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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.

Britain’s best butchers called on to take part in the World Butchers’ Challenge

The most skilled butchers in Britain are being sought after to participate in the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

Sheep producers told to sell hoggs at optimum weight

Sheep farmers have been advised that to achieve maximum producer margin, hoggs should be sold at optimum weight and cleanliness to counterbalance a fall in prices year-on-year. 

International meat business makes senior appointments

ABP Food Group has appointed Finbarr McDonnell as chief operating officer, effective from April this year, filling the role vacated by Frank Stephenson, who was named group chief executive in October 2016. 

Great British sausage slump

Sausages are about as quintessentially British as you can get. Sadly, the Great British provenance story – now a feature of government food trade rhetoric post-Brexit – may not be doing much for UK sausages. 

No evidence linking meat consumption with asthma, says agricultural levy board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has hit back against a report suggesting that processed meat can worsen asthma symptoms. 

Welsh meat exports: Saudi Arabia a crucial country

Saudi Arabia is “a crucial country” for exports of Welsh meat, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

France names British lamb product of the year

Quality Standard Mark British lamb has been voted as the “best product of the year” by French consumers. 

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

The British Beefeaters took home the best pork sausage title at this year’s World Butchers’ Challenge. 

British Beefeaters arrive in Australia ahead of World Butchers’ Challenge

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge touched down in Australia over the weekend, ahead of the competition. 

French chefs treated to an insight into British beef and lamb

A group of 25 French chefs were given an insight into beef and lamb production in England during a recent visit organised by AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Government investment results in new markets for Welsh red meat industry

Three years-worth of government investment of £1.2 million to fund export activities has resulted in over £38m of new safeguarded business for PGI Welsh Lamb and PGI Welsh Beef. 

Industry to focus on meat exports post-referendum

The aftermath of the EU referendum will enter the spotlight at the 12th Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Meat Export Conference, to take place in Warwick on 29 June. 

Bluetongue meetings hit the road

The Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB) will be hitting the road to deliver a series of meetings that will provide bluetongue updates to farmers, veterinarians, and the wider industry. 

Welsh butcher gets behind local hero for Euro 2016

Martin Player High Class Butcher in Cardiff has created a Euro Burger to celebrate Wales’ first game of Euro 2016 against Slovakia tomorrow. 

Key opportunities identified for lamb market

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has identified two key areas of opportunity for the lamb market.

Critical cocktail hits lamb exports

A “critical cocktail” of low consumer purchasing power, punitive exchange rates, cheap imports and supply surfeits have forced UK lamb exports to dip by nearly a quarter in the last 12 months, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) latest Market Bulletin. 

Farmers reminded of bluetongue threat

The Welsh agricultural community has been urged by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to remain vigilant of animal welfare, in the aftermath of reported bluetongue outbreaks in France. 

World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB announced

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge have been unveiled. 

Hannan Meats wins Hong Kong market

Northern Irish catering butcher, Hannan Meats, has won its first business in Hong Kong and Macau with its premium Himalayan salt aged beef. 

Farmers told to remain vigilant over bluetongue concerns

British farmers have been urged to closely monitor their sheep flocks carefully by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The news comes in light of the ongoing presence of bluetongue virus (BTV) in France. 

Butcher celebrates Six Nations with special sausages

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country. 

World’s most expensive haggis unveiled in time for Burns Night

Haggis specialist Macsween of Edinburgh has created the world’s most expensive haggis as Scotland sets to prepare for Burns Night. 

Top foodservice trends for 2016 predicted

New flavours and adaptability are among the top five foodservice trends predicted for 2016. 

Fears raised over antibiotic-resistant pigs

Concerns have been raised in the UK after pigs resistant to last-resort antibiotics - used on humans when all other medication fails - have been found. 

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).

Chicken McNugget origins explained

Leading fast food chain McDonald’s has launched a new campaign that aims to educate the public about its famous chicken nuggets.

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this year’s International Young Butchers’ Competition. 

Horsemeat investigation results in numerous arrests

A European crackdown on the illegal horsemeat trade resulted in 26 arrests on Friday (24 April), according to the European Union’s Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust).

Eblex raises flag for beef and lamb in France

Eblex has been raising the profile of Quality Standard beef and lamb in France, by showcasing it at the Sirha exhibition in Lyon.

English butchers scoop top title in European competition

A victorious Team England clinched the crown at the European Butchery competition in France last weekend.

French importer rewarded for commitment to Scotch Lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has rewarded a French importer for its commitment to Scotch Lamb.

Halal producer clinches European supermarket deals

A leading halal food producer is celebrating after landing a series of deals to give it a strong foothold across a number of European markets.

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.

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.

UK increases beef exports to France

France has been importing increased volumes of UK beef, according to Eblex, as the organisation aims to promote higher-value cuts.

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