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Earl Stonham

Creeting St Mary, Suffolk

Andrew Deacon, at Earl Stonham Farms, specialises in the production of the UK's best pure blood Wagyu beef.

Earl Stonham Farms specialise in the production of pure Wagyu beef from their herd of 450 cattle using traditional farming methods. The 600-acre farm in the Suffolk countryside has been laid out specifically for the well-being of these cattle, with plentiful high quality summer grazing and crops for winter feeding. In winter, their cattle are housed in open-fronted sheds to keep them warm and dry, and for the preservation of the farm’s pastures.

Wagyu is an old Japanese breed of cattle which has an extraordinary ability to store fat within its muscles. This fat is much higher in soft, monounsaturated fat (as in olive oil) and much lower in hard, saturated fat than normal beef. This helps to give the meat it’s special deliciousness and tenderness.