Originally Posted by HarryT
They were saying that the 47 tonnes of meat involved sold for half a million Euros more as beef than it would have sold for as horsemeat. There's big money involved in this business.
But that would mean that the quality of beef in question (we're not talking sirloin steak!) must sell on for just over 10 Euro (£9) per kilogram more than the equivalent horse.
I can buy Waitrose British beef lean mince for about £9/kg, and their ordinary beef mince for £7/kg.
I think that the half a million euros must be the gross value of the horse sold on as beef, not the net profit on it.