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Turkey quality scheme moves to Red Tractor

UK turkey producers will not be affected by the transfer of ownership of the Quality British Turkey (QBT) scheme to Red Tractor, the UK’s largest farm assurance certification body, its poultry chairman has said. 

Training scheme raises level of farming professionalism

The farming community is being encouraged to put themselves forward for a management training scheme, which could save businesses thousands of pounds.

Hewetson pictured with the donated lamb
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Skipton Auction Mart launches charity initiative

The first lamb purchase through Skipton Auction Mart’s new charity programme has been completed.

North Yorkshire farm shop launches apprenticeship scheme

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café is on the lookout for a new apprentice to join its butchery team, after introducing a scheme in conjunction with Leeds City College. 

Seven businesses sign up to Pig Industry Scholarship scheme

Seven sponsoring companies have signed up to this year’s Pig Industry Scholarships. 

Farmers’ union aims to boost sheep scheme’s efficiency

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has demanded that changes be made to a financial support scheme for sheep farmers. 

2 Sisters and Innovis grow lamb initiative

A lamb supply chain scheme between processor 2 Sisters Food Group and genetic expert Innovis has been expanded. 

Halal quality assurance scheme consultation launched

AHDB Beef & Lamb has launched an eight-week consultation on a quality assurance scheme for halal meat. 

Scottish meat industry wins millions in grant funding

Scottish meat processors and butchers have secured funds totalling £3.7 million through Scotland’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) Grant Scheme. 

Scottish pork company to hire two apprentices

Scottish pork processor Robertson’s Fine Foods will continue on its path of expansion, with plans in motion to launch an apprenticeship scheme, Meat Trades Journal can reveal.

Beef Efficiency Scheme sampling kicks off

Scottish farmers are to be informed of their animals selected for tissue tagging under the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES). 

Farmers demand clarity on efficiency scheme

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is demanding the government to provide information on when applicants to Scotland’s new Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) will receive necessary tags to meet scheme rules. 

Stun-free halal certification scheme launched

Traditional Halal Limited has launched its stun-free certification scheme. 

Pig industry scholarship returns for fourth year

The pig industry scholarship scheme is now open to recruit students for its fourth year. 

Scottish hill-sheep scheme launches with lower payments

The new Scottish Upland Sheep Support Scheme (SUSS) has launched, with payments being made at €78 per hogg head, according the Scottish branch of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

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Meat production projects win Agri-Tech Catalyst support

A whole supply chain approach to campylobacter is among four meat- and fish-related projects that have been awarded funding as part of the government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst scheme. 

Industry builds on new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme

Several Scottish industry bodies are looking to drive uptake of the new Scottish Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) before the 31 May deadline. 

Meat industry encouraged to claim compensation

Meat businesses operating within Energy Intensive Industries (EIIs) are being told that they could benefit from a government scheme to improve their competitiveness. 

Pig industry gains seven new young students

The Pig Industry Scholarship has attracted seven new bright students to its training scheme. 

Trailblazer scheme ready to blast off

The Butchery Trailblazer Scheme is set to be officially launched at an event later this month. 

Scottish beef industry expresses fears over government payments

The Scottish Beef Association (SBA) has said it is concerned about the prospect of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) payments not being made to all eligible farmers. 

Search for the next generation of beef experts

A new industry training scheme aimed at creating a new generation of experts in the English beef sector is currently looking for recruits. 

Supermarket aids livestock farming industry

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is encouraging young people to take part in its farming apprenticeship scheme. The next intake will see the trainees working alongside the livestock and poultry sector. 

Pig industry scholarship remains popular

Eight firms are taking part in the pig industry scholarship scheme, run by AHDB Pork and Harper Adams. 

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. 

The Butchery Excellence Scheme looks to improve butchers' business skills
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Butchery Excellence Scheme launched to aid business skills

Montgomery Food Consulting has launched the Butchery Excellence Scheme to help butchers improve their business skills. 

