About Our Aberdeen Angus Beef

Our beef comes from our herd of pedigree Aberdeen Angus cattle, born and bred on our farm specifically and exclusively for our shop.

We rear our cattle as naturally as possible, they graze in fields of grass during the summer and in the winter they have access to barns with deep straw beds. They are fed on grass silage and arable by-products such as sugar beet and malt nuts. We do not use any growth promoters, hormones or drugs, as our cattle are allowed to develop and mature naturally therefore ensuring a richer flavour.

We hang our beef in our cold store for twenty one days to allow the tenderness and flavour of the beef to develop and only then is it ready to be skill-fully butchered and prepared for sale in our shop.

How to Spot Good Beef

Do not be seduced by brightly coloured, rosy-red beef, with a minimal covering of snowy white fat. The best beef will be a rich, browny-burgundy colour and the fat should be of a creamy tone that may verge on being yellow, depending on the animal's diet. Cattle that have been mainly grass-fed will have yellower fat. A good marbling of fat throughout the meat is essential for flavour and to keep the beef moist and juicy during cooking.

Cooking Time Guides

Grill or fry: fillet 2-3cm(3/4"-1 1/4") thick.
For each side allow: rare 3-4 mins; medium 4-5 mins; well done 6-7 mins.

Grill or fry: sirloin, rump, rib eye 2cm (3/4") thick.
For each side allow: rare 2 1/2mins; medium 4 mins; well done 6 mins.

Oven roast: topside, silverside, rib
Pre-heat oven: gas mark 4,180C, 350F
Rare 20 mins per 450g/lb + 20 mins internal temp approx 60C
Medium 25 mins per 450g/lb + 25 mins internal temp approx 70C
Well done 30 mins per 450g/lb + 30 mins internal temp approx 80C

Remember to let the roast rest for at least 10 mins before carving.

Opening Times:

MONDAY 9.00am - 5.00pm
TUESDAY 9.00am - 5.00pm
WEDNESDAY 9.00am - 5.00pm
THURSDAY 9.00am - 5.00pm
FRIDAY 8.30am - 5.30pm
SATURDAY 8.30am - 4.00pm

Please note that we will be
closed on Bank Holidays.


Brookfield Farm Butchery
Aston End Road
Aston, Stevenage
Hertfordshire SG2 7EU


01438 880 228



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