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Gower salt marsh lamb back on the menu

Welsh butchers Hugh Phillips is getting ready for its first deliveries of Gower salt marsh lamb in May/June of this year.

Meat products recalled due to the presence of plastic

Douglas Willis Ltd has issued a recall for a variety of meat products on a precautionary basis as they may contain small pieces of hard plastic. This recall affects Wales only.

Dawn Meats tie-up with Dunbia rumoured

Dawn Meats is close to securing a takeover of Northern Ireland-based meat processor Dunbia, according to an industry expert.

Sterling frailty distorts growth

Food and drink exports broke the 20bn barrier last year, but experts are concerned a battered pound that made trade growth possible could fall further, raising the cost of imported goods.

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.

Levy board launches revamped quality assurance scheme

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb introduced its new Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme revamp with the help of a new scheme ambassador.

Proposed halal assurance standards would raise certification standards

The potential introduction of assurance standards for stunned and traditional halal sheepmeat has been welcomed by the industry.

Mixed outlook for beef and lamb markets in coming year

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Livestock Outlook conference embraced the digital age this year, and moved online for the first time.

UK lamb set to return to Kuwait

Lamb from the United Kingdom will once again be available in Kuwait, following a new deal worth up to 15 million.

Over two-thirds of Scottish retailers support local lamb, though more work to be done

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands Shelf Watch Survey has indicated a variance in the amount of Scottish lamb available in some of the countrys largest retailers.

Quality Standard Mark Lamb showcased at Gulfood

British Quality Standard Mark Lamb has enjoyed a presence at an international trade show in Dubai this past week.

Clarity urged on online origin labelling

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called for more information on a products country of origin to be provided for online shoppers.

A food quality threat from US: would a trade deal benefit or hinder the industry?

UK Prime Minister Theresa May faced all the pomp and pageantry Donald Trump could muster as she became the first foreign premier to meet the leader of the free world. Both agreed a UK-US trade deal should be done quickly but is this good for the meat industry? From chicken washed in chlorine, livestock feed brains and spinal cords, to beef and pork treated to a range of growth-promoting hormones and steroids, there are several issues that could scrape the gloss off the puffed-up policy.

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.

Linden Foods launches gourmet burger range

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers.

Meat company faces court over lying to customers

A now-defunct meat company is facing trial over allegedly deceiving its customers.

Quality Meat Scotland highlights Brexit challenges and opportunities

A new paper has put the challenges and opportunities of leaving the European Union under the microscope.

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.

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.

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.

Industry concerns as Schmallenberg cases increase

Livestock producers are being encouraged to submit lambs with suspected Schmallenberg virus (SBV) for post-mortem inspection. This call for action follows on from a rise in confirmed cases of the disease.

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.

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.

Welsh meat industry pleased with food name protection talks

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed progressive talks in Westminster over securing the food name protection given to Welsh Lamb, Welsh Beef and other products as the UK leaves the European Union.

Figures show beef and chicken win Christmas meat battle

Beef and chicken were the categories that saw solid value and volume sales growth over the festive period.

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.

Positive outlook for new-season lamb, says farming union

New-season lamb at farm level prices is "marginally above" last year's levels, according to the National Farmers' Union's (NFU) chief livestock adviser John Royle.

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.

Pasture for Life welcomes on board first chief executive

In a move to increase production and consumption of certified 100% grass-fed beef, lamb and dairy in the UK, the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) has appointed its first chief executive.

Teachers help students understand meat provenance

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

Masterclass launched by Northern Irish butcher

Corries, a prominent butcher in Northern Ireland, has introduced a Butcher Masterclass initiative.

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.

Pre-packed English Quality Standard Meat beef goes on sale in Hong Kong and Macau

Quality Standard Mark English beef products pre-packed in the UK have been launched in Hong Kong and Macau for the first time.

Beef volumes grow, but value sales falter as prices fall

Beef sales experienced strong volume growth in the 12 weeks before December, but value sales remained static compared to the same period last year.

Welsh Lamb reaches out to Scandinavian audience

PGI Welsh Lamb has become somewhat of an internet sensation in Sweden.

Welsh butchers report larger focus on provenance

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

AHDB sets out vision and purpose for 2017-2020

Improving resilience and competition are crucial priorities for AHDB Beef & Lamb, which outlined post-Brexit strategy targets for the next three years on 8 December.

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.

AHDB board sets out post-Brexit strategy

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said it will be working out where levy funds can best add value and have the greatest impact once we leave the European Union.

Aldi launches reduced-fat British lamb mince

Capitalising on the trend towards healthier options, retailer Aldi is introducing a reduced-fat, 100% British lamb mince.

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 lamb receives celebrity chef support

Food writer and television personality Gizzi Erskine has developed a Welsh Lamb PGI recipe to be featured in new booklets by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) this winter.

Opportunities for local sheepmeat in the halal sector

The relationship between home-grown lamb and the halal market has been highlighted at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo.

Marketing campaign boosts sales of Scottish lamb

Scotch Lamb PGI has received a sales increase, thanks to an advertising campaign undertaken by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

350 jobs at risk at 2 Sisters Merthyr Tydfil site

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to move a retail packing operation from its St Merryn plant in Merthyr Tydfil, which could result in 350 jobs being lost.

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).

Market needed for Shetland light lamb

With prices for Shetland light lamb down to 5 a carcase, a market is desperately needed for the product.

CP Foods announces acquisition of The Foodfellas Ltd

CP Foods (UK) has revealed that it has acquired a controlling interest in The Foodfellas Ltd.

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.

Understanding illness key to preventing flock loss

Sheep producers have been told that using stock data from fallen animals can help stop further loss.

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).

Industry welcomes M&S commitment to Scottish lamb

Representative bodies within the sheep and farming sector have greeted Marks & Spencers (M&S) announcement that it would only be sourcing fresh lamb sold in Scottish stores from Scottish farms.

Food trends: roast dinner on the rise in Britain

Britons are eating more roast dinners than they did in 2015, according to meat consumption data from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Kantar Worldpanel.

Producer share of lamb retail prices remains stable

The producer share of the retail price for lamb has remained over 50% during the past few months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand to close UK office

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to close its UK office as part of a strategy refocus.

Lamb prices fall for third consecutive week

Liveweight lamb prices fell for the third consecutive week, according to the latest weekly figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb, as numbers coming to the market rose.

Lamb price falls despite drop in supplies

The price of lambs on liveweight markets declined in the week ending 14 September, despite a fall in supplies as demand has begun to return to normal levels, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Asda called on to support British producers

Following on from a recent beef and lamb country-of-origin survey, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on Asda to improve its commitment to supplying British red meat.

