19 November 1999

Red meat initiative

SETTINGup a new red meat marketing initiative for the north of England will be discussed at a conference, Gaining a competitive edge for the northern red meat sector, in Kendal, Cumbria, on Nov 25. It will look at ways such an initiative could give farmers more involvement in the supply chain. Organisers are the Plunkett Foundation and the Performance Improvement Partnership. For further details call 01228-591000. &#42