Michael and Rachel George - From Our Farm - Welsh Biltong

Rachel and Michael George, founders of From Our Farm.

At the beginning of 2017, we had the idea to take beef from our family farm and turn it into exceptional biltong, something that wasn't well-known in our corner of the world but Michael had come across several years earlier during a visit to South Africa.

We made several trial batches using a homemade dryer consisting of a plastic storage tub, bathroom extractor fan and a lightbulb! After tasting the biltong, we decided it was too good not to share! This started a twelve-month journey to develop the From Our Farm brand, perfect our recipes and move production out of our kitchen and into purpose-built premises.

Today the biltong dryer is a substantial state-of-the-art piece of equipment, very different from our experimental apparatus! We produce our biltong in small batches and ensure our products meet the same high standards that we strive for in all areas of our farm.

The George family has been rearing beef on Pembrokeshire land for more than four generations. Each generation has demonstrated a true passion for sustainable agriculture. They aspired to the highest standards and refined their farming methods for over one hundred years.

Below are a few of our favourite images showing our innovative ancestors. The pictures highlight the evolution of farming machinery and practices that the Georges have experienced at first-hand.

John Philipp George using a two furrow plough - circa 1950 

Storing bags of corn with the help of an elevator - 1949 

Harvesting with a combine for the first time. The Georges were one of the first farming families to utilise a combine harvestor in Pembrokeshire - 1949

Whilst we would like to take full credit for how great our biltong tastes, there is no doubt that over one hundred years of our ancestors perfecting their beef-rearing methods plays a large part in our success. We are excited to share the fruits of their collective knowledge through our beef products and we are confident that you will appreciate the difference this makes with every bite!