Innovative technology extends meat products life

The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.

Aldi highlights importance of backing British

Discounter supermarket chain Aldi has demonstrated its commitment to supplying British beef and lamb, following on from AHDBs Beef & Lamb Watch Country of Origin Survey.

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.

Co-op expands British meat initiative

The Co-op has boosted its support for British farmers, announcing a move to 100% British sourcing for all fresh bacon and lamb.

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.

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.

Preparing sheep for breeding essential for future generations

As mating season approaches, producers are being told that optimising ram and ewe conditions is of the upmost importance.

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

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

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.

Industry prepares for Love Lamb Week

As Love Lamb Week gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September) industry bodies are preparing to take part and promote lamb as a versatile and simple dish to cook.

Love Lamb Week set to start

Scotch Lamb promotions will take off from 1-7 September, with 36 planned in retailers across Scotland during the UK-wide Love Lamb Week.

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.

Lamb prices slide as more animals hit market

Liveweight lamb prices in Great Britain (GB) began to decline in the past week, after higher numbers have been coming to the market, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Stolen lamb could be used as meat, police warn

Police are appealing for information following the theft of a seven-month-old lamb from a field in Romsey, Hampshire. It is thought that the lamb could be sold on as meat.

Ireland prepares for first cross-border Butchery Trade Expo

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are preparing for the inaugural All-Ireland Butchery Expo next month.

Pigs stolen from New Forest farm

14 pigs have been stolen from a farm in Fordingbridge in the New Forest, Hampshire.

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 Lamb showcased at Dutch barbecue fair

Consumers in Holland were fortunate enough to get a taste of PGI Welsh Lamb at the Big Green Egg Flavour Fair this summer.

Butcher goes for gold with backing for Olympic hopeful Rebekah Tiler

Yorkshire butcher Ian Hewitt of I and J Hewitt Butchers will be paying close attention to the Olympic Games today as 17-year-old local woman Rebekah Tiler represents Great Britain in the weightlifting competition.

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.

Meet the Australian Steelers

Weve already introduced you to the British Beef Eaters, who will be representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge, but who will they be going up against to be crowned the best in the business?

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 skills demonstrated in masterclass videos

JJ Food Service is showcasing traditional butchery skills in a series of Meat Masterclass videos via its social media platforms.

Interest in West Country PGI beef and lamb grows

West Country Beef and West Country Lamb labels have seen a boost in attention from global consumers.

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.

AHDB highlights relationship between cattle prices and meat yield

A new report has shown that the prices paid for prime cattle dont consistently reflect the yield of trimmed primal cuts from the carcase.

Wham Bam Lamb campaign from Quality Meat Scotland

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to launch a new advertising campaign for Scotch Lamb PGI.

Love Lamb Week campaign returns for second year

The Love Lamb Week campaign is set to return for a second year, with additional support from key players in the sheep-meat industry.

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.

New workshop targets beef and lamb production advisors

AHDB Beef & Lamb will hold a workshop in Warwick to outline its completed and ongoing research in the red meat industry.

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.

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.

Aldi lamb chops

Aldi supports farmers with new-season Scotch lamb range

Aldi is stocking new season Scotch lamb as part of its commitment to supporting Scottish farmers.

NSA Sheep 2016 looks for the best of British lamb

England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will be going head to head in an attempt to win the title of best British lamb dish at the NSA Sheep 2016.

Lamb prices rebound to normal trend

Liveweight lamb prices have returned to the normal trend seen at this time of year and fallen in the past week, as higher numbers have come to the market.

Film highlights religious sheep slaughtering practices

The industry levy board has produced a film to address the lack of understanding around religious sheep slaughter.

Ramadan gives lift to lamb market

Prime lamb prices rose 6-10p/kg in the week running up to the end of Ramadan across the UK, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

TV programme showcases halal sector

A new TV programme showing how to cook with halal beef and lamb has hit the airwaves as part of Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lambs commitment to the sector.

Difficult year for beef and lamb in 2015, according to industry yearbook

The beef and lamb sectors were faced with challenging times in 2015, according to the latest edition of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb Cattle and Sheep Yearbook.

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).

Burnley abattoir bought from administration

The sale of Burnley-based abattoir B Riley & Sons to Dale Valley Rossendale has reached completion.

Scottish Rural Economy Secretary utterly determined to maximise markets

The Scottish government aims at downgrading its BSE risk status, following calls from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) for the country to assumenegligible risk status.

New AHDB Beef & Lamb head of domestic marketing

Nick White has been appointed as the new head of domestic marketing for beef and lamb at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Scotlands best butcher creates Scotland in a pie

Winner of Meat Trades Journals Scottish Butchers Shop of the Year 2015, Boghall Butchers has created a pie especially to showcase Scotch Lamb PGI just in time for the Royal Highland Show, taking place from 23-26 June.

Industry to focus on meat exports post-referendum

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

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.

Aberfoyle Butcher up for sale

A leading butchers shop in Scotland is up for sale, creating an opportunity to buy a respected business.

Action plan for protein

Considering the amount of pressure on him, you would think The Co-ops protein buyer Graham Dunn, who tends a category worth a cool 550m, would be looking harried and worn.

Joint initiative showcases lamb for Euro 2016

To celebrate the Euro 2016 football championships, the UKs Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Interbev in France and Bord Bia in Ireland have combined forces to produce a jointly-funded campaign aimed towards promoting lamb consumption.

Halal range launches on AmazonFresh

Haloodies (Halal Foodies) is now available through the newly-launched AmazonFresh service, offering produce aimed at millennial Muslims.

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).

Trainee chefs receive hands-on learning from top butchers

WH Frost Butchers of Manchester and meat wholesaler Hartshead Meats of Lancashire, both Q Guild members, teamed up to deliver an educational programme to catering students.

Livestock worrying addressed at NFU conference

The board chairman of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Charles Sercombe, has called on police forces to investigate incidents on livestock worrying (the act of causing distress to livestock) and to prosecute those who act irresponsibly.

Irish cattle farmers see a boost in income for 2015

Family farm incomes in Ireland grew by 6% last year, according to the agricultural and food development authority Teagasc's National Farm Survey, bringing the average income figure for the farming sector to 26,526.

Welsh Lamb makes Danish headlines

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

Swedes bid for Welsh Lamb

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

Scottish consumers encouraged to cook with local meat

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new series of family-friendly, quick-step recipe videos to help consumers get the most out of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Speciality Selected Pork.

James Martins staff trained in meat knowledge

Staff members at James Martins Manchester restaurant have become the first in the North West to be trained in meat knowledge and quality.

