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Meat industry losing out on £1.5m in lost levies says Meat Promotion Wales

The body responsible for promoting Welsh meat says it is losing up to £1.5m a year because more of it is being taken over the border for processing in England.

Each part of the UK receives a levy per animal for meat promotion based on where the livestock is slaughtered, not where it is reared.

But Meat Promotion Wales said a lack of abattoirs in Wales had led to a drop in money to market Welsh produce.

The UK farming minister said he wants to find a fair system.

Nick Palit reports.

  • 22 Aug 2013