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Organic Retired Dairy Beef Short Ribs Meaty, moist and moreish ribs - from our Retired Dairy Beef range Reviews (4)
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Organic Retired Dairy Beef Short Ribs

Meaty, moist and moreish ribs - from our Retired Dairy Beef range

Our Organic Retired Dairy Beef is a product of time and patience. The fat content on these animals is considerably higher, but boy is it great! You should always consider the age and fat content when cooking with Retired Dairy Beef – it is best cooked slowly and on a low temp, allowing the fat to break down and permeate through the meat.

Beef ribs are a bit of an under-rated cut in our opinion, especially when they're organic retired dairy beef short ribs. The robustly flavoured meat on the ribs is complemented by just the right amount of marbling and superficial fat to inject super-succulence. The bone not only adds extra flavour when the joint is roasted, it also keeps the meat juicy. Similarly to pork ribs, beef ribs respond best to slow braising in lots of liquid. They'll happily absorb strong or spicy flavours, so try marinating them overnight to maximise complex flavours.

  • Delivered frozen
  • 700g

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On regular beef cattle, the muscles around the ribs have worked hard during the animal's life. On a dairy cow, these muscles have worked even harder. But that doesn't result in toughness, it results in fantastic texture and bite and a depth of flavour you may not have experienced before. At Coombe Farm we're keen to run as sustainable an operation as possible, and that means looking for ways to maximise the output from all our animals while maintaining the highest standards of welfare. So we're following the example of our Spanish counterparts and taking fantastic, well-matured beef from dairy cows who no longer produce milk. 

Nutritionals per 100g: Energy 291 Kcal/ 1084 kJ | Fat 20.9g, of which saturates 9.3g | Carbohydrates 0g, of which sugars 0g | Fibre 0g | Protein 18.3g | Salt 0.13g.

Please note this is produced in an environment that handles nuts (Including Peanuts), Seeds, Cereals, Celery, Soya and Products Containing Gluten.

  • Supplied: Insulated box at -18°C
  • Freezing: Will arrive frozen, use by best before date on packaging
  • Defrosted: Store between 0 - 5°C and use within 3-5 days



  • We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.

  • We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.

    We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.

    For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.

    Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.

  • We have a minimum order of £40. There is no minimum order value or delivery charge if you collect from our farm shop

  • Our Standard Delivery Charge is £4.95 (Tuesday to Friday). There is Free Delivery on Orders Over £100, Recieve your order Before 12 pm for £8.95. Saturday Delivery is £7.95

  • No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.

    Our couriers will send you a text message or email, whichever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.

  • Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.

  • At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:

    natural materials


    Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.


    natural materials

    Delivered Frozen

    To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.


    Sustainably Insulated

    We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.


  • You can cancel your order within two hours after your online purchase. We can not cancel an order after this period.

    We hope that you enjoy our products. But if for any reason you are unhappy, please let us know why within 28 days of delivery, by sending us the batch number and the reason why you are disappointed with the product. Do not throw the product away as we may need to recall it to confirm the problem.

    As your product is perishable, you will not be asked to return it for us for re-selling.

    When we have looked at the evidence, we will then consider reimbursing you by means of a credit for a future order or resending the product. We will do our very best to respond as quickly as possible and try to resolve it.

    Email to: [email protected], phone: 01460 279509

Product FAQs

  • Delivery costs £4.95, Tuesday - Friday or is free for orders over £90. Saturday delivery is £6.95, If you need your order before 12pm on your selected delivery date please select our Pre 12 pm option, there is an additional charge for this service, (Weekday's £7.95 & Saturday £9.95)

    Click and Collect is free. Use Discount code LOCAL10 for a 10% discount when collecting from the farm.

  • Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.

    It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.

  • All of our meat is butchered in our in-house organic butchery by our small, experienced team. 

    You will find any product ingredients on the relevant product pages.


    Can't Find the Answer?

    If you cannot find the answer to your question and would like to speak to someone contact us and we will be happy to help.

Organic retired dairy beef short ribs really are a cut to put into the oven and forget about for as long as you can resist. Cooking them at 120-140˚C for three or more hours will let the marbling and fat melt away into the gravy while the meat relaxes away from the bone. Just make sure they're well covered with liquid - rich stock, red wine or stout - throughout the cooking period. Add flavours of hot chilli, chinese five spice, honey or tart fruit jelly and serve with a simple risotto, a tangy slaw or Jamaican rice and beans.  

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