Worried about meat suppliers

Can any one please help me I would like to know where Aldi meat comes from it’s all labelled Ashfields who don’t exist
I tried to gain information and did find out that the pork etc comes from America
Who indirectly get it from Mexico and other countries ?
 

Beefsmith

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Can any one please help me I would like to know where Aldi meat comes from it’s all labelled Ashfields who don’t exist
I tried to gain information and did find out that the pork etc comes from America
Who indirectly get it from Mexico and other countries ?
I don’t use Aldi for this reason. It may well be cheap but cheap meat is poor in my experience. I’ve tried Aldi numerous times but I’ve never had any decent meat so we just don’t bother now. Fill the freezer up once a year direct off a farm now.
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
Can any one please help me I would like to know where Aldi meat comes from it’s all labelled Ashfields who don’t exist
I tried to gain information and did find out that the pork etc comes from America
Who indirectly get it from Mexico and other countries ?
Have a look on the label and it will give you the plant it is cut in. A google of that will get you started. I suspect that different parts of the country may have different suppliers though - certainly quite a lot of Aldi produce is locally supplied and will be UK sourced.

I know that the Aldi Wagyu steaks I saw last week were cut in plant 2241, which is in Sheffield.
 
Have a look on the label and it will give you the plant it is cut in. A google of that will get you started. I suspect that different parts of the country may have different suppliers though - certainly quite a lot of Aldi produce is locally supplied and will be UK sourced.

I know that the Aldi Wagyu steaks I saw last week were cut in plant 2241, which is in Sheffield.
I think maybe most will be imported it would have to be in that ratio to keep up with demand
And Google said that was where the pork originated from as I said America who got it from Mexico etc
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
I think maybe most will be imported it would have to be in that ratio to keep up with demand
And Google said that was where the pork originated from as I said America who got it from Mexico etc
No, I disagree. Last I checked, Aldi were mostly UK sourced, and clearly labelled when not (as is a legal requirement). Are you just trying to cause trouble, or do you really think that they would be pulling in meat from the other side of the world whilst the pork price is on the rails?

Feel free to provide a link to your google source though - will be interesting to see. I suspect that you've somehow got yourself onto the Aldi USA site, which would use local and Mexican sources - am I right?
 
They get it from Mexico and other countries
I will investigate
I think maybe most will be imported it would have to be in that ratio to keep up with demand
And Google said that was where the pork originated from as I said America who got it from Mexico etc
ive just looked again and most of Aldi meat comes from America
 

bluebell

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is this yet another case of the consumer confused as to the origin of the product ? why oh why cant the labelling of food be sorted out so the consumer, buyer knows exactly where the product was grown, born, raised etc etc? this has been going on for years and years?
 

Robt

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Suffolk
I'd say the Op has an agenda....yet another new poster asking a very direct question as their first post. When i have used Aldi, the meat i have bought was british. It was excellent quality and well priced. If i had bought some tinned hotdog sausages I wouldnt be surprised to find the contents werent british!
 

Highland Mule

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Livestock Farmer
is this yet another case of the consumer confused as to the origin of the product ? why oh why cant the labelling of food be sorted out so the consumer, buyer knows exactly where the product was grown, born, raised etc etc? this has been going on for years and years?
Have a look at the photo I posted above. Could you really think there was any ambiguity with that one?
 
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I think you may be right @Robt

Wonder what the agenda was though - all very strange.

I think we should welcome any attempts by consumers to check the provenance of their food.
It could be genuine confusion because of the fictional farm names that the supermarkets use as labels, combined with some alarmist googling.
 

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Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

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