ABP has written to suppliers to announce changes to their payment grid for English cattle from 31 July. Farmers will now see higher deductions for carcases over 420kg.

Between 420kg to 430kg, the deduction will rise from 4p to 15p from the base price. Between 430kg and 440kg the cut increases from 8p to 30p and from 440kg to 450kg farmers will get 45p cut from the base price.