Box of Beef

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Box contains two sirloin steaks and two rump steaks, three packs of minced beef and two of diced, one brisket, one slow roast, one beef forerib or topside or silverside, topside steaks or Denver Steaks and maybe burgers in the summer. It is all quick-frozen.  The total weight is a minimum of 8 kg.  Individually, we should be selling the contents for £110, but this box of beef costs just £100.00 at the Wernlwyd farm gate.  Phone us on 07944 668809 to discuss bespoke contents.

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Box of Beef from the Carmarthenshire hills

Our aim is to bring you the best beef and mutton you will ever taste.  The secret is (1) older animals, (2) grass-feeding and (3) super-ageing after slaughter.  Wernlwyd (Eng: Grey Alders) is not certified organic but we employ organic principles.  Our pasture has not been reseeded for years, most of it for generations.  Over that time it has become naturalised with wild grasses and flowers.  That brings higher welfare and improves quality.

Our beef

We look for a minimum of five years of age before slaughter.  That’s twice as old as most beef around.  Slow growth means a better joint of meat.  Not only that, but we hang each side of beef in the chiller for no less than fifty-six days. At that point something extraordinary begins to happen.  The increase in tenderness is dramatic.  The taste becomes deeper and more complex.  The meat enzymes have done their work! We begin to approach, if you will forgive the expression, ‘meatopia’.

Our Environment

Contrary to what you might hear, environmentally the impact of raising sheep and cattle is low. Our animals hang out in fields during the summer and eat silage, harvested grass, in winter.  They are NEVER ‘finished’ on grain in ‘feed-lots’.  After all, sheep and cattle are grazing animals.  Their ruminant digestive system has four stomachs, far more complex than ours.  They are inefficient at digesting grain but perfectly-designed to extract every last ounce of nutrition out of grass and meadow flowers.  26% of the earth’s surface is pasture. By the grace of God ruminants convert what we cannot eat slowly but surely into something for our table we can delight in.

Here’s another point.  These days produce can be flown half-way around the world to satisfy modern food fads. When you choose our super-aged beef or mutton, you are buying local, from farm to fork, and keeping those food miles to the bare minimum.

Our Pricing

Our meat costs no more than what supermarkets charge for their highest quality.  But the similarity ends there.  Older stock means more flavour and longer hanging brings vastly improved taste. By buying direct from the farm, you know what you are eating has been well cared for.  And we know our customers appreciate the very best.

Collection or Delivery

Order online now for collection in Carmarthen Farmers Market or Llanelli Street Market.  Local delivery if £10.00.  Or why not turn up to collect and see the farm? Phone 07944 668809 first.

Steaks, Beef Forerib, Roasting Joints, burgers, packs of Beef Mince and Diced Beef are also usually separately available.  To say nothing of our super-aged mutton!

1 review for Box of Beef

  1. Percy and Hilary Williams (verified owner)

    Wernlwyd beef is absolutely delicious. We bought a box of it during a stay at Grey Alders and took it straight home to the freezer. The meat can be cooked in a variety of ways. We recently mixed the diced beef with chopped up wild garlic leaves from the local woodlands and this imparted a gentle spicy flavour to the meat, which everyone enjoyed. The beef joints were kept for special family gatherings and delighted everyone. Our methods vary from a standard roast, Romertopf clay vessel to slow cooker. We quickly fry the steaks with chopped garlic in the fat and then complete the cooking in the slow cooker with a layer of onions on top followed by a layer of potatoes, then a layer of parsnip and finally a layer of carrot. The meat is not only flavoursome, but of a tender texture. When cooked in a slow cooker, the juices can be turned into a gravy, which we guess must be healthy as well as a good accompaniment to the meal. A glass of red wine goes well with the beef meals and we recommend the Merlot from Lidl’s (the label with a fish on it). Despite being a cheap wine, it always tastes good (provided you have it with your beef meal and not with your dessert!). We would definitely buy another box of Wernlwyd beef.

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