Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Meat Processing industry in the United Kingdom is expected to grow at an annual compound rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2016-17. The most important products for the industry are beef, pork and lamb, which have been staples of the British diet for many years. Although industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years through 2016-17, this conceals relatively weak growth over the past three years, following a sudden drop in revenue in 2013-14. During the current year, revenue is expected to grow by 1.1% and reach £6.9 billion.
The horsemeat scandal, which broke in early 2013, was an important development in the industry during the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic spread of meat processors is fairly even and reflects the spread of pastureland and livestock farmers. These are often located in less fertile areas, since the highest quality agricultural land is often given over to arable crops. Transporting animals to an abattoir close to the farm where they are raised keeps the distress associated with moving them to a minimum, which can help to improve the quality of the meat while also keeping transport costs to a minimum. There is also extensive legislation governing the transport of animals and it can be expensive for farmers to regulate travelling conditions over long distances.
Scotland is well known for its beef production and 12.2% of industry establishments are located there. It .. purchase to read more