Spine rules see butchers turn backs on older beef

Fortescue, Sam
May 2006
Farmers Weekly;5/26/2006, Vol. 144 Issue 21, p23
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decision of butchers to abandon older prime beef due to the rules on spinal column removal that decrease prices for over-24-month cattle in Great Britain. The rules have affected the industry and the production of farmers according to Launceston, England butcher Philip Warren. Norman Bagley, policy director at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers, expresses frustration over the enforcement of the regulations.


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