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Meat Production

Recent protests by beef farmers over falling prices have focussed attention on the economics of British livestock farming. Earlier this week farmers, processors and retailers met for a special summit to discuss a way forward. We hear from the farming minister George Eustice about the plan to set up a new voluntary code of conduct for beef. For Farming Today This Week, Charlotte Smith travels to Warwickshire to meet Adam Quinney, a beef farmer who is currently making a loss on every animal he produces. She asks him why other countries seem to be able to produce meat more cheaply, and hears about the importance of the export market to British farmers.

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27 minutes

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Sat 5 Jul 2014 06:30

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