Grove just answer the question

nelly55

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Location
Yorkshire
Just seen Grove on the news,clearly not answering the questions asked over uk standards / Australian standards.Someone tell me who is going to buy our beef ,considering uk buyers play foot and loose over pricing.It’s no good to keep saying uk is the best and our standards are high while allowing products into this country not having to follow the same rules as us.It will come down to price and we all know where that will end.Boris you rely on rural votes well don’t again.
 

chaffcutter

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Arable Farmer
Location
S. Staffs
The is supposed to be a 15 year lead time on this deal, I don’t think anybody needs to panic just yet. Aussie meat has been selling into the Far East for higher prices than ours here, and it’s a lot shorter trip. Saw an interview with an Aus trader said ‘why would we send it to you cheaper?
 

Sid

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Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
The is supposed to be a 15 year lead time on this deal, I don’t think anybody needs to panic just yet. Aussie meat has been selling into the Far East for higher prices than ours here, and it’s a lot shorter trip. Saw an interview with an Aus trader said ‘why would we send it to you cheaper?
Because China are hiking tariffs on goods from certain countries on a whim, why? Because they can, just like the supermarkets/ supplier relationships, countries are falling over each other to supply them.
 

Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
Just seen Grove on the news,clearly not answering the questions asked over uk standards / Australian standards.Someone tell me who is going to buy our beef ,considering uk buyers play foot and loose over pricing.It’s no good to keep saying uk is the best and our standards are high while allowing products into this country not having to follow the same rules as us.It will come down to price and we all know where that will end.Boris you rely on rural votes well don’t again.
you rely on rural votes well don’t again.

Tad optimistic old fella, tad optimistic!
 

Dry Rot

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Livestock Farmer
Does he have an annoying neurotic sniff, or was I hearing things? I once worked with a boss like that. I used to have a bet with myself how many seconds until the next sniff. If I hadn't done that, I think I would happily have strangled him! The average was about 15 seconds as I recall.... :oops:
 

hally

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Location
cumbria
If there was a half decent opposition I can’t see any farmer voting Tory again, abolished farm support and opened up our markets to all and sundry in one term. But that’s a big if.
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
Does he have an annoying neurotic sniff, or was I hearing things? I once worked with a boss like that. I used to have a bet with myself how many seconds until the next sniff. If I hadn't done that, I think I would happily have strangled him! The average was about 15 seconds as I recall.... :oops:
Did you reckon you could strangle him in 15 then? I reckon (metaphorically of course) I could try with G(r)ove but he's so slippery he'd get away
 

Could a ‘Meat Tax’ be on the cards in the UK?

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The latest machination coming from the so-called ‘opinion formers’, who seem to have the ear of government advisors in London, is the introduction of a ‘Meat Tax’ at consumer level.

This approach, it is argued, would have the combined impact of reducing meat consumption levels (I can really see the health benefits coming through now), while also helping to reduce the overall carbon footprint of production agriculture.

What absolute drivel! In my opinion, none of this makes sense at any level. This is a scurrilous and unfounded attack on livestock farming in this part of the world.

Yet, it has to be taken seriously. I make this point because economists at Rothamsted Research have already crunched the numbers where the introduction of a ‘UK...
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