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(From Western Daily Press)
Producer clubs are offering beef farmers a way of cutting costs, improving margins and lifting morale. And now, with millions of pounds of extra Government backing promised, the Red Meat Industry Forum is ploughing ahead with plans to set up more.
Already, 41 producer forums have been established across the country and a further 70 are in the process of being set up.
Defra Minister Lord Bach's announcement of a GBP7million package of promotion support for the beef sector at the weekend is likely to see a fresh surge in club formation.
Farmers who enter the scheme are expected to open their books to allow their …