Interactive map plots red meat sector in UK
Eblex and Bpex have launched an interactive online map giving comprehensive information about the red meat food chain across the UK.
The eFoodChainMap uses Google maps’ technology to plot key red meat food chain data, including the location of auction markets, abattoirs, meat processors and meat traders. Where available, it also shows information about the size of the business and contact details, including full address and telephone number.
The map also includes data on breeding animal densities by region and can be customised to suit individual needs, with a range of different views and printing options.
Dr Phil Hadley, Eblex senior regional manager – southern region, said: “This is a significant step forward for the industry as, for the first time, key information about the red meat food chain is available in one place where it is easy to access and can be kept up-to-date.”
“The eFoodChainMap can be used in a variety of different ways, making it a useful tool for anyone involved in the industry,” added Andrew Knowles, Bpex head of communications and supply chain development.
“Pig producers, for example, could use it to find out which marketing groups operate in their region, or beef and sheep producers could use it to find contact details for livestock markets and abattoirs in their area. It’s also a really valuable source of information for anyone wanting to know more about the structure of the red meat industry.”
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