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Dunbia chiefs receive lifetime achievement award

Jim and Jack Dobson, owners of meat processors Dunbia, were the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the UTV Businesses Eye Awards in Belfasts Waterfront Hall.

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this years Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Meat industry calls for Single Market access post-Brexit

Organisations from across the meat industry have come together in support of tariff-free access to the Single Market.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen adds Sainsbury's to client list

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has secured listings for its chilled fresh burgers in more than 100 Sainsburys stores.

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).

RP Meats goes green with slipstream lorries

Brighton-based wholesaler RP Meats has introduced environmentally-friendly slipstream lorries with meat hanging rails.

Knowledge development fundamental to progressing Northern Irish beef industry

All areas of the Northern Irish beef industry have been called upon to work together in developing the sector.

Retiring HCC chairman praised for industry commitment

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) retiring chairman Dai Davies has been thanked for his dedication and achievements over the past six years.

Aldi trumpets upmarket steaks with tactile labels

Global packaging firm Coveris has pioneered a new printing process used in the launch of Aldis 100% British Aberdeen Angus steaks.

New independent member sought for AHDB Pork

AHDB is looking for a pig producer and an independent member to join the board of AHDB Pork.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards signs up regal judge

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh signed up to the judging panel for the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Opportunities for local sheepmeat in the halal sector

The relationship between home-grown lamb and the halal market has been highlighted at the Muslim Lifestyle Expo.

JJ Food Service opens new depot in Dagenham

Wholesale cash and carry retailer JJ Food Service has opened its 11th site in Dagenham.

Q Guild website gets makeover to improve member experience

The Butchers Q Guild website www.qguild.co.uk has been given a complete makeover in an effort to better serve its 120 members.

Farming unions join forces on Brexit concerns

The UKs four farming unions have issued a joint call for the government to maintain full, unfettered access to the single market.

Dalziel gets into Christmas spirit by helping homeless

National retail butchery specialist Dalziel Ltd has partnered with world boxing title contender Josh Warrington to help the homeless in Leeds this Christmas season.

Haggis producer Macsween enters sausage category

Scottish haggis producers, Macsween, has branched out into the sausage sector.

Finnebrogue launches flexitarian brand at Waitrose

Northern Irish food processor Finnebrogue Artisan has launched its first flexitarian brand, Funky Flexitarian, at Waitrose in Britain.

Urgent scheme needed for non-EU farm workers

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has urged the Home Office to deliver a substantial trial of a Seasonal Agricultural Permit Scheme for non-EU workers in the 2017 season.

Bolster Moor Farm Shop makes Yorkshire competition history

For the first time in its 28-year history, a single business has won the top titles in two flagship categories at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition.

Dawn Meats commits to sustainable food production

Irish meat supplier Dawn Meats has become the latest firm to pledge its support to Courtauld 2025.

High Court ruling will delay Brexit clarity says industry

The High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can begin the process of leaving the European Union, will delay clarity, according to industry trade body British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

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.

Smartphone searches for meat and poultry experience boost

Research has shown that grocery searches on smartphones for meat and poultry have increased 43% year-on-year for the third quarter.

Great British Game Week returns

The best of the countrys game meat will be celebrated again this year in Great British Game Week (20-27 November).

Meat and poultry dips as fish reels in the customers

Fresh primary meat and poultry sales have taken a hammering for the 12 weeks to 9 October, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures.

Market needed for Shetland light lamb

With prices for Shetland light lamb down to 5 a carcase, a market is desperately needed for the product.

Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval

The Butchery Employer Trailblazer Group (BETG) has received final government approval for the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship.

Welsh Lamb eyes up fashion capital

Italy is being targeted as an area to lift PGI Welsh Lamb exports, by connecting producers from Wales with international chefs.

Understanding illness key to preventing flock loss

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

Scottish farmers warned of Winter thieves

As the colder months approach, farmers and crofters in Scotland have been advised to remain vigilant in protecting their property.

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.

Prime Scottish cattle throughputs on the rise

The pattern of prime cattle throughputs peaking in October and November looks set to continue this year.

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.

Farmers union appoints Brexit head

Nick von Westenholz will head the Brexit unit at the National Farmers Union (NFU) as it moves to strengthen and extend its political reach following the UK publics fateful decision.

Long-awaited Brechin abattoir opens in Scotland

Scotlands 10m Brechin abattoir has opened, employing 58 people and providing much-needed additional capacity to the pigmeat industry in the country.

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.

Labour's living wage pledge "a burden for consumers"

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has criticised Labours promises of an increased living wage, saying it will led to a higher cost burden for consumers.

Lamb prices fall for third consecutive week

Liveweight lamb prices fell for the third consecutive week, according to the latest weekly figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb, as numbers coming to the market rose.

Butchers warned against accepting stolen sheep

Butchers in the Northamptonshire area have been warned about contaminated meat.

English pig herd growing despite reports of tightening supplies

The latest Defra pig survey has revealed that the English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage.

Debbie & Andrews launches new festive-themed products

To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October-6 November), premium sausage producer Debbie & Andrews has launched two new products.

Dohertys unveils rebranding

Northern Irish gluten-free meat specialist Dohertys has refreshed its brand as part of a marketing drive to expand business in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Young bulls ease cattle price hikes, latest data indicates

Falling young bull prices diluted cattle price hikes in the week ending (w/e) 17 September, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Australia wins the World Steak Challenge for second time

Australian producer Jacks Creek has retained the title of the Worlds Best Steak Producer.

Lamb genetics project delivers positive results

The early results of an innovative research project to improve genetics in lambs have shown the initiative has gotten off to a strong start.

North Yorkshire develops heritage breed Christmas alternatives

Online heritage breed butcher Farmison & Co has produced a number of alternative dinner options for the festive season.

Lamb price falls despite drop in supplies

The price of lambs on liveweight markets declined in the week ending 14 September, despite a fall in supplies as demand has begun to return to normal levels, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Boparan poised to buy Bernard Matthews

Rumours of a purchase of poultry processor Bernard Matthews are premature, according to Boparan Holdings.

Snaffling Pig gets in Brazilian spirit

With the Paralympic Games kicking off yesterday (Wednesday, 7 September), premium pork scratchings firm The Snaffling Pig Co. has launched a new limited edition flavour to celebrate the success of Team GB in Rio.

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