Business Development

This section contains GAP information leaflets and reports on the business development of grazing schemes such as meat marketing workshop reports.

Please note: We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating all our publications and we cannot currently guarantee the accuracy of all the content. Please contact the GAP office if you have any queries or concerns.

Improving Economic Performance: supplementary example sheets

Improving Economic Performance: supplementary example sheets

Examples of grazier payments and stock enterprise sheets (to print as A3 sheets with inserted comment tabs), to accompany the Improving economic performance for grazing schemes leaflet.

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Improving Economic Performance for grazing schemes

Improving Economic Performance for grazing schemes

Ideas to help grazing schemes and owners and managers of livestock assess and improve the financial performance of their livestock operations. Summarises and lists some of the many sources of advice that are available. Accompanied by examples of grazier payment/stock enterprise sheets.

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GAP's Overview of Marketing for Conservation Grazing Schemes

GAP's Overview of Marketing for Conservation Grazing Schemes

Effective marketing is vital for achieving the economic sustainability of grazing systems. It depends on an understanding of the complex structure and workings of the market and utilizing all the opportunities it presents. The information provided aims to help conservation graziers through the complexity of market outlets. It includes a review of the market place, processing of carcases and retail options, marketing principles, adding value to the product and examples of successful approaches. 64 pages. First published in 2003.

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GAP/LEAF/WWT Workshop Report on Marketing Meat from Conservation Grazing Schemes

GAP/LEAF/WWT Workshop Report on Marketing Meat from Conservation Grazing Schemes

The 2006 report from a visit to Blakehill Farm, a grassland restoration project run by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. The report discusses the marketing of finished animals through a box scheme and involving the farming community in collaborative grazing and marketing work.

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Forest of Dean Workshop Report, Cowshill Farm, Forest of Dean

Forest of Dean Workshop Report, Cowshill Farm, Forest of Dean

This workshop was held at Cowshill Farm,a farm selling rare breed pork and beef direct in a box scheme and at markets, whilst grazing cattle to help Lesser Horseshoe Bats and managing the Parish Grassland Project (PGP) machinery ring. The 2007 report also contains information on the PGP and similar partnership projects such as the Woolhope Dome project in Herefordshire.

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Field to Fork Workshop Report, Lincolnshire

Field to Fork Workshop Report, Lincolnshire

Illustrated report of the 2004 GAP field visits to Lincolnshire, focussing on production of meat and marketing. Part 1 looks at beef production from the producer's perspective integrating production and wildlife management and husbandry issues while Part 2 takes the butcher's view: considerations at slaughter, what makes a good quality carcase, marketing approaches to sell cheaper cuts of meat.

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