The National Farmers' Union has set up a web site offering advice on where to buy a locally produced turkey for Christmas.

The site, at www.ukturkeys.co.uk, lists almost 100 turkey producers in England and Wales, along with information on nutrition, cooking, games, a prize competition and downloadable ringtones.

The aim is to promote British turkeys over imported birds and encourage shoppers to ask butchers if their turkeys are British.

NFU poultry board vice chairman, Mike Bailey, said: "We want to encourage the British consumer to 'buy local' and save on food miles."