For the chop: mounting pressures in the UK abattoir sector

For the chop: mounting pressures in the UK abattoir sector


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People and pounds are proving to be elusive for the UK abattoir industry and the smaller players could be in danger of being squeezed out.

The UK abattoir sector is under severe pressure from several quarters. Between struggling to maintain throughout and attract staff, there has been a long-term decline in the number of abattoirs in the country.

To look at the figures, it’s actually staggering. According to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW), there were 30,000 abattoirs in the UK in 1930, dropping to 249 in 2017, marking a 99% decrease.

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Aidan Fortune