Ragley Estates opens new £750K butchery facility
Ragley Estate's new £750k state-of-the-art butchery facility will be opened by Lord Hertford at presentation and barbecue on 14 May.
Ragley Estate's new £750k state-of-the-art butchery facility will be opened by Lord Hertford at a presentation and barbecue on 14 May.
The traditional butchery has stepped up production at its new premises on the Ragley Estate. following a huge increase in demand for locally produced, naturally reared meat.
The brand new butchery processes the naturally reared, grass-fed beef and lamb from Ragley Home Farms for retail customers through Hilliers Farm Shop in Dunnington, as well as local pubs and restaurants.
Local man and head butcher Malcolm Cooke says "These days it's difficult to know the origin and quality of your meet - it's always good to know there's a guaranteed top quality alternative".
Demand has exceeded expectations and Malcolm Cooke has grown his team to eight full time staff, even offering an apprenticeship to anyone keen to learn this traditional trade.
The sustainable and environmentally responsible approach to local produce has earned Ragley Home Farms the much sought after LEAF Marque. This marque is about linking the environment and farming.