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Red Tractor Week celebrates trusted food

Consumers are being encouraged to support quality farming and reliable practices by getting behind Red Tractor Week 2017. 

Industry video to highlight health benefits of meat consumption

A new video has been designed to showcase the health and nutritional benefits of eating red meat. 

Central Foods gets Red Tractor seal of approval

Central Foods has achieved Red Tractor accreditation for its KaterKing Prime Pork Meatballs.

UK-Philippines trade deal welcomed by Scotland

The new multi-million beef export deal between the UK and the Philippines has been labelled as “excellent news for the Scottish red meat industry”. 

Scotland’s BSE-free status to open up export opportunities

The news that Scotland is officially BSE risk-free has been welcomed by the red meat sector.

Uel Morton takes role at Scotbeef

Former chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland Uel Morton is to join red meat processor Scotbeef as development director. 

Agriculture sector positioned to drive changes

The UK’s farming industry is in a unique position to implement change and “build a world-class agriculture industry”, according to the English red meat levy board.

John Dracup to leave 2 Sisters

2 Sisters’ red meat procurement director John Dracup has decided to leave the business. 

Welsh red meat industry makes ‘notable success’ in new markets

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) new chairman has praised the success Welsh red meat has had in new international markets, but warned that it would be for nothing should exports be lost after Brexit is complete. 

Asda stores throw weight behind Welsh Lamb

Asda has announced it will stock premium PGI Welsh lamb in the butchery counters of 72 of its largest stores, from now through to the autumn.

Welsh Lamb strengthens ties with French consumers

The Welsh red meat industry said that it is “determined” to show its commitment to its European customers, including France, which is its largest overseas market.

Red meat key to health, says expert

Unprocessed red meat has a key role to play in improving the nation’s health, but product changes may be needed to ensure Britain eats enough high quality protein.

Rally call for Scotland’s supply chain post-EU

To overcome challenges that are expected to be created from Brexit, the Scottish red meat supply chain has been called upon to work together. 

Migrant labour vital to Scottish red meat industry

The importance of migrant labour to the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted in a Brexit briefing paper, published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

2 Sisters appoints new livestock procurement head

Processor 2 Sisters has appointed Prys Morgan as its new head of livestock procurement at Merthyr Tydfil.

Meat Scholarship Association celebrates landmark year

Members of the Welsh red meat sector are being called upon to apply for a potentially life- and career-changing experience. 

Red Tractor employs Facebook, Twitter in barbecue contest

Red Tractor aims to wield Facebook and Twitter to drive a hunt for ‘Britain’s Best BBQ-er’, a first for the farm assured standards brand. 

HCC’s new board of directors set ‘bold direction’

The newly appointed board of directors for Wales’ red meat levy board have met for the first time. 

HCC collaborates with Welsh vets to deliver lamb management strategies

The Welsh red meat levy board has been working in conjunction with Welsh vets to deliver information on red meat-related issues. 

Red Tractor Assurance chief executive to step down

David Clarke, chief executive of Red Tractor Assurance, has announced he is to retire after 19 years in the role. 

Red meat industry careers highlighted by new poster

A new poster delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland illustrates the careers available within the Scottish red meat industry. 

Calls made for efficiency in Welsh red meat industry

Efficiency is key to the Welsh red meat sector’s survival, experts stressed at a farmer meeting organised by Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) last week.

Leadsom pledges red tape action for farming industry

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has vowed to cut red tape for the farming industry. 

Scottish red meat industry contributes £733m to GDP

The Scottish red meat industry is reported to contribute £733 million (m) to Scotland’s Gross Domestic Product and £2.4 billion to total output. 

Scottish red meat industry bullish after Brexit result

Scotland’s red meat industry is in a good position to adapt to the period of change that will follow the EU referendum, according to the chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Jim McLaren. 

New workshop targets beef and lamb production advisors

AHDB Beef & Lamb will hold a workshop in Warwick to outline its completed and ongoing research in the red meat industry. 

British red meat exports highlighted

A new film, produced by the industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb, is showcasing the important role that red meat exports play in the British economy. 

Red Tractor to run biggest ever BBQ promotion

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is urging multiple retailers, brand owners and the foodservice sector to get behind this year’s summer promotional campaign. 

UK red meat production increases during 2015

Beef production in the UK experienced a 0.6% rise, while sheep meat production saw a rise of 0.5% during the 12 months of 2015. 

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Uel Morton, chief executive of QMS, welcomes delegates to the marketing conference
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Convenience key to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat industry has been urged to give the consumer what they want through their products. 

New levy distribution scheme proposed

Levy boards across England, Scotland and Wales have outlined an alternative method for the distribution of the red meat levy income. 

Acoura's new special pictured with chairman Paul Egan (second right)
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Acoura Board welcomes new special advisors

David Gregory is set to join Acoura, a provider of risk services for the food and drink sector, as an advisor when he steps down from his position as chairman of Red Tractor at the end of the month. 

