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27 January 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Prince William to boost sausage exports to China?

Prince William is being urged to help pave the way for further processed pork exports to China - and success could bring £15m boost for British farmer...


Scottish beef producers prepare for US visit

Preparations are being made as part of a visit by US inspectors in a bid to get Scottish red meat back onto the US market following a 25-year ban. ...


23 January 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets
Welsh government criticised over non-stun slaughter

The Welsh government has been urged to end talks with a company that has been approved by the Food Standard's Agency to deliver non-stun slaughter. ...


19 January 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Sheep
World cup winning captain to champion women in meat

World cup winning rugby captain Katy Mclean MBE will address the importance of teamwork and achievement at the inaugural networking seminar for women ...


Falling prices and horsegate legacy 'boosting British pork'

The British pig industry is seeing a surge in demand for pork after the horsegate scandal has led to a period of recovery in the industry. The Nati...


Let's talk food and farming, says NFU Deputy President

Keep the Red Tractor for traceability and provenance, was the clear message by NFU Deputy President, Minette Batters, at the recent Anglesey NFU Cymru...


2015: The year ahead for the beef market

2014 has been a “rocky old year” for the beef industry but better prices are on the cards for 2015 due to an expected shortage in cattle numbers. T...


EBLEX project aims to improve competitiveness of UK beef

Funding for a £1.75 million selective breeding project to improve the competitiveness of the UK beef industry has been won by EBLEX. The four-year ...


Supply chains: Is shorter always better?

The benefits of shorter supply chains and different management models were scrutinised at the Oxford Farming Conference. Laurence Olins, chairman o...


Opening of US market for Irish beef given 'guarded welcome'

News that Ireland has secured beef access to the US market has been given a guarded welcome by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association. Bee...


China's protein demand shows 'growth potential'

China’s demand for foreign animal protein products shows great growth potential. However, the path to success for western animal protein companies in ...


28 December 2014 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
EU ground beef prices under pressure

The EU beef market is increasingly separating into a premium and ground beef market with divergent price developments. Prime beef will remain at e...


22 December 2014 | Meat Processing,News
Minister hints at stunned meat labelling

Reports that Environment Minister George Eustice is giving consideration to labelling meat and fish as 'stunned' or 'non-stunned', has been welcomed b...


Highly virulent Asian-American pig disease spreads to Europe

The highly virulent Asian-American Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus has spread to Europe. The disease is extremely infectious — a thimbleful of manure...


New food labelling regulations come into force

On 13th December, the new Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations came into force. They cover provision of mandatory information regarding...



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13 August 2014 | Meat Processing
Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ...

Scottish lamb 'filling up shop shelves' ...

With a major Scotch Lamb promotion due to be launched this month, NFU Scotl...


26 May 2014 | Meat Processing
Gap between beef retail and farmgate pri...

Gap between beef retail and farmgate pri...

NFU Cymru Livestock Board members have called on the rest of the supply cha...


14 May 2014 | Meat Processing
Halal meat labelling 'could fuel prejudi...

Halal meat labelling 'could fuel prejudi...

Calls to label meat products with information about animal welfare at slaug...


23 April 2014 | Meat Processing
Beef industry 'needs long term investmen...

Beef industry 'needs long term investmen...

The National Farmers' Union is calling on more people to eat British beef a...


21 April 2014 | Meat Processing
Association expresses 'disappointment' o...

Association expresses 'disappointment' o...

The Food Standards Agency has announced additional testing of lamb dishes f...


15 April 2014 | Meat Processing
FSA confirms new European horse meat tes...

FSA confirms new European horse meat tes...

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed details of a new round of tes...


17 March 2014 | Meat Processing
Meat consumption 'in decline' following ...

Meat consumption 'in decline' following ...

Rising prices and the exposure of the horsemeat scandal in early 2013 have ...


15 January 2014 | Meat Processing
MEPs call for measures to stop food frau...

MEPs call for measures to stop food frau...

Recent food fraud cases, including the sale of horse meat as beef, should p...


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UK Slaughter Statistics – April 2014

UK Slaughter Statistics – April 2014

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Horse meat in food - limits of detection

Horse meat in food - limits of detection

A peer-reviewed paper which describes a study to evaluate the probability o...


5 September 2014| Views 758
Elliott Review into Food Supply Networks

Elliott Review into Food Supply Networks

This independent final report sets out Professor Elliott’s recommenda...


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