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Crowdbutching or Crowdbutchering

Crowdbutching / Crowdbutchering is a combination of the words crowdfunding and butchering. Instead of buying a specific joint of meat from a supermarket, you get to buy and share a whole cow with other people. Crowdbutching has been designed to facilitate this process online. It's a way of buying meat that ensures the whole cow is used, from nose to tail, and nothing is wasted.

What is Crowdbutching?

Together with a group of online friends and strangers, you purchase a cow share in the form of a meat box. Your cow is only slaughtered once 100% of its meat has been sold; nothing is wasted. Crowdbutching is our plan to make high quality, traceable meat available to everybody. We want to be transparent, so that you can see exactly how your meat reaches your plate.

How does it work?

Every day we add one or two new cows to our website. Every time someone purchases a meat box, their cow ‘fills up’ by about 3%. When a cow reaches 100% it becomes fully sold, at which point it will be transported to the artisan butcher. We let the carcass mature for two weeks before it is divided up and your share of beef is delivered to your home, via refrigerated transport.

Rest

Stress is not only bad for an animal’s well-being, it also impacts meat quality. If a cow experiences stress either before or during slaughter, the meat will be less tender and will lack flavour. That’s why, when our cows are moved from the farm to our artisan butcher, they are given three days to relax and get used to the butcher. Only then are they slaughtered. By this time they have become habituated and unstressed – and you can really taste that in the beef.

Crowdbutchering is the new way to Order Meat Online!

how it works

  • Sharing a cow together
    1. PURCHASE A SHARE

    Click one of the cows above to buy a share. Then alongside our set cuts, customise your combo of minced products.

  • 2. SLAUGHTED & MATURED

    Once 100% sold, your cow is slaughtered and matured for 3 weeks for premium texture and flavour.

  • 3. PORTIONED & PACKED

    Your meat is then pre-portioned into 28 or 56 meals, vacuum sealed, and finally boxed using biodegradable cartons.

  • 4. DELIVERED HOME, FREE

    We'll 'moo-ve' your meat-box to your doorstep, safely chilled, as well as free of any further charge!

Why Buyacow.uk?

  • TRACEABLE

    You'll know the farm, farmer, breed and ear tag number of the cow you buy a share of. No more mystery meat! :)

  • HEALTHY & NATURAL

    No hormones or preventative antibiotics for the cow and no nasty additives or preservatives to your meat!

  • ANIMAL WELFARE

    Your cow will always be reared slowly and naturally. Slaughter takes always place humanely by captive bolt stunning.

  • ZERO WASTE

    We only slaughter cows once completely sold and offer a nose-to-tail mix of meat in every box so all is used!