Beef, Lamb & Venison
Find out more about our approach to sourcing beef, lamb and venison
All M&S beef comes from the UK, with the only exception being Irish beef for stores in Ireland. All our beef is DNA traceable back to the farm and individual animal.
|Lamb||All M&S lamb is produced in the UK or New Zealand and is labelled clearly with the country of origin. All our fresh lamb is from UK farms all year round. Earlier this year we committed to sourcing 100% of our fresh lamb from M&S Select Farms in the UK, a commitment we honoured in June 2020.|
|Venison||We only sell farmed venison as we believe it offers better taste and is a more consistent product. However, there is limited availability in the UK so in addition to sourcing a small volume of farmed venison from the UK we work with a small number of deer farmers in New Zealand. Our strict traceability means we can trace each joint of venison to the farms where it was produced. From April 2021, all our farmed venison will be sourced from the UK.|
We have been widely recognised as a leader in supporting sustainable livestock practices. We have invested in research and innovation for many years in order to develop and improve farming practices that benefit farmers and the environment.