Supermarket shoppers take eight seconds to buy sausages, but double that to choose steak or chops. These facts are reported in the latest publication from the Meat and Livestock Commission, The Shopping Decision Tree.

NEW WELSH PLANT
The Welsh Meat Company and Oriel Jones and Son have opened a new abattoir at Caerfagu near Llandrindod Wells in Mid Wales, which will operate under the banner of the Mid Wales Meat Company.

20-DAY RELAXATION
Government moves to relax the 20-day standstill rule on livestock has been welcomed by the NFU. The rule, imposed to restrict livestock movement following the FMD outbreak, is being altered to allow farmers to take some breeding stock on to their holdings without being banned from selling other animals for three weeks.


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