Young beef cattle standing next to one another in a stall, Illhaeusern© Helmut Meyer zur Capellen / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock
Beef prices across the EU could fall by up to 16% as a result of the cumulative effect of free-trade deals. The estimate comes from a large study by an EU agricultural task force, which analysed 12 free-trade agreements the union is currently negotiating, or has already agreed. It found the beef sector was particularly vulnerable to cheaper imports, with the greatest threat posed by Mercosur, a block of Latin American countries that includes beef-producing giants Brazil and Uruguay. The […]
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