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Welsh lamb welfare showcased for Danish campaign

Danish consumers of Welsh lamb are being granted the privilege of accessing a 24-hour live stream, allowing them to see the high quality standards in which the animals are being raised.

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.

Butcher ‘thrilled’ by royal recognition

A Welsh butcher has become one of an exclusive club of 16 Royal Warrant Holders in Wales, and is the only butcher in the country to achieve the recognition.

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

Dawn Meats wins top energy certification

Dawn Meats’ retail packing plant in South Wales has achieved ISO 50001 certification for its efficiencies in energy-use policy. 

New board members for HCC announced

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales has unveiled its new board. 

Welsh butcher returns from US fact-finding mission

One of Wales’ top young butchers has flown in from San Francisco with a set of new skills he hopes will help bring innovation to north Wales. 

Welsh food sector gets £21m cash injection

A £21m investment programme for Wales’ food and drink sector, designed to deliver £100m of growth for the Welsh economy, was announced at the Taste Wales conference in Newport today (23 March). 

Convenience options drive Welsh lamb sector

Tapping into the convenience market has the potential to offer a £7.2 million opportunity for the Welsh lamb sector. 

Aldi adds Welsh Lamb products in Wales

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

Traditional Welsh pork gains protected status

Pork from traditionally-reared Pedigree Welsh Pigs has been awarded Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status from the European Commission, the first of its kind in Wales. 

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). 

Feathering the nest: MTJ catches up with Faccenda Foods' General Manager

Once upon a time everybody would sit around the table and carve up a whole turkey at Christmas. These days, UK consumers are hugely more varied in their tastes. For Robert Jennings, the man who has to square that circle and make turkey pay dividends for Faccenda Foods, the key is added value, fresh and convenience. 

Welsh meat industry welcomes new US Administration

With the US’s 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. 

New incident of avian influenza found in Lincolnshire

The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed another incident of H5N8 avian influenza in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. 

Welsh food industry to discuss future of food names

Representatives from the Welsh food industry will congregate in London next week to discuss how iconic brand names will be protected once the UK leaves the European Union. 

Teachers help students understand meat provenance

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

Outbreak of Avian Influenza confirmed in Wales

A case of Avian Influenza (AI) has been confirmed on premises in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire. 

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. 

Government increases surveillance following avian influenza developments

Poultry keepers have been told to remain vigilant after a dead wild duck containing H5N8 bird flu was found in Carmarthenshire, Wales. 

Government takes measures to suspend avian flu spread

Following the outbreak of a case of H5N8 avian flu at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire, the government has placed a temporary suspension on gatherings of certain birds species.

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 UK’s trade negotiation with China over a beef deal could act as a springboard for its PGI Welsh Lamb. 

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Welsh Cambrian Mountains Lamb PDO request welcomed by farming industry

Cambrian Mountains Lamb could soon be benefiting from Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status, a move that has been well-received by the industry. 

Northern Irish pig herd shows more growth than anticipated

The final results from the June Agricultural Census in Northern Ireland, delivered by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), has suggested that the nation’s pig herd grew more than expected. This is in juxtaposition to the small Welsh herd, which declined further.

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). 

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. 

Game meat at the forefront for Welsh consumers

Pheasant, venison and duck are among the meats that will enter centre stage for Wales’ consumers as part of a new project. 

Welsh Lamb receives supermarket support

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

Meat Promotion Wales hails ‘major’ deal with Canada

A deal that will see Randall Parker Food Group’s Welsh lamb sold across 300 retail stores in Canada has been described as “hugely significant” by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

Welsh-Danish connections grow following 20% sales rise

Carmarthenshire farmers Huw and Sheila Davies played host to visitors from Denmark following promotions by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) that saw a 20% uplift in sales of Welsh lamb. 

Importance of livestock genetics showcased

The importance of genetic improvement in livestock has been highlighted at an event hosted by 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. 

FSA could take CCTV debate to Defra

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is considering whether it should encourage the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs, (Defra) to enforce new legislation for CCTV in slaughterhouses. 

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. 

Chinese restaurant fined over under-cooked sausage

Tin Sang Chinese Takeaway in Dan-y-Twyn, Merthyr Tydfil in Wales has been ordered to pay £1,085 for selling a battered sausage that was under-cooked.

Welsh meat board to support new GCSE qualification

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is providing training and materials for teachers as part of a new GCSE qualification in food and nutrition. 

