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AHDB head of livestock export trade development departs

Head of livestock export trade development Jean-Pierre Garnier, known to most in the industry as JP, has decided to leave his role at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) after 13 years with the levy board.

Kettyle Foods attributes pioneering ideas to key for success

Innovative ideas and new product development are the secrets to triumph, according to Kettyle Irish Foods. 

Uel Morton takes role at Scotbeef

Former chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland Uel Morton is to join red meat processor Scotbeef as development director. 

New appointment at Tariq Halal Meats

Tariq Halal Meats has appointed Mansur Ahmed as halal assurance and development director. 

Research pinpoints viruses to protect pigs versus germs

Friendly bacteria that could replace antibiotics to treat pigs have been identified by a University of Leicester team funded by farmers through AHDB Pork.

Fresh poultry sales drive growth for Moy Park

Four months of business development has lead to strong volume growth for poultry processor Moy Park. 

2 Sisters invests in oriental meal development

2 Sisters Food Group’s staff are celebrating a £10m investment in the development of prepared oriental meals at its Rogerstone factory, as it predicts year-on-year turnover there will grow by 20% this year.

New post for AHDB’s Dr Phil

Dr Phil Hadley has been appointed to the new post of international market development director for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). 

Scottish levy board welcomes new knowledge transfer specialist

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed 24-year-old Rebecca Rainnie as a new Knowledge Transfer Specialist. She will work in the organisation’s industry development team. 

Pig industry to benefit from training tool

A training and development web-based tool is scheduled to be introduced to the pig industry. 

Cabrito and Farm Africa team up for #Goatober

UK goat meat producer James Whetlor of Cabrito has teamed up with development charity Farm Africa for the first-ever #Goatober. 

ABP Food Group looks to create 400 jobs via expansion

Processor ABP Food Group hopes to create 400 jobs with the latest development at its Shrewsbury plant. 

Training standard for abattoirs given the go-ahead

A Level 2 standard for abattoir workers for the red meat sector has been given the thumbs-up for development by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). 

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’. 

The Dalziel NPD team has been expanded to include two new graduates
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Graduates join Dalziel NPD team

Dalziel Ingredients has added two new graduates to its specialist product development team. 

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). 

Pictured at the IGD Awards 2015 are Mike Coupe, CEO Sainsbury’s: Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe; Andrew Nethercott, Moy Park Director of Sales; and television personality Rachel Riley
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Moy Park wins development accolade

Moy Park has been awarded for its best-in-class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015 earlier this week. 

Nigel Penlington has been appointed head of research and development and knowledge exchange at AHDB Pork
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New appointment at AHDB Pork

Nigel Penlington has been appointed the head of research and development and knowledge exchange for AHDB Pork. 

Joanne Bland has been tasked with creating new retail and wholesale products for Dicksons
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Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant. 

Sign up now for ‘future of food’ conference

Meat industry professionals looking to innovate are being urged to snap up tickets to a food innovation conference in London.

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.

Dalesman invests £750k in extension

The Dalesman Group has invested £750,000 in an extension of its Bradford headquarters, including a new pilot plant and development kitchen.

Dunbia acquisitions push down pre-tax profits

Northern Irish meat giant Dunbia has recorded another successful year with a turnover of £769m, but a year of new acquisitions and contracts has seen pre-tax profits fall.

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.

Funding approved for Isle of Man Meats factory

A £1.6 million investment package for Isle of Man Meats’ ailing factory has been approved by the parliament of the Isle of Man, Tynwald.

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.

Tulip plans £490k development project

Pork, bacon and cooked meat producer Tulip is launching an ambitious growth project with the help of a £147,000 grant from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Government searches replacement for AHDB chair

The government is seeking a new chair for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) as John Godfrey is nearing the end of his term of office.

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