Nearly 20t of forequarter beef is headed into intervention from Dawkins abattoir in Leicestershire after last weeks second emergency tender. John Dawkins, pictured on Tuesday, blames the low uptake by traders on the complicated tender procedure. "It has to be made more user-friendly," he believes. With cattle having put weight on quickly, there is now a desperate need to get bulls of fat class 4 allowed into intervention, he adds. Beef throughput is currently running at 60% capacity.