Daysdrove abattoir gains Welsh accreditation

Daysdrove abattoir in Shropshire has been approved to slaughter and process Welsh Beef and Welsh Lamb, meaning it can help food businesses seeking to market the produce.

Daysdrove attained its Welsh Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status following a recent visit by auditors from scheme administrators Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales, who approved the Daysdrove facilities and administrative systems.

This latest accreditation for the three-species Daysdrove abattoir in Bishops Castle follows gaining organic status earlier this year.

Daysdrove commercial director Dan Morris said: “This is a logical progression for Daysdrove, given our proximity to the Welsh border and the fact that a sizeable proportion of our primary livestock procurement area – which is broadly a 25-mile radius of Bishops Castle – falls within Wales.

“We have a growing number of key customers in Wales and we are better able to service their requirements for Welsh Beef and Welsh Lamb now that we have our PGI status.”

The Daysdrove abattoir opened for business in December 2009 following the closure of the site by its previous owners in 2007. The facility offers contract slaughter and butchery for cattle, sheep and pigs, as well as supply of high-quality and totally traceable meat sourced from farms in its locality.

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