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NBA Causing Trouble at the UK Beef Market

05 September 2008

UK - The National Beef Association appears to have scored a spectacular own goal in its claims that major abattoirs had squeezed the price of prime cattle at point of slaughter to little more than 230p per kilo during August.

The reality is that prices, despite a blip in July, are way above the mark claimed by the NBA, reports Scotsman news agency. An article they released recently claims that current bids for quality cattle in Scotland are in the region of 287p per kilo and have never been as low as 230p this year.

Allan Jess, president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers, reacted in the strongest possible terms. He told the Scotsman: "The NBA is talking utter nonsense and seems to be living on a different planet. It's a very long time since the price of prime cattle was 230p per kilo.

"This statement from the NBA is a blatant attempt to cause trouble and damage relationships between processors and producers which are, on the whole, very good. Comments like this are unfounded and do nothing for the reputation of the NBA.

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