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Mutton in the Modern Market – Penrith
March 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pmFree
Come and join us at Tebay Services Hotel where John Thorley Chairman of Mutton Renaissance Programme and Rhidian Jones of RJ Livestock Systems will discuss how mutton can fit in with your current business and increase opportunities.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from various members of the Tebay Services team about the meat supply chain process in operation at the services, and how this links the business with the Dunning family farm.
In 1972 John and Barbara Dunning, local farmers, set up Tebay Services in partnership with local bakers when the new M6 cut through Tebay Gorge. It was the first and, along with their sister site in Gloucester, still the only family run motorway service station on the UK road network. Forty years on they are still here, still family owned, still farming and still with a fierce passion for the landscape, their people, their environment and its products.
Tebay Services promotes a traditional ‘nose to tail’ approach to butchery. Beef and lamb is produced on the family farm, sold and butchered in the Farmshops or cooked and served in the Kitchens; both in the services, and also in the restaurant at Tebay Services Hotel. We will hear more about this process throughout the day.
10.00am – Arrive at Tebay Services Hotel. Coffee and Registration. Introduction and aims for the day by John Thorley, Chair Mutton Rennaissance.
10.30am – Introduction to the Westmorland Family of businesses
11.00am – The partnership between Tebay Services and the Dunning Family farm
11.15am – The slaughter and post slaughter process – Stephen Airey
11.30am – 1.00pm – Tour of Tebay Services Farmshop, Kitchen and Butchery
1.00pm – How to fit mutton production into a commercial sheep flock – Rhidian Jones (RJ Livestock Systems)
1.30pm – The chefs at Tebay Services Hotel will prepare a mutton dish for lunch, which attendees can enjoy in the Restaurant which overlooks the surrounding farm land and Cumbrian fells.
The hotel is accessible from both the North and Southbound Tebay Services; by following the signs to ‘Hotel’.