Galloway urges partnership and communication in meat sector


16 February 1998


Galloway urges partnership and communication in meat sector


THE Scottish meat industry can still have a good future but
progress must be
built on partnership and communication from farm to shop counter,
according to Ian
Galloway, chairman of butchers JW Galloway.


The beef export ban, currency fluctuations, Common Agricultural
Policy and
the future of agricultural support must first be resolved before the
Scottish industry can thrive, he said.


He believes Scotland must establish itself as a niche producer for
the quality market.


Mr Galloway established the £66 million turnover Scotbeef subsidiary,
which set up the Select Farm scheme in 1989. It supplies Marks &
Spencer, Sainsbury and the
Co-op. It is supplied by 1,300 farmers from Orkney to the north of
England who
are registered under its computerised “beeftrack” tracing scheme.


He says his mission is to get farmers totally involved in the food
chain.


  • The Scotsman 16/02/98 page 20

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