Animal welfare is really important to us and we do everything we can to try and reduce stress for our animals (as well as ourselves) on the farm.
We play music to our cattle to keep them relaxed and our abattoir is situated right next to the farm to reduce transit time and keep stress to a minimum. If the animal is stressed, the pH levels go up and the meat will be dark in colour, drier and tougher. Here's a recent podcast that Padraic Gilligan did with Brian Lawless from Alltech, where he talks more about helping to reduce stress for everyone here at Gilligan's Farm.
Massive thanks to Brian and all the team at Alltech for helping us to tell our story!