Q Guild welcomes Lincolnshire butchers

Two butchers shops, run by Stuart Stables in south Lincolnshire, have been welcomed into the national Butchers Q Guild.

Key opportunities identified for lamb market

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

Industry celebrates Great British Food

Organisations from across the farming industry are joining forces to celebrate British food.

Supermarkets back mini roast category

Product development work by industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb has seen supermarkets introduce 22 new lines into the mini-roast category in the last year.

QMS to continue focus on marketing

Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive, said the organisations priority, in terms of budget spend, remained marketing the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

Wales hopes to boost lamb exports to Scandinavia

A team of top red meat industry representatives from Wales will be attending one of northern Europes biggest food and hospitality trade fairs next week, with the hopes of increasing imports of Welsh Lamb PGI into the region.

NFU Scotland calls for lamb support

NFU Scotland has written to some of the UKs largest retailers asking when they expect to exclusively stock home-produced lamb in their stores.

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.

AHDB Beef & Lamb to give video address after board meetings

AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced plans to launch a video address from its chairman Adam Quinney, following every board meeting held by the agricultural body.

Meat sales benefit from an early Easter

The meat, fish and poultry sectors have experienced market growth off the back of the Easter period.

Video series addresses sheep lameness

Sheep producers will be able to benefit from a new series of videos about sheep lameness, thanks to industry body AHDB Beef & Lamb.

NFU reveals which supermarkets support British meat

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has launched an online supermarket sourcing guide that allows consumers to know who is backing British farming.

Parents encouraged to buy quality Scottish meat

Scotlands consumers are set to get an insight into the role that Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork plays in a balanced diet from an early age, thanks to a new series of weaning videos.

Livestock industrys young talent showcased

More than 140 young farmers between the ages of eight and 24 demonstrated their abilities at the National Young Stars from 23-24 March at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

Workshops boost industry awareness

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

Buchanans launches innovative range of meat products

Northern Irish-based Buchanans has launched a unique range of meat products to grow the business year-round.

Poland named as potential target market for British lamb

AHDB Beef & Lamb has recognised Poland as having the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb.

Aldi commits to British lamb

Discounter Aldi has revealed its support for British farmers after selling fresh whole leg of British lamb in over 600 stores across the nation. It claims that this makes it one of the only major supermarkets to sell 100% fresh British lamb this Easter period.

Farmgate pricing inquiry welcomed by sheep industry

An inquiry conducted by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee into the volatility of sheep farmgate prices has been welcomed by the National Sheep Association (NSA).

Links between sheep producers and processors strengthen

AHDB Beef & Lamb confirmed that, as of yesterday (Tuesday 1 March), a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions is being trialled in a number of sheep abattoirs. This comes as part of a project to improve information exchange between animal producers and meat processors.

Seventh heaven for Tebay Services apprenticeship scheme

A butchery apprenticeship scheme based at motorway service station Tebay Services has successfully trained up seven young butchers over the past seven years.

The Co-operative cuts meat prices

The Co-operative Groups food division has today announced that it will be cutting the cost of over 200 of its own-brand British-sourced meat and poultry products.

New Zealand and changing lamb consumption

A recent article in the Farmers Weekly magazine, claiming New Zealand exporters are misusing their EU quota and flooding the UK lamb market, fails to recognise that trends in lamb consumption have changed considerably since the early 1980s.

Edgware welcomes new kosher butcher

The Jewish community of Edgware, north London, is set to get a new kosher butcher arriving on Mowbray Parade imminently, thanks to Australian-born Yitzchok Kleerekoper.

Majority of Brits claim to eat the right amount of red meat

Research from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that the majority of British consumers believe they eat the correct amount of red meat and do not need to cut back.

FSA and AHDB team up to deliver better health and animal welfare practices

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is undergoing consultations on a new system of data collection and communication for meat hygiene inspectors in the hopes of assisting the meat industry in identifying animal health and welfare issues more efficiently.

Defra says no to EU exit, NFU reticent

The government says an EU exit would create uncertainty for UK farmers and their ability to trade internationally, but the National Farmers Union is still undecided on what outcome would be best for the industry.

Challenges for the livestock sector highlighted

Livestock farmers are facing an uphill struggle to achieve positive margins when selling finished animals, according to latest figures from Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) economics services team.

ABP pilots AHDB Beef & Lambs Meat Education Programme

Processor ABP has stress-tested the AHDB Beef & Lamb Meat Education Programme with a class of butchers, product development experts, meat buyers and traders all passing with flying colours.

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award.

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb.

AHDB Outlook Conference addresses market predictions

Industry delegates gathered on Tuesday 9 February to hear what 2016 will hold for the livestock market.

NFU calls summit on beef and lamb promotions

Processors, retailers and levy boards have been asked to come up with new and innovative methods or marketing beef and lamb by the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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).

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Welsh lamb

Red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be celebrating the passing of the Year of the Sheep with Welsh Lamb through its digital marketing platforms this month.

Northern Irish sheep imports deeply concerning

The Ulster Farmers Unions (UFU) deputy president Ivor Ferguson has said that the number of sheep imports that came through Belfast port during the year of 2015 was deeply concerning.

Game market goes wild as sales grow

The market for game meat is at an all-time high, according to the Countryside Alliance.

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.

QSM lamb star of Polish cookery show

Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb has been highlighted in one of Polands most popular TV cookery shows.

Interest shown in northern abattoir

KPMG has received expressions of interest over the acquisition of Burnley-based abattoir, B Riley & Sons, which ceased trading in December 2015, resulting in 131 job losses.

Shropshire butcher prepares for 40 years in the business

G N Badley & Sons, in Gibbons Road, Trench, will celebrate 40 years in the industry this March.

Videos show importance of sending clean livestock to slaughter

Two new videos produced by the industrys levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb have been designed to showcase the importance of presenting clean livestock at the time of slaughter.

Industry needs to promote beef and lamb, says NFU deputy president

The red meat industry ought to do more to promote and market its products, said Minette Batters.

Environment Secretary commits to exploring new markets for British meat

Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary, has today welcomed the increasing global appetite for British meat as we enter the Year of Great British Food.

Livestock conference to tackle Free Trade Agreements

The impact that free trade agreements (FTAs) have on the livestock sectors global competitiveness is expected to be the main focus of discussion at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDBs) annual Outlook Conference next month.

Turkey and lamb grow sales in late winter

Lamb gave turkey a run for its money in the run-up to the Christmas period as sales skyrocketed.

Stanforths Butchers now owned by Simon Barker

Simon Barker has taken over 100% control of the Stanforths butchery business, including the meat production unit at Skipton Auction Mart and the retail shop in Skipton.

