(m)eat sustainably.

Healthy, delicious and ethically reared beef; delivered straight to your doorstep

Buying sustainable meat

Welcome to our website, Buyacow.uk. It’s great that you’ve found us! It couldn’t be easier to buy our sustainable meat: simply select one of the cows on the homepage and order your share. After a few weeks you’ll receive a vacuum-sealed meat box, delivered direct to your door for free. Our 'waste nothing' approach ensures that all of the cow is used, from nose to tail.

Is the meat organic?

We offer both certified-organic and non-certified cows, the main difference being their feed. As you’d expect, the certified-organic cows are given organically-grown feed. The cows from our non-organic farmers are given feed that is not officially certified as organic. They eat a mixture of grass and herbs. The only reason these farmers do not have organic certification is that they use their own grass instead of certified feed – but, in reality, things don’t get more natural than fresh pasture grass! Our cows receive some supplements, in the form of largely self-produced wheat, beet pulp and brewers grains. Antibiotics are only given to a cow when it's ill; they are never used preventively.

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Buyacow.uk connects you to your local, ethical farmers who rear grass-fed cattle with no hormones, chemicals or preventative antibiotics. These in turn produce healthy, premium grade beef that is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids.

You can buy a ‘share’ of a cow from a farmer & breed of your choice and once all its remaining shares are sold, your share will be butchered, matured and delivered to your door in a meat-box.

Our model helps you trace exactly where the meat you eat comes from, and ensures it is environmentally sustainable as no parts of the cow are wasted. Cutting out the supermarket also means you pay less for premium meat, while helping small-scale farmers earn more!

how it works

  • Sharing a cow together
    1. SELECT

    Choose your desired breed by clicking one of our available premium cows above. Then alongside our standard cuts, customize your combination of minced meat products.

  • 2. MATURE

    Once 100% crowd-purchased, your cow is then transported to an artisan butcher where its meat is matured for 2 weeks in order to develop its premium texture and flavour.

  • 3. PACKAGE

    The meat is then cut and prepared into beautiful steaks, slices and mince products, and finally boxed using fully recyclable & biodegradable wool fibre cartons.

  • 4. DELIVER - FOR FREE

    We'll 'moo-ve' your meat by refrigerated van directly to your doorstep, at no extra cost. Please note, we currently only deliver throughout England and not (yet) the wider UK.

Why buy from us

  • TRACEABLE MEAT

    What’s your beef?  The number on your meat box matches the ‘ear tag’ number of your cow, so you can tell exactly where your meat comes from.

  • 100% NATURAL

    No nasty surprises.  We only sell prime British beef that’s 100% natural – we don’t add sugar, binding agents, dyes, preservatives or artificial additives.

  • ANIMAL WELFARE

    All our cows are happy. They enjoy long and contented lives, with plenty of space to roam and graze.  We think you’ll agree - the proof is in our beef.

  • FREEZER FRIENDLY

    Good things come in small packages.  Our neat meat boxes fit into a standard freezer drawer (59cm X 39cm X 11cm).  Convenience and quality combined.