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Liam Fox warned not to ‘undermine’ British poultry industry

Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has been told to trust food producers from the UK in the same way that the public do.

Royal Welsh Show to highlight best in butchery

A selection of Wales’ most celebrated butchers will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and promote the trade at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Hard Brexit could lead to 80% tax on premium beef

Luxury beef could face tariffs of up to 80% if the government fails to clinch a post-Brexit free trade deal with the EU, forcing the industry to adopt World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. 

Container traffic growth defies expectations

Port congestion in China has highlighted an unexpected upturn in world container traffic, which has grown robustly in the first quarter this year. In 2015-16, the average quarterly rate of growth for loaded container traffic was 2.3%, however provisional trade lane data from Container Trades Statistics (CTS) indicates that global container traffic may have surged by as much as 10%. 

Election result compounds fears over Brexit trade deals

Meat trade leaders' fears are deepening about the UK’s lack of preparedness for Brexit trade negotiations in the wake of the General Election results.

Q Guild’s new manager is Claire Holland

The Q Guild of Butchers has appointed Claire Holland as its general manager.

Scottish red meat goes global

A new initiative has been designed to promote Scottish red meat on an international level.

Welsh red meat sector to ‘intensify’ export quest

Welsh meat firms are courting customers in Hong Kong, Canada, Europe and the Middle East among others as the country's export push builds momentum.

Scotch red meat targets international audience

Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI are heading to Toronto and Hong Kong, where they will have a presence at trade shows SIAL Canada and Hofex respectively. 

UK livestock sector vows to support trade post-EU

As Prime Minister Theresa May signed the papers triggering Article 50 this morning, the livestock industry has vowed to protect trade and welfare standards as the UK leaves the European Union. 

Industry bodies join forces on UK trade priorities post-Brexit

The National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have joined forces to outline priorities for UK trade post-Brexit. 

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. 

Welsh farmers warn of free trade New Zealand deal

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has warned a free trade deal with New Zealand would not benefit UK livestock producers, amid prospects of the ‘Hard Brexit’ pursued by prime minister Theresa May.

Scottish red meat trade ‘no more than steady’

Trade in the run-up to the festive period in Scotland has been “no more than steady”, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Innovation in animal medicines must continue after EU departure

Measures must be in place to facilitate trade and innovation for animal medicines when the UK leaves the European Union. 

NPA calls on Brexit minister to support UK pork trade

National Pig Association (NPA) chairman Richard Lister has written to Brexit minister David Davis stressing the importance of the pig industry to Britain’s balance of trade. 

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. 

Wales hopes to boost lamb exports to Scandinavia

A team of top red meat industry representatives from Wales will be attending one of northern Europe’s biggest food and hospitality trade fairs next week, with the hopes of increasing imports of Welsh Lamb PGI into the region. 

Shoppers shun supermarkets for online

Supermarkets may be losing trade as an increasing number of Brits turn to online to do their grocery shopping. 

Andrew Kuyk announced as new Provision Trade Federation director general

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has announced the appointment of Andrew Kuyk CBE as its new director general. 

E.coli plan under fire warn trade bodies

Meat processors could face £1m in bills for unnecessary and costly recalls if draft European Commission (EC) guidance for tackling food poisoning bug E.coli is implemented, trade bodies are warning. 

British farming support urged by trade bodies at emergency summit

Leading bodies in the farming industry met for an emergency summit to discuss serious concerns faced by the trade. 

Provision Trade Federation appoints new chair and vice-chair

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has announced the appointment of its new chair and vice-chair. 

Supply-demand imbalance hits cattle prices

Cattle prices are coming under pressure from slow consumer demand and ample supply, Eblex has warned.

Meat industry veteran passes on

Fred Mallion, one of the best-known and respected people in the meat industry, has died at the age of 94. He spent his entire working life in the trade and was well-known throughout the industry for his major contribution to education and training.

Midlands butcher’s opens ‘ambitious’ outlet

A sixth store has now been opened by Lincolnshire’s G Simpson Butchers, described by the business as its most ambitious outlet yet.

Butcher bounce back threatened by lost generation

Butchers are riding the crest of a wave of increasing popularity among consumers, but a lost generation of skills is threatening to derail that momentum.

ABP encourages women to join industry

Beef giant ABP UK is addressing the gender imbalance in the meat industry by encouraging young women into careers.

Welsh to present PGI Beef and Lamb at IFE

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is preparing to showcase Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef at the UK’s largest food and drink event, IFE.

Provision trade body details new strategy

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) outlined a new vision and strategy at its Annual Dinner last night (26 February).

Industry veteran passes on

The meat industry is mourning the passing of a major figure from the trade.

Welsh trade mission to Norway

Welsh meat bosses are hoping to build on strong success in the Scandinavian markets with a major trade mission planned for Norway in the New Year.

Tributes paid following butcher's death

Tributes are being paid to a young butcher who died in an road traffic accident over the Christmas break, leaving behind a baby daughter.

Firmer beef prices expected in 2015

Beef cattle prices will become stronger next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest market update from Eblex.

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry sector raises safety concerns over TTIP

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Karro announces strong increase in earnings

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has announced an EBITDA improvement of £10 million in its first year as an independent business.

Trade body plays down ‘row’ on bacon smoking

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has played down the alleged row between UK bacon producers and Europe over bacon smoking.

Eblex provides opportunity for foreign contact

A marketing event for British beef and lamb has given producers the chance to build relationships with foreign delegates, according to Eblex.

Bpex and Eblex stage Chinese trade mission

Bpex and Eblex mounted another trade mission to China during the World Meat Congress in Beijing earlier this month.

Video: Foodex 2014 review

Foodex was back this year at the NEC in Birmingham. The UK's premier trade event for food and drink processing, packaging and logistics was held between 24-26 March.

Celebrity chef promotes English beef in Hong Kong

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton promoted Quality Standard beef at an event in Hong Kong last week, to coincide with UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Great Week.

Aubrey Allen pays visit to Number 10

A representative from Aubrey Allen met with George Osborne at 10 Downing Street last week, as part of a trade mission to bridge the skills gap across the meat industry.

Bright future for UK meat in Hong Kong and Macau

An Eblex delegation and a group of English meat exporters will be supporting UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Great Week mission in Hong Kong and Macau this week, while Macau has given the green light for beef and lamb imports from the UK.

Live animal exports decision to cost Thanet up to £1.5m

Thanet District Council is facing up to a £1.5m damages claim after taking the “moral and political” – but hasty and legally unwise – decision to close the Port of Ramsgate to live animal exports for five weeks.

Eblex event to highlight beef and lamb trends

Global beef and lamb sector trends and developments will be highlighted at an Eblex and agri benchmark event in June.

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