Originally Posted by pdurrant
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.
You're right - the numbers don't add up. I must be misremembering the details; I suspect that your interpretation is right. But however you look at it, there's big money involved. This is organised crime, not mere accidental mislabelling of a product.