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Jonathan Russell has been appointed director of group procurement at 2 Sisters
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In-house promotion for 2 Sisters

One of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, 2 Sisters Food Group, has promoted Jonathan Russell to director of group procurement, responsible for the company’s £1.5 billion-a-year purchasing budget. 

(l-r) Emma Fletcher who was awarded the Moy Park scholarship two years ago with Katharine Strain and new candidate Emily Hughes
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Moy Park welcomes Harper Adams student

A student from agricultural college Harper Adams has been awarded with a scholarship at Northern Irish company Moy Park, as part of the British Poultry Council Scholarship Scheme. 

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. 

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers. 

Ingredients supplier celebrates Easter with new seasoning

EHL Ingredients is fully embracing the Easter spirit by launching a concentrated lamb seasoning especially for the occasion. 

Yorkshire Wagyu Company is recognised for success

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been celebrating after it was recognised as one of 11 promising young businesses to be shortlisted for the finals of the Local Business Accelerators (LBA). 

Better before bigger strategy begins to pay off for 2 Sisters

Boparan Holdings, parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a modest growth in sales for the second quarter of the year as its ‘Better before bigger’ strategy begins to pay dividends. 

Aldi praised for driving pork sales

The National Pig Association (NPA) has praised Aldi for boosting sales of pork. 

Industry expands technical knowledge at AHDB Beef & Lamb masterclass

Professionals from the meat industry have been given the opportunity to improve their technical knowledge with the help of AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Devro enters period of financial risk

Scottish manufacturer of sausage casings, Devro, is entering a phase of "operational risk”, according to the investment management firm Shore Capital. 

Food labelling workshops assist industry

The first workshop helping small producers to understand and comply with the current Food Information Regulations has been positively received by participants across the UK. 

FSA sets out new campylobacter goals

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out new targets for tackling campylobacter, including a focus on transparency and smaller processors. 

Moy Park seeks ‘energetic’ graduates

Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park is seeking ambitious and energetic graduates to apply for its 2016 graduate management development programme, ‘Sprint’. 

Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter tribunal

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards. 

Ginsters launches limited-edition sandwiches for spring

Ginsters has launched two new limited-edition sandwiches in an effort to drive spring sales. 

Sheep and beef production expected to increase in 2016

Sheepmeat and beef production are both predicted to experience a year-on-year rise in 2016, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

Butcher’s Pet Care plans for factory expansion

One of Britain’s leading pet food suppliers, Butcher’s Pet Care, has announced plans to expand its headquarters. 

Dunbia announces innovation investment

Northern Irish red meat processor Dunbia has announced an investment worth nearly £500,000, to strengthen its food development team. 

Goat gammon goes on sale in Ireland

Shoppers in Northern Ireland looking for an alternative twist to their eggs, ham and chips are in for a treat, thanks to Broughgammon Farm.

Moy Park wins big at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Moy Park scored a hat-trick of victories at this year’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

International opportunities for Welsh meat

Wales’ red meat industry is hoping to get an international boost to European territories. 

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. 

Tulip enters collective consultation

Tulip announced on Monday (29 February) that it has entered into a period of collective consultation with a number of its employees at its site in Bromborough, on the Wirral. 

Moy Park announces £4m investment

Poultry specialist Moy Park has invested £4 million in its Craigavon facilities in Northern Ireland. 

AHDB Pork tackles pig tail-biting

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork division is calling on pig producers to provide data regarding tail-biting. 

East Yorkshire poultry business welcomes new key appointments

Poultry and game business, T. Soanes & Son, has recruited three new team members to help drive the business forward. 

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UK’s leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its ‘industry-leading’ apprenticeship programme. 

Dawn Meats' graduates last week completed a specially designed management scheme
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Dawn Meats graduates complete custom-made management programme

Twelve of Dawn Meats’ UK-based graduates joined 12 of their Irish counterparts in Dublin last week to complete a specially designed management programme at University College Dublin (UCD). 

Steve Crosby has been appointed the BDCI festival chairman for 2016
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New chair for BDCI Festival 2016

Steve Crosby, chairman of Riverway Foods, is to take over from Ocado’s head of buying, Rose Price, as the BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) festival chairman for 2016.

Industry calls for help on Brexit referendum

The meat sector is turning to independent experts for advice on a potential exit for Great Britain from the EU ahead of the referendum on 23 June. 

Devro set for an increase in pre-tax profits

Manufacturer of collagen meat casings, Devro, is set to report an increase in pre-tax profits at the end of the financial year, according to Investec. 

Poultry feed manufacturer 2Agriculture to relocate milling premises

A leading manufacturer for poultry feed, 2Agriculture, is planning on relocating its Edinburgh mill to new state of the art facilities. 

ABP pilots AHDB Beef & Lamb’s 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. 

(l-r) Mike Mullan, HR Director Europe, Moy Park along with Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, and Katharine Strain, Head of Talent and Organisational Development, Moy Park
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Moy Park launches £8m skills programme for staff

Moy Park has unveiled a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme. 

Cannon & Cannon launches new premium sliced meat range

Retailer and distributor Cannon & Cannon is to launch a new range of sliced packs to retail. 

Ginsters searches for the country’s biggest football fan

Savoury pastry brand Ginsters is celebrating outstanding football fans with a new on-pack promotion. 

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. 

Is steak the food of love?
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Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentine’s Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day. 

Essentia launches functional ingredient for sausage market

Sausage producers in Ireland are set to benefit from Essentia Protein Solutions’ Republic of Ireland (ROI) Drinde, a clean label functional protein made from Irish pork rind. 

British poultry sector reports reduced overall antibiotic use in 2015

Antibiotic usage data collected by the British Poultry Council (BPC) for 2015 has revealed a 28% drop in overall usage of antibiotics compared to 2014. 

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls “the worst period of low prices for over half a decade”. 

Lancashire police investigate missing abattoir assets

Lancashire police are investigating the removal of assets from the administration-hit abattoir B Riley & Sons, which ceased trading in December 2015, resulting in the loss of 131 jobs. 

More meat needed on Brexit referendum

More clarity on the implications of a yes result in the impending EU referendum has been called for following rumours that it will take place this summer. 

UK red meat production increases during 2015

Beef production in the UK experienced a 0.6% rise, while sheep meat production saw a rise of 0.5% during the 12 months of 2015. 

Moy Park extends roast in the bag range

Northern Ireland processor, Moy Park, has launched a new variation of its ‘Good Kitchen’ roast-in-the-bag product range. 

Heck sausages plans educational expansion at Yorkshire facility

Sausage manufacturer Heck has revealed plans to create a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired facility. 

Mattessons shows Snackarchist side with new campaign

Kerry Foods’ meat snacking brand Mattessons has launched a new £1.8 million (m) integrated campaign. 

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 beef industry drives processing sector

A new survey published in Insider magazine revealed that 26 out of Northern Ireland’s top 100 manufacturers come from the agri-food industry. 

Chunk of Devon develops three new sausage rolls

Pasty and pie creator, Chunk of Devon, has unveiled three new varieties of sausage rolls available from this month. 

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