Left to right, Steven Mettrick (Managing director), Beaton Lindsay (President of the SFMFT), Sheila Dillon, Councillor Young, John Mettrick (Managing Director), Tania Mettrick (John's Wife)
On Wednesday 19th August Sheila Dillon of the Food Programme on Radio 4 officially opened a new cutting plant at Mettrick’s. The event was attended by both the president of the National federation of Meat and food traders Mr Jim Sperring and the Scottish federation president Mr Beaton Lindsay and the CEO of the Q guild Gordon Newlands. Over 100 guests including farm suppliers, catering , wholesale customers and representatives from all sectors of the meat industry were invited to look around the new facility.
John Mettrick said “The new cutting room will allow us to widen our horizons as we will be able to gain accreditations that can open up new markets in catering and food service to us and we will be able to extend our kill, cut and process services to farmers through the extra capacity”. At this moment in time the importance of this service to farmers is exemplified perfectly by the situation in the lamb market where prices are depressed. Rather than take a lower price for their stock they have the option of bringing it to us for processing and selling direct to the consumer.