Northern Irish meat processor sees a rise in profits

Meat processor Dunbia, based in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, saw pre-tax profits rise by more than 40% in 2015.

Former NFMFT director John Fuller passes away

Tributes have been paid to former National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) director John Fuller who has died at the age of 76.

Lamb meat market starts 2016 on a high

Lamb sales during October and November last year were up 8% in volume, according to recent 12-week figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

2015: A year in review

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

Scottish roast meat company to wholesale for first time

Scotlands the Juicy Meat Company is launching its roast meat range to the trade at the 2016 Scotland Speciality Food Show next month. Up until now, the company has only catered hog roasts for events.

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.

Consumers told not to fear antibiotic superbugs

Food safety specialist Acoura has told consumers that they shouldnt be concerned about antibiotic-resistant superbugs in British red meat.

Christmas turkey falling out of favour, says study

Research from online restaurant booking platform Bookatable.co.uk has revealed that the traditional Christmas dinner is becoming less popular with Millennials.

Specialist beef and lamb conference returns to the north

The first specialist beef and lamb conference in over a decade is to make a return to the north of England in January 2016.

Tesco threatened with protests by lamb farmers

Farmers for Action (FFA) has said it will protest at Tescos distribution sectors and meat packaging division over claims the retailer will not fully commit to supporting British lamb producers.

Meat value sales drop once again

Fresh meat and poultry sales have seen another decline in value sales. According to Kantar Worldpanels Meat, Fish & Poultry Market update for the 12 weeks to 8 November 2015, value sales dropped 0.7% while volume sales saw modest growth at 1.5%.

Change needed in the red meat industry, says expert

The head of agriculture and research for meat processor Dunbia has encouraged the meat industry to embrace change.

Welsh promotional campaign hailed a success

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

West Country Lamb available in Italy

West Country Lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner has hit the Italian market.

British meat hits French menus

Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb will soon be found in bistros and restaurants in two of Europes key cities.

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.

ABP closes Blackburn plant

ABP Food Group, one of Europes leading privately owned processors and providers of beef, lamb and sausage products, has announced plans to move activity away from its plant in Blackburn.

Christmas challenges for carcase balance

As the Christmas season approaches, the challenges that processors face in achieving carcase balance is brought into the spotlight.

AHDB outlook conference 2016 announced

AHDBs 2016 outlook conference is set to discuss EU membership and the competitiveness of the livestock sector.

Mislabelled meat leads to investigation

It has been revealed that some butchers in the county of West Sussex have been selling lamb meat under the guise of goat.

Linden Foods expands horizons

Award-winning Irish meat processor Linden Foods has recently launched a new premium brand for the European and US markets.

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.

Adam Quinney takes on Stuart Roberts' AHDB role

Adam Quinney has taken on Stuart Roberts' responsibilities as chairman of the beef & lamb sector group at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with immediate effect, after the latter stepped down in August.

HSBC outlines challenging market for agri-food sector

The economic environment faced by farmers and growers in the UK is now tougher than at any time for the past decade, claims HSBCs head of food & agriculture Allan Wilkinson.

Owton's Butchers claims top Q Guild award

Owtons Butchers in Southampton is the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards supreme champion.It is the highest honour a Q Butcher can achieve in the annual product evaluation event, open to the Guilds 110 members nationwide.

Red Tractor calls for view on standards

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is calling for the industry to give its views on the latest update to its Meat Processing Standards, which will be implemented in summer 2016.

Profitability gaps in livestock identified

There is a considerable variation in the profitability between the top third and bottom third of livestock producers, the 2015 edition of the Cattle and Sheep Enterprise Profitability, published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has revealed.

Irish farmers address mislabelled red meat concerns

Members of the Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) met with environmental health officers (EHOs) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to raise concerns about the mislabelling of red meat.

Beef and lamb get television support

Beef and lamb are due to receive a television marketing push in the form of a 30-second advertisement.

Scotland meets with Canada to promote red meat

Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead has met with Canadian retailers to highlight the quality, taste and reputation of Scottish red meat.

Cutting, slicing and dicing feature: A cut above

Whether a major processor or independent, butchers are having to cut meat to satisfy changing consumer demands.

International markets grow for Welsh lamb

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

AHDB Beef & Lamb encourages dialogue with levy payers

Delegates from the agriculture industry gathered yesterday (3 November 2015) for AHDB Beef & Lambs annual conference, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers Union (NFU).

AHDB urges foodservice to try the lamb

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace lamb through a new AHDB Beef & Lamb digital campaign.

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.

Farmers throw down gauntlet to retailers over British lamb

Lamb farmers have called on supermarkets to do more to support British lamb.

School children learn the value of Scottish meat

A Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) initiative is providing the opportunity for every secondary school in Scotland to apply for a voucher worth up to 100, which can be exchanged at local retailers for meat products such as Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI, and specially selected pork.

New Zealand lamb on AHDB agenda

A review of the sheep meat supply in New Zealand will be among the key topics at this years AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference.

Scotlands geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

AHDB Beef & Lamb appoints new strategy director

Laura Ryan has been appointed as AHDB Beef & Lambs new sector strategy director. After successfully launching premium beef and lamb brands in the North East of England, she joined AHDB in 2007. Prior to her new appointment, she held the position of head of strategic marketing.

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).

Welsh Lamb receives new marketing push

In an effort to receive further backing for PGI Welsh Lamb, shoppers are being offered a luxury holiday for two to Antigua.

International buyers learn about Scottish red meat

A group of international food buyers from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada headed to a Perthshire farm to learn about the origins Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI.

Aldi doubles fresh British lamb range

Aldi is doubling the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British Red Tractor assured farms.

Sainsburys extends lamb season to January

Sainsburys has committed to extend its British lamb season until at least January 2016. According to the retailer, the decision is designed to help make the most of the increased availability of stock this season while reassuring its farmers affected by low prices.

AHDB seek new board member

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) is seeking a new board member. The successful applicant will also have the added responsibility of being chair of the organisations Beef & Lamb sector advisory board.

Lamb diseases to peak in October

Farmers and producers of lamb are being urged to ensure their sheep are vaccinated as autumn arrives.

British lamb still not receiving full home support

Recent figures show that the UKs leading supermarket, Tesco, is still failing to support British lamb. The data highlighted that the amount of local lamb stocked in the supermarket chain had seen a significant decrease.

NPD could generate 92m in added sales

Almost 92m in extra sales could be generated if the meat industry pursued new product development opportunities proposed by AHDB Beef & Lamb, according to the sector group.

