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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 Royal Highland Show. Subject to official verification by Guinness, Alistair Paul from A&I Quality Butchers in Inverness is set to be crowned the world record holder after successfully casing and linking 36 sausages – made with Specially Selected Pork - in one minute. It was north against south as...





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...


Best of British genetics to be showcased at Livestock

The best of British genetics are scheduled to be showcased in front of a line-up of international judges and spectators along with the UK’s largest au...


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...


MEPs ban farm animal and food cloning

A draft law to ban the cloning of all farm animals and products derived from them in the EU was voted by the Environment and Agriculture committees on...


Strong global pork supply but weak demand

The global pork industry has been affected by strong supply and weak demand volumes recently, causing an overall fall in price. The oversupply has be...


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 ...


The importance of efficient feeding for dairy farmers

Feeding is often the biggest expense on any dairy farm. The labour costs related to and the feed itself amount to up to 70% of any farms’ production c...


Animal welfare failures will not be tolerated, says Welsh minister

Anyone failing in their duties to meet the health and welfare needs of their animals will be prosecuted, wherever possible, Welsh Deputy Minister for ...


26 May 2015 | News,Pigs,Shows and Events
National Pig Association awards first Lifetime Fellowship

The National Pig Association has awarded its first Lifetime Fellowship, in recognition of exceptional service to the British pig industry. The asso...


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...


Ket autumn livestock event date announced for 2015

Glyn Howatson, representing Wales, David Macarthur and Richard Henderson, Scotland and Philip Dawson England, comprise the line-up of judges announced...


11 May 2015 | News,Pigs
Do farmers understand temperature lift in a piggery?

Do farmers understand temperature lift in a piggery and its implications for the pigs? Tim Miller, environmental specialist with ARM Buildings sugg...


Pig specialists warn: 'turn away from micro-pig trend'

Britain’s leading professional pig specialists are urging the public not to support the current trend for keeping micro-pigs as fashion accessories—be...


Livestock producers 'bitterly disappointed' at waste disposal plans

Plans by St Merryn Foods to increase charges for processing beef and lamb have left beef livestock producers bitterly disappointed, the NFU said today...


Growth in global meat market

In 2014, the global meat market increased in volume by 3% as a result of growing demand from emerging markets. India was the leading growth market wi...



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