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UK lamb: export shelf-life issue

Product longevity could put UK lamb producers at a big disadvantage against rival exporters as a race to capture sales in the Middle East intensifies. 

Always believe in yourself

I had always dreamed that, one day, I ‘d be my own boss and own my own business. But never in my wildest dreams did I think it would come true, certainly after hitting a few barriers in my personal life.

Meat Scholarship Association celebrates landmark year

Members of the Welsh red meat sector are being called upon to apply for a potentially life- and career-changing experience. 

How bright is the future of retail butchery?

This piece is an honest account of the challenges which I personally see in our industry. It may be controversial and people may have different opinions on some of the content written, however when all told this is my livelihood, my life and my passion. 

How the BDCI is helping the meat industry

It can be tough to give your life to a sector and then, when you fall on hard times, feel there’s no help available to you.  Thankfully, for those in the meat industry, there is support at hand. 

BBC anti-sheep rustling solutions shot down

Ideas set out in BBC 2 programme The Big Life Fix to combat sheep rustling have been debunked by the industry. 

Pig producers urged to be confident about post-EU Britain

The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that British pig producers should look forward to life outside of the European Union. 

Pasture for Life certification mark approved

Cattle and sheep meat products that have been reared solely on grass and pasture can now benefit from the Pasture for Life mark. 

Acoura enters partnership with Pasture-Fed Livestock Association

Acoura has been appointed by The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA) as inspection provider for its Pasture for Life certification scheme. 

Red Tractor mulls over results of welfare consultation

The decision on whether to extend the Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period, is unlikely to be made until August, following the end of a consultation on the proposals.

Red Tractor life proposal meets farmer resistance

Beef farmers have raised concerns about plans to extend the Red Tractor (RT) assurance scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period. Nearly two-thirds opposed the change, according a survey carried out by the National Beef Association (NBA).

Red Tractor reassures industry over scheme review

A shift to whole life assurance for beef under the Red Tractor scheme will not lead to any shortening of supplies within the sector, bosses have pledged.

NFU welcomes sentencing of badger cull activist

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed the sentencing of a prominent badger cull activist for breaching an injunction designed to protect those involved in culls.

New beef and lamb ‘pasture-fed’ label launched

A new ‘Pasture For Life’ certification mark has been launched – for meat from animals that are purely pasture-fed.

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