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Christmas demand leads to Himalayan salt chamber investment

Northern Ireland processor Buchanan Foods is now developing its own Himalayan salt chamber following massive consumer demand for salt aged turkey over the festive period.

Whole turkey back on the menu for Christmas

Whole turkey sales at Christmas are holding their own after a big swing to crowns and breast joints at major retailers over the past few years, according to Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys Farmgate Hatcheries.

Meat company faces court over lying to customers

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

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.

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.

Faccenda suffers profit dip amid export and wholesale struggles

Faccenda Foods revealed a 30% drop in full-year operating profit amid price deflation in export and wholesale markets, currency exchange troubles and fierce retail competition in its latest set of annual results.

Farmison & Co. sees festive revenue growth

Online butchery business, Farmison & Co. experienced a rise of 67% year-on-year for its December ecommerce revenue.

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.

New incident of avian influenza found in Lincolnshire

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

Bernard Matthews acquisition given all clear by CMA

Boparan Private Offices acquisition of Bernard Matthews has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Government extends Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

The government has extended an Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention Zone, first implemented on 6 December 2016, until 28 February.

Butchers experience strong festive sales, despite fears

Customers sidelined their worries over Brexit and warnings of a grim 2017 to spend, spend, spend over the recent festive season.

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.

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.

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.

Avian influenza confirmed on turkey farm in Lincolnshire

Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed in turkeys at a farm near Louth in Lincolnshire.

Kelly Turkeys talk the hatch of the day

By not compromising on quality and looking to take calculated risks, Paul Kelly of turkey producer Kelly Turkeys discusses how a family business took flight.

Get your pigs in blankets out from the cold!

What leaps to mind when you think of the traditional Christmas lunch?

Rare-breed Narragansett turkey makes Tesco return

After a 70-year absence, the Narragansett turkey has made a return to supermarket shelves.

Research shows pork prices contribute to increased Christmas dinner costs

The Mintec Christmas Dinner Index 2016 has shown that the cost of Christmas dinner is set to be 1% more expensive this year, but still lower than the 2013 and 2014 prices.

Frozen turkey pet food recalled due to salmonella presence

Natures Menu has recalled its Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg frozen pet food, due to the presence of salmonella.

Fresh turkey decline speeds up as Christmas approaches

Fresh turkey sales have been falling at a faster rate than in previous quarterly periods, according to 12-week figures just released by Kantar, against a backdrop of strong fish sales growth.

Festive favourites return for Ginsters

Ginsters is to bring back two festive limited-edition sandwiches and a festive limited-edition pasty as part of its Christmas range.

Bernard Matthews deal carefully crafted to extract maximum cash

The Bernard Matthews acquisition was carefully crafted to extract maximum cash from the company, a Commons Work and Pensions Committee has been told.

Volume sales of fresh meat on the rise but value slides

Volume sales of beef, chicken and turkey continue to see volume sales growth but are struggling in value terms.

MTJ searches for Champion of Champions

Entries are now open for the nations biggest sausage competition.

Unite keeps a close eye on Bernard Matthews

A leading workers union in the UK, Unite, has said it will be keeping a close watch on turkey producer Bernard Matthews amid rumours it has been put up for sale.

Turkey farm joins Q Guild

The Q Guild has welcomed poultry producer Caldecotts as its newest corporate member.

Bernard Matthews German subsidiary finds new owner

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has announced that its German branch has been purchased by Sprehe Gruppe (Sprehe Group).

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.

Bernard Matthews responds to redundancy claims

Turkey processing company Bernard Matthews has responded to claims that it is facing financial hardship.

Meat sales benefit from an early Easter

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

Antibiotic usage in poultry drops

The British Poultry Councils (BPC) Antibiotic Stewardship Scheme yesterday published a report on its strategy for responsible use of antibiotics, revealing a decrease in the use of antibiotics.

Heron Foods recalls turkey breast joint

Heron Foods is recalling its basted turkey breast joint, due to a possible allergen (sulphite) presence, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list.

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.

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.

Cut price deals could damage industry, warns turkey farmer

Turkey producers have been warned that rearing birds to supply to local wholesale markets and auctions at spot prices will do long-term damage to the traditional Christmas turkey sector.

British Turkey calls for student creativity

British Turkey is calling on student chefs to show their creativity by entering its annual catering competition.

Turkey loses Christmas crown in meat sales war

Turkey has been outperformed by chicken as Christmas traditions fall by the wayside.

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.

Volume outstrips value in Christmas meat sales

Volume sales of meat over the Christmas period outgrew value sales as competition between mainstream and discount retailers intensified.

Telford butcher on track for record Christmas sales

GN Badley & Sons butchers in Telford, Shropshire, is looking to break its own sale records this Christmas period with the help of online sales.

