- Cattle, pigs and sheep have been farmed for many years in England and Wales.
- Livestock are bred to produce lean meat which benefits consumers as part of a health balanced diet.
- The different animals have different lifecycles, however the health and welfare of all animals is a top priority for livestock farmers.
- Livestock may graze outdoors in summer, however many animals are housed in sheds during the winter to protect them from bad weather.
- Livestock housing must meet certain criteria, have good ventilation and allow the animals to move and be sociable.
- Farmers also ensure that maintaining the environment is a priority.
- The Red Tractor scheme sets out strict guidelines for farming and reassures consumers about standards of production, welfare and origin.
- Use the presentation to assist the students in completing the two worksheets.
- Set students the task of creating a diary of a farmer’s day on the farm. Alternatively, set students the task of creating a diary of a cattle, pig or sheep’s day on the farm.
- Arrange the class to visit a farm, or alternatively, a farmer to visit the class.
- Challenge students to create flow diagrams of the different life cycles of cattle, pigs and sheep.
A presentation about livestock farming in the UK.
A presentation providing a number of ‘Did you know?’ statements about cattle, sheep and pig farmi...
A poster looking at the steps red meat takes from farm to fork.
A poster investigating the source, characteristics and the seasonality of red meat.
A poster looking at different cuts of lamb.
A poster about different cuts of beef.
A poster looking which areas of the UK different dishes come from.
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