Meat news around the UK

26 April 2019

Increase in number of sheep illegally butchered in fields

26 April 2019

80 sheep have been butchered in fields in Warwickshire alone

Easter and Brexit delay strengthens prime sheep market

24 April 2019

But despite this, producer prices remain 10-15% lower than last year

Cross-continental marketing drive for Welsh Lamb and Beef

23 April 2019

Welsh farming 'resonates strongly' in the global marketplace

Majority of Scots concerned about impact of veganism on farming

20 April 2019

The Scottish public feels strongly about protecting its farming industry

No 'consistent evidence' to suggest red meat causes cancer

18 April 2019

There are a 'range of other factors' which have an impact on cancer risk

'Rubbish, sensationalist': Reactions to 'rasher of bacon a day' cancer risk study

17 April 2019

Some social media users reacted with disdain toward the news

Prime cattle market showing early signs of recovery

11 April 2019

Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week

Scotch Beef PGI advert hits cinema screens

5 April 2019

This advert is part of the £500,000 ‘Know Your Beef’ campaign

EU could rename vegan burgers under new food labelling proposals

5 April 2019

‘Veggie discs’ could replace veggie burgers under new proposals

Scottish suckler beef support payments totalling £40m commence

4 April 2019

These payments aim to boost farming businesses' cash flow

NI suckler cow numbers lowest since 1988 as farmers receive low prices

4 April 2019

Farmers fear this trend will escalate until they receive a fair price

Aldi launches six native cattle breed burgers to support Scots farmers

2 April 2019

The new range of burgers will champion Scotland’s native breeds

Great British Beef Week encourages public to buy local

1 April 2019

Key theme will celebrate that beef forms part of world's most popular dishes

Farmers to help preserve uniqueness of North Ronaldsay sheep

1 April 2019

The unique sheep breed have genetically adapted to their seaweed diet

Campaigners welcome Gove's willingness to save small abattoirs

29 March 2019

Campaigners say local abattoirs ensure traceable meat production

Dunbia abattoir fined £266k after public health violations

29 March 2019

The fine is the most significant to be handed out to a UK meat producer

Extending retail shelf life of meat may bring benefits to farmers

28 March 2019

The UK is the only country that enforces this 10-day rule

Industry encouraged to collaborate more to tackle emissions

27 March 2019

The environmental impact of beef and dairy systems is coming under scrutiny

Evidence points towards growth in 'flexitarian' diet, research suggests

27 March 2019

Consumption of meat and dairy alternatives is growing

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

24 March 2019

Breedr is set to become the world’s first global marketplace for fully traceable meat

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

22 March 2019

It was found guilty of failing to prevent carcases from coming into contact with others

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

21 March 2019

Lab-grown meat could be on UK supermarket shelves soon

Aldi wins praise for its domestic sourcing of Scottish beef

18 March 2019

Aldi, Scotland's sixth largest retailer, won praise for its domestic sourcing

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

16 March 2019

UK pig meat exports have also got off to a flying start to 2019.

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

14 March 2019

Secret shoppers studied shelves to identify supporters of domestic beef.

Morrisons selling family packs of British meat for £10

12 March 2019

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

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

12 March 2019

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

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

8 March 2019

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...

Lamb becomes permanent fixture for Scottish schoolchildren

7 March 2019

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

Farmers told to report suspicious activity after spate of illegal butchery

7 March 2019

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