As poultry firms pounce on the 5500 foreign worker visas as a vital lifeline for their businesses, Lib Dem MP Sarah Olney says "Drivers, butchers and shop owners have been proved right all along".
We wish she wasn't right, but this labour shortage is crippling all meat companies.
Will labour shortages mean higher food prices and lower choice in shops?
On Tuesday we'll ask @NFUtweets, @britishpoultry, @NatPigAssoc + @BPOA_homegrown & @BMPA_INFO, @BritishVets + @Foodanddrinkfed what #Brexit and #covid19 mean for staff recruitment👇
There is still time to sign up for our meat market webinar later this week. Covering trends in the retail and foodservice market and if they have balanced over the last year https://ahdb.org.uk/consumer-insight-webinars-2021 @TheAHDB @AHDB_Pork @AHDB_BeefLamb #AHDBInsight