Turkey farms and poultry processors say a long-term fix is needed to workforce shortages which could have threatened people's Christmas dinners.
‘I’ve never known it like this’ – the UK’s struggle to get the Christmas turkey to the table 13/11/2021
Poultry farmers and meat processors have struggled to cope due to Covid- and Brexit-induced staff shortages. But help may soon be at hand.
Britain's turkey farmers will do their best to ensure Christmas "is as normal as it can be" but shortages are likely, an industry representative has warned.
Many Brits will be forced to go without a Christmas turkey this year because of Brexit labour shortages, MPs were told this afternoon.
Turkey farmers are warning they may struggle to process enough birds to meet demand at Christmas.
Shortages are the only thing we don't seem to be running out of in the UK right now.
Traditional Farm Fresh Turkey Association chair warns people are ‘missing whole host of workforce’.
The UK could face a shortage of turkeys in the run up to Christmas as a specialist supplier blamed the crisis "100%" on Brexit.
Turkey Farmer Paul Kelly tells James O'Brien how post-Brexit labour shortages are sending his market "back to Europe" as Christmas approaches.
The sector relies on labour from the EU that is no longer available, producer Paul Kelly of KellyBronze said.
A lack of lorry drivers, abattoir staff and fruit pickers caused by Brexit is threatening both consumers’ pockets and meat such as turkeys and pigs in blankets.