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Farming Today This Week

Duration:
27 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 02 March 2013

The National Farmers union wants supermarkets to stock only British meat. The UK's largest supermarket announced that from July all chicken sold in its UK stores would be from British farms and would offer farmers two year contracts if they wanted them.
Farming Today this week goes to Leicestershire to meet sheep farmer Charles Sercombe. He says a contract would give him more security but he would miss out on the highs of the open market.
Supply chain consultant Joanne Denny Finch says the UK consumer will be willing to 'buy British' in light of the horsemeat scandal.
But if the supply chain is shortened through contracts between farmers and supermarkets, will added cost be passed on to the consumer?
Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Ruth Sanderson.

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