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Aldi adds Welsh Lamb products in Wales

Aldi is launching five new Welsh Lamb products to its stores in north Wales.

Farmers urged to use data more efficiently

Sheep producers have been told that they should make the most of farm data to improve efficiency.

Turkey takes flight: Sales of turkey mince have soared this year amid market deflation

Mince can be found in nearly eight in 10 households and the market is worth 892m. However, the latest evidence suggests the market may be flagging and deflated.

Welsh butcher steaks out future in the United States

Award-winning butcher Peter Rushforth has made the journey to the United States in search of international specialist skills.

Exclusive: Gen Y market worth 85m for Welsh lamb

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) wants to accelerate demand for PGI Welsh Lamb with millennials, who represent an untapped opportunity worth 85m.

Welsh lamb industry to welcome NZ delegates

The Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is this week hosting representatives from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).

Opportunities for meat producers to target international investors

Investment from overseas firms in the UKs food and drink sector has continued to increase. According to the latest research from business and finance adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP, 2016 saw the highest levels for three years.

Welsh meat industry welcomes new US Administration

With the USs new commander-in-chief seated in the Oval Office, the Welsh red meat industry said that it is looking forward to working with President Trump to open up the market for lamb and beef exports.

Industry expresses concerns over PMs Brexit plan

The Prime Minister has said a bold and ambitious free trade agreement with the European Union will be a priority in Brexit negotiations, although this has received a less-than-popular reaction from the meat industry.

UK meat exporters strengthen ties with US market

A selection of meat exporters travelled to Washington DC last week to receive training on meeting US regulatory requirements for beef and lamb imports.

Teachers help students understand meat provenance

North Welsh teachers have been shown the importance of communicating food origins to their students.

Northern areas labelled high-risk for liver fluke

Farmers in North Wales, north-west England and Scotland have been warned to be on the lookout for liver fluke this winter.

Welsh red meat industry prepares for volatile year

The Welsh red meat sector has been told it must show the greatest resilience, agility and adaptability in what is predicted to be a volatile 12 months.

Research finds meat consumption does not impact heart disease risk

A new study has found that there is no connection between eating red meat and cardiovascular disease risk factors.

Top London restaurants and chef join Welsh Lamb Club

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has extended membership of its Welsh Lamb Club to include one of Londons top chefs, and four of the capitals restaurants.

Welsh butchers report larger focus on provenance

More and more consumers care about where their food comes from, according to Welsh independent butchers.

Welsh meat industry hoping UK-China beef deal acts as springboard for local lamb

The Welsh meat industry is hopeful the UKs trade negotiation with China over a beef deal could act as a springboard for its PGI Welsh Lamb.

Teenagers encouraged to increase meat consumption

The importance of teenagers eating a balanced diet and the provenance of their food were two key themes teachers took away at a conference co-organised by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Meat and Education.

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this years Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Red meat tariff-free Brexit deal critical, says Welsh industry

Outgoing Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) chairman Dai Davies has stressed the importance of post-Brexit free trade negotiations and their impact on the Welsh red meat industry.

Retiring HCC chairman praised for industry commitment

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) retiring chairman Dai Davies has been thanked for his dedication and achievements over the past six years.

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

Six of the nations best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final.

Progress made in developing markets for Welsh meat in Asia

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) founded a Welsh Lamb Club in Hong Kong last week, marking a sign of progress for Welsh exports to Asia.

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).

Industry bodies help develop animal health and welfare

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revised a list of conditions to be recorded by Meat Hygiene Inspectors (MHI) in abattoirs.

Beef and lamb farmers seeing more of retail prices

UK farmers received a larger share of the retail price of beef and lamb in August 2016 than in the same period over the past two years, according to the latest report by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Welsh Beef aims to bring home gold on global stage

Fresh off the back of the Rio Olympics, a team of Wales chefs has headed to Erfurt in Germany for the Culinary Olympics.

Welsh Lamb eyes up fashion capital

Italy is being targeted as an area to lift PGI Welsh Lamb exports, by connecting producers from Wales with international chefs.

Welsh Lamb receives supermarket support

Aldis commitment to stocking premium PGI Welsh Lamb this week has received applause from Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings.

Charity efforts help to boost Welsh pork

Following on from a social media campaign, a charity triathlon is getting a helping hand from Porc.Wales.

Consumers confused over lamb products

Consumer research undertaken by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that over half of shoppers are confused as to when lamb is in season.

Sheep producers encouraged to take advantage of latest technology

Welsh sheep farmers are being told they should make use of the latest technology to enhance the genetics and profitability of their flocks.

Welsh Lamb hits the festival crowd

Some of the biggest names in pop will have the chance to sample high-quality PGI Welsh Lamb at this years V Festival.

