As we wind down towards the end of the season, the BGA is driving forwards on all fronts and this week, I am very proud to announce the biggest “win” for the BGA in terms of new markets for game, and in significant volume. Our recent partnership with Samworth Brothers, which has been a long time in the making demonstrates the opportunity to make game mainstream. This billion pound business is driving a new range of game products, from pies, to Indian themed pasties, to a great new concept: ‘Gamekeepers Ham’ made from pheasant breast and thigh meat, destined for the sandwich and deli market, orders are already being placed by large contract caterers and food service outlets. The range will be showcased to the UK’s retailers over the coming weeks.
At this exciting time, we are also delighted to see our hard work engaging with the food industry paying off, with many large buyers of game insisting that their supply is only from BGA assured shoots. Lincolnshire Game, the UK’s largest game processor, has made the below statement, expressing that all their shoots will need to be BGA members by next season in order to meet the supply requirements of their customers. This positive shift is what the game sector needs, with more and more processors and food businesses recognising the BGA’s assurance scheme as a valuable and positive step for the future of our industry.
Finally, a priceless prize in shooting; we hope many people will enter this great competition to support the BGA’s work. Shoot The Great Eight, B2B days shooting, 8 drives over 8 estates, full board accommodation and cartridges for a full team of guns in October, tickets are limited to 250 – please see details below.
More and more shoots (big and small) are recognising the key role the BGA plays in the future of shooting and the game industry, they are joining this exciting movement. If you would like to join them, then please reply to this newsletter for further information.
We hope all our BGA members received their complementary copy of Fieldsports before Christmas. If you would like to subscribe using your membership discount, then please do so here.
All the best for the rest of your season.