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Co-op commits to British meat

As of today (Tuesday 2 May) The Co-operative will commit to sourcing only 100% fresh British bacon and lamb, ditching Danish bacon and New Zealand lamb.

Britain’s best butchers called on to take part in the World Butchers’ Challenge

The most skilled butchers in Britain are being sought after to participate in the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

Clarity urged on online origin labelling

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

Welsh lamb industry to welcome NZ delegates

The Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is this week hosting representatives from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ). 

Welsh farmers warn of free trade New Zealand deal

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has warned a free trade deal with New Zealand would not benefit UK livestock producers, amid prospects of the ‘Hard Brexit’ pursued by prime minister Theresa May.

Industry welcomes M&S commitment to Scottish lamb

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

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. 

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

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

Producers encouraged to attend livestock genetic conference

Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event. 

British Beefeaters arrive in Australia ahead of World Butchers’ Challenge

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge touched down in Australia over the weekend, ahead of the competition. 

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers’ Challenge

With just over one week until the World Butchers’ Challenge takes place, it’s time to meet the fourth and final team challenging The British Beefeaters for the title. 

Pure South Sharp Blacks aim to make it four in a row

As The British Beefeaters get ready to for the World Butchers’ Challenge next month, some of the toughest competition is bound to come from New Zealand’s Pure South Sharp Blacks. 

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.

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).

Action plan for protein

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

Aldi to launch premium quality wagyu steaks

Discounters Aldi is set to launch a range of quality premium wagyu steaks.

Sheep meat supplies on the rise

Supplies of sheep meat are likely to increase in 2016 due to higher levels of adult sheep slaughterings, according to the latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) forecasts. 

Key opportunities identified for lamb market

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

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. 

Waitrose in hot water for sourcing New Zealand lamb

Sheep farmers have been left angry with supermarket chain Waitrose after it marketed New Zealand lamb under its Duchy brand. 

World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB announced

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge have been unveiled. 

In focus: New Zealand

With a new mandate from its farmers, Beef + Lamb New Zealand is now considering its market strategy going forward. Fred A’Court takes a look at the state of play for the country’s red meat exports.

AHDB Outlook Conference addresses market predictions

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

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). 

Northern Irish sheep imports ‘deeply concerning’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s (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.

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. 

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.

Lamb industry looks forward despite unpredictable year

Despite international struggles impacting the lamb industry, the global marketplace continues to hold the key to Welsh farming’s long-term prosperity. That’s 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.

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.

New Zealand lamb on AHDB agenda

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

The world’s best steak is soon to be revealed

We are just days away from the results of the World Steak Challenge.

NFU Scotland meets with Tesco following labelling scandal

After Tesco’s 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.

NFU Scotland slams Tesco’s ‘misleading’ practices on lamb

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland president Allan Bowie called Tesco’s 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’.

New Zealand makes it three on the trot

New Zealand has won this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge. 

UK farming bodies call for emergency meeting

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

Blog discusses halal slaughter

Rizvan Khalid, halal expert and senior director of Shropshire abattoir Euro Quality Lambs, has posted a new blog for meatinfo.co.uk entitled “Halal – know your market!”.

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. 

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).

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 Scotland’s Stuart Ashworth told delegates to the Outlook conference.

British butchers sought for Tri-Nations challenge

Team GB is looking for six winning butchers to take on Australia and New Zealand as The Tri-Nations Butchery Competition returns in 2015.

Derby outlets in adulterated meat scandal

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

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.

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.

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.

Welsh meat body announces scholarship winners

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

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.

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”.

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.

Butchers’ Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, guests to the event’s Gala Dinner were told.

Rugby star prepares British butchers for Tri-Nations

Rugby hero Phil Vickery has been preparing the British team to do battle with the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge.

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Aldi set to offer Wagyu steaks

Budget supermarket Aldi will now add Wagyu beef steaks from New Zealand to its growing range of premium meats.  

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.

Butchers set for Tri-Nations Challenge

Britain will host this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, which will be hosted at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10 July 2014.

Morrisons to stock New Zealand lamb

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

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