Meet the producers: beef

Feeding alcohol to cattle can improve meat quality

Beef animals on François-Xavier Craquelin’s farm in Villequier in Seine-Maritime (halfway between Rouen and Le Havre) drink 15 litres of homemade organic cider a day, and when they go into their barns overnight they listen to classical music. (Jazz at the weekends.)

His unusual methods were inspired by Japanese Kobe beef producers who give their beef animals beer ...

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