We are fortunate that we still have a a couple of small local slaughterhouse’s within an hours drive us. We often use W.S Clarke and Son just 20 minutes down the road at Sixpenny Handley, although as a traditional village abattoir they have a small capacity and are often fully booked. Our second option is a larger scale abattoir C & S Meats near Sherborne where we can also get an organic stamp.
The importance of retaining a network of small local abattoirs is crucial to ensuring the supply of local, traceable meat from farms with high welfare and environmental standards, but numbers continue to decline due to increased regulatory burden.
By purchasing meat from small high welfare producers like Manor Farm Organics, you are contributing to the viability of this valuable local food network. For more information on why this is so important and what is being done to prevent the further decline of small abattoirs please visit The Campaign for Local Abattoirs website https://www.localabattoirs.com