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Pork outperforms market in retail

A major pork consumer campaign has driven an increase in sales over the past 12 weeks. 

Organic meat rise driven by animal welfare

National sales of organic meat increased in September thanks to growing shopper demand for welfare and traceability.

Brexit could result in 325% increase for vet certifications

As a consequence of the UK potentially being treated as a ‘third country’ post-EU, the demand for veterinary certifications could rise threefold.

Trade union at loggerheads with Tulip over pay rates

Meat processor Tulip has come under pressure from the Bakers Food and Allies Workers Union (BFAWU) for allegedly not providing its members with a pay increase in three years at its Coalville facility. 

UK lamb exports rise by a quarter

Figures from the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for the first half of the year have revealed a 25% increase in UK lamb exports, with figures reaching £177.3 million. 

Dalziel expansion to increase production capacity

Dalziel Ingredients has announced a £2.5 million manufacturing expansion, as demand for its gluten-free solutions has doubled.

Beef and pork prices rise ‘dramatically’

At an 11% year-on-year increase per kg, beef prices have reached an all-time high, according to Beacon Purchasing. 

Asda’s meat line generates multi-million pound sales

Retailer Asda’s new ‘Farm Stores’ meat products line has helped to generate sales of over £58 million for the supermarket.

Mixed fortunes for new-season British lamb

The Welsh lambing sector has received a boost from an improved number of new-season lambs, coupled with an increase in prices. 

Scottish red meat abattoirs see turnover decline in 2016

Red meat primary processors in Scotland saw livestock numbers and figures for animals processed down year-on-year, despite a slight increase in the amount of cattle slaughtered. 

Livestock producers advised on farm break-ins

Farmers have been warned of break-ins, following an increase in the industry being targeted by animal rights protestors. 

2 Sisters grows south west chicken production after multi-million investment

2 Sisters Food Group has announced that £27.5 million has been invested in its south west supply chain last year, enabling it to increase its chicken production in the region. 

2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs at Derby facility

2 Sisters is to increase investment in its Derby plant, creating 100 new jobs. 

Cranswick grows sales over third quarter

Cranswick has posted a 5% increase in total revenue for the three months to 31 December 2015. 

Crawshaw Group sees strong growth over festive season

The Crawshaw Group has posted a 64% increase in group sales for the 15-week period to the 3 January 2016. 

Can we feed the world and manage the planet sustainably?

Charles BaughanAbout 15% of the world’s population suffer from chronic hunger, we grow enough food but it is not distributed properly and many cannot afford it. By 2050 the world population will increase by 2 or 3 billion, there will be increased use of agricultural land for biofuels and higher incomes will increase demand for food. This could double the need for food production providing of course we solve the problems of access and poverty. 

Scottish pig and poultry industries jeopardised by inflation

National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has retaliated to proposals from the country’s environmental body to dramatically increase many of its charges. 

Range extension boosts Aldi’s fresh meat sales

Supermarket chain Aldi has seen an increase in sales of its fresh meat range, which it attributes to the expansion of its offering. 

Greencore Group welcomes positive start to 2015

International manufacturer of convenience foods Greencore Group has revealed that it has seen an increase in revenue for the 13 weeks to 26 June 2015. 

Cranswick reports 8% revenue increase

Food producer Cranswick has reported a revenue increase of 8% for the three months to 30 June. 

Crawshaws plans nationwide growth

The Crawshaws Group has unveiled ambitious long-term plans to significantly grow its business and increase its presence throughout the UK. 

Great Britain has seen an increase in lamb sales.
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Lamb sales grow in mid-June

Lambs saw a strong week during the Royal Highland Show (15-21 June).

Butchers see an increase in sales thanks to POS

AHDB Beef & Lamb claims to have helped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) butchers see a rise in sales. 

Farmers see drop in meat returns due to oversupply

UK farmers have seen their returns drop in recent months due to an oversupply of domestically produced meat, an increase in imports, plateauing consumer demand and a strong pound. 

Blakemore reaps reward of investment

Blakemore Fresh Foods has said its turnover reached a new high of £39m for the 2014/15 financial year, an increase of £3m on the year before, after it secured 40 new clients and opened a new office in Bristol at the start of this year. 

Sterling linked to cattle export fall

The rise in value of sterling has been attributed to the drop in exports of finished cattle, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Higher production for Welsh beef forecast in 2016

New figures show higher calf registrations in Wales in 2014, pointing to higher beef production next year.

Welsh red meat trade sets out strategic plan

A new strategic plan for the Welsh red meat industry will aim to increase sales by at least 34% to £776 million a year by 2020, Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has reported.

Kerry reports upbeat performance

Kerry Food Group has posted positive results for the 2014 financial year in what it has described as a rapidly changing environment.

Rise in sheep meat production forecast

UK sheep meat production is set to rise again this year, according to AHDB/Eblex forecasts.

Welsh meat body to promote at Gulfood

Welsh food companies and organisations, including Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales, are aiming to identify new customers and partners at this year’s Gulfood show in Dubai.

Faccenda Foods sees profits rise for fourth consecutive year

Faccenda Foods has reported an increase in profits for the fourth year running.

Scottish red meat firm reports nearly £3m loss

J W Galloway, Scotland’s largest red meat processor, has posted pre-tax losses of £2.94 million for the year ending 2 March 2014, blaming a hike in meat prices following horsegate for the results.

Meat bosses react to environmental attack

Trade experts have defended the meat industry after a BBC article reported that meat consumption needs to fall in order to protect the environment.

Fresh beef brings in £2bn to UK economy

The fresh beef market in Britain was worth more than £2bn this past year, according to figures from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Cattle trade shows signs of stabilising

The cattle trade is steadying, due to tightening supply and increased demand, according to industry experts.

Acquisitions boost sales at Cranswick

Cranswick saw total sales increase 13% for the year to 13 March 2014, following a series of acquisitions.

Revenue up 9.1% at Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group announced a 9.1% increase in revenue this year, along with a 2% increase in volume growth.

Organic meat, poultry and fish are on the up

Sales of organic meat, poultry and fish increased by 2.2% in 2013, as the Soil Association announced the first growth in the total organic market for four years.

UK lamb production up by over 5% in 2013

UK lamb production rose in 2013, with pork remaining steady and beef falling, Welsh meat bosses reported.

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