Rosewood Farm


For over 20 years we have been providing herbicide, pesticide and fertiliser free, genuinely, 100%, grassfed meat. Our pioneering, gentle farming techniques came to the attention of Natural England and we are now honoured to be trusted looking after the uniquely intact unimproved grassland of the Lower Derwent Valley in Yorkshire - 97% of this habitat has been lost, please help us continue to preserve it. We rely on our customers as we receive no outside funding - this is a genuinely exciting conservation model - become a part of it today! Rosewood Dexter beef is produced from cattle grazed on one of the last remaining ancient species-rich floodplain meadow landscapes in the UK. The Yorkshire ‘Ings’ (Old Norse for water meadows and marshes) are an internationally recognised wetland landscape, created by farming and preserved for their spectacular wildlife. The annual flooding of the Ings meadows creates a vast expanse of fresh water that attracts thousands of wintering wildfowl. In spring the floods give way to numerous species of breeding wading birds, including the only remaining breeding site of the Corncrake (Crex crex) in England. Myriad rare wildflowers and grasses are mown for hay in the summer to provide winter feeding for Rosewood Farm’s cattle, with the regrowth grazed in the autumn to improve feeding opportunities for the post-breeding flocks of lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) and curlew (Numenius arquata). At Rosewood the cattle are naturally bred to thrive on these semi-natural grasslands with no artificial feeding or chemicals. Medicinal herbs and wildflowers help to maintain their and our health, developing a depth of flavour like no other.


Rosewood Farm, Ruddings Lane, Ellerton
York, Yorkshire YO42 4PN
United Kingdom


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