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Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain.

Market favours producers with supermarket spec cattle

Producers with supermarket spec cattle are in a winning position in the market as some processors cold room stocks dip and prices have risen for more than four months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Cattle price hikes keep producer hopes high

Cattle trade is looking up for producers as the market continues to the feel the effects of slower finishing and less abundant supplies, according to data from AHDB Beef & Lamb for the week ending 13 August.

Pig producers urged to be confident about post-EU Britain

The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that British pig producers should look forward to life outside of the European Union.

Beef producers told to adapt to contract changes

Trident Feeds is telling beef producers they ought to be reviewing the value of by-pass protein in young stock diets in an effort to maximise carcase returns.

Pig producers urged to listen to abattoir reports

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork division is reminding pig producers that abattoir reports can help them to fend off invisible diseases.

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.

Stay vigilant in show season, pork producers warned

Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season.

Pig industry invited to attend regional forums

Industry levy board AHDB Pork is inviting pig producers and members of the industry to attend a series of regional forums to discuss concerns within the trade.

Electronic medicine book for pigs published

An electronic medicine book for pigs (eMB-Pigs) is now available for all UK pig producers.

Beef producers urged to combat liver fluke

Beef producers and farmers are being warned to brace themselves for an increased risk of liver fluke in cattle. The warning came from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), Meat Promotion Wales, which recommended that producers should plan for on-farm parasite management.

Tulip blossoms at awards

One of the UKs leading food producers has won big at this years Engagement Excellence Awards.

BGP hopes to put geese back on the menu for Michaelmas

British Goose Producers (BGP) is hoping to revive tradition by encouraging the public to eat goose on Michaelmas.

Scottish government urged to support the countrys lamb production

A new scheme supporting Scottish lamb producers in Scotlands hills and uplands has opened for applications yesterday.

Support online for #BritishLambWeek

Butchers and producers have taken to social media to promote #BritishLambWeek.

Hands off pig levy say producers

The English pig industry has urged the government to keep out of decisions about how the pig levy is spent.

Deadline fast approaching for the World Steak Challenge

There is less than one week left for producers to enter the World Steak Challenge.

NFUS urges Scotch Lamb backing

Scotlands sheep producers are urging consumers to get behind Scotch Lamb.

Scottish farmers union calls for abattoir co-operation

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on Scotlands abattoir sector to work more closely with producers to ensure beef cattle meet market specifications.

Scottish producers see lower costs offset by falling prices in red meat sector

Scottish livestock producers benefited from lower input costs, increased productivity and better weather conditions in 2014.

Meat producers and convenience stores missing out on sales by not offering right range

Meat producers and convenience stores are missing a trick by not offering convenience store shoppers a wider range of beef and lamb products.

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.

Survey finds low awareness of mutton products

Confidence among mutton producers is buoyant, with high levels of innovation and a wide variety of products on the market. However, not enough consumers know about the benefits of mutton and some producers struggle to find a market for the whole carcase.

Pig producers could use viruses to tackle bacterial infections

Pig producers could soon be using viruses to treat bacterial infections, if innovative new research proves effective. Prof Martha Clokie from the University of Leicester is to lead a new research project examining whether certain types of viruses could be used to treat brachyspira and salmonella in pigs.

More work for pig producers under COOL

New EU rules on country of origin labelling mean pig producers will now have to answer some extra questions on the electronic pig movement service, eAML2.

Welsh focus on pig profits

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to launch a new website to help promote Welsh pork, while profiting from pig production will be the focus of an upcoming livestock festival in the country.

Smaller turkey breed developed

FarmGate Hatcheries is introducing a new breed of turkey developed to help producers meet the growing demand for smaller Christmas turkeys.

Welsh red meat body offers free beef carcase selection course

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has introduced a free course for beef carcase selection training.

Food industry expert highlights opportunities

The chief executive of research company IGD has predicted a changing picture for the food industry in the coming years, and outlined a number of opportunities for producers.

New processor code slammed

The new processor code of practice, aimed at improving relationships between processors and livestock producers, has come under fire, being described as ineffective and a nonsense.

Processor code of practice finalised

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and the National Farmers Union (NFU) have finalised a processor code of practice, which is now set to be introduced.

Pig producers improve biosecurity

British pig producers have made huge progress in improving biosecurity and preventing foreign diseases, according to the National Pig Association (NPA).

NFU urges vigilance following bird flu incident

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged poultry producers to remain vigilant after avian influenza was discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire.

Tulip joins forces with Scottish pig producers in new initiative

Tulip and Scottish pork producers have taken control of a Scottish processing plant as part of a new collaboration said to be fantastic news for the Scottish pig industry.

UK beef producers missing French opportunity, says AHDB

UK producers are failing to grasp the opportunity presented by cow beef in the French market, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Remi Fourrier.

Eblex calls for better cattle handling to improve margins

Improving cattle handling could save up to 160 per carcase at current market values, according to Eblex.

Close ties with supermarkets pay dividends for meat producers

The annual Food and Drink index from OCC&C Strategy Consulants has predicted a tough year ahead for meat producers, while those integrated with supermarkets are performing better.

US producer to speak at pig disease seminar

A US pig producer will speak at Bpexs seminars on the prevention of exotic diseases to highlight the devastation caused by the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv).

Devastating blow for Scotlands chicken industry

The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt a devastating blow after contracts with four free-range producers were terminated, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).

Beef industry gathers to tackle perfect storm

A perfect storm was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

Pig prices see early dip

Producers pig prices have eased a little earlier than expected this year, but future prospects are positive, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

National Pig Association appoints chief executive

The National Pig Association (NPA) has appointed a new chief executive as part of a restructure of its board.

Associations encourage beef farmers to use auction marts

The National Beef Association (NBA) and the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) have told beef farmers that if abattoirs say they cannot take their cattle, they should consider using auction marts instead.

Eblex warns sheep producers against over-fat lambs

Following a good summer last year and with a late Easter approaching, Eblex has warned sheep producers not to let lambs get over-fat.

Bpex reveals pig health assessment dates

Bpex has launched new dates for abattoir assessments involving the Bpex Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) from July through to the end of December this year.

Welfare highlighted at Eblex event

The Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) focused on the demand for high-welfare meat in Europe, and the importance of imported products being of the same standard as European.

Eblex launches initiative to reduce water

Eblex has launched its second part of Testing the Water, a project aimed to reduce the use of blue water on farms and reveal wastage statistics.

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