The UK suckler beef herd is the second largest in Europe after France. It is made up of dedicated beef breeds including some native to the British Isles. The calves get to stay with their mothers for up to nine months. They graze natural pasture including meadows, marsh and moorland that represent precious carbon-trapping herbage which would otherwise be under-utilised. They spend maximum time outdoors, they are healthy, they require minimal antibiotic usage, they are, by and large, easy calving; they are welfare rich.
New opportunities are emerging where the benefits of this traditional beef production system could be recognised by the consumer, by the retailer and by Government.
This is our industry’s chance to tell our story and to champion our herd.
The Suckler Beef Producers Association will fly the flag for the industry, achieve product differentiation, increase consumer awareness and drive stronger supply chain partnerships which fairly reward the producers and help turn abstainers into consumers.
Why is our suckler beef special?
Because it’s reared as nature intended!
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