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1 May, 2016

AHDB addresses levy payer priorities

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has released a report on the ‘Activity Review’ it undertook last autumn and winter listening to levy payers’ views on challenges they are facing. 

Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is offering the chance to participate on a global fact-finding mission through its annual HCC Scholarship scheme. 

Organisations from across the farming industry are joining forces to celebrate British food. 

Product development work by industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb has seen supermarkets introduce 22 new lines into the mini-roast category in the last year. 

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Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive, said the organisation’s priority, in terms of budget spend, remained marketing the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has urged producers to be more innovative in adding value to sheepmeat products, due to the volatility of farmgate prices.

Kerry Group has revealed positive growth for the first quarter ended 31 March 2016, with the convenience market recognised as a key division of growth. 

An impressive £135,000 was raised for Farm Africa last week (Thursday 21 April 2016) at a gala event, organised by the development charity. 

Charlie Turnbull is the acclaimed owner of Shaftesbury’s finest deli, Turnbulls, and gave his top tips to a packed food show crowd on how to assemble an eye-catching charcuterie counter. 

Livestock producers can expect to benefit from simplified rules regarding livestock movements, according to the Department for the Environment & Rural Affairs (Defra). 

The Crawshaw Group has reported a 51% growth in turnover for the year to 31 January 2016, from £24.6m the previous year to £37.1m. 

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China’s pork imports more than doubled in March 2016 as environmental regulation slammed the brakes on domestic production for the country’s largest producers.

Brazilian meat processor BRF has reported a slide in gross profits for the first quarter of 2016 as pressure on poultry prices and the cost of corn hurt its income.

Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has agreed to the sale of casings supplier Kalle Group to a fund managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R)

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