09-05-2014 02:03 AM | United Kingdom

Campaign over 'consistency' of cattle weight for beef finishers

NFU Scotland is to work with the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) to ensure beef finishers receive clear and consistent messages on the weight and specification of cattle that are needed and that such market signals are received well in advance of traditional peak sales.

It will also help to better understand the other market forces that influence cattle prices in the rest of the UK and Ireland. NFUS president Nigel Miller said: "While our beef sector has enjoyed a buoyant period in recent times, we need the market to be sending out the right signals so that any confidence built up doesn't quickly evaporate. Prices go up and down for many reasons and we need to better understand what is behind this."
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