The Butchery Employer Trailblazer Group (BETG) has received final government approval for the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship.
Italy is being targeted as an area to lift PGI Welsh Lamb exports, by connecting producers from Wales with international chefs.
Sheep producers have been told that using stock data from fallen animals can help stop further loss.
As the colder months approach, farmers and crofters in Scotland have been advised to remain vigilant in protecting their property.
The government has unveiled its plan for growing the value of British exports by an additional £2.9 billion by 2020.
The pattern of prime cattle throughputs peaking in October and November looks set to continue this year.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to close its UK office as part of a strategy refocus.
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 public’s fateful decision.
Scotland’s £10m Brechin abattoir has opened, employing 58 people and providing much-needed additional capacity to the pigmeat industry in the country.
Volume sales of beef, chicken and turkey continue to see volume sales growth but are struggling in value terms.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has criticised Labour’s promises of an increased living wage, saying it will led to a “higher cost burden” for consumers.
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 in the Northamptonshire area have been warned about contaminated meat.
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.
To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October-6 November), premium sausage producer Debbie & Andrew’s has launched two new products.
Northern Irish gluten-free meat specialist Doherty’s has refreshed its brand as part of a marketing drive to expand business in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Falling young bull prices diluted cattle price hikes in the week ending (w/e) 17 September, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
Australian producer Jack’s Creek has retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer.
The early results of an innovative research project to improve genetics in lambs have shown the initiative has gotten off to a strong start.
Online heritage breed butcher Farmison & Co has produced a number of alternative dinner options for the festive season.
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.
Rumours of a purchase of poultry processor Bernard Matthews are premature, according to Boparan Holdings.
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.
Ginsters has revealed a new image for its sandwich range.
Celebrating the tastiest burgers in the country, the final six in Britain’s Best Burger competition have been announced.
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has continued to apply pressure to the Food Standards Agency, saying it has continued to “undermine the meat processing sector”.
A man working as a slaughterhouse operative has been sentenced to 10 months and banned from keeping farm animals for 15 years after pleading guilty to a series of food safety, animal cruelty and animal movement offences.
The Department of Agriculture is to remain neutral in an ongoing spat between the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and ABP over the collection of levies.
Fish unfit for consumption is being sold in Northumberland, according to the county’s trading standards service.
Some of the biggest names in pop will have the chance to sample high-quality PGI Welsh Lamb at this year’s V Festival.
Spar has become the latest supermarket to commit to using cage-free eggs by 2025 after revising its suppliers.
The Meatsnacks Group has launched a dedicated trade website to offer independent retailers greater flexibility in both orders and payment.
Birmingham-based manufacturers of halal doner kebabs Keyani & Sons has been able to boost production by 20 tonnes per month after the installation of a Laska Grinder by Multivac UK.
Simpler rules on livestock movement for farmers have been unveiled by George Eustice, minister of state at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Lucas Ingredients has unveiled its new Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix.
Dozens of employees at London branches of burger chain Byron have been arrested in an immigration raid, according to the Home Office.
Certain batches of Mattessons Roast Chicken Flavour Fridge Raider products have been recalled as they may be contaminated by pieces of plastic.
Prime cattle prices in GB for the week ended 16 July increased to 331p/kg, up more than 2p/kg on the previous week.
Members of the sheep industry are being offered the chance to take part in a series of four workshops based around the theme of adding value at the National Sheep Association (NSA) Sheep Event.
Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending Sunday, 17 July 2016 show that the supermarket sector has experienced slow growth, with sales up by 0.1% compared to last year.
A halal butcher’s is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a £1.7 million investment.
Since launching the trade side of the business in March of this year, British heritage breed butcher Farmison & Co has seen weekly turnover from trade sales increase by more than 500% after securing 60 contracts supplying meat to some leading UK restaurants.
Poultry producer Kelly Turkeys is confident of cracking the United States Thanksgiving market following a recent sales mission by managing director Paul Kelly.
AHDB Beef & Lamb will hold a workshop in Warwick to outline its completed and ongoing research in the red meat industry.
National Pig Association (NPA) chairman Richard Lister has written to Brexit minister David Davis stressing the importance of the pig industry to Britain’s balance of trade.
Following a social media campaign calling for followers to put forward their perfect pie recipe, We Hae Meat has unveiled a new breakfast pie to be sold in 48 Scottish Asda stores.
After six years in the works, the Shorthorn Cattle Society will be supplying beef exclusively to Morrisons for an undisclosed sum.
Farmers and crofters are being encouraged to report livestock thefts, following the arrest of a 22-year-old man who stole £11,000 worth of animals in the Highlands.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Angela Leadsom to work with the body to overcome “market uncertainties”.
The number of small family farms in the UK has dropped since the beginning of the century due to poor farm succession and retirement planning.
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