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Seven UK pork processors given China access

Seven businesses in England and Northern Ireland have been granted access to supply pork to China following the agreement of a new export deal. 

Meat Trades Journal and partners launch Food Export Conference

Registration is now open for our Food Export Conference. 

Post-Brexit export strategy planned for Welsh meat

A ten-year Welsh red meat export strategy is in the works to maximise on global market opportunities for when the UK leaves the European Union. 

Global opportunities to be discussed at AHDB industry conference

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to highlight international markets and innovation for growth at the 12th AHDB Meat Export Conference. 

Abolishment of pre-export testing on brucellosis welcomed

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and British Veterinary Association Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement that pre-export testing for brucellosis in Northern Ireland will be made redundant. 

Provisional approval for Northern Ireland to export pork to China

Northern Ireland processors have been provisionally approved for exporting pork to China. 

Northern Irish meat processor seals first export deal

J H Givan, a bacon and ham specialist from Northern Ireland, has secured its first export business in the Republic of Ireland. 

Video: AHDB Meat Export Conference

Delegates gathered to hear guest speakers discuss the future of exporting British meat.

Experts gather to learn about British meat exports

The strength of sterling against the euro is affecting export volumes, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier. 

New lamb season sees slow start

A strong sterling, low export demand, and heavy hoggs have all contributed to a slow start for the new lamb season, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Scottish beef farmers urged to remain positive

The over-supply of cattle in Scotland has been described as a “short-term blip” by president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Alan McNaughton.

Eblex introduces offal and fifth-quarter export packaging guide

Red meat levy body Eblex has produced a new packaging guide for offal and variety meats to help boost export opportunities.

Opening US and China remains top priority, says Northern Irish meat processor

With the election only weeks away, opening up export markets in the US and China should be regarded as an economic and political priority, according to the CEO of food and feeds company Fane Valley.

Beef bucks flat meat export trend

Exports of meat and animal products in 2014 were broadly flat on the previous year, but beef was up by 6%, with only salmon, chocolate and cheese ahead of it among top export product categories.

UK ‘corners’ the EU lamb market, claims Eblex

The UK has cornered the lamb and mutton export market, and is the only EU member making money out of it, according to Jean-Pierre Garnier, Eblex export manager.

Export worries dent poultry sector confidence

Poultry industry confidence has been knocked due to export uncertainty, according to a new British Poultry Council (BPC) survey.

Small markets help to boost beef exports

Exports to small markets are contributing significantly to the overall export growth of beef, according to red meat levy board Eblex.

ABP strikes first beef deal in US

Ireland’s ABP Food Group has become the first European company to agree a deal to supply beef to the US, since the lifting of the BSE-related ban a year ago.

Welsh body reports on positive visit to Norway

A recent Welsh trade mission to Norway was “extremely positive” and could lead to increased exports of lamb to the country, reported Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Irish report positive performance for exports

Bord Bía, the Irish food board, has announced that exports in 2014 rose by 4% to reach a record high of €10.5 billion.

Foreign interest in Welsh Lamb revealed

Details of recent trade missions to Wales from foreign retailers, importers and journalists interested in Welsh Lamb were revealed today (1 December) at the Royal Welsh Show by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Demand from Europe drives UK beef exports

August figures for UK beef exports show smaller European markets are driving growth, according to beef and lamb levy board Eblex.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

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

Lamb prices start to rise

Lamb prices are beginning to pick up after declining over recent months, but they still remain lower than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Number of food and drink sector employees rises

The environment secretary has announced that the number of people employed in the food and drink industry rose by 71,000 between 2013 and 2014.

Eblex manager highlights fifth-quarter benefits

Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, has pointed to the economic and ecological benefits of fifth-quarter products in meatinfo.co.uk’s latest blog post.

Westaways introduces frozen sausage range

Westaways Sausages is launching a new range of cook-from-frozen Traditional British Pork Sausages, which it claims will help minimise food waste.

UK sheep delegation visits China

Representatives from the British sheep industry are visiting China to explore possible export opportunities to the country.

Positive growth for sheep meat exports

Exports of UK sheep meat were valued at £183.9 million for the first half of 2014, reported Eblex.

Red meat body hosts Dominican Republic visit

Industry professionals from the Dominican Republic were introduced to UK beef and lamb production and given an insight into livestock genetics during a recent visit hosted by Eblex.

Export feature: Meat on the move

Despite the efforts of the ‘eat less meat’ brigade, per capita consumption of meat in target export markets is rising, and the UK should be looking to capitalise, finds Georgi Gyton.

Bpex seeks to extend pork exports

Bpex is looking to increase UK pork exports as it prepares to visit Hong Kong, India and the Philippines in the coming weeks.

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.

Video: Significant opportunities discussed at export conference

Meat Trades Journal reports on the Tenth Meat Export Conference which took place in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, last month, and highlights the issues mentioned by the key speakers.

Concern over lamb prices deepens

Another meat body has expressed its concern at the fall in lamb prices as supply increases.

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.

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).

Farming minister highlights careers in food

The meat industry, along with the wider food sector, is the UK’s largest manufacturing business and should not be overlooked, food and farming minister George Eustice told delegates to the British Meat Processors Association’s (BMPA) annual conference.

Eblex outlines export conference details

Food and Farming Minister George Eustice will present this year’s Eblex export conference, set to address the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Organic suppliers look to China for exports

With organic demand in China growing the UK Soil Association Certification (SAC) has teamed up with its Chinese counterparts to make it cheaper and simpler for UK suppliers to export.

British exporters showcased at Asian event

Eblex and Bpex will be showcasing 14 exporters of British meat at the Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) convention in Singapore between 8 and 11 April 2014.

Guernsey abattoir waits for export opportunity

It could be up to six months before Guernsey’s new £1.7m abattoir will be able to export its meat.

Collaboration the key for sausage supplier

The owner of a Devon sausage supplier has urged small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industry to collaborate with each other for success.

Meat fares well in annual export data

UK lamb was in the top 10 performing export product categories, with growth of 8%, to £383m, during 2013, according to the Food and Drink Federation’s (FDF) annual export figures.

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.

Northern Ireland firm scoops top processor award

Northern Irish-based processor Linden Foods was celebrating after taking home the title of Processing Business of the Year at the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Poultry industry wants more export help from government

A British Poultry Council (BPC) survey has found that just a quarter of its members think the government is doing enough to secure UK poultry exports to growing markets.

Free Eblex meetings for beef and sheep farmers

Beef and sheep farmers in the south of England will be able to attend a series of free Eblex meetings to find out about the work Eblex is doing to improve the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector.

‘Overwhelmingly positive’ response to US Welsh lamb mission

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales said its diplomatic mission to promote Welsh Lamb exports in North America was very successful.

Eblex and Bpex eye up Asian export opportunities

Eblex and Bpex are eyeing up export potential for beef, lamb and pork in Asia following a mission to Japan, South Korea and India.

Welsh Lamb mission seeks share of US market

A Welsh Lamb mission to the USA, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales, is under way in a bid to open up the US market and add £20m to the Welsh economy.

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