Bishop Burton College governor, Rosey Dunn, is the face of the fifth national Great British Beef Week centred on St George’s Day on April 23 which has Yorkshire beef production at its heart.
Not only was the York producer and Ladies in Beef founder chosen but students from our students are also firmly in the spotlight.
Celebrating the launch of our new breeding programme for prime Hereford beef cattle, the students were invited to help launch the week and highlight the skill and care that goes into producing the nation’s favourite meat.
“Great British Beef Week is all about the quality of the food our livestock farmers produce,” said Rosey Dunn.
“But behind that success story is an army of dedicated people who take pride in everything they do from farm to fork. Our county has a fantastic reputation for beef so it is very reassuring to see so many young women committed to taking on the challenge for the future.
Great British Beef Week is from April 23 to May 3 – and our partners the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I) are celebrating all that’s good about British beef while boosting funds for those in difficulty in the farming industry.
“We head into this year’s Great British Beef Week with good and bad news hitting the headlines. It’s worrying to hear that we’ve lost more than 200,000 beef breeding cows in the last 10 years - 100,000 in the last three years alone."
A YouGov poll commissioned by Ladies in Beef established steak as the nation’s favourite beef dish (29%), but roast beef came a close second with 23% of the vote. Spaghetti Bolognaise was the third most popular dish with 14% of people naming it their favourite.
Every year, R.A.B.I gives out £2million to more than 1,500 farmworkers and in 2014 the charity raised more than £35,000 for struggling farmers during Great British Beef Week alone.
Suzy Deeley, R.A.B.I Development Manager, said: “We want people to get behind the British beef industry and what it has to offer. All the money we raise will go directly to helping farming families in financial difficulty – the people who we rely upon to produce the food we eat.”
How to get involved
Great British Beef Week is your chance to get British beef on the menu so tweet details of your beef dinner to @rabicharity using the hashtag #BeefItUp.
To donate, text RABI18 followed by the £ sign and the amount you wish to donate to 70070 (eg RABI18£5).