Meat news around the UK

1 June 2020



Scotland’s pork industry 'robust' despite Covid-19 crisis

27 May 2020

Other markets like US and Ireland have slowed

Public urged to buy British pork as low EU prices attract imports

26 May 2020

Farmers urge public to buy local pork

UK sheep meat exports plummet as imports rise

22 May 2020

Sheep meat exports fell by 40% in March

Coronavirus: UK sheep meat production takes sharp decline

18 May 2020

Covid-19 crisis has impacted UK sheep sector

Tighter prime cattle numbers supporting farmgate price

15 May 2020

Balanced consumer demand also providing support

Average shelf-life of PGI Welsh Lamb lengthens

15 May 2020

Improving shelf life an 'important strategic aim'

Public sector disruption 'challenging' Scottish red meat supply chain

12 May 2020

Reduced public sector demand 'cause for concern'

Morrisons unveils 10kg 'British Food Box' to support farmers

12 May 2020

The £45 box will contain British produced food

Worker dies after contracting Covid-19 at Moy Park site, claims union

12 May 2020

Unite calls for site to be temporarily closed

Coronavirus: Farmers offered beef and lamb kits to sell more meat

11 May 2020

They are suitable for direct selling venture

Red meat demand now lower than pre-lockdown levels

5 May 2020

This is despite higher retail sales

'Valuable opportunity': Sheep farmers look to US to boost exports

5 May 2020

US negotiations 'offer new routes' for UK lamb

300 jobs on the line as duck processor faces closure

5 May 2020

Duck plant could close due to 'challenging' market

Coronavirus: Key workers 'critical' to UK food security

4 May 2020

Pandemic shows importance of key workers

Coronavirus: Trump forces US meat plants to stay open

4 May 2020

US President signs executive order

Coronavirus: Morrisons sells steaks for half price to help farmers

1 May 2020

Demand from restaurants has collapsed

£1.2m national campaign to aid beef carcase balance

30 April 2020

Aims to address Covid-19 red meat unbalance

Waitrose launches 'biggest ever' steak promotional push

29 April 2020

Retailer encouraging public to buy more steak

Coronavirus: UK beef market concerns 'intensify'

27 April 2020

Beef sector remains under continued pressure

Coronavirus: EU proposes €80m agricultural support package

26 April 2020

UK farmers could benefit from the measures

Another processor shamed for importing Polish beef

24 April 2020

NI beef processor criticised

Farmers welcome pulled pork campaign to help rebalance carcase

24 April 2020

Campaign urges consumers to eat pulled pork

NFU president slams retailers for failing to stock British beef

24 April 2020

It comes as Great British Beef Week gets underway

Coronavirus: Morrisons offers 5% discount for farmer suppliers

23 April 2020

Retailer unveils measures to support farmers

Beef producers 'struggling to adsorb' impacts of Covid-19

23 April 2020

Farmers urge retailers to promote high-end cuts

Coronavirus: Database helps small-scale farmers deliver to public

21 April 2020

New database provides small producers a lifeline

Agri college donates over a tonne of meat to local charities

20 April 2020

SRUC donates chicken to vulnerabe groups

Police arrest seven men after finding 'illegal abattoir'

20 April 2020

'Disturbing scene' discovered in Shropshire

'Little transparency' in beef supply chain, Scottish farmers say

17 April 2020

Beef producers call for greater transparency

Aldi launches value range of British-produced Wagyu steaks

17 April 2020

British Wagyu steaks launched nation-wide