Red and processed meat report fails to impact sales

The study into red and processed meat by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has had little impact on sales, reports UK butchers. 

Conference to address Welsh red meat supply chain

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), also known as Meat Promotion Wales, is to discuss solutions to developing a sustainable and commercial red meat supply chain in Wales at its annual conference, taking place in Llandrindod Wells on 12 November. 

This year's Red Tractor scheme has been the most successful ever
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Red Tractor experiences promotional success

Quality food assurance scheme Red Tractor has experienced its most successful promotion to date. This accomplishment comes only three weeks into the seven-week campaign. 

Aldi doubles fresh British lamb range

Aldi is doubling the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British Red Tractor assured farms.  

Boozy bangers for Scottish butcher

A family butchers in Scotland is reaching out to a younger audience after developing a Jägermeister and Red Bull infused sausage.  

Red Tractor gears up for largest ever on-pack promotion

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has unveiled its biggest ever on-pack promotional campaign for later this year. 

New Red Tractor chairman unveiled

Assured Food Standards (AFS), the company that operates the Red Tractor scheme, has announced that Jim Moseley will take over as chairman from the end of November 2015, succeeding David Gregory. 

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future. 

HCC to highlight concerns facing Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) aims to tackle issues facing the Welsh red meat industry at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Importance of halal recognised by AHDB

Red meat levy body AHDB Beef & Lamb has produced a new facts booklet, highlighting the importance of halal and the value it adds to the UK sheep market. 

QMS calls for praise of Scottish red meat

The chairman of Quality Meat Scotland has urged the red meat industry to recognise the value of its brands in Scotland. 

Unison warns against changes to inspection laws

Trade union Unison fears possible changes in European law will jeopardise independent meat inspections for both white and red meat, putting food standards at risk. 

Red Tractor mulls over results of welfare consultation

The decision on whether to extend the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period, is unlikely to be made until August, following the end of a consultation on the proposals.

Red Tractor embarks on major barbecue drive

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is running a major on-pack barbecue promotion this summer “to drive awareness and understanding of Red Tractor standards”.

Red Tractor life proposal meets farmer resistance

Beef farmers have raised concerns about plans to extend the Red Tractor (RT) assurance scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period. Nearly two-thirds opposed the change, according a survey carried out by the National Beef Association (NBA).

Expert points to importance of red meat in diet

Red meat could potentially become a more important source of long chain omega-3 than fish in the next 50 years, politicians have been told.

Welsh red meat trade sets out strategic plan

A new strategic plan for the Welsh red meat industry will aim to increase sales by at least 34% to £776 million a year by 2020, Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has reported.

New study linking red meat and cancer will be harder to prove in humans

New research has apparently uncovered a link between red meat consumption and the formation of cancerous tumours.

HCC action plan on track

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) five-year action plan, to ensure a “profitable” and “sustainable” meat industry for the future, is continuing to hit targets, according to the organisation.

Scottish red meat firm reports nearly £3m loss

J W Galloway, Scotland’s largest red meat processor, has posted pre-tax losses of £2.94 million for the year ending 2 March 2014, blaming a hike in meat prices following horsegate for the results.

Scottish schools prompted to apply for meat vouchers

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has urged Scottish secondary schools to apply for its Meat Vouchers Scheme before the deadline at the end of the year.

Welsh red meat roadshow reaches conclusion

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) Red Meat Roadshow reached the last stage of its two-year journey at the weekend, at the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion.

Bright future for red meat, says QMS boss

There are a number of signs that point to an “encouraging future” for the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

MAP dismisses findings into red meat and heart disease

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has refuted suggestions in a recent report that red meat causes heart disease.

Countryfile appearance for Ladies in Beef member

Ladies in Beef member and Yorkshire farmer Rosey Dunn has appeared on BBC1’s Countryfile, promoting UK meat assurance schemes.

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.

Red meat improves health of elderly, says research

Research carried out by Deakin University, Australia, said that eating red meat three to four times a week could be key to keeping body and mind in peak condition as we age.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

Roadshow promotes Welsh meat to visitors

The Welsh Red Meat Roadshow, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – the meat promotion body for Wales – will make its next stop at Oakwood Theme Park.

Red Tractor set to promote quality during dedicated week

Red Tractor has urged licensees to get behind Red Tractor Week (15-21 September), saying it is a great opportunity to promote their own quality assurance credentials.

Kate Humble to address Welsh red meat conference

Television personality Kate Humble will speak at this year’s Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) annual conference, it was announced today (22 July).

Student research supports meat’s health benefit claims

New research by an Aberystwyth University student has helped to reinforce the fact lean red meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Survey suggests poor understanding about red meat nutrition could be detrimental

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has carried out a survey which it says reveals a lack of understanding on the nutritional value of red meat, causing a knowledge gap that could be detrimental to UK health.

New Red Tractor logo launched

A new ‘Made with’ Red Tractor logo has been launched to provide assurances over the contents of ready meals and pies.

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