Farmer Dan Heard does all our animal feeding here at Whalesborough; he has years of experience looking after animals on the coast of north Cornwall, selling a range of meat products under the “Land Meets Sea” banner. Dan’s sheep and cows are grazed on meadow grass pasture running along the north Cornish coast.
The perfect blend of the old and the new
Dan’s approach to farming is a blend of the traditional and the modern; his animals are 100% reared on grass, allowed to mature slowly at their own pace in a healthy, free-range environment. Yet the modern thinking behind animal welfare and sustainability are a driving force in Dan’s work, with his products being low-intensity and low impact on the environment.
Dan’s blend of tradition and forward-thinking values are reflected in his butchery, carried out by an artisan butcher less than 10 miles from the farm, giving his “Land Meets Sea” product range a low amount of food miles, while supporting local business and keeping quality as high as possible.
Dan initially started out with a flock of 34 Llyens sheep, a hardy coastal-bred ewe that can be traced back to the early 1750s. He’s been selectively breeding from this flock ever since. To meet consumer demand, he expanded to include a Dexter beef herd in 2019. A breed that originated in Ireland, the Dexter descended from the black cattle of the early Celts.
Land Meets Sea provides numerous different cuts of lamb and beef, while also offering special meat boxes with breakfasts and barbecues in mind. The quality of both the lamb and beef directly correlates to the diverse coastal conservation style meadow pasture they graze upon and their free-range life.
The plan for Land Meets Sea is to also branch out into pork and poultry, with the same emphasis on quality produce and quality of life for his animals.
Find out more
To find out more about Dan and Land Meets Sea, pay a visit to https://www.landmeetsea.co.uk