NFU Scotland meets with Tesco following labelling scandal

After Tescos inaccurately marketed New Zealand lamb under signs reading Best Scottish Lamb in season, the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland took action to ensure this kind of fraud is not replicated in the future.

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as Londons Tobacco Dock hosted the UKs third Meatopia festival.

New guide highlights versatility of Scotch Lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new guide to help consumers understand the quality and versatility of Scotch Lamb PGI.

NFU Scotland slams Tescos misleading practices on lamb

National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland president Allan Bowie called Tescos practices on lamb wholly unacceptable after it was revealed the supermarket chain was placing imported lamb from New Zealand under signs labelled best Scottish Lamb in season.

British meat to be showcased at Anuga

AHDB Beef & Lamb is due to take Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb products to one of the worlds leading food fairs.

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.

Million-pound lamb and beef campaign set for autumn

A new 1 million TV and online advertising campaign is being launched this autumn to promote Quality Standard Mark (QSM) and Red Tractor lamb and beef.

AHDB establishes new leadership team

Three new senior appointments to the agricultural levy board AHDB complete the newly restructured leadership team.

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.

Tesco causes fury by selling imported lamb under Scottish banner

Supermarket giant Tesco has been accused of delivering Scottish sheep farmers "a slap in the face" by selling imported lamb underneath a banner proclaiming to support Scottish sheep farmers.

London bloggers receive a taste of Scotland

Esteemed food and lifestyle bloggers from London travelled to Scotland to learn about Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI.

British beef and lamb receives new promotional campaign

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled a new promotional campaign for beef and lamb cuts, due to launch next month.

British beef and lamb receives new promotional campaign

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled a new promotional campaign for beef and lamb cuts, due to launch next month.

#BritishLambWeek social media campaign hailed a success

Following a difficult few months for British lamb, the industry has taken to social media to promote the meat with an encouraging lift in sales for independent retailers.

Conference to focus on promoting beef and lamb globally

This years AHDB Beef & Lamb Annual Conference will focus on increasing the demand of beef and lamb on a global scale.

Superstore fined after falsely labelling meat

A Manchester supermarket has been issued with a 20,000 fine after selling beef mince disguised as lamb meat.

Study shows customers value taste in lamb

Taste is the main reason people purchase lamb, new research has revealed.

Scottish government urged to support the countrys lamb production

A new scheme supporting Scottish lamb producers in Scotlands hills and uplands has opened for applications yesterday.

Welsh Lamb hits the road

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has embarked on a roadshow in an effort to promote Welsh Lamb.

Welsh Lamb receives a Danish makeover

Top chefs from Denmark proved how versatile Welsh Lamb is as they came together to create delicious barbecue meals from the meat.

Scotch Lamb hits the high street

Members of the public were treated to a taste of Scotch Lamb over the weekend.

Stuart Roberts resigns from his role at AHDB

Stuart Roberts, AHDB board member and chairman of the AHDB Beef & Lamb sector board, has sparked strong reactions from the industry after announcing his resignation on August 28.

Scottish farmers called on to back lamb

Sheep farmers across Scotland are being urged by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to get behind their Scotch Lamb campaign by promoting the simplicity and flexibility of cooking with Scotch Lamb PGI.

#NoLambWeek campaigners refuse to rule out further action

Supermarkets are taking advantage of lamb farmers, according to #NoLambWeek campaigners.

Lamb supplies expected to grow

UK lamb and mutton production in 2015 is expected to be up 7% on last year, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb figures.

New campaign promotes cooking with lamb

AHDB Beef & Lamb has joined forces with the European Union, Interbev in France and Bord Ba in Ireland to create the Lamb. Tasty Easy Fun campaign in an effort to tackle the decline in sales and to promote it as an easy alternative to other, more common, meats.

UK farming bodies call for emergency meeting

The UKs farming unions are calling for an urgent meeting with UK farming ministers to discuss pressing issues concerning the industry.

Scotch Lamb campaign receives celebrity backing

Masterchef presenter Gregg Wallace has urged consumers to support Scotch Lamb PGI and to take advantage of the simplicity with which it can be cooked.

Poultry prices fail to take off

The price of poultry has risen only 44% from 1987 to 2014, while other meat prices have more than doubled during the same period, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

British sheep farmers facing uncertain future

Hundreds of sheep farmers have been left doubting the future of their livelihoods after falling lamb prices have resulted in many producers being paid less than the cost of production.

Welsh farmers plan #nolambweek

In response to dropping lamb prices, a group of Welsh farmers plan to withhold their prime lambs between August 1-7.

NFUS urges Scotch Lamb backing

Scotlands sheep producers are urging consumers to get behind Scotch Lamb.

Welsh Lamb gets PM thumbs-up

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has praised booming exports of Welsh Lamb, which have been boosted by the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status.

QMS lamb campaign to debut in August

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to hit 3.7 million consumers with its latest advertising campaign.

Wales eyes red meat export opportunities

New overseas markets are continuing to provide fresh opportunities for exporting Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

British lamb makes up 73% of supermarket facings

British produce accounts for 73% of all lamb facings in supermarkets.

Asda pledges support for UK lamb producers

Supermarket chain Asda has revealed plans to support the UKs sheep farming industry by ensuring that most of its lamb will be UK-sourced as of mid-July.

Buyer reshuffle at Marks & Spencer

Tom Harvey has left his position as beef, lamb and game buyer at Marks & Spencer to take up a role in its dairy division.

Farmers suffer as the price of lamb falls

Latest figures from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have shown that consumer lamb prices have fallen this spring from the spring of 2014. However, farmers share of the retail price has fallen from 60% to 50% within the same timeframe.

HCC acts to counter falling lamb prices

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to make an early start on marketing campaigns in an effort to tackle falling lamb prices.

Rook & Sons to offer national delivery service

Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons has rolled out a national delivery service through its RooksOnline offering.

Sainsburys recalls lamb kebabs due to labelling error

Sainsburys is recalling its British Lamb Shish Kebabs due to a packaging error, which means some packs contain beef kebabs instead of lamb.

Lamb sales grow in mid-June

Lambs saw a strong week during the Royal Highland Show (15-21 June).

NFU calls on retailers to support British lamb

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged all major retailers to strengthen their commitments to sourcing peak-season British lamb.

New training opportunity in the beef industry

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has teamed up with the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) in a new scheme designed to educate and inform those involved in the beef industry.

Lamb curry consumption on the rise

Roast lamb consumption may be falling but farmers and processors can take heart from news that consumers are starting to spice it up instead.

SAMW issues warning over EU referendum

Scotlands meat wholesalers have warned that the export market for Scotch Beef and Lamb must not be damaged, whatever decision is reached on the UKs future relationship with the European Union.

