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Matthew Edwards (r) receives his medal from Arwyn Watkins
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North Wales butcher wins UK WorldSkills contest

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards won the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition on Saturday 21 November.

Quinney has been heavily involved with the NFU and was a previous AHDB Beef & Lamb board member
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Adam Quinney takes on Stuart Roberts' AHDB role

Adam Quinney has taken on Stuart Roberts' responsibilities as chairman of the beef & lamb sector group at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) with immediate effect, after the latter stepped down in August.

Stephen Mangan to host SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015

Comedian and actor Stephen Mangan has been announced as the presenter for the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015. 

Free meat supply chain event organised

Pork and red meat levy bodies Bpex and Eblex are offering meat industry professionals a free conference set to discuss the use and flow of information in the supply chain.

Sheep genetics project seeks suitable rams

A new project that aims for genetic improvement in the sheep industry is looking for rams for artificial insemination (AI).

Video: Eblex QSM Excellence Awards 2015

Eblex has crowned the winners of its Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards, recognising England's Best Sirloin Steak, England's Best Innovative Steak, and England's Best Steak Pie. 

Supply-demand imbalance hits cattle prices

Cattle prices are coming under pressure from slow consumer demand and ample supply, Eblex has warned.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

Eblex offers mobile video resource

Producers now have “a wealth of video resources” available to them on the Eblex mobile app, which can be accessed even without a live internet connection, according to the levy body.

Eblex introduces offal and fifth-quarter export packaging guide

Red meat levy body Eblex has produced a new packaging guide for offal and variety meats to help boost export opportunities.

Eblex creates online POS Hub for butchers

A new online point-of-sale Hub for butchers has been launched by Eblex, to “provide more useful tools and resources than ever before”.

Eblex eyes China for beef and lamb

Eblex is hoping that beef and lamb will follow in pork’s footsteps in securing market access to China, to the benefit of the entire supply chain.

Meat cutting and casserole work on show at IFE

The latest developments in meat cutting and the casserole and braising categories will be on show at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) this week.

UK ‘corners’ the EU lamb market, claims Eblex

The UK has cornered the lamb and mutton export market, and is the only EU member making money out of it, according to Jean-Pierre Garnier, Eblex export manager.

Law creates more stress at slaughter for sheep, finds study

Legislation requiring the individual handling of sheep in non-stun slaughterhouses increases stress levels in animals, according to research presented at Tuesday’s Eblex Halal Seminar.

Eblex offers technical masterclass

A new two-day science masterclass has been introduced for meat industry workers by beef and lamb levy board Eblex.

Halal seminar to debate issues

Eblex will focus on the current opportunities and challenges in the halal sector in a seminar later this month.

Small markets help to boost beef exports

Exports to small markets are contributing significantly to the overall export growth of beef, according to red meat levy board Eblex.

Rise in sheep meat production forecast

UK sheep meat production is set to rise again this year, according to AHDB/Eblex forecasts.

IFE will be held at the ExCel centre in London
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Eblex to focus on thin steaks and casseroles at IFE

Eblex is preparing to showcase “exciting new beef and lamb product developments” at this year’s International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE).

Eblex adds video news and ‘ask’ feature to web

Beef and sheep levy board Eblex has launched a monthly online news round-up video, “which reports the latest industry news and market information in a short, easily-digestible form”.

Eblex raises flag for beef and lamb in France

Eblex has been raising the profile of Quality Standard beef and lamb in France, by showcasing it at the Sirha exhibition in Lyon.

Eblex conference highlights international experience

Speakers at the Eblex Processor Conference last week highlighted best practices by drawing on experiences from across the globe.

Eblex stages Singapore event for beef

Eblex has hosted an event to showcase Quality Standard Beef to the foodservice sector in Singapore, where there could be significant opportunities for exports.

Upland farming conferences planned

Eblex and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) are teaming up to host two conferences, focusing on helping upland farmers develop profitable farming businesses.

Eblex and Bpex set for name change

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has announced changes to Eblex and Bpex as part of its rebranding to create a “simplified family of brands”. 

First networking seminar for women in the meat industry

World Cup-winning England rugby captain Katy McLean MBE will speak at the inaugural networking seminar for women in the meat industry.

AHDB conference to look at emerging opportunities

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is preparing to address the prospects for the beef, lamb, pig, poultry and dairy sectors in its 2015 Outlook Conference next month.

Eblex gains funding boost for breeding project

Beef and lamb levy board Eblex has won £1.75m-worth of funding for a selective breeding project which aims to improve the sustainability of the meat industry

Eblex strengthens communications team

Eblex has increased the size of its communications team after calls from levy payers and stakeholders for more information “to help drive the industry forward”.

Quality is key to successful beef and lamb sector

Dr Phil Hadley's blog articlesDr Phil Hadley, southern senior regional manager at Eblex, explains why quality improvements must always be to the fore in retaining consumer confidence and maximising returns

Ireland to restart beef exports to US

Ireland will export beef to the US for the first time in almost 16 years, following the lifting of a ban on European imports last year.

