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Byline: DAVID MCCOY
BEEF from older cattle born before August 1, 1996 is unlikely to be sold on the commercial market before the end of this year, the National Beef Association has said.
However, useful income benefits for suckled calf breeders from a significant reduction in the annual depreciation cost of replacement heifers after cull cows are no longer compelled to be put through the OTMS at 87p per dwkg are still expected early next year.
"The European Food Standards Authority (EFSA) has considered a number of issues relating to moderate risk BSE status in the UK, the recommencement of UK beef exports, and amendments …