Please note this scheme has not been active in the UK since 2000.
The Intervention Beef scheme involves the purchase of beef from traders, via a tender process, when market prices drop below a certain level in a given period.
The beef is stored until it is determined by the Commission that the beef can be:
- released onto the market
- made available for a specific end use or
There is currently no purchasing taking place within the UK.
No stocks of beef are currently held within the UK.
Rules and procedures in relation to sales of beef, including sales of beef held by other Member States of the Community, are described in the Scheme Guide IM(L)6 a copy of which is available on the Forms page. You will also find links to the forms relevant to sales.
Copies of regulations are available from Stationery Office Bookshops and accredited agents, or ordered from the Stationery Office website. You can also access Official Journals electronically by visiting the Commission's website.
Page published: 26 October 2012