Brakes commits to all-British lamb range

Brakes is to relaunch its Prime Meats lamb range to enable caterers to serve products which are easily traceable and produced by British farmers.

Cull ewe price stability a lesson for supermarkets, says NSA chief

Lessons can be learned from the stable price of cull ewes, which stands in stark contrast to fluctuating lamb prices, said National Sheep Association chief executive Phil Stocker.

New look and structure at AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has unveiled new branding and a new organisational structure, which will see its activities divided into six separate brands - beef and lamb; pork; cereals and oilseeds; dairy; horticulture; and potatoes.

New lamb consumer campaign launched

A new campaign to encourage younger consumers to try lamb as an everyday meal option has been launched.

Scottish lamb industry facing challenge

The Scottish lamb industry faces a challenge to increase consumption of Lamb in the country, Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has claimed.

Meat producers and convenience stores missing out on sales by not offering right range

Meat producers and convenience stores are missing a trick by not offering convenience store shoppers a wider range of beef and lamb products.

West Country Beef and Lamb PGI status branded a success

The first year of West Country Beef and Lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner has been labelled a success.

COOL affecting lamb prices in Northern Ireland

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) has caused lamb prices in Northern Ireland to slump, because UK consumers are put off buying lamb labelled as being from another country, the National Sheep Association (NSA) has claimed.

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).

Asda apologises for lamb gaffe

Asda has apologised for mis-labelling imported lamb as British, after a customer uncovered a New Zealand health stamp on her joint.

Tesco accused of giving too much support to NZ lamb

Tesco has denied consistently underestimating demand for British lamb after chef James Martin complained shelves were full of New Zealand product over the Easter weekend.

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.

NFU urges retailers to back British lamb

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the UKs major retailers to plan ahead and back British farming for this years lambing season.

Eblex eyes China for beef and lamb

Eblex is hoping that beef and lamb will follow in porks footsteps in securing market access to China, to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

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.

Law creates more stress at slaughter for sheep, finds study

Legislation requiring the individual handling of sheep in non-stun slaughterhouses increases stress levels in animals, according to research presented at Tuesdays Eblex Halal Seminar.

Welsh to present PGI Beef and Lamb at IFE

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is preparing to showcase Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef at the UKs largest food and drink event, IFE.

UK hogg kill up, but tightening

UK abattoirs handled almost 470,000 more prime sheep in the last six months compared with the previous year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

British beef and lamb access to Thailand celebrated

British beef and lamb will be served up to guests at a dinner in Bangkok to celebrate gaining access to the Thai market.

AHDB appoints new chairs to beef, lamb and pig sectors

A brace of new chairmen have been announced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will see Stuart Roberts step out of an industry role to replace John Cross at the helm of Eblex.

Rise in sheep meat production forecast

UK sheep meat production is set to rise again this year, according to AHDB/Eblex forecasts.

Swedish supermarket takes Scotch Beef across chain

Scotch Beef and Lamb will now be sold in all 1,300 stores of Swedens leading supermarket ICA.

Steady growth for sheepmeat, says QMS

Global sheep production is showing steady growth, but it is not likely to hit the peaks seen in 2007, Quality Meat Scotlands Stuart Ashworth told delegates to the Outlook conference.

AHDB points to steady recovery for cattle

For the cattle sector, 2014 was a rollercoaster year, with prices at one point falling back to the same levels of 2012, the beef and lamb session at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Outlook Conference were told.

FSA testing reveals undeclared meat in lamb takeaways

In an Food Standards Agency (FSA) survey on lamb takeaway dishes, almost a quarter of samples tested contained undeclared meat, the body has revealed.

Eblex adds video news and ask feature to web

Beef and sheep levy board Eblex has launched a monthly online news round-up video, which reports the latest industry news and market information in a short, easily-digestible form.

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.

Slaughterhouse cruelty footage condemned by animal groups

An animal rights group has released footage of alleged cruelty at a non-stun slaughterhouse in Yorkshire.

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).

New beef and lamb pasture-fed label launched

A new Pasture For Life certification mark has been launched for meat from animals that are purely pasture-fed.

Eblex and Bpex set for name change

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced changes to Eblex and Bpex as part of its rebranding to create a simplified family of brands.

QMS reports strong 2015 start for sheep

The sheep market is seeing a firm start to 2015, with hogg prices stronger than is typical at this time of the year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Welsh red meat body targets Dutch market

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales is aiming to boost demand abroad as it prepares to showcase Welsh Lamb and Beef at the Netherlands largest hospitality fair next week.

Welsh meat body reviews lamb performance

As it looked back over the last 12 months, Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) reported a fluctuating market for lambs in 2014.

AHDB conference to look at emerging opportunities

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is preparing to address the prospects for the beef, lamb, pig, poultry and dairy sectors in its 2015 Outlook Conference next month.

Welsh trade mission to Norway

Welsh meat bosses are hoping to build on strong success in the Scandinavian markets with a major trade mission planned for Norway in the New Year.

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.

Derby outlets in adulterated meat scandal

Adulterated meat has been uncovered in retailers and takeaways in Derby, which could be falsely selling halal meat.

Lamb prices gain pace

Lamb sales are struggling compared to 2013, but prices are gathering pace in recent weeks, according to Eblexs Sheep Weekly.

Co-op to boost British meat credentials

The Co-operative Food has committed to sourcing all its own-brand meat from British farmers as part of a 1.5bn initiative announced today (5 December).

Scottish lamb prices up slightly on 2013

Farm gate lamb prices are slightly ahead of last year according to the latest market update from meat promotion body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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).

AHDB prepares for 2015 conference

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is preparing to hold its 2015 Outlook Conference, which will take place at One Great George Street in Westminster on Wednesday 11 February.

Need to target younger audience for lamb, says HCC

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

West Country Beef and Lamb chosen for Tescos Finest pies

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) West Country Beef has been chosen by Tesco for use in its Finest range.

Welsh take lamb sector lead in Italy

PGI Welsh Lamb is now the market leader in the category in Italy, according to Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales Italian agent Jeff Martin.

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).

Winter promotional kit to boost beef and lamb sales

Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme members are set to receive a winter promotional kit to help sales of beef and lamb.

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.

Beef and lamb outlook positive, but volatility to remain

Due to increasing global demand for meat, the outlook for the UK beef and lamb industry is positive, but volatility is here to stay, said speakers at Eblexs annual conference.

MPs debate slaughter and stunning issues

Neil Parish MP, chairman of the All-Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Beef & Lamb called for a reduction in the number of animals that are not stunned at the time of slaughter, during a debate on Meat Slaughtered in Accordance with Religious Rites yesterday (4 November).