Cattle market begins to stabilise

The cattle market is “demonstrating stability” as the year draws to a close, according to Eblex.

Eblex encourages revival of casseroles

English beef and sheep industry levy body Eblex is undertaking a ‘Casserole Revival’ project to improve the popularity of the casserole and braising sector, and halt its “long-term decline”.

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.

US cutting methods to be shown at Eblex conference

Adopting new US cutting methods could help British processors and butchers maximise carcases, according to Eblex.

Eblex helps meat industry prepare for US opening

Eblex has been preparing the UK beef and lamb sector for the opening of the US market, should a trade agreement be reached between the two countries.

Firmer beef prices expected in 2015

Beef cattle prices will become stronger next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest market update from Eblex.

Eblex targets students with lamb campaign

With the new term under way, Eblex is aiming to get more university students cooking with lamb, using its ‘LambSoc’ campaign.

Eblex ups the steaks with new competitions

Eblex has launched three competitions for 2015, forming part of the first-ever Eblex Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards.

Eblex improves online lamb yield tools

Eblex has launched “new and improved” beef and lamb costing and yield calculation tools, to help businesses improve their operational effectiveness.

Eblex gains marketing boost for lamb from EU

Eblex has announced it will receive a £6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

Eblex calls for better cattle handling to improve margins

Improving cattle handling could save up to £160 per carcase at current market values, according to Eblex.

Eblex demonstrates slow cooking benefits to foodservice execs

Eblex held a special lunch event in London to showcase the benefits of slow cooking to chefs and menu developers from a range of pub and restaurant groups.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

Are you visiting Bakers' and Butchers' Fair this Sunday?

With only days to go until this year’s Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what’s in store for visitors.

China to be a key focus for Eblex conference

Eblex has reported the impact of trade with China on British beef and lamb markets will be a key topic of its annual conference next month.

Eblex targets foodservice with Lamb Specials folder

Eblex has created a collection of ‘Lamb Specials’, aimed at the foodservice sector, to promote this season’s high-quality lamb.

Eblex points to Dutch opportunity for beef

There is scope for developing beef exports to the Dutch foodservice sector, according to Eblex.

Eblex introduces Cow Beef Guide

Eblex has released a new Cow Beef Guide to help industry explore different classifications and qualities.

Women’s beef group gets behind mini roast campaign

A female beef farming group has launched the campaign Go Mini for Autumn! to promote Eblex’s midweek mini roasts initiative.

Wiltshire butcher takes caterers on farm visit

A Wiltshire butcher’s shop took 70 caterers from the South of England on a ‘farm to fork’ day to raise awareness about traceability and local produce.

Eblex points to domestic opportunity for fifth-quarter products

As reported by Doctor Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, as the export market for fifth-quarter products is growing, a market in the UK has opened up for small processors, which should not be missed.

Eblex manager highlights fifth-quarter benefits

Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, has pointed to the economic and ecological benefits of fifth-quarter products in meatinfo.co.uk’s latest blog post.

Eblex releases ‘Carvery’ point-of-sale kit

Butchers could benefit from a “bumper” Carvery point-of-sale (POS) kit for autumn, which has been created by Eblex.

UK sheep delegation visits China

Representatives from the British sheep industry are visiting China to explore possible export opportunities to the country.

Eblex brings out Lamb Yield Guide

After the success of Eblex’s Beef Yield Guide, the levy body has developed a new Lamb Yield Guide, to help businesses gain maximum yield and value from the lamb carcase.

Young butchers ready for international contest

Two budding master butchers are “prepared and ready” to represent the UK in this year’s International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland, taking place later in September.

Meat debate update: Anti-meat research motives questioned

The meat industry has questioned the motives of the of the anti-meat research community, after an author of a recent critical environmental report revealed he was a vegetarian on BBC Radio.

Meat bodies offer new online statistics

Eblex and Bpex have revealed a new online library of meat statistics ranging from livestock numbers to the seasonality of meat markets.

Foodservice feature: Back to school

From school meals to ethnic trends in mainstream foodservice, there are plenty of opportunities for quality-assured meat suppliers to grasp, says Oli Haenlein.

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’.

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

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.

Eblex devises digital aid for sheep farmers

Sheep producers can now make the most of a new digital tool from The Eblex Better Returns Programme (BRP) which helps to manage flocks electronically.

Red meat body hosts Dominican Republic visit

Industry professionals from the Dominican Republic were introduced to UK beef and lamb production and given an insight into livestock genetics during a recent visit hosted by Eblex.

Lamb prices begin to stabilise amid uncertainty

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

Eblex reveals beef and lamb conference topics

Production efficiency and profitability will take centre-stage at the annual Eblex conference.

Eblex targets youngsters with online lamb campaign

Eblex has launched a new social media campaign aimed at getting young people, aged 18-25, excited about British lamb.

UK sheepmeat exports show good growth

Sheepmeat exports continued to perform strongly last year, according to the AHDB/Eblex Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014.

