Croft & Small Farms: Adding Value – Understand the Carcase and its Cuts


We’ve covered buying and selling stock at the mart from rare breed sales to store sheep and cattle sales but what about selling direct to the consumer? Do you know what consumers want? Do you know about carcase classification? Do you know the value of a leg of lamb to a lamb chop.

This last meeting in the series will help you to add value to your meat sales:

  • Beef and sheep market overview
  • Carcase specification
  • Fat class and conformation
  • Understanding the cuts
  • What a butcher looks for
  • Small scale selling
  • Top tips

Join us online to hear about what’s happening within the beef and sheep market to help your business prepare for the coming year. Hear how others have built up a successful business selling their meat and produce direct off the farm.


  • Sarah Balfour – SAC Consulting
  • Charles Bruce – SAC Consulting
  • Beth Alexander -Cattle & Sheep Specialist QMS Scotland

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