Eblex targets students with lamb campaign

With the new term under way, Eblex is aiming to get more university students cooking with lamb, using its LambSoc campaign.

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.

French importer rewarded for commitment to Scotch Lamb

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

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.

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).

Eblex improves online lamb yield tools

Eblex has launched new and improved beef and lamb costing and yield calculation tools, to help businesses improve their operational effectiveness.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful Wham bam thank you lamb campaign.

British meat bodies get set for Paris showcase

British meat bodies are preparing to go head-to-head with competitors from across the globe at this years Sial food show in a bid to increase global sales.

QMS hosts top chefs at Scotch Beef and Lamb event

Those involved in the production of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI were celebrated at a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) event, as some of the countrys top chefs were given a Hoof to Hook tour.

Eblex demonstrates slow cooking benefits to foodservice execs

Eblex held a special lunch event in London to showcase the benefits of slow cooking to chefs and menu developers from a range of pub and restaurant groups.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

X Factor finalist helps promote British lamb

Former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon has teamed up with Eblex to promote British lamb in a series of recipe videos.

China to be a key focus for Eblex conference

Eblex has reported the impact of trade with China on British beef and lamb markets will be a key topic of its annual conference next month.

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.

Eblex targets foodservice with Lamb Specials folder

Eblex has created a collection of Lamb Specials, aimed at the foodservice sector, to promote this seasons high-quality lamb.

Tesco discovers more meat contamination

Tesco has suffered a further blow after testing revealed unlabelled meat content in products including venison burgers and pork sausages.

Welsh meat body appoints Dutch marketer

The red meat promotion body for Wales has appointed a Dutch marketing representative, which it hopes will increase exports to the country.

New lamb supplier goes direct online

A new meat brand, Upper Teesdale Limited, is taking on the supermarkets by offering farmers higher returns, while shortening the lamb supply chain.

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 sheep farmers to benefit from 1m technology scheme

Welsh sheep farmers are set to benefit from a 1 million Welsh government project, which will help them embrace technology and improve profits.

Scotch meat PGI future could depend on referendum

As the Scottish people cast their votes today, speculation over the future of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) protected Scotch beef and lamb is growing.

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.uks latest blog post.

NFU takes to social media to expose foreign lamb retailing

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging producers to take to social media to bring retailers who are promoting out-of-season foreign lamb into light.

Eblex releases Carvery point-of-sale kit

Butchers could benefit from a bumper Carvery point-of-sale (POS) kit for autumn, which has been created by Eblex.

UK sheep delegation visits China

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

Eblex brings out Lamb Yield Guide

After the success of Eblexs Beef Yield Guide, the levy body has developed a new Lamb Yield Guide, to help businesses gain maximum yield and value from the lamb carcase.

QMS outlines reasons for fall in lamb price

The current auction market price of lamb is lower at this time of year than it has been for more than four years, and a complex range of factors is the reason why, according to Stuart Ashworth from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Welsh meat to the fore at NATO Summit

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

Foodservice feature: Back to school

From school meals to ethnic trends in mainstream foodservice, there are plenty of opportunities for quality-assured meat suppliers to grasp, says Oli Haenlein.

Quality Standard Mark celebrates 10th anniversary

The Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme for beef and lamb is to celebrate its 10th year, Eblex has reported.

Eblex embarks on Festival of Lamb

With a host of promotional activity and British lamb in abundance as we enter autumn, Eblex has announced a Festival of Lamb.

Scotch Lamb campaign deemed a success

The Love Scotch Lamb Weekend, which took place across Scotland last weekend, has been hailed a success by its organisers.

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals

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.

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.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers lamb policy

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

QMS enlists help of beauty queen for latest lamb campaign

With the help of Miss Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new Scotch Lamb campaign which aims to reach 90% of Scottish adults.

Matthew Fort to present Q Guild awards

Celebrity food writer Matthew Fort has been revealed as the presenter of the 2014 Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Lamb prices begin to stabilise amid uncertainty

Uncertaintity of demand is causing a boom and bust trend in the lamb market causing volatile prices.

Farming and sheep bodies join forces on lamb

As lamb prices take a tumble, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has teamed up with the National Sheep Association (NSA) and produced the Vision for British Lamb Production report.

Eblex reveals beef and lamb conference topics

Production efficiency and profitability will take centre-stage at the annual Eblex conference.

Eblex targets youngsters with online lamb campaign

Eblex has launched a new social media campaign aimed at getting young people, aged 18-25, excited about British lamb.

Retailers pledge support for British lamb to NFU

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held positive talks with a number of retailers in light of members protest action against Tesco promoting New Zealand lamb, at the Royal Welsh Show.

UK sheepmeat exports show good growth

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

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.

Meat Porter joins online market place

Meat Porter, an online artisan butchery, has been added to the online marketplace Not On the High Street.

NFU protests against Tesco's NZ lamb promotion

The National Farmers Union (NFU) staged a protest outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh show yesterday (21 July) against its promotion of New Zealand lamb during prime British lambing season.

Lamb leads rise in meat production

Beef, lamb and pig meat production has increased on last year, according to the latest slaughter figures from Defra.

Video: Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge 2014

Three teams of the finest butchers from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand battled it out for the Tri-Nations crown at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.

SuperMeat and Fish Awards 2014
SuperMeat and Fish Awards 2014

NFU hits out at Tesco on British lamb policy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has strongly criticised Tesco for promoting New Zealand lamb during the prime UK lamb season, which misleads consumers.

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.

Concern over lamb prices deepens

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

Meat body reports cooling for lamb prices

Lamb prices have cooled over the past five weeks, due to a strong sterling and extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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.

Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

Welsh Lamb and Beef exports boost countrys economy

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

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.

Eblex backs burger sales with POS kit

To make the most of the gourmet burger trend, Eblex is offering butchers a point-of-sale kit to use to promote their burgers.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food exports with lamb menu

Gordon Ramsay supported a British food exports summit by creating a gala menu, which included a saddle of British lamb, to showcase the best of British to foreign buyers.

Quality Standard mark shows strong influence on meat purchasing

The Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) is one of the most influential logos affecting the decision to purchase meat and poultry products, according to a survey.

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.

Bpex and Eblex stage Chinese trade mission

Bpex and Eblex mounted another trade mission to China during the World Meat Congress in Beijing earlier this month.

Flintshire butchers clean up at BBQ competition

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry.

Scottish vets issue warning on incurable sheep disease

Vets are urging sheep farmers to be on their guard to the increasing threat from Maedi Visna (MV), a disease that is incurable to sheep.

