CATTLE REGIME GETS MORE COMPLEX.
At least mutton mutton, flesh of mature sheep prepared as food (as opposed to the flesh of young sheep, which is known as lamb). Mutton is deep red with firm, white fat. In Middle Eastern countries it is a staple meat, but in the West, with the exception of Great Britain, Australia, buyers can look forward to favourable prices from May 14 when the bureaucratic bu·reau·crat
1. An official of a bureaucracy.
2. An official who is rigidly devoted to the details of administrative procedure.
bu brakes come off the ewe market, whereas beef processors and retailers face some risk of scarcer high quality supplies under a more complex new cattle subsidy regime beginning on May 15.
That date is the deadline for filing IACS IACS Integrated Administration and Control System (EU system to administer payments under the common agricultural policy)
IACS International Association of Classification Societies
IACS Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science Area Aid Applications, requiring precise descriptions of each field. Beef buyers will be affected indirectly, because rigorous enforcement of cattle stocking density limits defined by these measurements is sure to alter the numbers, breeds, finished weights and conformations of beasts available on the commercial market.
MLC's analyst Duncan Sinclair has predicted the eventual consequence will be tighter supply of top quality cattle, and Robert Forster of the National Beef Association suggests a similar outcome using slightly different reasoning.
But some experts see more secure supply as producer income protection is shifted from output price support (through intervention and import levies) to environmental aid.