Beef, Lamb & Venison
Find out more about our approach to sourcing beef, lamb and venison
All M&S fresh beef comes from our regional suppliers, so we sell Irish beef in Ireland, Welsh beef in Wales and Scottish beef in Scotland. In England, we sell English, Scottish and some Welsh beef – and to avoid any confusion all our fresh beef is labelled with the country of origin and has a flag on the front of the pack.
|Lamb||All M&S lamb is produced in the UK or New Zealand and is labelled clearly with the country of origin. We operate a policy of procuring the best quality new season chilled lamb that’s been reared on grass. This means that during the winter/spring months we do have to source from New Zealand. We do offer a home-produced UK option all year round through our speciality lamb range.|
|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.|
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.