Talks and Events

The CFLA take part in conferences, meetings and other events. On this page you will find films, reports or news relating to these.

At the Oxford Real Farming conference 2019, the Campaign for Local Abattoirs and the Sustainable Food Trust hosted a session on local abattoirs, which discussed why they are closing and how we can save them.

Chair: Jane Parker, Fir Farm

Panellists: Nick Allen, British Meat Processors Association, John Mettrick, National Craft Butchers, Bob Kennard, Campaign for Local Abattoirs, Nick Palmer, Compassion in World Farming

Without urgent action to assist smaller abattoirs, does local, traceable meat have a future? At The Future of UK Farming conference this April 2018, the future of small abattoirs was discussed by a panel of experts in the field, with on-farm slaughter and mobile abattoirs being suggested as possible solutions.

The Sustainable Food Trust hosted a session on re-localising farm animal slaughter, at the Oxford Real Farming Conference 2018. Richard Young (SFT Policy Director), Bob Kennard (SFT Policy Advisor), Paddy Hoare (Fir Farm) and Phil Stocker (National Sheep Association), address the worrying decline in smaller abattoirs in the UK.