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24 March 2019 | Finance,Husbandry,Meat,News

A UK agri start-up has raised £2.2m to revolutionise livestock breeding practices using blockchain, machine vision and big data. The seed round is ...

UK agri start-up raises £2.2m to revolutionise livestock industry

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22 March 2019 | Meat,News

An abattoir in London has been fined nearly £24,000 for meat hygiene failings which have been described as a 'unacceptable disregard of procedures'. ...

Abattoir fined £24k after 'unacceptable disregard of procedures'

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21 March 2019 | Meat,News,Renewables and Environment

The UK is leading efforts to develop lab-grown meat which could be on supermarket shelves within five years, researchers say. Tissue engineering ex...

Lab-grown meat could be on UK shelves within 5 years

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18 March 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Aldi has been recognised as the strongest supporter of Scottish beef after a ‘shelf watch’ survey revealed almost 96 percent of beef stocked on its sh...

Aldi wins praise for its domestic sourcing of Scottish beef

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16 March 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Pigs

The UK shipped a record number of pig meat around the world last year, worth just under £490m, further demonstrating the importance of non-EU countrie...

Importance of non-EU trade highlighted as UK ships record number of pig meat

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14 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets

A new survey has found that 94 percent of the beef available across Scottish supermarkets visited was labelled either as British or Scottish. The s...

94 percent of beef in Scotland's supermarkets is local, survey finds

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12 March 2019 | Meat,News,Supermarkets

Retailer Morrisons is selling a family packet of British meat, containing sausages, mince, a pork loin joint and diced beef, for just £10. The pack...

Morrisons selling family packs of British meat for £10

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12 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce

One in four British consumers believe that vegan products should not use terms enjoyed by their meat counterparts, such as steak or burger, new resear...

1 in 4 Brits think vegan products should not use meat-related names

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8 March 2019 | Crops and Cereals,Government,Meat,News,Produce

The Soil Association has highlighted the top 10 risks posed by a US-UK trade deal post-Brexit following comments from the US ambassador that the EU is...

Top 10 food and farming risks posed by US-UK trade deal

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7 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce,Sheep

Lamb is now a permanent fixture in schools across Scotland following a successful pilot spearheaded by farmers and the wider industry. Scotch Lamb ...

Lamb becomes permanent fixture for Scottish schoolchildren

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7 March 2019 | Meat,News,Sheep

Rural communities have been told to report any suspicious activity following a spate of illegal butchery across the UK. On February 28, police offi...

Farmers told to report suspicious activity after spate of illegal butchery

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5 March 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Poultry,Supermarkets

Waitrose is the latest UK retailer to commit to a significant improvement in broiler chicken welfare across its entire supply. The supermarket join...

Waitrose commits to improving broiler welfare

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4 March 2019 | Meat,News,Produce

With Japan lifting its long-standing ban on UK beef and lamb, this year’s Foodex trade show is expected to offer opportunities to help boost the count...

Japan offers 'real opportunities' to help boost UK's red meat exports

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3 March 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Produce,Sheep

Sheep farmers have raised concerns about the absence of ‘sheepmeat’ within the Agriculture Bill which could result in low standards of meat being impo...

Omission of 'sheepmeat' from Ag Bill is 'unacceptable', farmers say

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1 March 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News

Scottish farmers are rallying behind a brand new “Know Your Beef” campaign that highlights the credentials of Scotch Beef and push back against misinf...

Scottish farmers rally behind 'Know Your Beef' campaign

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1 March 2019 | Government,Meat,News,Produce

Overseas customers interested in British meat are now cancelling orders and buying their produce elsewhere due to the lack of clarity around Brexit. ...

Overseas buyers 'cancel' British meat orders due to Brexit

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28 February 2019 | Cattle,Finance,Meat,News,Produce

Consumers have been encouraged to buy Scotch beef this spring as farmers continue to face challenging trading conditions. Scottish farmers and crof...

Call for public to buy Scotch beef as farmers financially struggle

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News

Antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans are becoming less effective. The findings are in a new rep...

Antimicrobials used to treat animal to human diseases are now 'less effective'

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27 February 2019 | Animal Health,Meat,News,Organic,Produce

Halal and kosher meat cannot be labelled 'organic' as the practices do not place high emphasis on the animals' welfare, the EU's top court has ruled. ...

Halal meat can't be labelled organic, EU's top court rules

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25 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News

The Welsh red meat sector has commenced a UK marketing drive to ramp up domestic presence due to the uncertainty of export markets post-Brexit. Wit...

Red meat sector commences UK marketing drive amid Brexit uncertainty

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25 February 2019 | Meat,News,Produce

Figures reveal no reduction in sales of meat and poultry in the 12 weeks up to 27 January 2019 despite a heavy media focus on Veganuary. There has ...

Media obsession with 'Veganuary' doesn't hurt meat sales, figures show

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24 February 2019 | Meat,News,Produce

Beef is a step closer to taking the turkey’s crown as the king of Christmas – with sales rising 8.5 per cent on the previous year. According to the...

Red meat sector capitalises on shift of meat preference during Christmas

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21 February 2019 | Government,Meat,News

The opportunities for the UK red meat sector to tap into Asian markets such as Japan and China and seize upon 'changing tastes' could be fruitful for ...

UK red meat sector eyes up 'changing tastes' of Asian markets

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20 February 2019 | Cattle,Meat,News,Renewables and Environment

Meat grown in a laboratory may do more damage to the climate in the long run than meat from cattle, new research suggests. Current proposed types o...

Lab meat may do more climate damage than conventional farming

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18 February 2019 | Meat,News,Pigs

A campaign to remove terms like ‘Pig out’, ‘Porker’ and ‘Eat like a Pig’ from the dictionary has been shortlisted for a major PR award. The AHDB ma...

Campaign to remove ‘pig out’ from dictionary shortlisted for award

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