Minced Beef from the Carmarthenshire hills
This is our versatile minced beef. Our aim is to bring you the best beef and mutton you will ever taste. Our animals are fed all year round on grass, with no grain supplements. Slow growth means a better joint of meat. 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 impacts on quality.
For the beef, we are looking at a minimum of five years of age before slaughter. That’s twice as old as most beef around. 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’.
You would expect meat this good to cost the earth. Well, environmentally the impact is low. The grass is growing by the grace of God. Our sheep and our cattle are grazing animals. Their digestive system is more complex than ours, designed to extract every last ounce of nutrition out of the grass and meadow flowers. Metabolically they are converting that food slowly but surely into something for our table we can delight in.
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.
Our minced beef is excellent to cook with. It has just enough flavour-filled, naturally-occurring fat to allow you to fry it with no added oil. Try our beef mince with onions and your own special herbs and spices in a pie. Or in lasagne. Or with mash, or rice, as a curry with potatoes or with chapatti. The list goes on for this versatile pack of luxury. One pack weight is around 560 grams, or around 1lb 4oz.
The price is £8.99/kg (£4.08/lb) at the Wernlwyd farm gate. But do ask about delivery or order online now for collection in Carmarthen Farmers Market.
Steak, forerib, diced beef, roasting joints, mutton joints and boxes of beef and mutton are also on sale here at Grey Alders