An image of a succulent joint of beef

About Northumbrian Quality Meats

The founder of Northumbrian Quality Meats, Steve Ramshaw is committed to all aspects of his farm and meat sales business. Steve is a dedicated conservationist, and Monkridge Hill Farm is managed with the conservation of wildlife and natural habitat as a priority.

Over recent years, many conservation schemes have been adopted and managed on the farm such as the Northumbrian Rivers Project and the Countryside Stewardship Scheme.

To date this has included numerous native tree planting sites, the establishment of a pond, and wildlife encouraging enhancements to the local riverside.

These facts reflect Steve's passion and commitment to farming in a sustainable way that enhances the environment as well as producing superb quality stock.The farm has been highlighted by the EEC as a flagship example of a sustainable farming system in the UK.

Steve has also invested much time and effort in researching the eating quality of beef and has worked with numerous establishments including Newcastle University looking at the nutritional and eating quality characteristics of the stock he produces. His research has taken him to Canada and North America to look at their production systems and study the inherent tenderness and marbling characteristics of their Angus Bloodlines. To this end the herd here at Monkridge Hill Farm has been vastly improved by introducing these bloodlines.

Such is the quality that Steve and Northumbrian Quality Meats have been locally and nationally recognised by some of the nations premier chefs including Gary Rhodes, Brian Turner, The Hairy Bikers, Terry Laybourne and Rick Stein. Please have a look at our accreditations for comments made by some of our supporters.

We welcome the opportunity to address any questions or issues you may have regarding the Northumbrian Quality Meats system. Please don't hesitate to contact us today.

Sheep being herded on the farm

Monkridge Hill Farm is located near the village of Otterburn in the high scenic hills of Northumberland. The farm of 750 acres of mainly high hill land, is managed on a traditional, extensive basis - In very much the same manner it would have been centuries ago.


As a winner of multiple awards, Northumbrian Quality Meats is locally produced and nationally recognised!


Northumbrian Quality Meats has been recognised with several accreditations. Find out more...

Hairy Bikers visit

After the visit of the Hairy bikers Si and Dave to our farm last autumn the tv show went out on the tenth of April , we were lucky to get five minutes of the show dedicated to Wagyu F1 cross beef . ...

Hairy Bikers visit