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30 September, 2016

Farmers union appoints Brexit head

Nick von Westenholz will head the Brexit unit at the National Farmers Union (NFU) as it moves to strengthen and extend its political reach following the UK public’s fateful decision.

Long-awaited Brechin abattoir opens in Scotland

Scotland’s £10m Brechin abattoir has opened, employing 58 people and providing much-needed additional capacity to the pigmeat industry in the country.

Labour's living wage pledge "a burden for consumers"

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has criticised Labour’s promises of an increased living wage, saying it will led to a “higher cost burden” for consumers. 

Volume sales of fresh meat on the rise but value slides

Volume sales of beef, chicken and turkey continue to see volume sales growth but are struggling in value terms. 

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Lamb prices fall for third consecutive week

Liveweight lamb prices fell for the third consecutive week, according to the latest weekly figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb, as numbers coming to the market rose.

Butcher 

Crawshaws reintroduces value to range following sales drop

Butchery chain Crawshaw Group has revised its change in pricing following a decline in sales for the first six months of the year. 

Processor 

Horsemeat trio appear in court

Three men arrested in connection with the horsemeat scandal have appeared at the City of London magistrates court. 

Butcher 

Butcher shortlisted for apprenticeship award

Wrexham butcher Matthew Edwards has been named as a finalist for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. 

Supermarkets and Convenience 

Austin powers the meat category at Morrisons

Meat Trades Journal sits down with Morrisons butchery category manager Amy Austin to discuss aisle relaunches and farmer relationships. 

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