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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.

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. 

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. 

Denmark firm buys bolt stunning specialist

UK captive bolt stunning specialist Accles & Shelvoke is being bought by Frontmatec, a global supplier of processing equipment to the red meat industry.

Migrant labour vital to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat sector has a “significant dependence” on migrant labour, a new survey has revealed.

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. 

How consumer demand and flexible offerings can help the burger market stack up sales

With new product development (NPD) driving continued growth in the market for burgers and other formed products, the category’s affordability relative to other meat cuts bodes well for its prospects, as food inflation rises and economic uncertainty surrounds Brexit.

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.

Action plan for protein

Considering the amount of pressure on him, you would think The Co-op’s protein buyer Graham Dunn, who tends a category worth a cool £550m, would be looking harried and worn.

A cut above the rest

There’s increasing fusion going on at the moment between meat-driven restaurants and butchers.

Training standard for abattoirs given the go-ahead

A Level 2 standard for abattoir workers for the red meat sector has been given the thumbs-up for development by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). 

Wales: Coming in from the cold

The strength of sterling has impacted Welsh meat and will continue to do so but what can be done to overcome this to grow the market? Aidan Fortune reports.

Boparan to buy Tesco’s Giraffe restaurant chain

Tesco has announced the intended sale of its restaurant chain Giraffe to Boparan Restaurants Holdings Limited. 

Red meat producers invited to ‘Rising to the Challenges’ conference

Producers of beef and sheep are being encouraged to attend a free conference focusing on rising to the challenges presented in the red meat industry.

Sharing of information in red meat is vital, says QMS

The open sharing of information across the different stages of the red meat supply chain has been urged by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Bacon: Burnt, but still in business

In a year of falling prices, dwindling demand and a scathing report from the World Health Organisation, is there anything business can do to save its bacon? Oscar Rousseau reports. 

Dunbia announces innovation investment

Northern Irish red meat processor Dunbia has announced an investment worth nearly £500,000, to strengthen its food development team. 

International opportunities for Welsh meat

Wales’ red meat industry is hoping to get an international boost to European territories. 

Majority of Brits claim to eat the right amount of red meat

Research from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that the majority of British consumers believe they eat the correct amount of red meat and do not need to cut back. 

NFU calls summit on beef and lamb promotions

Processors, retailers and levy boards have been asked to come up with new and innovative methods or marketing beef and lamb by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

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). 

Industry needs to promote beef and lamb, says NFU deputy president

The red meat industry ought to do more to promote and market its products, said Minette Batters. 

2015: A year in review

Our month-by-month look at what has happened in the meat industry over the past year.

Welsh Lamb hopeful of export boost in Dubai

Key exporters in the Welsh red meat industry met with over 50 of Dubai’s high-end purchasers in a networking event hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), with the purpose of boosting Welsh Lamb exports.

Consumers told not to fear antibiotic superbugs

Food safety specialist Acoura has told consumers that they shouldn’t be concerned about antibiotic-resistant superbugs in British red meat. 

Red meat vital to Welsh food industry growth, says minister

The red meat sector has a vital role to play in helping the Welsh Government grow the food and drink industry by a further 30% in five years, deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans has said.

Irish farmers address mislabelled red meat concerns

Members of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) met with environmental health officers (EHOs) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to raise concerns about the mislabelling of red meat.

Scotland meets with Canada to promote red meat

Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead has met with Canadian retailers to highlight the quality, taste and reputation of Scottish red meat.

School children learn the value of Scottish meat

A Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) initiative is providing the opportunity for every secondary school in Scotland to apply for a voucher worth up to £100, which can be exchanged at local retailers for meat products such as Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI, and specially selected pork.

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. 

Scottish red meat imports thriving

The annual survey of Scottish red meat exporters by QMS has revealed a 4.3% increase in the total red meat exported from Scotland for the year ending September 2015 to approximately £76.6 million (excluding fifth-quarter value).

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. 

Welsh students get a taste of local red meat

In an attempt to promote Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, sixth-form students from South Wales were taught about the importance of their country’s red meat.

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. 

QMS gains funding boost for Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat industry is set to receive €1.2 million (£861,000) from the European Commission (EC), thanks to a grant secured by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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.

Scots prepare for US inspections on red meat plants

Scotch beef could soon be exported to the US for the first time in 25 years if American food safety inspectors clear the product.

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.

QMS boss emphasises importance of Scotch meat quality assurance

Maintaining the integrity of the Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb labels is crucial to ensuring the long-term profitability of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive.

Scottish butcher addresses youngsters on job prospects

A West Lothian butcher has helped Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) raise awareness of careers in the meat industry during a Skills Scotland event.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

M&S appoints new agriculture manager

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has appointed Peter Kennedy from Tesco as its new agriculture manager, in charge of sourcing pig and poultry meat.

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.

Welsh red meat body to offer SME training

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) is to offer employees of small and medium (SME) Welsh abattoirs and cutting plants new training opportunities to “maximise efficiency”.

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.

Welsh red meat body embarks on Netherlands campaign

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is looking to increase overseas demand for Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef by starting a marketing drive in the Netherlands.

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).

Export conference highlights opportunities for future growth

Opportunities for market growth and insights into the performance of the red meat sector were discussed at the Eblex Export Conference which took place this week (25 June).

Meat industry rejects latest red meat-breast cancer link

A US study showing a link between red meat and breast cancer in women has been refuted by the meat industry.

Welsh meat promotion body seeks next study scholars

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales has launched a search for scholars to enrol in their new livestock scholarship.

Sunderland AFC to sell assured meat only

Sunderland AFC has become the latest Premier League football club to become Red Tractor-certified for its red meat products.

2 Sisters appoints new managing director of red meat

Dominic Turner has been appointed as the new managing director of 2 Sisters Food Group’s red meat division with immediate effect.

Experts dispute meat and Alzheimer’s link

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has hit back at a new US study which claims grilled, fried or barbecued meat could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Paralympian medallist cooks steaks in schools

Paracyclist Fiona Duncan, a silver medallist in the 2011 Para-Cycling Track World Championships, delivered interactive cookery workshops at two schools last week, as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS’) Champions in Schools programme.

Red meat boosts fertility, says Meat Advisory Panel

The Meat Advisory Panel has emphasised the importance of red meat for women planning a pregnancy.

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