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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.

New eye-catching look for Ginsters sandwiches

Ginsters has revealed a new image for its sandwich range.

Britains Best Burger finalists announced

Celebrating the tastiest burgers in the country, the final six in Britains Best Burger competition have been announced.

AIMS rubbishes FSA campylobacter claims

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.

Slaughterhouse operative jailed for animal cruelty violations

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.

Government stays out of levy row between IFA and ABP

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.

Warnings issued as rogue fish traders hit the streets of Northumberland

Fish unfit for consumption is being sold in Northumberland, according to the countys trading standards service.

Welsh Lamb hits the festival crowd

Some of the biggest names in pop will have the chance to sample high-quality PGI Welsh Lamb at this years V Festival.

Spar commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

Spar has become the latest supermarket to commit to using cage-free eggs by 2025 after revising its suppliers.

Meatsnacks Group targets independent retailers with trade website launch

The Meatsnacks Group has launched a dedicated trade website to offer independent retailers greater flexibility in both orders and payment.

Keyani & Sons increases production thanks to Multivac UK

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.

Farming minister cuts red tape on livestock movement

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 launches Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix

Lucas Ingredients has unveiled its new Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix.

Immigration raid at Byron burger chain

Dozens of employees at London branches of burger chain Byron have been arrested in an immigration raid, according to the Home Office.

Mattessons issues recall due to presence of plastic

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 experience increase

Prime cattle prices in GB for the week ended 16 July increased to 331p/kg, up more than 2p/kg on the previous week.

Sheep industry offered hands-on experience

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.

Brexit result has no immediate impact on retailers

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.

NPA calls on Brexit minister to support UK pork trade

National Pig Association (NPA) chairman Richard Lister has written to Brexit minister David Davis stressing the importance of the pig industry to Britains balance of trade.

Farmison & Co secures 60 supply deals in six months

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.

New workshop targets beef and lamb production advisors

AHDB Beef & Lamb will hold a workshop in Warwick to outline its completed and ongoing research in the red meat industry.

Kelly Turkeys ready to take on US Thanksgiving market

Poultry producer Kelly Turkeys is confident of cracking the United States Thanksgiving market following a recent sales mission by managing director Paul Kelly.

High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butchers is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a 1.7 million investment.

Shorthorn Cattle Society to supply beef to Morrisons

After six years in the works, the Shorthorn Cattle Society will be supplying beef exclusively to Morrisons for an undisclosed sum.

Man arrested and charged following 11,000 theft of livestock

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.

We Hae Meat launches breakfast pie with Asda

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.

Farmers urge Leadsom engagement

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.

Small family farms declining

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.

Dunbia gets royal approval for Queens birthday

Leading Northern Irish meat processor, Dunbia, has appeared in the official commemorative publication for the Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations, taking place at Windsor this year.

Pig producers urged to listen to abattoir reports

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork division is reminding pig producers that abattoir reports can help them to fend off invisible diseases.

Online medicine book contributes towards antibiotic data

Pig producers have made outstanding progress in recording use of antibiotics, the National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed.

Compact X-ray fat analyser helps meat sector

Analytical solution company Foss has announced the launch of the MeatMaster II C a compact version of the MeatMaster II X-ray analyser for fat analysis and foreign object detection.

Consistency key to steak sales

Retailers risk losing sales unless they ensure consistent steak quality, according to a report just published by AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Training standard for abattoirs given the go-ahead

A Level 2 standard for abattoir workers for the red meat sector has been given the thumbs-up for development by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Online medicine book contributes towards antibiotic data

Pig producers have made outstanding progress in recording use of antibiotics, the National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed.

Beef Efficiency Scheme launched in difficult climate, says industry expert

Scotlands Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) is the start of a slow burn, said National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands former president Nigel Miller.

Pig producers offered environmental training

Pig farm managers are being offered the opportunity to benefit from workshops tailored to educate them about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR).

Morrisons introduces daddy of all steaks

Supermarket chain Morrisons is launching the daddy of all steaks just in time for Fathers Day.

Bluetongue meetings hit the road

The Joint campaign Against Bluetongue (JAB) will be hitting the road to deliver a series of meetings that will provide bluetongue updates to farmers, veterinarians, and the wider industry.

Prices increase for Scottish cattle

Latest analysis from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has shown that Scottish cattle prices have displayed some seasonal growth.

Performance-enhancing drug found in cow not a threat to human health

Following on from an investigation into the discovery of performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol on an Irish farm, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has said that it poses no threat to human health.

Stephen Mulhern to host BDCI Annual Festival Dinner

Stephen Mulhern, presenter of ITV2 series Britains Got More Talent, is to host this years BDCI Annual Festival Dinner.

Waitrose and Moy Park launch omega 3 enriched chicken range

Waitrose has teamed up with Moy Park to launch the UKs first-ever chicken range that is a source of omega 3.

Joint initiative showcases lamb for Euro 2016

To celebrate the Euro 2016 football championships, the UKs Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Interbev in France and Bord Bia in Ireland have combined forces to produce a jointly-funded campaign aimed towards promoting lamb consumption.

Boparan to buy Tescos Giraffe restaurant chain

Tesco has announced the intended sale of its restaurant chain Giraffe to Boparan Restaurants Holdings Limited.

Halal range launches on AmazonFresh

Haloodies (Halal Foodies) is now available through the newly-launched AmazonFresh service, offering produce aimed at millennial Muslims.

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