Yorkshire abattoir business in administration

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 | ADMINISTRATION

Administrators have been called in to an abattoir business that was brought under the media spotlight earlier this year over allegations of animal cruelty.

Bowood Farms Ltd, trading as Bowood Yorkshire Lamb, was placed in the hands of Kevin Murphy, John Titley and Philip Deyes of Leonard Curtis Recovery on 5 August 2015.

The business records its main activities as raising of sheep and goats, with revenues exceeding £29 million, along with profits of £1.16 million and fixed assets to the value of £5.9 million.

In February the Foods Standard Authority started to investigate secretly-filmed footage of activities in the abattoir as obtained by Animal Aid. The footage apparently shows sheep, awaiting slaughter under the halal code, being violently mistreated.

In the aftermath four workers at the farm had their licences immediately suspended. The Food Standards Agency said at the time: “There is no excuse for treating animals in the way shown on the video and we are therefore investigating the footage with a view to prosecution.”

The administrators have not responded to Insider Media's requests for a comment on the situation.

With pressures related to the retail prices of lamb and other products, the meats industry in general is feeling strain.

Bowood Farms Ltd in administration


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