New round of market courses from HCC

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering a new round of educational courses for beef and sheep farmers. 

The courses are designed to help the farmers meet the requirements of their markets, as well as achieve the best price for their animals.

The carcase selection courses, delivered by HCC at abattoirs, also help producers to gain a unique insight into how livestock finishing and selection affects meat processing. Previous rounds of these training courses have been attended by more than 400 red meat producers.

“The aim of the courses is to share understanding between farmers and processors,” said HCC’s industry development officer Luned Evans. “Being aware of trends in retail preferences can help farmers to select their livestock in the way that best meets the abattoirs’ requirements. Ensuring that these specifications are met is also a sure way for farmers get the highest possible price.”

She added: “The courses cover live selection and assessment, carcase classification, current abattoir and consumer requirements and animal health and welfare. Courses will run on a number of dates in October and November.”

Places are limited to eight per session. For more information, contact HCC on 01970 625050.

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