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Eeyore-77

  • Joined Apr 2022
Cupar Abattoir
« on: August 10, 2022, 10:59:12 am »
Hello
Just got a message that the abattoir at Cupar is closing. Last day is the 2nd of September.
They suggested Wishaw/Shotts as alternate abattoirs.
Does anyone have other suggestions?
Does anyone have any feedback on them such as prices/do they butcher too/availability of slots?
Itís quite a bit further away for us, so might be a case of putting lambs to the mart now. :(
Thank you.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2022, 07:08:23 pm »
Wishaw is a large, commercial scale place, so we use Shotts.  They don't butcher, but butchers around the area collect from there then you pick up your meat sometime later (we have previously used Law butchers, very good, but haven't taken any stock for a few years now).  We arrange it with the butcher first then the abattoir.
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2022, 06:54:04 am »
It's a bit of a disaster, really, especially on the back of the collapse of the Minick Group. We only used Cupar for lambs; pigs and cattle went to Shotts, but it's a 200 mile / 5 hour round trip to Shotts. I'm glad we're not finishing any more cattle and have gone out of sheep. We might not do pigs next year, if I struggle to find a good local butcher.

I've written to Mairi Gougeon, the CabSEc for Rural Affairs, asking SCotGOv to take action on rural abattoir provision. I undertsand Mull abattoir stops operations this week.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2022, 11:26:53 am »
So which abattoirs are still operating in Scotland, in addition to Shotts and Wisha'?
"Let's not talk about what we can do, but do what we can"

There is NO planet B - what are YOU doing to save our home?

Do something today that your future self will thank you for - plant a tree

 Love your soil - it's the lifeblood of your land.

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2022, 03:51:04 pm »
Same happens in wave after wave across England...  It's all just making it harder and harder to feed ourselves / locally... Which we should Resist! 
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2022, 06:55:37 pm »
So which abattoirs are still operating in Scotland, in addition to Shotts and Wisha'?
Dingwall and Grantown. Lerwick  :innocent:

Eeyore-77

  • Joined Apr 2022
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2022, 09:55:29 pm »
Hi.
What animals do Dingwall, Grantown, Wishaw and Shotts take?
If I recall correctly then Grantown doesnít take sheep.
Does Wishaw take private kills?
Could you share the reply you get back please Rosemary? Iíd like to know how the government will support people trying to raise animals and provide local food for their families and communities.
Thank you.

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: Cupar Abattoir
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2022, 11:42:11 am »
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