This year, Great British Beef Week focusses on the environment by celebrating the fact British beef is amongst the most sustainable in the world, because of the positive actions taken by farmers.
NFU President Minette Batters said: “We have the credentials to be world leaders in sustainable red meat production – to set the global standard for high welfare, climate-friendly beef and help build the British food brand, which is founded on these values, across the world. British farmers already have an ambition to become net zero by 2040 and our beef production is already incredibly sustainable, with greenhouse gas emissions from UK beef already less than half the global average.
As farmers we know the quality of our products. We know how we care for our cattle. We know that our businesses form the backbone of rural economies and communities. And we know how British farming methods help protect the environment, reduce our climate impact and maintain our iconic countryside for everyone to enjoy.
The lowdown on beef
- Beef naturally provides eight vitamins and minerals* that contribute towards good health *Niacin (B3), vitamin B6, vitamin B12, zinc, riboflavin (B2), iron, potassium and phosphorus.
- It also provides natural protein and phosphorus, which are both needed for the normal growth and development of children’s bones.
- Beef is rich in protein, which supports the growth and maintenance of muscles. Not only that, beef is also a natural source of potassium, which helps muscles to work normally.
- Beef naturally provides iron and four essential vitamins (*Niacin (B3), vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and riboflavin (B2) that help reduce tiredness and fatigue.
- Finally, beef is a source of four essential vitamins and minerals (*iron, niacin (B3), vitamin B6 and vitamin B12) that help the immune system to work normally.
Ladies In Beef have created some brilliant infographics which you can share across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #GBBW2021 to help spread the word about the high quality and climate friendly nature of British beef.
Click on the thumbnail images to download the images.
To find out more about Great British Beef Week, click here.
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