18-08-2014 02:55 AM | Ireland

Tesco rules out sale of mixed-origin beef

Supermarket giant Tesco has ruled out selling beef from animals born in the Republic and fattened for slaughter in Northern Ireland, claiming shoppers find mixed-origin meat confusing.

This will come as a huge blow to farmers devastated by plummeting beef prices and the erosion of the traditional north-south trade in "nomad" cattle.

Only 6,000 young cattle have been exported north for fattening this year, compared with 40,000 a few years ago.
Full Story : Irish Independent