A growing number of Swaledale breeders across northern England are reaping the rewards of a direct contract supplying high-street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) through Dawn Meats. Since the scheme’s inception in 2011, the annual number of Swaledale wether lambs being sold deadweight has increased from 12 producers supplying 1,764 lambs to a throughput of 12,241 in 2017 from 45 producers.   See also: Vets urge tightening of antibiotics use in neonatal lambs The scheme markets lambs that have spent much […]