All our animals are born and reared on our smallholding ensuring complete traceability and minimal stress for the animals. Rare breed animals are slower to mature than intensively farmed animals. At Lochbyre Rare Breed Meat, our animals are allowed to grow and develop naturally. They spend all their lives outdoors, free to roam at all times, kept in small family groups and only given medicines where absolutely necessary. It is well known that meat always tastes better from an animal that has not been stressed, so we do our best to make sure the animals welfare comes first.