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30 March, 2015

Pig farm applicant withdraws proposal following lengthy tussle

Midland Pig Producers (MPP) has withdrawn its planning application for what campaign groups called “one of Britain’s first factory farms”, after the Environment Agency (EA) rejected its proposals.

It's National Butchers Week so we caught up with our Butcher's Shop of the Year, Edwards of Conwy.

The founder of a Bristol-based artisan charcuterie business is looking to redefine British cured meats with a new range of innovative products.

TV chefs boost game sales

27 March, 2015

The fortunes of British game have been boosted by the publicity given to it by celebrity chefs, according to Yorkshire Game.

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Eblex is hoping that beef and lamb will follow in pork’s footsteps in securing market access to China, to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

A new online point-of-sale Hub for butchers has been launched by Eblex, to “provide more useful tools and resources than ever before”.

Pre-tax profits are up at Hilton Food Group despite “challenging market conditions”, the meat processor has announced.

Meat industry supplier Northern Paper Board, which supplies boxes for meat products, has revealed plans of a £1.3 million expansion at its site in Yorkshire.

Dunbia has reported it will invest £27 million in new headquarters, creating 209 new jobs over the next three years.

A director of a Wrexham poultry house has been banned for seven years for failures to ensure payment of the company’s taxes and account for company assets.

Suppliers are being asked by Christine Tacon, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), to “respond in force” to her second annual market survey.

Butchers and farm shops around the country are being invited to get involved with the ‘Bones for Bones’ leukaemia and lymphoma charity scheme, started by Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Exports of meat and animal products in 2014 were broadly flat on the previous year, but beef was up by 6%, with only salmon, chocolate and cheese ahead of it among top export product categories.

UK beef prices are coming under pressure from a range of factors, experts in Scotland have claimed.

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A new European association for live poultry and poultry hatching eggs has been established.

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) has called on US officials to revise the current proposals for the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines.

In the past eight months, 47 Ukraine companies have received halal certification, with the aim of targeting exports to the Middle East, said head of the Center of Halal Research and Certification in Ukraine ‘Alraid’ Larissa Polishchuk. 

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