Producers sell through own butchers shop

UK - A group of south Wales farmers has opened a high street butcher’s shop at Treharris in Glamorgan.
calendar icon 19 October 2006
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Inspired in part by Farmers Weekly’s food miles campaign, the five partners aim to sell meat from traditional breeds such as Welsh Black cattle and South Wales Welsh Mountain sheep.

Group chairman John Thomas, who farms at Trelewis, said the group hoped to add value to their prime stock as well as provide consumers with top quality, locally produced and processed lamb and beef.

“We know that the demand is there and meeting it can improve margins,” said Mr Thomas.

Lorraine Howells, of Cwm Carno Farm, Rhymney, supplied the first Welsh Black steer sold through the shop.

“We feel that communities in the valleys of south Wales deserve to have access to meat from the super quality stock reared and finished in the area,” she said.

Source: fwi.co.uk

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