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RECIPE: Autumn comfort food with MOR Sausages

With what summer we had winding down, it’s time to replenish your cupboards and start thinking about some comfort food to keep you cosy in the autumn months. 

Meat giants enjoy bite of booming UK foodservice

The wealth of foreign meat companies tucking into Britain’s foodservice sector shows the market means big business.

Introducing Simon Taylor

With the World Butchers’ Challenge just over six months away, the British Beefeaters are sharpening their cleavers and getting ready to make an impact in Belfast next March. 

Volume sales drop across all meat categories

All of the fresh primary meat and poultry (MFP) categories have seen volume sales drop over the past three months as promotional power begins to falter. 

Solid growth for Devro’s UK and Ireland sales

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro saw UK and Ireland volume sales growth for the first six months of the year. 

Cranswick sees ‘positive start’ to the financial year

Cranswick has reported a “positive start” for the first three months of the financial year, driven by a growth in volume sales. 

Looking ahead to 2017

The past 12 months have been tumultuous for the meat industry and beyond. As the sector dusts itself off after a messy 2016, we look at what the industry hopes to see in 2017.

Brexit remains hot topic for agricultural industry

The news that the UK will be departing from the rest of the European Union may be two months old now, but the impacts that this will have on the livestock community is remaining a key focus point. 

AHDB Pork publishes 2015 Yearbook

The industry levy board AHDB’s Pork division has published its Yearbook covering 2015, highlighting the effort that has gone into the pig sector over the past 12 months. 

FSA meat incidents so far this year

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its entire list of food incidents for the first three months of 2016. 

Profit rise for Hilton Food Group as expansion plans come to fruition

Hilton Food Group saw strong operational growth in 2015, completing two major estate projects over the past 12 months. 

Moy Park grows revenue and sales volume in 2015

Poultry processor Moy Park has grown revenue 1.4% year-on-year over the last 12 months. 

New food label a hit with consumers

The RSPCA has said its new ethical food label, RSPCA Assured, which has replaced Freedom Food, has proved a success with shoppers four months after it launched. 

Beef prices settle following unpredictable year

Following an unpredictable 2015 for prime beef cattle prices, the market has relaxed to a level similar to that of 12 months ago, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Cranswick reports 8% revenue increase

Food producer Cranswick has reported a revenue increase of 8% for the three months to 30 June. 

The American-inspired Pulled Pork Slice has been launched by Ginsters
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US products inspire new Ginsters launches

UK savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to launch new limited-edition products over the summer months. 

Orkney cattle farmers struggling due to heavy rain

Unprecedented rains have left Orkney cattle farmers with their “backs against the wall” and have forced many to sell their animals months earlier than planned. 

Export worries dent poultry sector confidence

Poultry industry confidence has been knocked due to export uncertainty, according to a new British Poultry Council (BPC) survey.

Welsh body reports on subdued beef demand in 2014

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

Butcher inspired to bring back Yorkshire Hams

Butcher’s shop Lishman’s of Ilkley, from West Yorkshire, is taking a trip down memory lane this Christmas by producing traditional York Hams.

Cranswick reports profitable H1

Cranswick has benefited from falling pork prices, contributing to a successful first half of 2014.

Morrisons’ woes continue

Morrisons has again posted poor results after what it described as a period of “intense industry competition”.

Morrisons aims for better beef production

Morrisons has revealed new beef farming ‘protocol’, which aims to reduce the time it takes to prepare cattle for slaughter by up to 10 months.

Morrisons sees drop in LFLs

Morrisons has claimed “conditions are tough” as it released its half-year results, showing a 7.4% fall in like-for-like sales.

Cattle trade shows signs of stabilising

The cattle trade is steadying, due to tightening supply and increased demand, according to industry experts.

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