Radnorshire Wildlife Trust wish to engage a contractor to undertake a feasibility study to explore the possible constraints, opportunities and solutions for the development of a sustainable local market for produce from rhos pasture.
This will include:
• Assessing the viability of a local market for rhos beef. This will include meeting with local farmers and the supply chain – butchers, retailers, marketing firms and hospitality - to understand the opportunities and constraints associated with creating a local market for rhos beef. This will involve identifying practical solutions for taking this from field to plate and researching how other projects have succeeded.
• Researching the potential for a market for a range of products from rhos pasture . This will include identifying food or retail products other than rhos beef and assessing its viability for market.
• Explore ways in which an identity for the area can be created, based on a farming landscape that still holds wildlife rich habitats, and understand how this identity could help market produce and create a strong brand.
• Suggest ways in which the products can gain accreditation, for example, a minimum amount of time that the cattle need to graze on the rhos in order to qualify as Rhos pasture products.
The fixed price for the contract is £5000. This needs to include VAT if applicable.
For more information and how to apply please see the brief below.