Dorset meat producers benefit from horse meat scandal
FARMERS and butchers across Dorset are enjoying a boost to trade in the wake of the horse meat scandal.
Local meat producers say shoppers are turning to them because they're realising the importance of traceability following the discovery of horse in processed meat from several large outlets.
Clive Sage of Wyld Meadow Farm in Monkton Wyld, near Bridport, produces and sells lamb and beef.
Speaking at Dorchester Farmers' Market on Saturday, he said: "Their dishonesty has helped our meat sales. People just want transparency and proper labelling in what they're selling. We can offer 100 per cent traceability at the market on the meat we produce, which is born, reared and processed on the farm."
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Pig farmer Pete Mayo from Maydown Farm in Burton Bradstock added: "We've seen an increase in sales. People want to know where it's come from, how local it is and that it hasn't travelled too far.
"(On our stall) it's all our own pork and I hope it does us, and others some good. We have already sold out of all our pork joints this morning, and on a good day we sell 100 packets of sausages at market. But as I say, people just want to know that it's local."