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26 July, 2017

John Dracup to leave 2 Sisters

2 Sisters’ red meat procurement director John Dracup has decided to leave the business. 

Beef and pork prices rise ‘dramatically’

At an 11% year-on-year increase per kg, beef prices have reached an all-time high, according to Beacon Purchasing. 

Farmers’ Union takes on rural crime in new report

Combating rural crime has become an area of focus for the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Cymru branch. 

Liam Fox warned not to ‘undermine’ British poultry industry

Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has been told to trust food producers from the UK in the same way that the public do.

VIDEO: How to make Texan Link Sausages

Andy Benn of Scobie & Junor taught Meat Trades Journal how to make Texan Link Sausages. 

Processor 

How production demands are pressurising weighing and labelling equipment

Weighing and labelling equipment are among the most important pieces of kit on the processing line, with manufacturers’ margins reliant on waste reduction and avoidance of mislabelling-related recalls.

Butcher 

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

Supermarkets and Convenience 

Asda’s meat line generates multi-million pound sales

Retailer Asda’s new ‘Farm Stores’ meat products line has helped to generate sales of over £58 million for the supermarket.

Meat and Health 

Meat education resources launched at Royal Welsh Show

A range of new learning materials has been introduced at the Royal Welsh Show, designed to help schoolchildren understand the farm-to-fork ethos and how to prepare meat in a healthy and balanced diet. 

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