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The Northern Ireland heat of the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition was won by Clougher’s Dylan Gillespie last week Dylan, 19, who works for Clougher Valley Meats, Clougher, Tyrone, gave four rivals the chop in the closely contested heat hosted by Southern Regional College, Newry on Thursday, June 18. He and the other Irish and Welsh butchers now have a nervous wait until August, following the England heat at Leeds City College on...





Dylan proves cut above rest in Irish heat of WorldSkills UK butchery contest

The Northern Ireland heat of the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition was won by Clougher’s Dylan Gillespie last week Dylan, 19, who works ...


Sausage-making world record set at Royal Highland Show

A sizzling new Guinness World Record was set this weekend for the most sausages produced in one minute, on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Roya...


Report finds evidence of MRSA in pork

Evidence that British-produced supermarket pig meat is contaminated by MRSA has been found in new research. MRSA of livestock origin can cause seri...


Meetings to be held on tackling falling beef prices

For the second spring in succession, those selling prime cattle in the early part of the year have seen beef prices fall below profitable levels and r...


10 June 2015 | Meat Processing,News
72% want non-stun meat labelling, says EU-wide survey

The European Commission has been urged to back proposals to introduce labelling of non-stun slaughtered meat after a study of 13,500 meat buying custo...


New beef farm technology on show at Bath and West

On 1st July beef farmers will meet at the Bath and West Showground in Somerset to find out how new technologies are improving performance on leading b...


Beef and lamb producers see returns decline in struggling market

A strong pound and increased red meat imports coupled with a plentiful domestic supply and consumer demand hitting a plateau has affected returns for ...


Poultry prices declining amid avian flu fears

The global case of avian flu has had a big impact on international markets. The global trade streams and prices are expected to remain under press...


Farmers urge retailers to commit to Welsh lamb

Farmers in Anglesey are calling on retailers to commit to promoting their Welsh lamb during this year's peak season. During the recent Anglesey NFU...


Scotch beef event highlights farmer struggles

A celebration of world-famous Scotch beef has been staged in Perthshire, organised by the Scottish Beef Association. While Scotland’s beef enjoys ...


Call for agents and brokers to improve or leave the food industry

Agents and Brokers within the food supply chain may find themselves under the spotlight with the release of the new BRC7 standard. There is a great...


27 May 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Sheep
A warm welcome for Welsh Lamb in Hong Kong

Welsh Lamb has been used by top chefs from across the world as part of a prestigious culinary competition. It was centre-stage in more than one cat...


Need for animal welfare improvement in slaughterhouses, FSA says

The Food Standards Agency has completed a programme of unannounced inspections of all slaughterhouses in Britain, to ensure that the businesses are me...


Get more UK produce in Tesco stores, Lochhead urges

Food Secretary welcomes Tesco’s £2.1 billion worth of sales of Scottish produce. Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead has encouraged Tesco ch...


21 May 2015 | Dairy,Meat Processing,News
European Commission rejects mandatory dairy labelling

The European Commission has rejected proposals to introduce mandatory country-of-origin labelling on dairy products. The first report looked at the...



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