This sounds like an obvious thing to say and do, but the benefits to our animals, traceability and quality of product are priceless. Keeping it local allows us to travel shorter distances for one. Less stress for the animals meaning they remain calmer throughout the process. After the hard work rearing and caring for our animals, it’s incredibly important that when they leave the farm, they are in the best possible hands, experiencing the lowest stress as possible. Building a strong relationship based on trust with your local abattoir and slaughter men is essential. They more they know about our methods, welfare and standards, the better. Seeing that extra mile we go to means we have well tempered animals, high quality meat that’s a pleasure to cut and the satisfaction of being a Kew part of our end product. We know the value of these key and skilled professionals, keeping it local, managing expectations and ensuring from farm to table, we know our animals have been treated with the upmost respect.