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20 September, 2014

Close ties with supermarkets pay dividends for meat producers

The annual Food and Drink index from OCC&C Strategy Consulants has predicted a “tough year ahead” for meat producers, while those “integrated” with supermarkets are performing better.

Welsh sheep farmers are set to benefit from a £1 million Welsh government project, which will help them embrace technology and improve profits.

The environment secretary has announced that the number of people employed in the food and drink industry rose by 71,000 between 2013 and 2014.

As the Scottish people cast their votes today, speculation over the future of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) protected Scotch beef and lamb is growing.

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As reported by Doctor Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, as the export market for fifth-quarter products is growing, a market in the UK has opened up for small processors, which should not be missed.

A Northern Irish food consulting firm has launched a new scheme for butchers, which aims to help them save up to £2,000.

Despite suffering set-backs early in the competition, the UK team gave its best-ever performance in the International Young Butcher Competition, held in Bazenheid, Switzerland.

Pork-producing giant Tulip is attempting to raise £100,000 over the next two years for charity Make-A-Wish, which grants wishes to young people fighting life-threatening illnesses.

A Q Guild founder and shop owner, David Lidgate, has received a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Great Taste Awards, celebrating his 54-year career in butchery.

London butcher’s Turner & George is set to open a concession in London Selfridges’ food hall next week.

The European Commission (EC) has ignored scientists’ warnings on the overuse of antibiotics in farmed animals, according to the Soil Association.

Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, has pointed to the economic and ecological benefits of fifth-quarter products in meatinfo.co.uk’s latest blog post.

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Latest Blogs - Chewing the Fat

Dr Phil Hadley's blog articlesFifth quarter has increasingly made the headlines in recent weeks, from both an economic and ecological perspective.

A shot in the foot?

29 August, 2014

norman bagleyWell, well, how to misjudge the public mood! Unison, having spent weeks scaremongering the public about threats to public health by those awful abattoirs who would knowingly ignore oceans of contamination on carcases now look as if they have shot themselves and their members slap bang in the foot.

Latest International News

Food & Water Watch (FWW), an American not-for-profit organisation, is suing the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) in a bid to stop the implementation of the New Poultry Inspection System (NPIS).

Thai agricultural conglomerate Charoen Pokpand Group intends to invest US$2bn in increasing its production capacity in Russia between now and 2020, with plans to launch a pig production unit in Kaliningrad Oblast and a poultry production unit in an, as yet, unnamed region.

Australian livestock production is forecast to decrease by 2.1% in 2014-15, according to the latest Agricultural Commodities report from the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture (ABARES).

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