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Tesco Boost Ulster Angus Prices

Tesco are offering premium prices to NI producers supplying cattle meeting the specification of the supermarket chain’s Aberdeen Angus Scheme.

The premium return is based on England and Wales average R4L base prices, plus a loyalty payment of 40p per kilo! Tesco are also showing longterm commitment by offering NI producers a three year rolling contract.

Aberdeen Angus sired stock in NI can fetch mainland based prices plus a 40p a kilo bonus from Tesco as consumer demand grows for quality beef from native breeds produced by British farmers.

Aberdeen Angus sired stock in NI can fetch mainland based prices plus a 40p a kilo bonus from Tesco as consumer demand grows for quality beef from native breeds produced by British farmers.

Clearly Tesco Agriculture Manager Peter Kennedy wants more farmers already rearing Aberdeen Angus sired cattle to join the scheme. Likewise other suckler and dairy farmers are now more likely to consider buying a pedigree registered Aberdeen Angus bull.

Tesco aim to source 2400 Aberdeen Angus sired cattle per week for their ‘Finest Brand’ beef sold nation wide.

Through Aberdeen Angus Quality Beef Ltd (AAQB), in conjunction with the Foyle Food Group, many local producers are already benefiting from this scheme.

One of these, Ernie Colhoun of Strabane, who farms with his son Todd, won the Tesco Best Aberdeen Angus Steak competition at Balmoral Show with a 260kg R-4+ heifer processed at Foyle Omagh for this new Tesco UK Scheme.
“For many years we have used an Aberdeen-Angus bull on our suckler herd and like the easy calving,” says Ernie.

“Calves are quick to thrive and finish early to go to the Aberdeen Angus Scheme where we get a 40p/kg Tesco loyalty payment on top of a very good base price.”

Andy Anderson, another AAQB member, manages a dairy herd along with his brother Trevor and father Robert near Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone.

“Aberdeen Angus beef production is a perfect fit for our dairy cow system,” says Andy. “Ease of management and their ability to finish on a grass plus silage diet with minimal concentrate makes the Aberdeen Angus very attractive. This new scheme paying mainland average prices and a 40p/kg Tesco loyalty bonus is very welcome”

With consumer demand for Aberdeen Angus beef exceeding supply more cattle out of pedigree registered Aberdeen Angus bulls are urgently needed.

Thus a premium price is just a phone call away, tel; Eamon Kelly, AAQB Business Development Manager on 078 1317 6939.

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