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Leonards launches seasonal sausage mix

Ingredients supplier Leonards has unveiled a new sausage mix in time for the autumn/winter season. 

Truffle marinade launched to coincide with game season

Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has introduced a gluten-free truffle marinade to the UK – part of AVO’s Lafiness marinade range – designed to coincide with game season. 

Northern Irish butcher launches booze-infused bangers

Maguire Meats of Irvinestown has unveiled two unconventional alcohol sausages to inspire customers this barbecue season. 

Barbecue season boosts Hilton Food Group UK turnover

Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported a growth in turnover in its UK division, thanks to trading-up and a good barbecue season. 

Mixed fortunes for new-season British lamb

The Welsh lambing sector has received a boost from an improved number of new-season lambs, coupled with an increase in prices. 

Sainsbury’s pledges to buy British lamb

Sainsbury’s has announced today (29 June) that as of 1 July its fresh lamb will be 100% British and 100% new season. 

Nisa doubles Heritage sausage lines for barbecue time

Nisa has doubled the number of its own-label Heritage Gourmet sausage lines from three to six for the summer barbecue season, improving them with updated recipes. 

Industry split over new-season lamb volume numbers

The British livestock community has expressed differing opinions over the number of new-season lambs. 

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Aldi supports farmers with new-season Scotch lamb range

Aldi is stocking new season Scotch lamb as part of its commitment to supporting Scottish farmers. 

Stay vigilant in show season, pork producers warned

Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season. 

Retailers selling mislabelled gammon will be named and shamed by the NPA
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Misleading gammon labelling to be “named and shamed” this Christmas

Retailers not supporting Britain’s high-welfare pig farmers this Christmas season can expect to be named and shamed by the National Pig Association (NPA).  

New pâtés launched by Castle MacLellan

Castle MacLellan has launched two new pâtés for the festive season. 

Sainsbury's has extended its lamb season into the new year
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Sainsbury’s extends lamb season to January

Sainsbury’s has committed to extend its British lamb season until at least January 2016. According to the retailer, the decision is designed to help make the most of the increased availability of stock this season while reassuring its farmers affected by low prices. 

NFU calls on retailers to support British lamb

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has urged all major retailers to strengthen their commitments to sourcing peak-season British lamb. 

Asda apologises for lamb gaffe

Asda has apologised for mis-labelling imported lamb as British, after a customer uncovered a New Zealand health stamp on her joint.

NFU urges retailers to back British lamb

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on the UK’s major retailers to plan ahead and back British farming for this year’s lambing season.

Butcher’s Christmas sales leap by 30%

Catering butcher the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) has “smashed” all previous Christmas sales records this year, with a 30% increase on 2013.

NFU takes to social media to expose foreign lamb retailing

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is encouraging producers to take to social media to bring retailers who are promoting out-of-season foreign lamb into light.

Lamb prices begin to stabilise amid uncertainty

Uncertaintity of demand is causing a “boom and bust” trend in the lamb market causing volatile prices.

Game body reveals how to handle grouse

The shooting season is almost under way and to help consumers enjoy grouse to its fullest, game promotion body Taste of Game has produced a guide to the meat.

Retailers pledge support for British lamb to NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has held positive talks with a number of retailers in light of members’ protest action against Tesco promoting New Zealand lamb, at the Royal Welsh Show.

NFU protests against Tesco's NZ lamb promotion

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) staged a protest outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh show yesterday (21 July) against its promotion of New Zealand lamb during prime British lambing season.

Morrisons to stock New Zealand lamb

Morrisons will offer New Zealand lamb this spring, before reverting back to 100% British in June.

UK lamb forecast revised down

Fewer lambs will be reared in the UK this year, partly down to poor weather conditions, leading to an 8% decrease on the estimated crop.

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