Red meat processors hit back at beef price drop accusations

Red meat processors hit back at beef price drop accusations


Red meat processors have hit back at accusations they are not doing enough to help the beef sector.

The Scottish Beef Association (SBA) has blamed the continued drop in finished beef prices on lack of competition between processors and lack of promotion for Scotch Beef in the retail sector.

However the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW), which represents processors, said the drop in prices was a result of a reduction in the value of fifth quarter products and reduced consumer demand for beef.

SBA chairman, Neil McCorkindale, has called for an immediate rise in finished prices at a time when prices are back up to £250 a head on the year.

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Gemma Mackenzie