Birmingham steakhouse Anderson’s Bar & Grill has sourced some rare breed beef after linking up with a conservation group.
The restaurant off St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter has linked up with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust and become the first corporate supporter restaurant to receive pedigree Ayrshire cull cow beef from the Duchy Home Farm.
The native breed Ayrshire cow dates back to the 1870s, originating from South West Scotland.
Primarily a dairy cow, the Ayrshire is a strong animal with a long lifespan and is a very effective grazer.
Cull cows are those which have come to the end of their economic life in the dairy herd and would normally have a low economic value.
By finishing them for the restaurant, value and great flavours are added.
Chef-director Dan Anderson said: “After a lot of hard work, networking and research, we’re thrilled to be able to source some of the finest native and rare breeds the UK has to offer.
“This is a fantastic way to celebrate the high quality of meat produced from the UK’s native breeds.”
The pedigree Ayrshire cull cow beef has featured and is now almost sold out.
Anderson’s is at 30 Mary Ann Street, Birmingham B3 1RL. 0121 200 2515.