Campbells new haggis set to fill market gap

A new haggis was launched yesterday (19 June) at the Royal Highland Show by Campbells Prime Meat which fills a gap in the market, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

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 UKs beef and lamb export strategy under the spotlight at its annual export conference next week.

Eblex anticipates good lamb season

Eblex has reported that improved weather conditions and the spring lambing season should result in a good season for English lamb.

Spotlight on Scottish red meat at Highland Show

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is gearing up to promote Scotch Beef and Lamb at this years Royal Highland Show, which gets under way next week.

West Country PGI meat hits supermarket shelves

West Country beef and lamb bearing the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) label have hit the supermarket shelves.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpexs Quarterly Category Report.

Quality Standard Mark welcomes new members

Eblexs Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme is continuing to grow in its tenth year, with more than 50 new members joining in one week at the start of the summer.

Lamb in plentiful supply

Good spring weather has led to an increased number of lambs reaching the market, with auction prices firm, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

QMS stages butchery masterclass for chefs

Up-and-coming chefs from top Edinburgh restaurants recently attended a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) butchery masterclass, led by master butcher Viv Harvey.

QMS in healthy lifestyle drive

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has teamed up with Street Soccer Scotland to launch a new publication to help promote a healthy lifestyle to Scotlands youth.

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.

Roar meat: Katy Perry feasts on racks of lamb from Manchester butcher

Manchester butchers W H Frost found themselves preparing racks of lamb for Katy Perry yesterday (20 May) before her show at the Phones 4U Arena.

QSM marketing kit will help summer sales sizzle

Eblex has issued members of the Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme with promotional material to help butchers boost sales during the summer.

Scottish meat producers set sights on Sweden

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has reported possible opportunities for Scotch Beef and Lamb after a Swedish food event.

Scottish pupils to compete on Commonwealth Burger

Scottish pupils have been invited to create a special burger for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow this summer

Industry experts dismiss sensationalist supermarket halal media stories

Experts in the meat industry have criticised national media stories about unlabelled halal meat in supermarkets, saying they are sensationalist and contain incorrect information.

Leicester removes halal products from schools, following kebab discovery

Halal meat products have been taken off Leicester school menus, after one lamb product a lamb sheek kebab was found to contain more than 50% beef.

Bursary for food and farming journalism announced

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the British Guild of Agricultural Journalists (BGAJ) have launched an initiative to encourage people into a career in agriculture.

QMS Lamb campaign up for marketing award

Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) Wham Bam Thank You Lamb campaign has been shortlisted for a national marketing award.

Eblex hosts French butchers visit

Eblex hosted top French butchers on a trip that has highlighted the quality of British butchery training.

Retail giants increase halal offerings

Tesco and Sainsburys have increased their chilled halal offerings by introducing the Shazans brand into their stores, offering burgers and sausages to hundreds of shops around the country.

Eblex introduces image library to web

Eblex has launched a new image library on its website which can be used as a promotional tool for its users.

Meat fraud discovered in takeaways

Consumer magazine Which? has found shocking evidence of food fraud in lamb takeaway dishes, with 40% of meat tested contaminated with other meats.

Chicken tops Easter meal poll

Chicken is the most popular choice for a special Easter meal this year, according to a recent IGD ShopperVista survey.

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.

Scots display beef and lamb in Belgium

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) showcased PGI Scotch Beef and Lamb at an event in Belgium, which generated export interest from Belgian and Dutch retailers.

Sian Lloyd to present Welsh curry awards

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

Butchery skills tested at Chef of the Year Awards

Finalists at this years British Culinary Federations (BCF) Chef of the Year Awards had their butchery skills put to the test last week, in the penultimate stage of the competition.

Eblex pushes new lamb marketing campaign

Eblexs marketing channel, Simply Lamb and Beef, has teamed up with celebrity chef Mark Sergeant to promote its latest lamb campaign, Adventure Lamb.

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.

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 Federations (FDF) annual export figures.

Livestock census surprisingly encouraging for sheep sector

The 2013 Defra livestock numbers survey showed disappointing figures in some areas, but sheep numbers were surprising and very positive.

Welsh red meat on display at Food & Drink Expo

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

Swedish supermarket giant to sell Welsh Lamb

Europes largest supermarket, which will open in Sweden in April, will stock a range of PGI Welsh Lamb products.

Morrisons to stock New Zealand lamb

Morrisons will offer New Zealand lamb this spring, before reverting back to 100% British in June.

Meat firms take advantage of West Country PGI

Jaspers and Dawn Meats have become the first companies to be able to market West Country Beef and Lamb under its new Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner.

New members appointed to Eblex board

Seven new Eblex board members have been appointed by The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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.

French chefs showcase Quality Standard beef and lamb

Eight French chefs used English Quality Standard beef and lamb in a number of recipes at a top Paris food show.

Prices up 6% for prime sheep in Scotland

The price that Scottish producers are receiving for prime sheep at auction continue to hold at 6% up on this time last year, according to the latest data from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Video: Outlook Conference 2014 review

The 2014 AHDB Outlook Conference was held at One George Street in Westminster, London. Speakers included George Eustice MP, Connor McVeigh from McDonald's and Richard Brown from Gira.

Volatile prices create uncertainty in sheep industry

Price volatility in the sheep sector remains a huge problem, and market experts expect fewer lambs to be hitting the market this year, delegates to the Outlook Conference in London were told.

Eblex warns sheep producers against over-fat lambs

Following a good summer last year and with a late Easter approaching, Eblex has warned sheep producers not to let lambs get over-fat.

Tesco offers two-year contracts to lamb suppliers

Farming leaders have welcomed the news that Tesco has offered two-year contracts to 200 of its lamb suppliers as part of its campaign to increase confidence in its supply chains.

Scotch Lamb campaign sees very positive results

The Wham Bam Thank You Lamb Scotch Lamb advertising campaign has delivered strong results, according to findings from the food and grocery research charity IGD.

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.

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.

West Country Beef and Lamb gain protected status

West Country Beef and West Country Lamb had their Protected Food Name (PFN) confirmed today by the European Union, taking the total number of protected UK foods to 62.

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.

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.

Taste Cumbria backs Herdwick meat project

Taste Cumbria has recently launched a project which promotes Cumbrian product, Herdwick meat, and the way it is farmed.

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.

UK lamb forecast revised down

Fewer lambs will be reared in the UK this year, partly down to poor weather conditions, leading to an 8% decrease on the estimated crop.

Foodservice firm brings out new lamb dishes

A foodservice supplier is hoping to bring an early taste of spring to menus with the launch of two new lamb dishes.

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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