Beverley and Holderness MP, Graham Stuart, visited Wold Farm in Lund with representatives of the National Farmers Union to mark Great British Beef Week 2022.
Now in its twelfth year, Great British Beef Week takes place from the 23rd-30th April 2022 with this year’s campaign focusing on highlighting British beef farmers and their efforts to support sustainable production practices on their farms. As a result of their work, British beef is now amongst the most sustainable in the world and the aim is for British beef to be carbon neutral by 2040.
To celebrate this important week, Graham visited Wold Farm in Lund and met two local farmers Andrew and Ben Prescott, as well as representatives from the National Farmers Union, including the County Chairman Angela Kirkwood, the NFU Group Secretary Rob Beaty, and the NFU North East Livestock Chairman Will Terry. Graham learned more about both the challenges and opportunities that farmers in Beverley and Holderness are currently experiencing, and about the NFU’s new Red Meat Export Strategy which they launched this week.
Following his visit Graham said: “I was delighted to visit Wold Farm in Lund to celebrate and promote Great British Beef Week. It was great to learn more about the challenges and opportunities they face, and the steps they are taking to become more sustainable. Beef farmers are a vital part of our local economy and heritage, and I encourage everyone to support British farming.”
After her visit with Graham, Angela Kirkwood said: “I was pleased to visit Wold Farm with Graham to mark Great British Beef Week and to have the opportunity to speak with him and the local farmers about the important work taking place on farms in Beverley and Holderness and throughout the UK.”
If you would like to find out more about this important week, please visit: https://www.ladiesinbeef.org.uk/gbbw/