John Graham is a well known vegetable farmer in the area, growing field scale cabbage, celery, leeks, onions, potatoes etc etc. Over the past few years John has been rearing his own Angus cattle and now these are come to fruition.
A few things to point out about Ballyholey Angus, its (a) mostly grass-fed - when cattle are young they get some supplemental feeding (oats grown on farm) but total lifetime about 90% is grass.
(b) the animals are kept outside as much as possible, and only housed during deepest darkest months of winter
(c) they're housed on straw (not slats)
(d) They're fed vegetables such as cabbage, carrots and the likes (e) after slaughter the animals are hung on the bone for 21 days - did you know that most meat is aged in the packs and not in this way? (f) applications of medicines is limited due to a strong animal health plan and use of grazing systems and natural remedies (g) its the colour meat should be...not bright red (h) it tastes great!
What I like is that you can call into the farm shop and actually see the cattle in the fields, you can see what they're eating...its not secretive....the farm chickens are actually kept in the field in front of the farm shop!