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UK plants are operating 15-20pc below capacity.

UK plants are operating 15-20pc below capacity.

UK plants are operating 15-20pc below capacity.

The UK meat industry took a battering last week with processors reportedly flying in staff from Ireland, the Government opening up the sector to New Zealand imports and officials mooting a new tax on meat.

The developments follow months of turmoil in the industry where a combination of Brexit and Covid-19 has damaged trade with the EU and sparked an exodus of eastern European workers from abattoirs.


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