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First Royal Warrant granted to Meat from a Welsh Organic Farm

Organic meat, including Welsh lamb, bison, chicken and turkey, produced on the Rhug Estate in Corwen, Denbighshire, north Wales, is the first in Wales to be granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales. As well as supplying organic meat to HRH, the farm can also put the Three Feathers Badge on the meat it produces for customers.

Lord Newborough, Owner of the Rhug Estate, near Corwen, Denbighshire, is totally thrilled to have been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to HRH The Prince of Wales for Rhug Organic Farm which incorporates the farm, the wholesale meat business, the cutting plant, the butcher’s counter at Rhug Farm shop and Rhug’s stall at London’s Borough Market.

Lord Newborough said,

“Being awarded the Royal Warrant is a dream come true, I am so thrilled for my team at Rhug who work so hard to embrace the highest standards of animal welfare and all the rewards of sustainable farming we practise here at Rhug. To have this recognition means everything. We are proud to fly the Welsh flag wherever we sell our meat in the world. As far as I know there are less than 20 warrant holders in Wales and I believe, we will be the only Welsh organic farm and cutting plant. This is an honour that cannot be bought and only earnt. I am so proud of what we have achieved here at Rhug over the last 20 years this is truly wonderful news.”

The Royal Warrant of Appointment Certificate, issued this month will state Rhug Organic Farm is certified, by command of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, to supply organic meat to His Royal Highness’ households. Rhug has been supplying meat to the Royal households for the past six years including Welsh lamb, chickens, turkeys and bison meat.

Lord Newborough added,

“It might be my name on the Certificate when it arrives but the Royal Warrant is wonderful recognition and reward for the hard work, vision and dedication to sustainable farming shown by the whole team here at the Rhug who all share the same vision and passion and rewards for sustainable farming.”

At the heart of Rhug is Lord Newborough’s commitment to an organic lifestyle. Rhug Farm is self-contained and a true ‘field to plate’ operation applying the highest standard of sustainability. Rhug is renowned for producing the highest quality meat: beef, lamb, chickens, geese, and turkeys. Lord Newborough puts this down to organic farming methods which embrace the highest animal welfare standards; by not using sprays or artificial fertiliser and by not routinely injecting or drenching animals, and handling them all the time, this helps to minimise stress and a happy animal produces the best quality of meat. Organic farming is using the best animal welfare standards being environmentally responsible, caring for our heritage and supporting the local community. Rhug is sustainable farming at its very best ensuring a better healthier world for future generations.

For more information on the Rhug Estate Organic Farm, Wholesale and Cutting Plant visit the website: www.rhug.co.uk