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 butcher expands business operations

Jamie Ward’s Traditional Family Butchers has opened its second store in Churchstoke, on the Wales/England border. 

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 nation’s lamb is reared. 

Provenance becoming more important with Welsh shoppers

Welsh shoppers are increasingly interested in where their food comes from, according to a new consumer survey from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

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 year’s Royal Welsh Show.

Export opportunities dominate discussion at Royal Welsh Show

The fallout from Brexit and access to overseas markets were the main focuses for Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) at the opening day of this week’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Welsh red meat sector “proactive” in addressing climate change

Welsh beef and lamb producers are driving forward the industry’s 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. 

Uncertain future following referendum leave decision

The meat industry has warned of future “uncertainty” following Great Britain’s decision to leave the EU. 

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butcher’s Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative. 

SAMW requests BSE meeting with Cabinet Secretary

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has called on the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing to meet in order to examine the case for Scotland to be upgraded to ‘negligible risk’, the highest possible bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) status. 

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. 

Wales: Coming in from the cold

The strength of sterling has impacted Welsh meat and will continue to do so but what can be done to overcome this to grow the market? Aidan Fortune reports.

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. 

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). 

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. 

Stay vigilant in show season, pork producers warned

Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season. 

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. 

Animal welfare enters election debate

The British Veterinary Association (BVA), including its Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh branches, has launched three manifestos urging parliamentarians to act upon animal health and welfare under a One Health agenda for government, ahead of next month’s national elections in the three areas of the UK. 

Welsh Beef campaign beats target

Research has suggested that a Welsh Beef marketing campaign has been a success. 

Workshops boost industry awareness

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

Sheep and beef production expected to increase in 2016

Sheepmeat and beef production are both predicted to experience a year-on-year rise in 2016, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

International opportunities for Welsh meat

Wales’ red meat industry is hoping to get an international boost to European territories. 

Halal tribunal to be launched

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal is to preside over a trial on machine slaughter and its place in halal. 

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). 

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. 

Food safety regulations could lead to imprisonment

New guidelines that came into effect yesterday (Monday 1 February) for England and Wales mean that professionals within the food industry whose actions result in harm or risk of harm to consumers could lead to custodial sentences. 

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. 

HCC urges industry to become more sustainable

Consumer and retailers must work alongside farmers to create a more sustainable 2016, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

2015: A year in review

Our month-by-month look at what has happened in the meat industry over the past year.

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. 

Welsh Lamb hopeful of export boost in Dubai

Key exporters in the Welsh red meat industry met with over 50 of Dubai’s high-end purchasers in a networking event hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), with the purpose of boosting Welsh Lamb exports.

New levy distribution scheme proposed

Levy boards across England, Scotland and Wales have outlined an alternative method for the distribution of the red meat levy income. 

Badger vaccination project suspended in Wales

The decision to suspend the badger vaccination project in Wales has been met with disappointment.

Welsh promotional campaign hailed a success

In-store promotion is “very customer-friendly and increases sales”, according to Welsh butchers.

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.

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.

North Wales butcher wins UK WorldSkills contest

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards won the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition on Saturday 21 November.

Welsh butcher looks forward after BSOTY success

After winning the title of Welsh Butcher of the Year at Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015, Rogers & Son of Carmarthen is now focusing on launching a steak and gourmet burger bar in Pembrokeshire.

Red meat vital to Welsh food industry growth, says minister

The red meat sector has a vital role to play in helping the Welsh Government grow the food and drink industry by a further 30% in five years, deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans has said.

International markets grow for Welsh lamb

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

Beef producers urged to combat liver fluke

Beef producers and farmers are being warned to brace themselves for an increased risk of liver fluke in cattle. The warning came from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), Meat Promotion Wales, which recommended that producers should plan for on-farm parasite management. 

Conference to address Welsh red meat supply chain

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), also known as Meat Promotion Wales, is to discuss solutions to developing a sustainable and commercial red meat supply chain in Wales at its annual conference, taking place in Llandrindod Wells on 12 November. 

Search for Wales’ best butcher

Skilled butchers from Wales are being called to show off their abilities at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month. 

Much-loved butcher John Laking passes on

John Laking, a popular Lincolnshire butcher, passed away on 29 September in Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby. 

BSE case diagnosed in Wales

A case of BSE or ‘mad cow disease’ was found on a farm in Wales. 

