ABP UK is one of the UK’s leading agri-businesses employing 4,000 people across 15 sites throughout the UK. We are a significant investor in Britain’s rural economy investing more than £90 million in its facilities since 2004. Our most recent development opened in Ellesmere, Shropshire, in 2015 and is the most advanced and sustainable abattoir of its kind in the country. It is also the only beef processing facility in Britain to have achieved carbon neutral building accreditation.
We are delighted to support the Year of the Family Farm Programme. We work with 12,000 British farming families across our beef and lamb business every year. Many of these farmers have been supplying to us for generations. This relationship has been built on a combination of collaboration and innovation as we have worked together to keep pace with change down through the years. Another important part of ABP’s relationship with its farmers our pay-on-the-day policy where all farmers are paid on the day of delivery of livestock to ABP plants.
The resilience of family farms across Britain is unquestioned and we believe this initiative will build on that resilience and provide important and very necessary advice to farming families across the country on the important future opportunities and challenges facing the sector.