Visit the UK’s leading indoor agricultural event, with eleven packed halls of the very latest in agricultural machinery and equipment. Now at the NEC, Birmingham this is free to attend and free to park.
Through their Farm Forward programme, McDonald’s aims to help farmers run thriving sustainable businesses, able to invest with confidence in the future. By undertaking research, sharing knowledge and tools and actively investing in the future of farming McDonald's is helping beef farmers tackle the ‘three Es’ of sustainability: economics; ethics; and environment.
In the first in a series looking at how we can measure success in beef, we discuss why McDonald’s wants to help beef farmers address the ‘three Es’ of sustainability: economics; ethics; and environment.
Well managed grassland has the potential to help beef producers achieve better returns, but it is an often overlooked resource. In the second part of this series, we look at ways to maximise grassland utilisation.
The importance of healthy soils has never been more apparent than in this year, with recent prolonged dry weather following a long, wet winter focusing thoughts on the importance of soil structure and the potential to use alternative forage crops.
In the sixth in this series looking at measuring success in beef, we look at how effective communication and providing staff with the correct training and health and safety support will help farmers achieve an efficient and profitable business.
Read more about McDonalds work on beef sustainability
McDonald’s has more than 1,280 restaurants in the UK. More than 47,000 tonnes of British and Irish beef is used every year to make the 100 per cent beef burgers. All beef comes from farms accredited by a nationally recognised farm assurance scheme, such as Red Tractor. McDonald’s says it has been working with farmers, environmental groups and governments for more than a decade to help advance beef farming and production practices.