Mince & Cubes
For quick meals like casseroles, lasagne, tacos, or pasta sauces, these freezer staples are ready when you need to cook up a wholesome meal.
Order one pack, or contact us for multi-pack offer.
About our SheepBack in the 1970’s, Ballakelly Farm’s Suffolk sheep were awarded best in the UK. Over time, Farmer Al has put his own hoof print on the flock, and mixed in that very same Suffolk calibre with Texel and Bluefaced Leicester breed traits.
Ballakelly lamb and mutton are robust, lean and powerful, with rich and well-defined melting fats. This is because sheep graze happily on grass in a rotational system of fields that are themselves conditioned by the local weather and environment.
Ballakelly mutton is central to our minimal waste ethos because our lovely ewes become marvellous mutton. Mutton is darker and stronger than lamb, and the process of dry aging, breaking down and refining the structure of the meat in a humidity controlled environment – usually for four weeks – means mutton can be as tender as spring lamb while offering a depth of flavour.
Our sheep are crucial to our planned regenerative land practices. Ballakelly Farm is unusual for the Isle of Man in raising sheep, pigs and cows together on one farm. It means we are ideally placed to rotate which animals when and where, so that we can utilise back into the land from what the animals give us.
About Our CowsThe Ballakelly cow is a blend of Charolais, Limousin and Aberdeen Angus which help maintain medium-sized cows of manageable weights for the mothers. The Angus also introduces a natural sturdiness and a coat and hide suited for the Manx climate. Recently we have been selling Manx Wagyu which is a cross of local dairy cows with Wagyu insemination.
Our cattle run in groups of around 30 – meaning optimal ‘mob’ grazing potential during spring and summer, and are indoors during winter feeding on home-grown silage and cereals blended with peas for additional protein.
Growing the grains and peas we feed our animals means we don’t have to import food, which significantly offsets the methane emissions of the Ballakelly herd.
Our animals develop proper structure, size and fat content that results in beautiful marbling, tenderness and fulsome flavour.
We dry age some of our beef which significantly enhances texture and taste, for genuinely outstanding depth and melting softness. It takes time: four weeks, generally – but we think it’s worth it.