Beef processor opens farm for sustainability trials

Beef processor opens farm for sustainability trials

Pickstock Telford opened the gates to its Brongain Farm for the first time this week for the business’ inaugural integrated supply chain forum event.

The specialist beef unit in Llanfechain, Wales has been newly established as a hub to facilitate R&D and knowledge transfer that will support sustainability within the beef supply chain.

Alongside a tour of the new facilities, delegates heard from industry specialists and some of the key partners supporting developments at the 1,000-head semi extensive unit.

Pickstock Telford’s MD Greg Pickstock said the official opening of Brongain Farm was an exciting step for the business and forms a core component of their long-term sustainability programme.

“We’re committed to developing a sustainable system of beef production that is profitable for the farmer while meeting customer needs and wants,” he said. “To achieve this, a more integrated approach is a must, and this begins at farm level.

“The aim of Brongain Farm is to determine a model of production that is achievable, profitable and delivers a consistent end product, while addressing some of the big challenges the industry faces, including carbon emissions.”