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Europe's largest microwaving centre unveiled in Derbyshire

Cold storage food provider Rick Bestwick has revealed its new up-tempering facility is ready for production.

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.

Vets condemn CCTV recommendation report

British vets have today (19 December) expressed disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government.

Northern Irish buffalo farm signs export deal

Northern Irelands only producer of buffalo meat has signed its first export opportunity.

Change in government scheme could cause beef industry serious cashflow problems

The beef industry is calling for the government to provide a four-year extension before any phasing out of the Approved Finishing Units (AFUs).

Top London restaurants and chef join Welsh Lamb Club

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has extended membership of its Welsh Lamb Club to include one of Londons top chefs, and four of the capitals restaurants.

Avian influenza confirmed on turkey farm in Lincolnshire

Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed in turkeys at a farm near Louth in Lincolnshire.

England to seek Officially TB-Free status for half the country in 2017

England is set to apply for Officially TB-Free (OTF) status for more than half of the country next year.

BBC anti-sheep rustling solutions shot down

Ideas set out in BBC 2 programme The Big Life Fix to combat sheep rustling have been debunked by the industry.

UK lucky not to have serious Avian Influenza outbreak yet

The UK poultry industry has been described as lucky that there hasnt been a large scale outbreak of Avian Influenza (AI) so far.

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.

RP Meats goes green with slipstream lorries

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

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.

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