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25 February, 2017

Scientists create infection-resistant super pigs

The pig industry could save billions of pounds thanks to a new type of super pig bred by scientists to resist infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

Scotlands wholesalers welcome BSE breakthrough

Recommendations to upgrade Scotlands BSE status from 'controlled risk' to neglible risk have been hailed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) as a real breakthrough.

Game meat warning issued to food traders in Kent

Food businesses in the Kent region have been advised to ensure they are not buying illegally killed game following a suspected poaching incident.

New packaging film range unveiled by Linpac

Food packaging manufacturer Linpac has launched its new Lintop PE HB SKIN film range.

Eastleigh butcher wins Hampshire Fare crown

Eastleigh butchers LJ Smith scooped the Supreme Champion award at Hampshire Fares The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition, for the second year in a row.

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Institute of Meat names top apprentice

Samuel Deighton was named Champion Meat Apprentice of The Year at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) annual prize-giving on 21 February.

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Retail price war: will the discounters win ground in meat?

A retail price war will continue in 2017 as the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, compete with the supermarket giants and each other for increased meat sales.


Healthier, wealthier Britain: farming success post-Brexit

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has outlined free trade, labour and a new agricultural policy as the main ingredients for a buoyant post-Brexit rural economy.


RSPCA launches investigation into dumped chicks

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

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