting to be advised that one carcass is butchered every week by her own dedicated butcher. The meat cattle are sent to an abattoir in Inverurie, the carcass is then butchered and placed in the farm chiller for a period of 28 days.

From memory there are 120 cattle, the majority in the surrounding fields. Grace and her daughter guided a cow and her calf into an open area for photos. Another cow was then guided into a walk-through contraption that secured the cow in position for weighing, also used for veterinary procedures. The tour participants were then asked to ‘guess’ the weight, sadly I was 50kg out!

One of the major components in the network is the bull that services the cows, Grace provided interesting details of how she purchased the bull. We then ‘retired’ to the seating area for more beverages and some delicious hot meat food. We were then offered the opportunity (self-service) to purchase meats at the Pop-Up butchery and shop goods, in no way was there an expectation to purchase any goods.

In summary the tour was conducted in an open and enthusiastic manner and thoroughly enjoyed by all. I believe we were lucky on the day as there were only six persons that attended the tour therefore we had more one-to-one time with the cattle. I’m aware there are occasions when there more than 20 persons who attend the tour.

Enjoy the experience.
Written June 11, 2018
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bpaskew
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Jun 2019 • Family
This was a fantastic experience. It was my first encounter with highland cattle and I learned a lot about the breed and history (not just the breed history, but also some of Scotland’s history). Grace (the owner of the farm) was welcoming and very knowledgeable. She took us into the pastures with the cattle. The highland cows were curious about us, especially the calves. I recommend this for anyone interested in cattle production and farm management. The experience ended with an opportunity to brush, pet, and take a picture with one of the cows. Wonderful!!
Written June 23, 2019
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Angela S
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Jan 2019 • Family
Bought this as an Xmas gift for my daughter whom loves highland cows. It was a very cold snowy afternoon but grace and Ian took us away up the cairn to see the herd, being given lots of information on the way. Back at the farm we were able to get up close to one of the calves and shown how easy it was to get a young bull into the rig. To finish off we were served some yummy highland meat stew ! Tea and shortbread. A great experience
Written February 25, 2019
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Jade C
Aberdeen, UK28 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
The passion Grace and Ian have for these beautiful animals shines through and really is what makes this such an incredible day out. An informative but fun experience that should be enjoyed by all ages. Highly recommend and will be back. Thank you!
Written October 15, 2018
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Keith
Gratallops, Spain141 contributions
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Aug 2018 • Couples
We have visited scotland a number of times and always wanted to get close to highland cattle , having only occasionally seen them in the distance. We visited Grace and her daughter at their farm near Banchory. What an exceptional experience! The knowledge and enthusiasm shared was fantastic and we were able to see these spectacular examples of the breed up close. We thoroughly recommend joining Grace for her Sunday tour.
Written August 25, 2018
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Attila
Stamford, UK277 contributions
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Apr 2024 • Solo
Honestly the best ever , I visiting Aberdeen often but this is the first time I managed to see the highland cows , the Blond lady just amazing , unfortunately i arrived late , ( there is always one ) she friendly, knowledgeable, answered for all the questions, knows everything about them , basically the cows is her baby , thank you very much for the unforgettable experience, the pictures say everything,
Written April 23, 2024
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