Ballywilliam, Co Wexford
Similar to many people the world over, Ned Lyng and his family sing the praises of Angus beef for its tenderness, succulence and superior taste. The breed’s sweet nature is part of the appeal for farmers such as Ned.
Beef farmer Ned Lyng farms mainly Angus in Ballywilliam, halfway between New Ross and Enniscorthy in Co Wexford. He has been a member of the Irish Angus Producer Group for 13 years. He enjoys farming the Angus breed as the animals are very docile, making them easy to manage and a great choice for farming families. The taste of Angus beef is a big part of the appeal for Ned and his family, too, who rate it for its tenderness in particular. It always leaves them wanting to go back for more, an important quality, especially for Ned, who likes to enjoy beef a couple of times a week if possible. He says:
My favourite way and the family’s favourite way of eating Angus is in the form of a steak. The texture of the meat is very tasty and it’s easy to source in all the local supermarkets.
Ned believes that vigilance around maintaining proper standards of beef production is vital and that it is important to educate the next generation about traditional farming methods.