Nuffield Scholar presents report to WCB
Published on: 8 October 2019
Caroline Mitchell, WCB’s Nuffield Scholar, made a presentation prior to the October Court Luncheon to members of the Court and Liverymen about the report she had just completed on ‘Carcass grading and payment systems to improve the eating quality of UK meat’.
In compiling the report, Caroline had visited carcase grading and eating quality experts in Australia, the US, Japan, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ireland, as well as in the UK.
In the space of 15 minutes, she demonstrated that although there had been some improvements in eating quality for beef, pork and lamb in the UK, we had much to learn from other countries – particularly in respect of grading and payment mechanisms.
There needed to be more emphasis on satisfying consumer requirements right down the meat chain, she argued.
The Master congratulated Caroline on her presentation and wished her well in her future career, as well as for when she makes her presentation of the report in front of the audience of up to 400 delegates at the annual Nuffield Conference in Warwickshire in late November.
The Worshipful Company of Butchers sponsors Nuffield Scholars because the Scheme has an excellent record of developing young people for leadership and greater responsibility in their respective companies / organisations or farming situations.
Suitable applicants from the meat and livestock industry of between 25 and 45 years of age are invited to explore a topic of their choice through study and travel.