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The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association has agreed with Defra and the Welsh Government some sales of breeding stock can be carried out within newly established protocols which demonstrate social distancing measures.
The Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW) has expressed its concerns over a council’s decision to push on with the closure of Cowbridge livestock market, which could see farmers face a 45-mile round trip to sell their animals.
Schools, hospitals, universities and care homes have been encouraged to sign up to the Public Sector Catering 100 (PSC100) campaign aimed at reducing the amount of meat on menus by 20 per cent, sparking industry concern.
A major £1.2 million national consumer campaign ‘Make It’ with beef is being launched by AHDB, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), in a bid to address red meat turbulence within the supply chain.
The British Growers Association (BGA) has called for a massive expansion of the Government’s seasonal agricultural workers’ pilot after the coronavirus pandemic ‘shelved’ the Home Office’s original plans.
Specialists at the Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London, are calling for the establishment of a cross-Government committee to coordinate decision-making on food during the coronavirus pandemic.