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Farmers Weekly 9 July 2010
edition reported on the findings of a five year trial undertaken by Bristol university on traditional animals including Longhorn and Belted Galloway. The trial showed that traditional breeds have lower levels of saturated fat and contain more antioxidants than beef reared intensively.Ian Richardson, a senior research fellow at Bristol University said in the 'blind' tasting trial it was found there was a clear preference for beef produced from traditional breeds compared to beef from younger Continental crosses intensively reared. The trial also showed that traditional breeds produced higher levels of polyunsaturated fat which are good for human health. Beef was also found to contain the highest levels of vitamin E.





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