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Red meat education programme aimed at teaching future generations

Around 70 teachers attended an event last week aimed at helping them educate students about the red meat industry.

Quality assurance scheme targets Cypriot tourist community

British Quality Standard beef has been showcased in Cyprus, to meet the demands of British ex-pats and holidaymakers.

Halal sector manager appointed by agriculture levy board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has appointed its first halal sector manager.

Levy board appointment to improve livestock cost management

Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager.

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.

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.

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.

Foodservice sector offered advice ahead of Great British Beef Week

With the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW) under way, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has provided foodservice operators with tips on getting the most out of British beef.

Straight approach: How new technology is reducing the need for manual labour

At a large poultry processing plant in Zell, Switzerland, thousands of chickens are being gutted, chilled and portioned at an astonishing speed.

National Beef Association campaign targets new farmers

A new campaign from the National Beef Association (NBA) is encouraging young farmers to embrace the beef sector.

Red Tractor launches pig antibiotic-recording scheme

Pig producers that are Red Tractor-certified will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics used on their herds every three months.

Farmers' Union appoints new head of food and farming

Philip Hambling has been appointed head of food and farming for the National Farmers Union (NFU).

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.

Asia Pacific tipped as important pork market

UK pork exporters have been told to consider the Far East as a potential market.

Pork exports see value rise, though volumes decrease

Shipments of pigmeat sent from the UK experienced a fall in volume for November last year. Despite this, sterlings weakness has meant that the value of shipments remained higher compared to the same period the previous year.

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.

Halal sector divided over industry support

Calls have been made for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to focus more on the halal sector.

Innovation at the forefront of Northern Irish meat industry

Northern Irelands red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors have been encouraged to embrace innovation in developing their industry.

Consumer demands in the halal sector to enter the spotlight

With the halal market increasing, customers needs will be the main topic discussed at an upcoming halal industry event next month.

UK pig prices end 2016 on a high

The EU-spec Standard Pig Price (SPP) bounced back from a modest decline in the week ending 31 December 2016. This was mainly driven by tighter supplies.

UK pig semen used to improve Indian pork quality

For the first time, pig semen from UK animals has been used in India in a project to improve the countrys pig breeding stock and to produce better-quality pork.

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.

Over-finished lambs raise industry concerns

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has encouraged the countrys sheep farmers to watch out for over-fat lambs.

Irish pork exports increase, but at slower rate than previously

Latest figures from the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) have shown that exports of Irish fresh and frozen pork for the first three quarters of the year increased 13% on the previous year at 139,100 tonnes (t).

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.

Northern Irish pig herd shows more growth than anticipated

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

Pig industry left in the dark about antibiotic usage

Following on from the news that the UK is on course to meet antibiotic targets, the pig sector is encouraging producers to play their part in setting realistic reduction targets for this spring.

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.

Cattle producers urged to help tackle Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

English cattle producers are being encouraged to play their part in fighting Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).

Banging radio station hits the airwaves

Celebrating British Sausage Week (Monday 31 October-Sunday 6 October), a new radio station has been launched to honour the British favourite.

Industry bodies help develop animal health and welfare

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revised a list of conditions to be recorded by Meat Hygiene Inspectors (MHI) in abattoirs.

Understanding illness key to preventing flock loss

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

International food action plan launched by government

The government has unveiled its plan for growing the value of British exports by an additional 2.9 billion by 2020.

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.

Champion of Champions 2016 winner crowned

JC Rook & Sons has been named the winner of Champion of Champions 2016 at an event held in Londons St Barts Brewery on Monday 10 October.

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.

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork awards.

Industry discusses trade relationships with Switzerland

Organisational bodies from the red meat sector met in Bern, Switzerland on Tuesday, 13 September to discuss trade relationships outside of the European Union.

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.

Export agreement to Hong Kong beefs up

An expanded agreement to ship a wider range of beef cuts to Hong Kong has been agreed thanks to the contribution of several agencies.

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.

British prime cattle market falls

The value of the prime cattle market in Britain fell by 15m in the year to February 2016, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Beef & Lamb division.

AHDB appoints senior marketing communications manager

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork division has appointed Ellen Noakes as the new senior marketing communications manager. She will be covering Helen Brothwell as she is on maternity leave.

AHDB outlines huge potential for exports to Asia

The impact of Brexit on trade could be partly offset by rising demand for meat in Asia, according to Jean-Pierre Garnier, head of exports at AHDB Beef & Lamb.

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.

AHDB highlights opportunities in halal sector

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Beef & Lamb sector has recognised the growing domestic market for halal sheep as presenting a significant opportunity for the industry.

Pig producers could be forced out of the business, warns AHDB Pork

A report issued by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork division has revealed that the price pig farmers and producers are receiving for their produce has fallen by a third over a two-year period.

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.

Agricultural development scheme seeks applicants

Ambitious individuals within the agricultural sector looking to take their careers to the next stage are being sought.

QSM lamb star of Polish cookery show

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

Peter Kendall appointed as new AHDB chair

Former National Farmers Union president Peter Kendall has been appointed by government as the new chair of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), with effect from 1 April 2014, for a three-year term.

UK food and farming minister to address AHDB conference

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference 2014 has confirmed that 100 delegates have already booked their places at this years event.

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