MAFF's efforts to win Brussels approval for the sale of meat from livestock purchased by slaughterers off farms within FMD affected areas are appreciated by the killing companies. But the ministry is also asking producers to delay releasing livestock from housing on to spring pastures. This is mentioned by beef sector analysts as a signal suggesting FMD could have effects on the supply of dairy bred manufacturing grade cattle carcases a year or two down the line. - Signs of a change in public attitudes to farmers as victims of FMD can be detected in Cumbria where news of producers receiving huge sums as livestock cull compensation is causing resentment. {{M/E MEAT }}