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How engineering presents development opportunities in the meat industry

For those looking to join the meat industry, there are options beyond cutting. Engineering is a viable way of working in the sector and an opportunity to learn new skills. ABP UK runs an apprenticeship programme for those looking to work as an engineer in the protein industry. 

Commercial beef unit sought to take part in feed project

The Beef Feed Efficiency Programme is looking for a commercial beef unit to take part in its the industry-leading project.

American trends prompt TGI Fridays brand expansion

Brand expansion agency Beanstalk is to work with TGI Fridays to develop its international licensing programme, with a focus on the UK. 

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. 

Moy Park seeks ‘energetic’ graduates

Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park is seeking ambitious and energetic graduates to apply for its 2016 graduate management development programme, ‘Sprint’. 

(l-r) Mike Mullan, HR Director Europe, Moy Park along with Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, and Katharine Strain, Head of Talent and Organisational Development, Moy Park
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Moy Park launches £8m skills programme for staff

Moy Park has unveiled a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme. 

National Sheep Association unveils next generation ambassadors

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has announced the 12 individuals selected to represent the sheep industry in its 2016 Next Generation Ambassador programme. 

Andrew Johnston, a current Dunbia graduate (centre) with Ulster Rugby players Dan Touhy (l), Chris Henry (r), and Craig Gilroy (back).
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Dunbia launches graduate programme

One of the nation’s leading companies in the agri-food sector, Dunbia, is set to create new job opportunities after launching a graduate programme for 2016. 

Michael O'Neill has been appointed to head up Moy Park's Continuous Improvement programme
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Moy Park appoints Continuous Improvement lead

Moy Park has appointed experienced business advisor, Michael O’Neill, to head up its Continuous Improvement programme. 

A new butchery apprentice scheme has been approved by the government
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Butchery apprentice scheme is approved

Apprenticeships in the meat industry have received a boost following government approval to launch a brand new ‘Trailblazer’ programme, set to go live this autumn across England. 

Tulip to expand apprenticeship programme

Pork processor Tulip is expanding its apprenticeship programme and is in search of new butchers, engineers and technical specialists. 

Livestock health research to receive £6m funding boost

Eblex and Bpex will receive funding to improve livestock health as part of a £6m research programme.

Supply chain partners join forces on sheep genetics initiative

The UK sheep and lamb industries have pulled together on a new sheep genetics programme, which aims to increase industry awareness of breeding values.

Moy Park introduces high-spec poultry house

Moy Park has developed a state-of-the art poultry development house, which it said will allow it to deliver “significant improvements” to its poultry rearing and welfare practices.

Moy Park to open 100th poultry house

Moy Park has announced it will open its 100th poultry house through its ‘Plan to Grow’ expansion programme.

Poultry firm manager completes leadership programme

Moy Park manager Ian Dowsland has completed the prestigious Institute of Agricultural Management’s Leadership Development Programme, which the company hopes will see him “lead the way” in agriculture.

Red meat improves health of elderly, says research

Research carried out by Deakin University, Australia, said that eating red meat three to four times a week could be key to keeping body and mind in peak condition as we age.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

Horizon programme explores livestock’s environmental impact

In the second part of the BBC’s Horizon, Should I Eat Meat? programme, Dr Michael Mosley looks at the effect livestock has on the environment.

BBC Horizon programme questioned by industry body

Claims by BBC’s Horizon programme that eating processed meat is detrimental to health have been refuted by an industry body.

C & K Meats expands into Asia

Suffolk producer C & K Meats has secured overseas orders worth around £100,000, after expanding into Asia with help from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

FSA under fire over abattoir radio programme

The Association for Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has accused the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of “scaremongering” in a recent BBC radio programme.

Scottish programme reduces salt in butchers’ bangers

A reformulation programme from The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) has reduced salt in seasonings for the butchery trade, to help create healthier products.

Eblex gets behind new beef cuts

Eblex is promoting its new beef cut development programme in an attempt to counteract declining beef consumption in the home.

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