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27 April 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Sheep
Scottish meat industry to benefit from €1.2m grant

The Scottish red meat industry is set to benefit from a €1.2 million (£861,000) grant secured from the European Commission (EC) by Quality Meat Scotla...


Retailers should commit to sourcing British lamb, farmers urge

Retailers should confirm their commitments to sourcing UK lamb this season, farmers have urged. With next month traditionally regarded as the start...


Beef farmers had 'difficult start to 2015'

Beef farmers have had a difficult start to 2015, driven by a combination of factors some of which are outwith producers’ control, according to Stuart ...


National Beef Week has Yorkshire focus

The fifth national Great British Beef Week centred on St George’s Day on April 23 will have Yorkshire beef production at its heart. Not only is Yor...


Asda apologises over lamb mislabeling

A leading retailer has apologised after selling imported lamb in a Borders store incorrectly labelled as being born, bred and slaughtered in the UK. ...


Pay day for Scottish beef farmers

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed that around 7,600 Scottish farmers will receive their Scottish Beef Scheme (SBS) payments today. ...


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New resource to support export opportunities

EBLEX has produced a new and unique offal and variety meats processing and packaging guide for English processors. The comprehensive guide outlines...


Restaurants can win customer trust by serving British meat

A policy of sourcing more British meat and promoting the fact on-pack to customers means supermarkets are stealing a lead on restaurants and fast-food...


NFU urging retailers to adopt more home-grown meat this season

Supermarkets in Scotland have been working to extend the season and build the market for Scotch lamb. In NFU Scotland’s latest ScotchWatch – a ‘sec...


Share information to tackle food fraud, crime unit warns

The FSA’s new Food Crime Unit wants the industry to share information, some of which is sensitive, in order to tackle the ongoing problem of food frau...


Pig producers hoping for stabilisation after declining prices

Producers of prime pigs have found some degree of stability recently after a period of declining prices, according to the latest analysis by Quality M...


Farmers seek supermarket commitment on lamb

Farmers have urged British supermarkets to show their commitment by sourcing new season British lamb. With the main lambing season getting into ful...


Role of agriculture being overlooked, claims FUW manifesto

The Farmers’ Union of Wales 2015 general election manifesto has highlighted the all-to-often overlooked central role agriculture plays in both rural a...


MEPs challenge Commission over 'inhumane' pig slaughter

England’s Green MEPs have written to the EU Commission expressing their concerns at stunning they believe many pigs experience before slaughter. A...


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Future exports of beef and lamb to China could mirror the successful blueprint of pork and benefit the entire supply chain, according to EBLEX. Pet...



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