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24 November, 2014

Eblex helps meat industry prepare for US opening

Eblex has been preparing the UK beef and lamb sector for the opening of the US market, should a trade agreement be reached between the two countries.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced a £143.3 million loss for the 53 weeks ending 2 August 2014, although total sales were up 18.5% and protein performed strongly.

A £1 million electronic identification scheme for Welsh sheep farmers has proved a hit, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

After the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in the UK since 2008, Meantinfo.co.uk looks at the spread of the bird flu outbreak across Europe.

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Graeme Sharp, 24, has been appointed Quality Meat Scotland’s new marketing executive.

The Co-operative has announced plans to change to ‘roast-in-the-bag’ packaging for all of its whole chickens to reduce the instances of campylobacter.

Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards was a great success again in 2014, and here is our video round-up of the event.

Supermarket sales down 0.2%

21 November, 2014

Overall supermarket sales fell for the first time since 1994, according to new data from analysts.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has urged poultry producers to remain vigilant after avian influenza was discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire

Ukrainian officials have announced a ban on all live birds and poultry products from the countries affected by bird flu.

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

Scotbeef is to relocate an historic abattoir after planning permission to replace it with housing has been given the green light.

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Poland’s average meat consumption is forecast to increase to 71 kilograms (kg) per capita in 2014, a rise of some 3.5kg compared with a year earlier, according to figures released by the country’s Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics (IERiGZ).

Canadian federal and provincial governments announced a CA$150,000 funding package for the Saskatchewan Pork Development Board (SaskPork) this week.

More cooperation and less competition is needed with the EU on lamb according to the chairman of Beef + Lamb New Zealand.

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