Welsh pork campaign urges consumers to shop local

In an effort to promote local pork producers, Welsh consumers are being offered the chance to win a hog roast in a campaign driven by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

German food writers treated to farm to fork tour

A delegation of food writers from Germany were given an insight into the Welsh farming industry to experience first-hand how the nations lamb is reared.

Sheep industry taught the importance of adding value

Members of the sheep production community learnt about the vitality of adding value by maximising the marketplace at an industry seminar held at the recent National Sheep Association (NSA) event in Malvern.

Butchery champion crowned at Royal Welsh Show

Mark McArdle (pictured left) has been crowned champion of Wales at the final of Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Butchers Club butchery competition at this years Royal Welsh Show.

Welsh meat industry encouraged to tackle Brexit head-on

The farming and meat industry has been urged to roll up its sleeves as Great Britain faces leaving the European Union.

Fresh red meat purchasing habits influenced by consumer preferences

Changing consumer habits play a significant role in the purchasing habits for fresh red meat, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

New protected food names scheme to be developed

The Environment Secretary Liz Truss says she is keen to develop a British version of the protected food names scheme for when the UK leaves the EU.

Butchers prepare for English heat of WorldSkills challenge

The third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge will take place tomorrow at Leeds City College.

Welsh red meat sector proactive in addressing climate change

Welsh beef and lamb producers are driving forward the industrys climate change agenda by linking environmental actions to good commercial practices, according to research from Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Welsh meat industry to discuss future of lamb sector after Brexit

Representatives from the Welsh red meat sector are determined to make the industry a key topic of discussion in the aftermath of the EU referendum result.

James Gracey wins WorldSkills NI heat

Twenty-year-old James Gracey, of Quails of Dromore in Co Down scored the most points in the Northern Irish heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge.

Wales visited by Scandinavian food journalists

Lamb and beef farmers in north Wales have been hosting a delegation of Danish food writers to show Scandinavian consumers how Welsh Lamb and beef is reared.

Top Welsh lamb producer receives royal recognition

Some of Londons top chefs were joined by industry professionals to honour Daphne Tilley of Daphnes Original Welsh Lamb on receiving her MBE.

Wales celebrates top lamb producer

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to honour Daphne Tilley on receiving an MBE for her contribution to the food industry, in particular Welsh Lamb.

Welsh abattoirs reveal improvements in carcase conformation

Recent carcase classification results from Welsh abattoirs have shown that conformation standards increased for 2015, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

HCC commits to developing sustainable food

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has signed an agreement to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.

Welsh Lamb makes Danish headlines

Welsh Lamb is making waves in Denmark, after featuring on a major television flagship news programme, TV Avisen.

Winner of WorldSkills Welsh heat named

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey from Leeds City College has been crowned the victor of the Welsh heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition.

Swedes bid for Welsh Lamb

For the first time, Swedish consumers are able to bid for Welsh Lamb on online auctioning site, Tradera.

WorldSkills butchery competition returns for second year

Following on from a successful first year, the WorldSkills butchery competition is returning for 2016.

Eating habits impact premium meats

Premium meat products could be impacted by consumers demand for convenience, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Workshops boost industry awareness

A series of courses have helped increase the red meat industrys knowledge of shopper preferences and abattoir operations.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016 now open for entries

One of the top nights in the meat industry is back for 2016. SuperMeat & Fish Awards is now accepting entries from retailers.

Marketing campaign boosts sales of PGI Welsh Lamb

Consumers are spending more on promoted prime quality lamb cuts, according to the latest independent data available to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Meat marketing campaigns hailed as hugely successful

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) summer and winter PGI Welsh Lamb marketing campaigns have been considered a huge success.

EIDCymru splits opinion

A new electronic sheep movement reporting system, EIDCymru, is set to go live in Wales as of Monday, 18 January 2016, although not everybody in the industry is convinced about the need for the move.

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 Dubais high-end purchasers in a networking event hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), with the purpose of boosting Welsh Lamb exports.

Welsh red meat industry looks to 2016

Supermarkets have been encouraged to support the Welsh livestock industry in the coming year by avoiding the shattering shards and spikes of oversupply that puncture prices and splinter our industry, Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) chairman Dai Davies told an audience at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Lamb industry looks forward despite unpredictable year

Despite international struggles impacting the lamb industry, the global marketplace continues to hold the key to Welsh farmings long-term prosperity. Thats according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) operations manager Prys Morgan.

Teamwork core to success, says Welsh red meat body

The supply chain has been called on to work together to promote PGI branded Welsh Lamb products.

International markets grow for Welsh lamb

Austria has announced it will become the latest country to supply PGI Welsh Lamb.

Welsh lamb industry urged to increase shelf-life

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales is seeking industry views on how to help Welsh Lamb products stay on shop shelves for longer, increase their market value and boost export potential.

Welsh lamb EID project proves a success

The initial findings from Wales Electronic Identification (EID) project have revealed that 80% of participating farmers found the recording device easy to operate.

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