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

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

Apprentices bring abattoir success

A Welsh abattoir business that uses an apprenticeship scheme to create the next-generation workforce has been shortlisted for a major award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.

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.

Foodservice firm boosted by butchery buy

Wales-based Harlech Foodservice has boosted its turnover substantially following the acquisition of a butchery business three years ago.

Welsh pig producers get online support

A new website is being launched to encourage customers to consume high-quality Welsh pork.

Welsh students get a taste of local red meat

In an attempt to promote Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, sixth-form students from South Wales were taught about the importance of their country’s red meat.

Redundancies limited to 51 at processing plant

The number of redundancies at the 2 Sisters Food Group chicken processing plant in Llangefni, north Wales, is fewer than was originally feared. 

Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Greater lamb numbers create trading difficulties

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales has reported increased ewe numbers to be causing a “subdued” marketplace. 

Defra talks to food firms about extending COOL

Informal conversations between Defra officials and UK food companies have begun over the possibility of extending country-of-origin labelling (COOL) to differentiate between food produced in the different countries, regions or towns of the UK. 

Welsh meat body to hold meeting on pig disease

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will hold a meeting to increase the industry’s knowledge and awareness of the threat of porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv).

Welsh body takes lamb promotion to Denmark

The British ambassador to Denmark hosted a Welsh Lamb reception at her home near Copenhagen to allow Welsh exporters to discuss potential business deals with Danish importers and retailers.

Higher production for Welsh beef forecast in 2016

New figures show higher calf registrations in Wales in 2014, pointing to higher beef production next year.

Beef firm spends £5m on new unit in Wales

Welsh beef brand Celtic Pride has invested £5 million in a new state-of-the-art butchery unit in a new expansion project.

Welsh meat body to promote at Gulfood

Welsh food companies and organisations, including Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales, are aiming to identify new customers and partners at this year’s Gulfood show in Dubai.

Welsh body reports on subdued beef demand in 2014

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) reported a “testing time” for beef producers as it reflected on 2014.

Welsh red meat body to host farm open days

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has announced farm open days to help boost farmers’ productivity.

Meat body urges farmers to clip lambs at the final hour

With changeable weather forecast in coming weeks, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has urged farmers to ensure lambs are clipped and clean when sent to the abattoir.

Welsh red meat roadshow reaches conclusion

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) Red Meat Roadshow reached the last stage of its two-year journey at the weekend, at the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion.

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).

Video: Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales' 2014 annual conference

Meatinfo.co.uk was at Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ 2014 annual conference, where speakers included TV celebrity Kate Humble.

Welsh sheep electronic ID scheme proves resounding success

A £1 million electronic identification scheme for Welsh sheep farmers has proved a hit, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014.

Welsh Beef and Lamb gain €4.1m shot in the arm

Welsh Beef and Lamb will receive a €4.1 million boost to promote Welsh PGI meat across Europe, it was announced this morning (13 November 2014).

Welsh butcher takes on South Africans in sausage competition

A Flintshire butcher has enjoyed some international publicity by entering a South African sausage competition.

Welsh minister presents Beef and Lamb DVD to Sial delegates

Wales’ deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans attended the Welsh stand at Sial Paris this year, and launched a multilingual DVD to promote Welsh meat to different markets.

Welsh sheep farmers give positive response to new technology

A new £1m project to help integrate electronic identification technology for Welsh sheep farmers is proving popular, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has claimed.

Hunt begins for best young Welsh butcher

The Cambrian Training Company, alongside Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has announced the annual search is on for the best young Welsh butcher.

HCC brings forward campaign to support Welsh Beef

Welsh red meat promotion body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has brought forward its new marketing campaign, promoted by the Welsh rugby team, in reaction to falling market prices.

Welsh meat body runs lamb recipe competition

Budding Welsh chefs are being encouraged to enter their best lamb recipes for the chance to win the Baafta Award.

Welsh butchers helped to promote PGI

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales is aiming to help butchers promote PGI Welsh Lamb this month by sending them new promotional materials.

Welsh red meat body to offer SME training

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) is to offer employees of small and medium (SME) Welsh abattoirs and cutting plants new training opportunities to “maximise efficiency”.

Young butchers ready for international contest

Two budding master butchers are “prepared and ready” to represent the UK in this year’s International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland, taking place later in September.

Welsh meat to the fore at NATO Summit

With the NATO Summit Wales taking in place in Newport this week, the world’s press will be treated to Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef at a reception, courtesy of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales.

