New APPG for beef and lamb launched

A new all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has been launched by an ex-farming MP.

The party, which is chaired by the MP for Tiverton and Honiton Neil Parish, will focus on the issues and developments in the beef and lamb industries.

TAPPG will also be a forum for parliamentarians to discuss matters affecting the beef and lamb sectors in England. The party will also ensure parliamentarians are sufficiently briefed on the latest developments in the meat industry, such as supply chains, exports, sustainability, and health and nutrition.

Parish said: “Britain produces some of the world’s finest grass-fed beef and lamb to the highest possible animal welfare standards. But our livestock industries face many challenges and I hope this group will act to raise awareness the importance of beef and lamb to the UK economy.”

The secretariat services of the party will be organised by Eblex. Eblex chairman John Cross said: “The re-establishment of the beef and lamb APPG is a positive move and will no doubt ensure that debate on industry-related topics at the highest level is well-informed.”

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