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Quality Meat Scotland highlights Brexit challenges and opportunities

A new paper has put the challenges and opportunities of leaving the European Union under the microscope. 

Pork exports see value rise, though volumes decrease

Shipments of pigmeat sent from the UK experienced a fall in volume for November last year. Despite this, sterling’s weakness has meant that the value of shipments remained higher compared to the same period the previous year. 

The pig industry in being impacted by low feed costs, says National Pig Association
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Pig farming like ‘taking a punt at Ladbrokes’

The National Pig Association (NPA) has warned that current low feed prices are doing nothing to reduce pig producers’ losses. 

Pigmeat production is expected to experience minimal growth over the next decade
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Slow growth forecast for pigmeat production

EU pigmeat production is expected to experience only minimal growth over the next decade, according to the EU Commission’s new Medium-term Outlook report.

QMS points to firmer cattle and sheep prices, but a tough pig market

Cattle and sheep prices have strengthened over recent months, but Scottish pig prices continue to struggle, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

DNA sample meat testing in Ireland reveals surprising results

DNA testing in butcher’s shops in Ireland has shown that more than half of the sampled products were not Irish.

GB sees finished pig prices up year on year

Finished pig prices have remained 5-6% up year on year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), despite the seasonal dip normally experienced early in the new year.

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