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Some years ago we started a unique project in Yorkshire to replicate what we have been importing from our friends in Spain.
Typically, in the UK cows are used either for dairy or beef. Our project has created a dual-purpose cow, a first in the UK. Once the tough life of dairy production is finished the cow is “spent” and skinny having endured a life of milking and reproduction. When the cow can no longer produce enough milk to make her economical she would end up in cheap formats of meat such as mince.
in Thirsk takes these ex milkers and lets them retire on lush Yorkshire grass. Over a couple of years, it is wonderful to see them develop in to relaxed and fat old ladies.
This is more than an ethical approach to farming and a solution for struggling dairy farmers, it is a testament that patience, extensive farming and good care of the animals makes for delicious beef.
Breeds are most often British Frisian, Old Jersey and British Red.
Dry aged in West Hampstead, butchered and delivered by our own butcher @mr_txuleta
Available in @lurraw1
every lunch from 16th April
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