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Welsh red meat industry makes ‘notable success’ in new markets

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) new chairman has praised the success Welsh red meat has had in new international markets, but warned that it would be for nothing should exports be lost after Brexit is complete. 

European markets targeted as New Zealand imports fall short

Abattoirs have been told to target European markets for sheep exports, as competition from New Zealand fell short last year. 

Livestock yearbook highlights challenges, opportunities for red meat

The beef sector saw a return of £370 million last year, with beef and veal exports up 10% year-on-year at over 110,000 tonnes. 

Japan inspects UK beef production controls

A government delegation from Japan inspected beef production controls across the UK last week – which could reopen the market on UK exports. 

Meat exports grow for first quarter of 2017

International exports of UK meat and animal products have increased 10.8% for the first quarter of 2017.

Scottish meat exports experience successful 2016

Exports of Scottish meat products rose by 11% in 2016. 

UK beef and pork prices up thanks surge in exports

Average wholesale prices of beef and pork have increased markedly over the last few months, driven by growth in exports and a spike in summer meat consumption. 

Northern Ireland eyes US lamb export agreement

The Northern Irish sheep industry is hopeful that exports of sheepmeat from the EU to the US could be put in place as early as 2017. 

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. 

British red meat exports highlighted

A new film, produced by the industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb, is showcasing the important role that red meat exports play in the British economy. 

East dominates EU pork exports

The month of October saw China double shipments of EU pork exports, taking volumes to 182,300 tonnes, according to AHDB Pork. 

NFU to discuss exports to the US

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is meeting with senior US officials this week to talk about the potential resumption of beef and lamb exports to the country. 

PM sets out £7bn growth proposal for UK food

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to boost productivity while growing food and farm exports by more than £7 billion. 

Beef imports on the up, while exports slow

Beef imports to the UK were up by 870 tonnes to 21,200 tonnes in April compared with the same time last year, according to the AHDB. 

Cranswick turns in strong performance

Meat and poultry supplier Cranswick has finished the financial year in a strong position following a “robust” fourth quarter.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Conwy butcher exports to Malaysia

A Q Guild butcher has received its biggest ever overseas order for homemade sausages and dry cured bacon.

Scotland meat industry needs to maximise carcase to expand exports, says QMS

Scotland doesn’t currently have the volumes of meat to significantly grow its export market, but is looking to maximise returns for the whole carcase, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) head of marketing Laurent Vernet.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

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

Defra pig census reveals lower farmgate prices

Although UK pig prices remain some of the highest in Europe, UK pig farmgate prices are 9% lower than this time last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Eblex points to Dutch opportunity for beef

There is scope for developing beef exports to the Dutch foodservice sector, according to Eblex.

Bpex takes steps against exotic pig diseases

Bpex has reported steady progress in the prevention of exotic diseases, such as African Swine Fever (ASF) and Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv) entering the UK.

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.

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.

Beef imports vital for UK, says public body

With the UK only 80% self-sufficient in beef production according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), imports will continue to play a vital support role for beef consumption in Britain, an analyst has said.

UK sheepmeat exports show good growth

Sheepmeat exports continued to perform strongly last year, according to the AHDB/Eblex Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014.

NFUS blog reviews outcome of beef summit

NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has published a blog in which he reflected on the beef crisis summit, and looks at how its recommendations could be implemented.

Welsh Lamb and Beef exports boost country’s economy

International sales of Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef earned the Welsh economy more than £224 million last year, according to new figures.

Live export protest taken to London

Animal welfare charities hosted a protest against live exports through London yesterday (3 July), calling on Defra to “stand up for sheep”.

Welsh Lamb makes play for US market

Negotiations are under way to open up exports of Welsh Lamb to the USA, which could be worth £20 million a year to the Welsh meat industry.

UK and China to start beef and lamb talks

The UK and China are in negotiations that could see the export ban on British beef and lamb being lifted for the first time since the BSE outbreak 30 years ago.

Exports in focus at Eblex conference

Eblex is to put the UK’s beef and lamb export strategy under the spotlight at its annual export conference next week.

Non-EU sheep meat exports hit record high

UK sheep meat export volumes to non-EU markets in the first quarter of 2014 have reached record levels, according to Eblex.

Beef and offal exports jump 25%

Red meat levy body Eblex has reported an increase in beef and offal exports, with the Africa and the Far East as important emerging markets.

UK pork exports on the up

Bpex has reported record pork export figures as China becomes a high performing market for British pork.

Dairy-produced beef under spotlight at NBA Beef Expo

Better beef production from the dairy herds will be under the spotlight at this year’s National Beef Association (NBA) Beef Expo.

Opportunities highlighted for Scottish red meat industry

Speaking at the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) ‘Foundation for Growth’ conference in Glasgow on Saturday (26 April), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chairman Jim McLaren said there were many reasons for the Scottish red meat industry to feel confident about the future.

European meat delegates take knowledge exchange trip to USA

Eblex and the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) explored the possibility of a free trade agreement with the US during a knowledge exchange trip earlier this month.

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.

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.

New joint venture could increase meat exports

Certification companies Longbridge Veterinary Services and Assure-IP have formed a joint venture with the aim of increasing the volume of meat and dairy exports.

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.

Full enquiry launched into live exports from Dover

A full enquiry has begun into the resumption of live exports from the Port of Dover – a move welcomed by the RSPCA.

Sheep meat exports see strong growth

UK exporters were celebrating breaking the 100,000t barrier on sheep meat shipments, according to recent figures revealed by Eblex.

Farming minister sees ‘huge potential’ in exports

After speaking at the AHDB Outlook Conference on Wednesday, food and farming minister George Eustice told MTJ of UK food export successes so far, as well plans to exploit potential around the globe.

Demand from Third Countries increases UK sheep meat exports

Demand from Third Countries has led to an increase in UK sheep meat exports in 2013, according to Eblex.

Helping Northern Ireland meat exports

An initiative to help Northern Ireland meat exports grow has been made by Invest Northern Ireland along with the Livestock and Meat Commission.

Wales looks beyond UK borders

With improved market returns and sheep numbers finally recovering after months of decline, the Welsh meat industry could be described as relatively buoyant. But there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the future of the sector, with high input costs, the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and a financially troubled eurozone putting pressure on farmers and processors.

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