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.

Chinese takeaway develops Christmas wontons

Fully embracing the Christmas spirit, experimental Chinese takeaway Zing Zing has created novel Christmas Dinner wontons.

Online ordering boosts sales for Kelly Turkeys

Online orders account for three quarters of Kelly Turkeys sales, with that proportion set to rise further, managing director Paul Kelly told delegates at the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations (SFMTA) annual meeting.

Fresh turkey consumer prices fall in time for Christmas

The cost of a fresh turkey has seen a year-on-year decreases as supermarkets look to offer value at Christmas.

Shoreditch restaurant talks turkey

A restaurant is to open in Londons Shoreditch in spring 2016 that will be devoted to serving turkey.

Champion of Champions crowned

Chris Potter from Tim Potter Son & Daughter in Wellington, Somerset, was crowned this years Champion of Champions at St Barts Brewery in London.

Bernard Matthews appoints chief operating officer

Bernard Matthews has appointed Andy Deutsch to the new role of chief operating officer.

Asda wins top turkey award

Asda has won the best retailer prize at this years British Turkey Awards.

Christmas feature: Cracking Christmas

While turkey is still viewed as the Christmas hero, consumer demand is always evolving and butchers need to keep up with the trends.

New packaging brings benefits to cooked meats range

Irelands leading cooked meats company, Greene Farm Foods, has teamed up with Macfarlane Labels to launch new packaging for its products.

Copas wins Red Ribbon award

Copas Traditional Turkeys has been presented with a Red Ribbon award, which recognises family businesses, in the Kent Investor Network Best of British awards.

Traditional turkey gets unconventional makeover from chef Rachel Green

The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) has been working with award-winning chef Rachel Green to develop non-traditional turkey recipes out of leftover dishes.

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).

Smaller turkey breed developed

FarmGate Hatcheries is introducing a new breed of turkey developed to help producers meet the growing demand for smaller Christmas turkeys.

Turkey awards entries open

The British Turkey Awards has announced it is open for entries.

Butchers Christmas sales leap by 30%

Catering butcher the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) has smashed all previous Christmas sales records this year, with a 30% increase on 2013.

Poultry industry awards winners revealed

The British Poultry Council (BPC) rewarded excellence in the poultry industry at its Annual Awards at the House of Commons on Tuesday (2 December).

Faccenda continues expansion with proposed deal for Cherry Valley

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods is to acquire duck business Cherry Valley Foods by the end of the year.

Morrisons takes top turkey title

Morrisons was celebrating after scooping the top title in the annual British Turkey Awards last week.

Biomass experts win renewable energy award

Poultry biomass specialist Rural Energy has won Installer of the Year at the British Renewable Energy Awards, which it hopes will boost business for renewable energy.

Turkey awards finalists revealed

The shortlist for the British Turkey Awards has been revealed, with Hot & Spicy Steaks and Turkey Mini Fillets with Brie, Cranberry Sauce & Bacon among the products competing for prizes.

New events manager joins turkey firm

Kelly Turkeys, makers of the award-winning Kelly Bronze, has appointed a new shows and events manager.

Poultry is UKs number one meat, says BPC

Almost 70% of the population buy and consume more poultry than any other meat, according to new British Poultry Council (BPC) research.

KellyBronze turkey turns 30

The KellyBronze slow-grown turkey has stood the test of time to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year.

Bernard Matthews to close turkey processing site

Around 80 jobs losses are expected at Bernard Matthews Lincs Turkey plant in Grainthorpe, Lincolnshire, after the firm put forward proposals to close the site.

Record-holder scoops turkey plucking challenge

The Champions of Champions turkey plucking competition was won by the Guinness Book of Records holder Vincent Pilkington.

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.

Faccenda to become Faccenda Foods

Fresh poultry firm Faccenda is to rebrand as Faccenda Foods at the end of this month.

British Turkey Awards 2014 open for entries

The British Turkey Awards 2014 have invited retailers to showcase their poultry products as entries are now open.

MTJs April Fools story goes international

MTJs April Fools story, about a fictional claim from the Doncaster Doner Association that the doner kebab actually hails from the Yorkshire town, has caused outrage in Turkish newspapers and television.

Kebab town seeks PGI status

A campaign has been launched which claims the rightful birthplace of the doner kebab is actually within the UK Doncaster, in fact.

Bernard Matthews and Lumicity announce 24.5m biomass boiler deal

The UKs largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has announced a biomass roll-out project that will see 179 boilers installed across 21 of its turkey farms.

Polish beef fears allayed

UK meat bosses have played down fears of increased Polish beef imports, after reports of a claimed renewed focus from the supermarket sector post-horsegate.

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