Key Stage 4: 14-16 Years Sustainable Farming
Livestock farming for meat production has been an established industry in Wales for many years. Over the years farming techniques have been altered and modernised. Animal health and welfare, and sustainability remain high priorities for farmers.
Animals have been bred to produce leaner meat which has a positive impact on our diet and health.
Issues such as the impact of red meat production on the environment is currently a hot topic for discussion.
In Wales beef and lamb are raised overwhelmingly through non-intensive farming which relies on abundant grass and rainfall rather than energy-intensive imported feed. This makes Wales one of the most sustainable places on Earth to produce red meat.
Take a look at the resources below which provides information on ‘The Welsh Way’ of farming cattle, sheep and pigs.
Key Stage 4 14-16 Years
Cattle Farming in Wales
Let’s take a closer look at the beef industry in Wales...
Pig Farming in Wales
Today's pig industry has been influenced by 6000 years of history.
Sheep Farming in Wales
Let’s take a closer look at the sheep industry in Wales...
Dispelling the Myths
Working with our natural environment...
The Welsh Way
Towards Global Leadership in Sustainable Lamb and Beef Production.
Uniquely Welsh. It's in the taste.
As part of our campaign highlighting the sustainable nature of producing Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, we visited Caryl Hughes at her farm in north Wales to create a TV advert that will be shown in homes across the country.
Farming in harmony with nature
Despite media coverage to the contrary, the fact remains that Wales is one of the world’s most sustainable places to produce ethically reared and premium quality red meat.
Family farms doing what they do best: Farming is not a nine to five job; it’s something that farmers have got to be on-call 24 hours a day for – but that’s what Meinir loves doing.
Sustainable farming in Wales
Due to its topography and landscape favouring a grassland system of production, Wales is one of the most sustainable places in the world to produce red meat.
The story behind the food
Learn more about the love and passion that goes into creating premium PGI Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.