The cross-linkers used in this part were MTMS and OTMS
scheme will still be made available to farmers until January.
As a result, OE-OEMs are increasingly relying on OTMS
providers to manage sudden changes in product configuration and consumer demand.
The abolition of the OTMS
will, without a doubt, push more cull cows into the food chain and focus farmers' minds on finishing these cows to supply the market with the quality cattle it requires?
is part of the framework of BSE food safety controls and removes older animals from the food chain as a precautionary measure.
The current auction average for beef cows is over 80p which is pounds 200-a-head more than the OTMS
so it is worth making an effort to earn this extra income," said Mr Forster.
We will continue to press for the gap between the ending of the OTMS
and the lifting of the ban to be kept as small as possible to help avoid the potential of market dislocation.
There is hope that the beef export ban will be lifted early this year, but we know that lifting OTMS
does not come without a price.
The Court of Auditors' report underlines that the OTMS
caused considerable logistical problems in the UK due to general lack of control regarding tracing double payment requests or guaranteeing that all cattle for which a payment request was sent in had actually been destroyed according to the rules laid down.
From last spring finished cattle prices proved a consistent 10-15p/kg deadweight higher than in the previous year, with cull cow prices remaining comfortably above previous OTMS
Glenys Kinnock said: "There is grave concern that without the opening of EU export markets to Welsh beef farmers, the end of the OTMS
could lead to the collapse of the mature beef market.
This compares favourably with the OTMS
compensation price of 0.