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Farmers 'angry' at Mercosur deal, says industry body

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has spoken out in opposition to plans to include beef in a deal with Latin American trade bloc Mercosur. 

Scotbeef unveils abattoir plans

Scotbeef has revealed plans to build a new abattoir at Thainstone Business Park in Aberdeenshire. 

Scottish pork company to hire two apprentices

Scottish pork processor Robertson’s Fine Foods will continue on its path of expansion, with plans in motion to launch an apprenticeship scheme, Meat Trades Journal can reveal.

Cranstons to refurbish Carlisle store

Cranstons plans to complete refurbishment of its Carlisle store in Fisher Street by the end of June. 

Broughgammon Farm plans farm shop and café expansion

Northern Irish artisan cabrito and veal processor Broughgammon Farm has announced plans to add a farm shop and café to its estate. 

Concerns expressed over beef price drop

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s livestock committee has revealed plans to extend its programme of drop-in sessions at store sales, in response to growing concerns about the beef market. 

Butcher’s Pet Care plans for factory expansion

One of Britain’s leading pet food suppliers, Butcher’s Pet Care, has announced plans to expand its headquarters. 

Heck sausages plans educational expansion at Yorkshire facility

Sausage manufacturer Heck has revealed plans to create a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired facility. 

Elmgrove Foods aims to maintain momentum after profit growth

Dunbia-owned processor Elmgrove Foods plans to grow its product range following a strong year. 

AHDB plans revitalisation in response to intervention accusations

AHDB Beef & Lamb has responded to concerns over government intervention in marketing campaigns raised by the resignation of chairman Stuart Roberts. 

PM sets out £7bn growth proposal for UK food

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to boost productivity while growing food and farm exports by more than £7 billion. 

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. 

AHDB plans Scottish tour to debate levy allocation

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to tour Scotland this summer meeting people throughout the food industry on a ‘listening tour’ to discuss what its priorities should be when deciding how to spend its levy. 

Petition against pig farm gathers momentum

More than 137,000 people have signed a petition in Northern Ireland opposing plans for a giant pig farm in Mossley. Co Antrim. 

Marian Voyce of FC Voyce recently turned 83 but has no plans to stop working just yet
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Britain’s oldest female butcher plans to keep going

The nation's oldest female butcher has recently turned 83 but has no plans to retire just yet. 

Supermarkets pledge to do more to cut campylobacter

Multiple retailers have set out plans to reduce the levels of campylobacter found in its chickens. 

Dunbia seals joint venture deal with Dutch beef firm

Meat processor Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Dutch-based company Shannon Meats.

Meat box supplier plans £1.3m expansion

Meat industry supplier Northern Paper Board, which supplies boxes for meat products, has revealed plans of a £1.3 million expansion at its site in Yorkshire.

Scottish abattoir to be relocated

Scotbeef is to relocate an historic abattoir after planning permission to replace it with housing has been given the green light.

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