Scottish and UK beef producers have a small window by which they maintain the playing cards within the provide chain.
Sadly, because of an absence of willingness to co-operate or collaborate at virtually any important degree, all we’ll see is short-term acquire and beef finishers complaining about how a lot tax they’re paying the exchequer.
What a terrific alternative it could be to offset a few of that tax by shopping for up one of many massive UK abattoirs at present in the marketplace.
As a result of if the present window of alternative isn’t capitalised on, we danger seeing international beef swamp us in a yr’s time.
There is no such thing as a higher instance than the flood of New Zealand lamb on the home market this winter, with authorities and retailers eager to cut back inflation and slash prices.
With a historic lack of long-term funding in enhancing consuming high quality, the UK beef sector is perhaps weak to non-EU beef with each glorious consuming high quality and decrease prices of manufacturing.
The trade wants management and should strike whereas the iron is sizzling.
Earlston, Scottish Borders