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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 & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) after 13 years with the organisation.

Scunthorpe butcher goes head-to-head with Morrisons

A butcher from Scunthorpe has introduced a foot-long sausage roll in response to Morrisons launching its own version. 

New AHDB Beef & Lamb head of domestic marketing

Nick White has been appointed as the new head of domestic marketing for beef and lamb at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). 

Butcher teaches next generation of customers

A London butcher has held a class for some younger customers to teach them the art of butchery.

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

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. 

Michael O'Neill has been appointed to head up Moy Park's Continuous Improvement programme
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Moy Park appoints Continuous Improvement lead

Moy Park has appointed experienced business advisor, Michael O’Neill, to head up its Continuous Improvement programme. 

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

Industry head warns against EU exit

An executive of a leading meat processor and head of a food strategy board has warned against the UK’s exit from the EU. 

Irish body calls for end to low cattle quotes

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has claimed factories are attempting to lower cattle quotes in an effort to destabilise the trade and get another week’s supply at lower prices.

BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Youngsters presenting livestock at the show
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Youngsters display skills in livestock and butchery event

More than 100 young enthusiasts in the livestock, auctioneering and butchery sectors showcased their skills at the inaugural National Young Show Stars event in Malvern.

Video: AHDB Outlook Conference 2015

The annual AHDB Conference took place last Wednesday (11 February) at One Great George Street, London. The new chief executive of AHDB, Jane King, kicked off proceedings in the morning, outlining the organisation’s plans and focus going forwards.

QMS appoints new marketing executive

Graeme Sharp, 24, has been appointed Quality Meat Scotland’s new marketing executive.

Lamb leads rise in meat production

Beef, lamb and pig meat production has increased on last year, according to the latest slaughter figures from Defra.

Eblex event to highlight beef and lamb trends

Global beef and lamb sector trends and developments will be highlighted at an Eblex and agri benchmark event in June.

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