The NFU has created a suite of shareable content to help members showcase the British beef and sheep industry on social media.
British farming has a fantastic story to tell. The animation and the images below contain just some of the facts and figures to help you showcase the ways British farmers work to protect the environment, care for their animals and provide nutritious food for the nation.
Share the NFU's new public-facing animation:
The NFU has created a short animation to help explain the vital role that grazing livestock plays in maintaining the British countryside and its habitats, and in providing a safe store for carbon, as well as producing high-quality, nutrient-rich beef and lamb.
Help us spread the message and gain public support by sharing this on your own social media channels.
Please use this text when you share the animation and include the web link to encourage members of the public to sign up to support our Back British Farming campaign:
#DidYouKnow British beef has a greenhouse gas footprint 2.5 times lower than the global average. British farming = high quality food and working to tackle climate change. Join our campaign to #BackBritishFarming https://bit.ly/2OieGuB
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Source: Cattle Farm Practices Survey 2019, Defra
Source: AHDB, Red meat and nutrition: the facts
Source: Tackling climate change through livestock: a global assessment of emissions and mitigation opportunities, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 2013
Source: Farm animal welfare: Global review summary report, Evidence Group/NFU, 2018
Source: Large Blue priority species fact sheet, Butterfly Conservation/Defra
Source: Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2017
Source: NFU, NFU Cymru, NFUS, UFU, Delivering Britain’s Clean Energy From The Land
Source: Targets Task Force: Two Years On, Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA), October 2019
Source: Farming Statistics - provisional crop areas, yields and livestock populations at June 2018, Defra
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Click here to go to the NFU's Livestock Hub with more resources for members