Our Lincoln Reds
The Belstead Herd is a herd of pedigree Lincoln Reds. The breed developed from cattle brought to the East of England by viking invaders.
They are renowned for being easy to handle, hardy, long lived, easy calving and good mothers. This makes them an excellent suckler cow.
The meat is succulent and tasty making it very sought after. So much so it has been sold at Harrods!!
The Belstead herd was started in 2010. Our foundation cows were from the excellent stock of RG Parkinson & Sons of Donington on Bain, Lincolnshire, Robin's childhood home.
Our first bull, Anwick Debonair was from CL Bembrige's Anwick herd which has also done so much to promote this lovely breed. He has now been replaced with Market Stainton Kinsman from renowned breeders Robert & John Needham.
In 2016 we decided to give showing a go and took our homebred heifer Belstead Ulrika to a few shows which fitted around the farm work:
Hadleigh Show 2016 a practice!
Suffolk Show 2016 4th Heifer Class.
Gransden Show 2016 1st Heifer Class and Native Breed Reserve Champion.
We are currently selling Lincoln Red beef boxes. To enquire about prices and to put your name on the waiting list, please contact us.