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Farm minister ‘understands’ Brexit labour fears

The government hopes to offer work permits to EU meat factory staff but has stressed its priority remains controlling immigration, farming minister George Eustice said. 

Tender process for Isle of Man meat plant to start soon

The tendering process for the meat plant on the Isle of Man is set to begin within the year, according to Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot. 

New Zealand would have more cause to celebrate a free trade deal than the UK, say Welsh farmers
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Welsh farmers warn of free trade New Zealand deal

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has warned a free trade deal with New Zealand would not benefit UK livestock producers, amid prospects of the ‘Hard Brexit’ pursued by prime minister Theresa May.

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). 

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 Britain’s balance of trade. 

Irish farmers urge minister to show commitment

Farmers in Ireland have expressed concerns over the lack of commitment shown by the Minister of Agriculture Simon Coveney. 

Gerry Maguire of Linden Foods has been appointed to the NI Livestock and Meat Commission
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Northern Ireland welcomes new member to Livestock and Meat Commission

Michelle O’Neill, agriculture and rural development minister for Northern Ireland, has welcomed Gerry Maguire to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC). 

New farm investment scheme announced

Pig and poultry farmers will get the opportunity to benefit from a new €17m investment scheme, the Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced. 

Ireland outperforms UK in tackling bovine TB

The minister for agriculture in Ireland has claimed its badger cull had been a “huge success” and said Ireland was tackling bovine TB better than the UK. 

Farming minister accused of complacency on campylobacter

Food and farming minster Minister George Eustice has been branded a “mouthpiece for poisoners” by a Labour MP as the campylobacter debate reaches the Commons.

Baroness leaves 2 Sisters

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has stepped down as non-executive director of 2 Sisters after accepting a post as a business minister.

Minister’s seal of approval for young butchers

Employment minister Esther McVey stopped in at Tulip’s Dukinfield site in Cheshire to meet two young butchery talents.

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