If you’re a meat lover then you’ll be excited to find out about the Great British Beef Week. This week marks the annual event celebrating the UK beef industry. During the week-long event, people come together and enjoy the taste of some delicious British beef.
The Great British Beef Week is an annual event that celebrates the UK beef industry. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the occasion. The event is organised by Ladies in Beef, a group of female farmers who are passionate about the sustainable British beef industry. Ladies in Beef are supported by AHDB, as well as Red Tractor, National Farmers Union, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Hybu Cig Cymru.
For 2023, the Ladies in Beef have selected the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. Since being involved in this annual campaign, RABI (Charity Registration No: 208858) has organised more than 50 beef week events. These events have raised over £90,000 for farming people in need of financial support.
British beef has a reputation for superior quality and taste, thanks to the quality of life that cattle receive in this country. The meat’s flavourful and its tender quality stems from the natural and free-range environments in which the cattle are raised. The British beef industry adheres to strict regulations to ensure the highest standards of animal welfare are met. As a result, the cattle are predominantly grass-fed and do not receive any unnatural growth hormones.
It should also be noted that British beef and lamb are among the most efficient and sustainable farming practices in the world. This is largely due to the grass-based grazing system that is used by farmers across the UK. This makes UK beef an environmentally savvy choice, all the more reason to celebrate it!
As with all industries, the British beef industry faces various unique challenges. The most prominent being competition from cheap imports from neighbouring countries. There is also a range of environmental and economical factors that affect both the supply and demand of beef. Thankfully, the industry is working hard to overcome these challenges but what can you do to help?
By making a conscious decision to buy British beef you are directly improving the UK economy and the local farmers. Look for the key Red Tractor logo on the packaging, indicating that the beef has been produced to high standards of animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Share the love for British beef with your friends and family. Make sure everyone you know is looking out for the farmers by encouraging that they to shop British wherever possible.
Over the years, Burts Catering Butchers has built up a supply chain that we trust. All our nominated suppliers are audited against our stringent standards, which gives you as the customer, peace of mind that throughout their life, products have been bred, processed, stored and delivered in the best possible way. We too buy exclusively from Red Tractor, Eblex and BRC accredited companies, giving you that extra peace of mind. With our farm-to-fork traceability scheme, products can be traced back to the farm where they were bred – and in some cases, even down to the food they ate.
If you’re looking to get your hands on some British beef to help celebrate National British Beef Week then please take a look at our home delivery service. All our beef is 100% British and farm-to-fork traceable. We only source beef that is from the finest herds, and that is kept to the highest welfare standards. We have topside, whole fillets, diced beef, sirloins, fillets, ribeyes, steak burgers and minced meat.
If you are curious about how we work and our buying philosophies take a look at our website for more information. If you have any further questions about supporting the British beef industry or are curious about our home delivery service, please get in touch. Please either call 01424 730417 or fill in a few details on our enquiry form.