Our meats

single-malt-of-meatsAward Winning Single Estate Meats from Scotland’s Oldest Family Farming Business

If you value a fine wine from a Single Estate vineyard in France or a fine coffee from a Single Estate Plantation in Africa now consider a Single Estate Meat from Scotland.

Much of the current uncertainty of origin of livestock has been caused by global industrialised meat production. Our animals are born, reared, fattened, finished, slaughtered*, butchered, packaged and delivered from the Single Estate unit, welfare guaranteed. Home farm produced and stress free.

A sort of single malt meat.


The Carmichael Estate has been the historic home of the Carmichael family for over 8 centuries and is one of Scotland’s oldest family farming businesses (established 1292).

The modern Estate is a fully diversified rural business including self-catering accommodation, agriculture, forestry, retail meat sales, farm shop and tearoom.

All land is farmed by the Carmichael family and their team with pride and passion.

The Estate is located in the rolling hills of southern Scotland and we produce traditional meat products from grass-fed stock and home-grown feed. We are one of a small number of farms in the UK to have an abattoir and butchery on our farm. This minimises the need for animal transportation, thereby reducing stress to the animals, increasing animal welfare and improving the quality of our finished product.


All livestock are home bred on our farm with nothing bought in from outside thus minimising disease and guaranteeing quality animal welfare throughout the rearing and fattening process through to farm gate slaughter. We grow as much of our own animal feed as we can on the farm including, silage, barley and lupins. Thought and care is taken at every stage in the production process to ensure that our customers end up with the best quality product possible.

venison-150x150Carmichael Estate Farmed Venison

There have always been deer in the Parks of ancient Carmichael Estate and in 1983 we introduced Red Deer onto the farm and started deer farming. Our EU approved meat processing unit has been operating since 1994 and our multi award winning Scottish Venison has become renowned across Scotland as some of the finest. Carmichael venison is always tender, tasty and versatile – our multi award winning Venison Rashers are a truly unique product which won Product Innovation of the Year at the Scotland of Food & Drink Awards 2009.

beef-150x150Well hung Scotch Beef

Scotch beef is considered some of the best in the world and Carmichael beef ranks among the best in Scotland. Continental breeds, Limousin and Simental were crossed with Hereford and Angus creating our own Carmichael Lanarkshire Limousin. Our cattle herd is Quality Meat Scotland Farm Assured and all beef is hung on the bone for a minimum of 21 days producing exceptional tasty tender beef. Carmichael Beef Ribeye Steak received a gold star at the Great Taste Awards 2011.

lamb-150x150Stress Free Scotch Lamb

Our pure Texel tups provide fine hardy offspring which are ideally suited to our 1000ft hills and harsh Scottish winters. The on farm abattoir system that we operate benefits the lambs and produces ‘stress free’ meats of exceptional quality. Carmichael lamb is ‘sublime’ in texture and taste and our strip loin received 2 gold stars in the Great Taste Awards 2011.

 Award winning Scottish products

The fine quality of our meats has been proven by the awards our products have attracted both from the prestigious Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards and at the Scotland of Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

Where Can I buy Carmichael products ?


Our secure online shopping facility on this website can process your meat order. We will then contact you to arrange a suitable date for delivery, which will be dispatched by overnight courier in thermal boxes.  This service is not available for countries outside the UK as most ban incoming meats.

Mail Order by Telephone or Email

We are always pleased to assist you in making your decision on cuts of meat and delivery organisation – 01899 308 169/336 or meats@carmichael.co.uk

Farm Shop

Our farm shop on the A73 between Lanark and Biggar 01899 308 169

Orders can be made online and collected at a Farmers’ Market which we attend across central southern Scotland – full list below:

  • Edinburgh, Castle Terrace       1st, 3rd            Saturdays of the month
  • Glasgow, Mansfield Park, Partick                    2nd and 4th     Saturdays of the month
  • Haddington, East Lothian         Last                 Saturday of the month