Welsh red meat body to embark on autumn campaign for lamb

‘Not all lamb is created equal’ is the motto of the new marketing campaign from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), which aims to raise consumer demand of Welsh Lamb.

Meat body congratulates gold medallist

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has congratulated Welsh cyclist Geraint Thomas for his gold in the Coomonwealth Games road race.

BVA ramps up pressure on government on non-stun slaughter

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has written to party leaders in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as part of its campaign to end non-stun slaughter.

Roadshow promotes Welsh meat to visitors

The Welsh Red Meat Roadshow, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – the meat promotion body for Wales – will make its next stop at Oakwood Theme Park.

Bear Grylls offers support to Butcher’s Bike Challenge

An ex-butcher and special forces veteran is to cycle from Land’s End to John o’Groats on a butcher’s bike, to raise money for several charities.

Welsh meat body announces scholarship winners

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has announced the winners of this year’s HCC Livestock Scholarship.

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.

Wales seeks improvement in animal welfare

The Welsh government has announced plans to improve animal health and welfare over the next 10 years.

Welsh meat body uses show to offer livestock advice

Expert advice on a wide range of livestock issues will be available to farmers at the Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) stand during the Royal Welsh Show.

Lamb open day focuses on flock performance

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has reported a successful open day for lamb producers, after more than 100 farmers attended an event looking to improve flock performance.

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.

New director for Welsh farmers’ union

The Welsh National Farmers’ Union (NFU Cymru) has appointed a new director at a time when representation of its members has “never been more important”.

Welsh farmer demonstrates large-scale pedigree pig production

The owner of Wales’ biggest herd of Pedigree Welsh Pigs sought to demonstrate that it is possible to survive as a large-scale, sustainable producer of the breed, at an open day on his Gower farm.

Welsh company fined over frozen meat mislabelling

A Welsh meat supplier has been fined £15,000 for storing frozen meat that was past its use-by-date by as much as three years.

HCC reveals fall in beef prices

According to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), an increase in the UK’s supply of prime cattle and an uplift in imports, alongside subdued consumer demand, have caused a fall in beef prices in recent months.

Young Welsh butchers to represent Great Britain

Two young Welsh butchers, both learners at the Cambrian Training Company (CTC), have been selected to represent Great Britain at the International Young Butcher Competition.

NFU Cymru director steps down

Mary James, director of NFU Cymru, has announced her decision to retire after 15 years working at the Welsh union.

More Welsh lambs meet market requirements

The Welsh sheep industry saw an increased number of lambs meeting market requirements in 2013, according to new figures from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Summer recipes for Welsh Beef and Lamb

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales has developed some new Welsh Beef and Lamb recipes, just in time for summer.

Sian Lloyd to present Welsh curry awards

ITV weather girl Siân Lloyd is to present the Welsh Curry House of the Year Awards, which will include a specially created Welsh lamb curry.

Italian stores in Welsh Beef promotion

Welsh Beef is available in Italy for the first time, as the PGI product has hit the shelves of 80 stores in a special promotion this spring.

Welsh red meat on display at Food & Drink Expo

Welsh Lamb and Beef will feature at the UK’s largest food and drink trade show next week.

Swedish supermarket giant to sell Welsh Lamb

‘Europe’s largest supermarket’, which will open in Sweden in April, will stock a range of PGI Welsh Lamb products.

HCC sponsors green energy event

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be one of the main sponsors of the Royal Welsh Grassland & Alternative Energy Event 2014, which will focus on green renewable energy.

Student research supports meat’s health benefit claims

New research by an Aberystwyth University student has helped to reinforce the fact lean red meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Welsh beef calf registrations fall faster than the rest of Britain

Beef calf registrations fell more steeply in Wales than in the rest of Britain during 2013, according to figures released by the British Cattle Movement Service.

Welsh cattle prices down, due to cheap imports and festive hangover, says HCC

A traditional January fall in demand along with increased quantities of Polish and Irish beef available have led to a fall in Welsh cattle prices, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales.

Champion butcher appeals for VQ award

Welsh butcher Tomi Jones is encouraging learners and employers to enter the Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards, launched today (5 February).

UK lamb production up by over 5% in 2013

UK lamb production rose in 2013, with pork remaining steady and beef falling, Welsh meat bosses reported.

Wales and Scotland apprehensive over CAP reform

Farming leaders in Scotland and Wales have warned of their concerns ahead of changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

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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