The role of the Over Thirty Month Scheme is mentioned in the report as a likely influence on the UK beef market over the next few years. At present these older cattle are compulsorily removed from the food chain, an anti-BSE measure. But it is assumed that the restriction will be eased at least gradually. This will result in the reappearance of more mature beef for the retail trade and extra manufacturing raw material. On the other hand, slow rebuilding of export business will drain some supply from the domestic market. {{MEAT }}