The government has announced new funding for small abattoirs - and campaigners say it will be 'integral' to the future of local and sustainable farming.
"The availability of funding will help abattoirs to invest in new technology and improve productivity and animal health and welfare, allowing our agriculture sector to get its high-quality produce to market.”
Sustainable Food Trust who have been campaigning for this for years say "funding will be vital to help the small abattoirs modernise and thrive. Their services are the cornerstone of sustainable, local meat supply chains.
It's not been announced in full yet.
The Food Alliance infrastructure event on March 8th will cover the bigger infrastructure needs of the county, and ways that we can meet those needs. This funding might be part of the solution - please come and bring your thoughts. Book here