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24 May, 2016

Pastry and poultry drive Cranswick’s growth

Cranswick reported the highest growth rates in pastry, premium poultry and burgers in preliminary full-year results, posted on 24 May.

Downward pressure on farmgate returns is affecting livestock producers’ confidence, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Leatherhead Food Research has called for more sophisticated analyses for meat harvested from advanced mechanical butchery technologies, following a High Court ruling. 

Farmers have been told that tailoring investment in pasture improvements and nutritional supplements to the particular needs of individual farms is the best way to secure financial gain. 

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The industry’s levy board AHDB Pork has launched a new Focus Farm initiative for pig producers. 

An exit from the European Union could threaten Devon’s beef industry, according to Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss. 

Pork and bacon producers Oakpark Foods, based in Co Tipperary, Ireland, is to launch a selection of its own-label bacon products into supermarket chain Morrisons in the UK. 

Northern Irish-based Finnebrogue Artisan is reaching out to a health-conscious audience by developing special sausages for Marks & Spencer (M&S).
 

For the first time, Swedish consumers are able to bid for Welsh Lamb on online auctioning site, Tradera. 

Insect larvae reared on manure should be used in animal feed as a “priority”, according to the European Commission. 

Northern Irish meat processing company Linden Foods has been awarded with the Marks & Spencer (M&S) Best New Product Development Award for its innovative coriander and lemon chicken burger. 

Irish processor ABP Food Group (ABP) has announced that Paul Finnerty will retire from his role as CEO on 30 September 2016. 

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its entire list of food incidents for the first three months of 2016. 

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A fire at a meat processing plant in Banksmeadow, Sydney, has been extinguished after burning for two days straight, causing thousands of dollars in damages.

JSC International Rabbit Company and China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Co are to join forces to build Russia’s largest rabbit meat complex. 

The EU has chiselled a template for international organic food trade with its agreement with Chile - a deal that could boost bilateral meat sales. 

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