Instability Marks Challenging Times Ahead

UK - 2008 has seen a welcome increase in market prices for cattle and sheep although together with unstable feed prices, the pressures of TB, the on-going threat of Bluetongue and even more bureaucratic regulation and government cost sharing on the horizon, we are faced with continuous challenges.
calendar icon 29 September 2008
clock icon 1 minute read

Ian Frood, Chairman

Ian Frood, the chairman of Assured British Meat and a farmer himself, says that he is acutely aware of the potential problems which farmers will have to work through in order to ensure the UK industry has a sustainable future.

"Reducing the ever increasing regulatory burden on farmers is vital and providing our consumers with excellent quality beef and lamb and assurances of the high production standards we all work to is essential. Balancing these pressures can be difficult."

He says that the philosophy at ABM is to ensure that the requirements of assurance are practical for farmers, have genuine reasons behind them, add value to the business and ensure continued credibility of our industry.

TheCattleSite News Desk

© 2000 - 2024 - Global Ag Media. All Rights Reserved | No part of this site may be reproduced without permission.