Finishing cross-bred beef cattle eating silage© Tim Scrivener
The impact of  spec changes on beef prices is coming under increasing scrutiny.  Beef producers feel they are being kicked when they are down. With trade already sliding, the past six months have seen a flood of processor changes. Big abattoirs have brought in new grids, with harsher penalties for heavier carcasses and for cattle making more than four movements. The NFU says this is hitting farmgate prices. “We are talking millions of pounds wiped off the value [of cattle] […]
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