22 November 2000
Farmers set for beer-and-beef fest

By FWi staff

FARMERS representatives are calling on the public to join them in alternative celebrations to Frances Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

The National Farmers Union has organised events in pubs and restaurants from Kent to Wales for its second British Beef and Beer Day on Thursday (23 November).

NFU president Ben Gill said: “The celebration is a great opportunity for the public to show their pride in home-grown food by sampling beef and making a toast to Britains top-quality beef industry.”

Events will feature hearty lunches of beef and beer, casseroles for market-goers, serving maids handing out hot beef rolls and even an appearance by a pantomime cow.

At last years events, farmers poured Beaujolais Nouveau down drains in protest at Frances refusal to accept British beef due to concerns over BSE.

This year, France faces its own problems as panic grips the country after it emerged that beef from a BSE-infected herd entered the food chain.