Tesco re-launches Sustainable Farming Group for beef
Tesco has announced it will continue its multi-million pound investment in the growth of the British Aberdeen Angus herd.
Tesco says that 1,600 farmers in the UK are set to benefit from a new 12 month contract which is expected to guarantee a price above the standard market rate for beef.
The Aberdeen Angus farmers working with Tesco are located across the UK and supply the supermarket with all its beef steaks, mince and joints.
To coincide with the introduction of the new contracts, Tesco is re-launching its Tesco Sustainable Farming Group for Beef.
The group becomes the tenth Tesco Sustainable Farming Group following the setting up of groups in areas including, pork, lamb, poultry, and more.
The groups provide a forum to discuss sustainable production, customer needs, Tesco’s quality standards and how Tesco and its supply base can work more closely together.
They also play an important role in terms of securing supply, increasing efficiency and improving animal welfare.
Tesco’s commercial director for fresh food, George Wright, said: “We’re committed to building long-term, transparent partnerships with our suppliers, growers and farmers.
“These new contracts and the reformation of our Sustainable Farming Group for beef strengthens the partnerships we have with our farmers and means they can build their businesses and invest for the future, while providing our customers with the best quality British beef.”
David Knox, sales account manager at Foyle Group, one of Tesco’s Aberdeen Angus beef processors, said: “The new contract will help secure long term sustainability for the beef sector.”