Bernard Matthews closes Lincs farms

by 5m Editor
20 July 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Britains most famous turkey producer plans to close a number of its Lincolnshire farms because of pressure from cheap imports. Norfolk-based Bernard Matthews recently closed one of its meat processing factories in Great Witchingham, Norfolk, and says it now has to make cuts at producer level. Though it has refused to say which ones, it has warned that the smallest farms will bear the brunt. David Joll, managing director of the family-owned firm, said: “We are making changes to production in the UK as it is no longer possible to be competitive selling meat to other businesses, due to imports. Source: FWi

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