Island Abattoir Jan. 2, 2020

from Farming Today· ·

The Isle of Mull abattoir is regarded locally as central to the viability of livestock farming and food production on the west coast of Scotland, enabling crofters, farmers and estates to keep food miles low, animal welfare high and meat production profitable. But tiny slaughter houses like Mull's are essential, they have to carry huge overheads, making it increasingly difficult for them to carry on. Nancy Nicolson has been to Mull to hear about the role the abattoir plays and farmers' fears for the future. Presented and Produced by Nancy Nicolson



The Isle of Mull abattoir is regarded locally as central to the viability of livestock farming and food production on the west coast of Scotland, enabling crofters, farmers and estates to keep food miles low, animal welfare high and meat production profitable. But tiny slaughter houses like Mull's are essential, they have to carry huge overheads, making it increasingly difficult for them to carry on. Nancy Nicolson has been to Mull to hear about the role the abattoir plays and farmers' fears for the future. Presented and Produced by Nancy Nicolson