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  1. I was told at the show. I only asked as a remember a big fanfare about it last year some time, but it appears they lost the accreditation.
  2. I have heard recently that the meat plant does not hold any kind of food safety accreditation any more. How can they possibly sell into a very busy market when they can't even prove they can pass entry level food safety inspections?
  3. I think it's more about lower costs of slaughter in the big plants in uk. We may think our plant is big. I guess they kill 150 cattle and 1500 sheep here on a good week. In uk the big boys will do 500 cattle in a day. And 2000 sheep all at the same time.
  4. Most people in business expect to get paid what their customers are prepared to pay, and if that doesn't exceed their production costs, they go out of business. Exactly. And that is the fundamental problem with Manx agriculture.
  5. Any idea how much they are paying the chairman of the board of directors? Surely he has got to be the least qualified director of multi million pound turnover company in the world?
  6. They've been doing halal for years. They have to in order to shift the excess meat.
  7. It may be cheaper, but often it is also a higher spec product.
  8. The island would consume roughly 100-150 lambs per week. The meat plant process 2000+ some weeks. I'd say that's an excess.
  9. Manx farmers produce more meat than is required on the island. So it has to be exported into a very crowded market place. There are only a limited number of meat processors in the U.K. Now. They have great economies of scale , processing more stock in a day than the Iom does in a month. Manx farmers expect to be paid the same as uk farmers. In fact Manx farmers feel they should be paid more than uk farmers as their costs of production are higher. If their product was of a higher quality than uk rivals I would have some sympathy. But the truth is, it isn't.
  10. I don't know if this is really news, but, what is happening at the old motorcycle museum at the bungalow on the mountain road? There's a sign up advertising that it is getting a new roof, but there's nothing inside the buildings. Wouldn't it be cheaper in the long run to just knock them down?
  11. All animals slaughtered are bled to death. The process is pretty simple. Animal is stunned using electrical stunners then it's arteries are severed using a knife. This is exactly the same whether halal or not halal. Loagthan will be halal killed as the fatstock only do sheep one day per week No they're not - in civilised countries they're stunned & despatched with a bolt to the back of the head Well, where they kill animals to feed themselves & still consider themselves 'civilised' Rubbish. The most effective and humane way is to bleed out. A bolt gun or electric stun o
  12. All animals slaughtered are bled to death. The process is pretty simple. Animal is stunned using electrical stunners then it's arteries are severed using a knife. This is exactly the same whether halal or not halal. Loagthan will be halal killed as the fatstock only do sheep one day per week No they're not - in civilised countries they're stunned & despatched with a bolt to the back of the head Well, where they kill animals to feed themselves & still consider themselves 'civilised' Rubbish. The most effective and humane way is to bleed out. A bolt gun or electric stun
  13. All animals slaughtered are bled to death. The process is pretty simple. Animal is stunned using electrical stunners then it's arteries are severed using a knife. This is exactly the same whether halal or not halal. Loagthan will be halal killed as the fatstock only do sheep one day per week
  14. Don't think beef is done halal. The lamb is because it all gets shipped to Paris and goes to Muslims there.
  15. Which bit is he most shocking?
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