What’s the beef? Six things you need to know about the beef dispute

What’s the beef? Six things you need to know about the beef dispute


What are they fighting about and how does this impact consumers?

Money, of course. Three weeks ago farmers began to blockade processing factories when simmering tensions over the price of beef came to a head. There were other points of argument too but in the main farmers were annoyed at not getting enough of the money that flows through the supply chain, making their profession unviable. Processors, those who buy the cattle and turn them into meat products, say the prices simply reflect a depressed European market.

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Mark Hilliard