If you’re someone who enjoys treating yourself to different varieties and cuts of meats, it’s crucial for you to know the importance in purchasing British meat. This blog is here to explain the benefits of buying local, as well as the environmental and ecological costs of sourcing meat that is sourced from outside of the UK.
Opting for British meat can offer a multitude of benefits for both the environment and your health. These advantages, perhaps unknown to you, might inspire you to make more informed choices when shopping for meat in the future.
Studies reveal that British meat cuts have an estimated carbon footprint of around 17.12kg CO2e (Carbon Dioxide Equivalent) per kilo. This is significantly lower than the global average of 46kg CO2e per kilo. By choosing British meat, you can make a substantial reduction in your carbon footprint with minimal effort on your part.
Buying locally sourced meat means you’re getting fresher produce, as the meat hasn’t undergone extensive transportation. British meat is also subject to rigorous health and safety checks, ensuring consumers receive safe and wholesome products.
Purchasing British meat also supports local farmers and the economy, contributing to the growth of local communities. At Burts Catering Butchers we are able to help make purchasing British Meat that little bit easier. As a private customer, we offer you a local delivery service if you live in certain areas of East Sussex to help provide meat to the surrounding towns and villages. If you are a catering customer then we will deliver further afield.
To support British farmers in your supermarket purchases, keep an eye out for the ‘Red Tractor’ label. This signifies that the product, from farm to fork, has met stringent quality standards set by UK farmers. When your meat carries this label, you can be assured it hasn’t travelled a great distance to reach your plate., another key importance of purchasing British meat.
All of our meat is 100% British and is tracible back to the farm it was reared on. Great meat, from a great farm, that’s hung by a quality butcher and will make for perfect meals.
If you do live near us, then please feel free to take a look at our extensive range of meats available for delivery here. Or if you’d like to talk to us about an order, to discuss your needs, or just to ask us a question; please call 01424 730417 or fill out an enquiry form here