Cattle farmers campaign to lower age cows can be killed and sold as beef

Cattle farmers campaign to lower age cows can be killed and sold as beef


Cattle farmers are campaigning to lower the age cows can be killed and sold as beef, claiming it will reduce greenhouse gases.

The National Beef Association (NBA) is calling for calves aged eight months, rather than the current 12 months, to be classified as beef rather than veal – which is less popular with consumers and cheaper for meat processors to buy.

It says the move will raise the profitability of the UK beef sector by millions of pounds and spare farmers money and resources, as well as reduce greenhouse gases as cattle will be grazing for a shorter period.

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Phoebe Southworth