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Multi-million euro campaign to boost lamb consumption

The UK has signed on as part of a cross-country campaign to boost lamb consumption in the EU over a three-year period. 

Easter lamb volume drops, but fish swims ahead of competition

Lamb volume sales over Easter declined year-on-year as the overall meat, fish and poultry category saw a “less impressive” period for the holiday occasion compared to last year. 

Chicken consumption declines for 2016 BBQ season

Figures for Kantar Worldpanel have shown that chicken consumption during the BBQ period experienced a fall in 2016, compared to the previous year. 

Meal deal options help grocery market grow

The latest grocery market share figures have shown that supermarket sales for the 12 weeks ending 26 February have grown at their fastest rate since June 2014, as more than £9 million was spent on meal deals compared to last year’s period. 

Measures to reduce Smithfield Market congestion return

Smithfield Market is to have special parking and travel arrangements during the Christmas period. 

Scottish red meat trade ‘no more than steady’

Trade in the run-up to the festive period in Scotland has been “no more than steady”, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Moy Park sales up but revenue down

Sales volume grew 2% compared to the same period in 2015, reporting a strong performance in its UK & Ireland and Continental Europe business units. 

Supermarket sales experience fastest growth of the year

Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown that supermarket sales have increased 1.1% compared to the same period for last year. 

Scotch Crème Eggs make welcome return for Southport butcher

A Southport butcher is making the most the Easter period by reintroducing Scotch Crème Eggs for the third year. 

Crawshaw Group sees strong growth over festive season

The Crawshaw Group has posted a 64% increase in group sales for the 15-week period to the 3 January 2016. 

Festive sausage raises money for charity

A Cirencester butcher has unveiled a limited edition Christmas sausage for the festive period in aid of charity. 

Growing online food sales have impacted on the traditional retailers
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Supermarkets struggle as online sales surge

Supermarket sales grew just 0.8% for the 12 weeks ending 11 October 2015, compared to the same period last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. 

Transformation leads to profit for Karro

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has delivered a significant annual profit following a period of transformation. 

Enjoy what’s left of barbecue season

A series of cooking demonstration videos have been released to assist butchers in taking advantage of barbecue trends, and to help families make the most of the remaining summer period. 

Moy Park profits drop in Q2

Poultry specialist Moy Park saw pre-tax profits for the second quarter (Q2) fall by 29.8% on the same period in 2014. 

HCC has moved to combat falling lamb prices
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HCC acts to counter falling lamb prices

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to make an early start on marketing campaigns in an effort to tackle falling lamb prices.

Over 480 lambs, ewes and rams have been stolen from farms in Somerset
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Abattoirs alerted in sheep rustling outbreak

Police have involved UK abattoirs in the hunt for thieves who have stolen at least 480 lambs, ewes and rams in Somerset over a six-week period. 

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).

Integreater boosts SI customer base

Meat and poultry processing software company Systems Integration (SI) has doubled its customer base since launching the Integreater brand in 2010.

QMS head of economics Stuart Ashworth
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QMS reports strong 2015 start for sheep

The sheep market is seeing a firm start to 2015, with hogg prices stronger than is typical at this time of the year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Festive meat sales see decline compared with 2013

Christmas meat sales were down on last year, despite a last-minute surge from shoppers, according to IRI data.

Lamb prices gain pace

Lamb sales are struggling compared to 2013, but prices are gathering pace in recent weeks, according to Eblex’s Sheep Weekly.

Cranswick reports profitable H1

Cranswick has benefited from falling pork prices, contributing to a successful first half of 2014.

Morrisons’ woes continue

Morrisons has again posted poor results after what it described as a period of “intense industry competition”.

Positive growth for sheep meat exports

Exports of UK sheep meat were valued at £183.9 million for the first half of 2014, reported Eblex.

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