What does it mean to be one of the first adopters of the BGA Game Farm Assurance Scheme?
I have previous experience of being audited and found it a positive experience, it is good to keep all your systems in check, so I was keen to get on board. More than this the shooting sector like everything else nowadays needs to be seen to have the highest welfare standards, this assurance scheme achieves that.
Why do you think it is important that Game Farms sign up to the BGA?
Marketing our produce needs to be supported by the whole sector, it goes without saying that Game farms are the starting point of the egg to table story.
We have to promote what we do in the countryside and gain understanding from the general public. The BGA has made rapid progress in two years but needs our support.
Why should we encourage shoots to only buy from BGA registered Game Farms?
Obviously buying birds from an independently audited Farm should give you more confidence with your stock. Again the bigger picture is a collaboration by the sector as a whole, if we get behind the BGA and promote our sport and produce then we stand a chance of passing it onto another generation.
Who is the best contact if a BGA member would like to buy from you?
George Davis – firstname.lastname@example.org