On-Farm and Local Slaughter

Questions surrounding on-farm and local slaughter are a significant issue in UK agriculture. This Consultation looked in depth at the topic, embracing questions of economics, technology, public perception, practicalities and policy development at government level.

In particular, we looked at whether there is a need for more local abattoirs; whether new technologies offer the opportunity to revisit the concept of on-farm slaughter; and if opportunities do exist, what actions are required to turn those opportunities into practice?

The full report from the consultation can be read here