Abattoirs in the south west are being offered a free and advisory visit by the South West Regional Development Agency and Meat South West to help them boost business.

The agencies want the region’s abattoirs to take full advantage of new opportunities in local, regional, national and overseas markets. Members of the MLC’s Industry Consulting team are carrying out this work on behalf Meat South West.

Clare Parnell, manager, Meat South West said: “Talking to an advisor who understands the UK meat industry can be invaluable.”

An overall report being prepared by ADAS/Cooper Simms will help the agencies determine the best use of resources to ensure the south west has a profitable and efficient red meat sector.