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Farmers’ Union takes on rural crime in new report

Combating rural crime has become an area of focus for the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Cymru branch. 

Federation honours ladies section as it closes

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) honoured its Ladies Section at its annual general meeting in Chesterfield yesterday (9 July), as it announced the Section’s activities were ending.

Winners of National Meat Products and Premier Young Butcher competitions named

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has announced the winners of its annual National Meat Products Competition and Premier Young Butcher 2017 award. 

Last call for National Meat Products Competition

Butchers seeking to showcase their talents at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders' (NFMFT's) National Meat Products Competition must register entries by close of play on Friday 19 May.

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

National Farmers' Union warns of farm income volatility

The agriculture industry needs mechanisms to help deal with increasing volatility. This is the message being delivered by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition. 

Butchers on National Minimum Wage underpayment list

Two butchers have been ‘named and shamed’ by HMRC for not paying workers the correct National Minimum Wage (NMW). 

Pork pie brand gets cheesy

Maker of ‘posh pork pies’, Tottle has launched a Pork, Cheddar and ale pie to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day on 20 January. 

Meat businesses ‘named and shamed’ for not paying fairly

Two meat-related businesses have been named and shamed on the largest-ever list of businesses that have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. 

Traders issue warning on National Living Wage increase

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has joined forces with other trade associations to express concerns over potential increases to the National Living Wage. 

Increased backing for British farming

The number of people supporting British farming has increased for the fifth year in a row, according to a National Farmers’ Union (NFU) commissioned survey from OnePoll. 

Online medicine book contributes towards antibiotic data

Pig producers have made “outstanding” progress in recording use of antibiotics, the National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed. 

Q Guild welcomes Cotswolds farm shop

Jesse’s Farm Shop in Cirencester has been awarded membership into the national Butchers Q Guild. 

Opportunities for British livestock farmers in the US

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has recognised opportunities for British livestock farmers by accessing beef and lamb markets in the US. 

National Meat Products Competition Supreme Champion crowned

Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers in Harborne, Birmingham, has won the Supreme Champion accolade at this year’s National Meat Products Competition

Aldi praised for driving pork sales

The National Pig Association (NPA) has praised Aldi for boosting sales of pork. 

NFMFT calls for beefing up of food fraud penalties

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) has said the government should impose stricter penalties on those caught selling illegal meat, as a nationwide crack-down on food crime gets underway. 

National Farmers' Union Scotland votes for change at annual general meeting

Members of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland voted through a number of constitutional changes at this year’s annual general meeting on Thursday, 11 February. 

National Sheep Association unveils next generation ambassadors

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced the 12 individuals selected to represent the sheep industry in its 2016 Next Generation Ambassador programme. 

Farmgate prices impacting incomes

Prolonged drops in farmgate prices have been blamed for the falling farm income by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Terry Jones appointed new NFU director general

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has appointed Terry Jones as its new director general. 

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

NFU to discuss exports to the US

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is meeting with senior US officials this week to talk about the potential resumption of beef and lamb exports to the country. 

Butchery trade receives national recognition

Thanks to the endeavours of learning provider Cambrian Training Company, butchery has been adopted as a WorldSkills UK National Competition. 

NBA Beef Expo heads to Peak District

The Agricultural Business Centre, home of Bakewell Market, is set to host the National Beef Association’s (NBA) 2016 Beef Expo, 15 years after the event was last held there. 

Two new Q Guild members announced

Two Walter Smith Fine Food butchers’ shops have been awarded membership of the national Butchers Q Guild. 

Labelling laws help British pork

European Union mandatory origin labelling rules for fresh and frozen meat have helped boost interest among foodservice companies in sourcing pork from British farms, according to the National Pig Association (NPA). 

Crawshaws to create 2,500 jobs in expansion plan

Crawshaws has announced plans to create 2,500 jobs as it embarks on its national expansion plan. 

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard. 

Essentia Protein Solutions adds new account manager

Meat protein ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has grown its national sales team with the appointment of Dave Martin as account manager. 

National Meat Products Champion crowned

Mike Maloney of Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers has been crowned National Meat Products Champion 2015. 

Rook & Sons to offer national delivery service

Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons has rolled out a national delivery service through its RooksOnline offering. 

British meat key to foodservice success

Foodservice companies looking to gain consumers’ trust should use more British meat and making customers aware of it, according to the National Pig Association (NPA). 

Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Scotch beef producers face lower margins

Poor exchange rates, reduced demand and full abattoirs have conspired to force the price of Scotch beef down, leaving many Scottish prime beef producers struggling to make a margin, according to the National Farmers Union Scotland.  

National Pig Association honours John Godfrey with first-ever Lifetime Fellowship

The National Pig Association (NPA) has awarded John Godfrey its first Lifetime Fellowship. Godfrey, a North Lincolnshire producer, has been given the honour in recognition of his exceptional service to the British pig industry. 

Beef association calls for pricing support for farmers

The South West regional branch of the National Beef Association (NBA) has called for more support for farmers on pricing. 

Butchers get ready for National BBQ Week

UK butchers are gearing up for the start of the summer with National BBQ Week 2015.  

COOL affecting lamb prices in Northern Ireland

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) has caused lamb prices in Northern Ireland to slump, because UK consumers are put off buying lamb labelled as being from another country, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has claimed. 

New website promotes career in food to youngsters

A new website has been launched to attract new talent into food and drink manufacturing and processing.

NFU launches pre-election food and farming drive

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is set to launch a national campaign to highlight the importance of food and farming ahead of the general election.

Poultry meat outlook looks positive

“The poultry meat industry likes recessions,” according to Gary Ford, chief poultry advisor at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Northern butcher takes helm at Q Guild

Northumberland butcher Mark Turnbull has been elected as the new national chairman of the Butchers Q Guild, taking over from Brindon Addy, who has been at the helm for three years.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful ‘Wham bam thank you lamb’ campaign.

Groups join forces to improve food and drink energy efficiency

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board), Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced an £11m investment into the food and drink supply chain to help increase energy efficiency.

UK young butchers build international kudos

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.

Red Tractor debut at KFC

As Red Tractor week kicks off, it has been announced that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is displaying the Red Tractor logo on its packs for the first time this autumn.

Scotch Lamb campaign deemed a success

The ‘Love Scotch Lamb Weekend’, which took place across Scotland last weekend, has been hailed a success by its organisers.

Supreme Champion crowned at Meat Products Competition

The fifth consecutive National Meat Products Competition, held at this year’s Foodex, was won by Alison Maloney, from Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers, Newark.

John Homewood passes away

Oxfordshire farmer John Homewood has passed away unexpectedly, aged 84.

Fair Game targets greater consumption of venison

A new initiative aimed at encouraging more people to eat wild venison has been launched in the UK.

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