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. 

BMPA to launch revised Pork Scheme

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is to launch its new BMPA Pork Scheme on Friday (1 May), following a comprehensive review of its existing pork quality standards. 

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).

Irish pork DNA testing scheme deemed ‘incomplete’ by EC

The European Commission has called Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA) DNA testing scheme has been called “incomplete” by the European Commission.

Barbers outpace food apprentices

There are nearly as many apprentice barbers as apprentices across the entire food sector, and the numbers are continuing to fall, figures have revealed.

Heck given government award

Sausage company Heck has been named as one of the government’s 50 Food Stars, in a new scheme which recognises exciting up-and-coming businesses in Britain’s food and drink industry.

Michelin-star chef endorses QSM scheme

Eblex has enlisted the help of celebrity chef Nigel Howarth to be the ambassador for its Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme.

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.

Feature: Quality promise

Arabella Mileham finds that increasing interest in quality assurance is pushing organisers to refine and enhance their schemes, but that this throws up some unavoidable challenges

Scottish schools prompted to apply for meat vouchers

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has urged Scottish secondary schools to apply for its Meat Vouchers Scheme before the deadline at the end of the year.

Welsh sheep electronic ID scheme proves resounding success

A £1 million electronic identification scheme for Welsh sheep farmers has proved a hit, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

CAP front-loading payments for beef farmers dismissed

Scottish beef farmers are disappointed that payments under the Beef Calf Scheme will not be front-loaded as originally suggested by the Scottish Government.

Morrisons offers Beef Shorthorn cattle premium

Morrisons is offering a premium price for Beef Shorthorn-sired cattle for its Traditional Beef Scheme.

Deer association launches venison quality mark

With the popularity of venison soaring as reported by Kantar Worldpanel, a new quality assurance mark has been launched to ensure welfare and quality standards for retailers and consumers.

Welsh sheep farmers to benefit from £1m technology scheme

Welsh sheep farmers are set to benefit from a £1 million Welsh government project, which will help them embrace technology and improve profits.

Butchery Excellence Scheme could save members thousands

A Northern Irish food consulting firm has launched a new scheme for butchers, which aims to help them save up to £2,000.

RSPCA rebrands animal welfare scheme

The RSPCA’s animal welfare assurance scheme, Freedom Food, has announced it will rebrand to ‘RSPCA Assured’ in response to consumer research.

Quality Standard Mark celebrates 10th anniversary

The Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme for beef and lamb is to celebrate its 10th year, Eblex has reported.

Eblex embarks on ‘Festival of Lamb’

With a host of promotional activity and British lamb in abundance as we enter autumn, Eblex has announced a ‘Festival of Lamb’.

Scottish bodies tackle Johne’s disease in cattle

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Scotland Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Skills Development Scheme will run a series of workshops for farmers on the best practice to avoid the spread of Johne’s disease in cattle.

Prime Minister rejects compulsory halal labelling scheme

David Cameron does not support the compulsory labelling of halal meat products, according to a statement from Downing Street.

Industry welcomes government investment in apprenticeships

The food industry has welcomed plans by the government to invest a further £85m in the Apprenticeship Grants for Employers (AGE) scheme, as announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Budget speech yesterday (19 March).

Eblex steak guide added to beef box options

Eblex has added a new steak guide to its beef box scheme kit, which is designed to provide farmers with all the resources they need to sell their meat directly to consumers.

Moy Park awards latest Harper Adams scholarship

Moy Park has selected its latest scholar under the British Poultry Council’s scholarship scheme at Harper Adams University.

BREAKING: Karro pulls out of DAPP

The UK’s pig price monitoring system, the Dead Weight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been dealt a further blow with the announcement by the Karro Food Group that they were withdrawing from the scheme.

Bpex launches new abattoir dates
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Bpex reveals pig health assessment dates

Bpex has launched new dates for abattoir assessments involving the Bpex Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) from July through to the end of December this year.

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