UK meat bosses hit back at beef and environment critique

UK meat leaders have expressed disappointment over the reporting of a US-based study which claimed that beef production was 10 times more damaging to the environment than other livestock.

Eblex provides opportunity for foreign contact

A marketing event for British beef and lamb has given producers the chance to build relationships with foreign delegates, according to Eblex.

A lot of ‘hot air’ on beef

norman bagleyWell, guys and dolls, you know you have really arrived when you’ve been invited along with the great and the good (and the less good - meaning me) by the Minister to no less than two hours in London, expelling hot air about how to save the beef industry from its present malaise.

Eblex backs burger sales with POS kit

To make the most of the gourmet burger trend, Eblex is offering butchers a point-of-sale kit to use to promote their burgers.

Butchers’ Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, guests to the event’s Gala Dinner were told.

Quality Standard mark shows strong influence on meat purchasing

The Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) is one of the most influential logos affecting the decision to purchase meat and poultry products, according to a survey.

Export conference highlights opportunities for future growth

Opportunities for market growth and insights into the performance of the red meat sector were discussed at the Eblex Export Conference which took place this week (25 June).

Bpex and Eblex stage Chinese trade mission

Bpex and Eblex mounted another trade mission to China during the World Meat Congress in Beijing earlier this month.

Eblex releases new beef carcase brochure

A new educational guide from Eblex shows how to identify age and conformation and distinguish between bulls, steers and heifers, by studying the carcase.

Exports in focus at Eblex conference

Eblex is to put the UK’s beef and lamb export strategy under the spotlight at its annual export conference next week.

Eblex anticipates good lamb season

Eblex has reported that improved weather conditions and the spring lambing season should result in a good season for English lamb.

Eblex to use videos for communication

Eblex plans to use online videos as a resource for levy payers after the appointment of a new media officer

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Gog Magog Hills farm shop wins best burger accolade

A Cambridgeshire farm shop has won Eblex’s England’s Best Burger competition for its speciality marrow burger.

Quality Standard Mark welcomes new members

Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme is continuing to grow in its tenth year, with more than 50 new members joining in one week at the start of the summer.

Farm-assured beef and lamb add value at farmgate

Farm assurance continued to add value at the farmgate in 2013, with assured beef cattle returning an average of 13p/kg more than non-assured last year, according to Eblex.

Non-EU sheep meat exports hit record high

UK sheep meat export volumes to non-EU markets in the first quarter of 2014 have reached record levels, according to Eblex.

Beef and offal exports jump 25%

Red meat levy body Eblex has reported an increase in beef and offal exports, with the Africa and the Far East as important emerging markets.

Beef shoulder brochure helps butchers add value

Profit from the Beef Shoulder, a new publication from Eblex, has been developed to help processors and butchers add value to the beef carcase.

Eblex launches app

Eblex have made it easier for farmers and processors to access beef and sheep prices through a mobile app, after research suggested digital tools would be beneficial.

QSM marketing kit will help summer sales sizzle

Eblex has issued members of the Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme with promotional material to help butchers boost sales during the summer.

Meat industry advises caution on iron and heart disease link

Meat bosses have said any move to discourage iron intake among consumers would be “misguided”, after a study from the US claimed further evidence that red meat consumption increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 57%.

Best Burger finalists revealed

The finalists of England’s Best Burger Challenge 2014 have been announced before the overall winner is awarded the title of England’s Best Burger next month.

Eblex outlines export conference details

Food and Farming Minister George Eustice will present this year’s Eblex export conference, set to address the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.

Eblex brochure to back mini roasts

Eblex has launched a new brochure for its carvery range of mini lamb and beef roasting joints.

Eblex hosts French butchers’ visit

Eblex hosted top French butchers on a trip that has highlighted the quality of British butchery training.

European meat delegates take knowledge exchange trip to USA

Eblex and the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) explored the possibility of a free trade agreement with the US during a knowledge exchange trip earlier this month.

Eblex introduces image library to web

Eblex has launched a new image library on its website which can be used as a promotional tool for its users.

Butchers set for Tri-Nations Challenge

Britain will host this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, which will be hosted at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10 July 2014.

Infographic: UK beef carcase quality improving

British prime beef carcases increased in quality in 2013, with 3.8% more reaching the ‘R4L or better’ target than in 2012, according to Eblex’s recent annual carcase classification results.

British success at Asian trade show

British meat exporters, who exhibited on an Eblex/Bpex stand, reported high levels of interest after showcasing their products at the Food and Hotel Asia 2014 (FHA2014) convention in Singapore last week (8-11 April).

Producers, processors and auction marts optimistic, says survey

An Eblex survey has revealed that, after a number of difficult years, confidence among beef and sheep farmers, meat processors and auction marts is growing.

British exporters showcased at Asian event

Eblex and Bpex will be showcasing 14 exporters of British meat at the Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) convention in Singapore between 8 and 11 April 2014.

Levy payers pleased with ‘value for money’ as AHDB freezes rates

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) levy payers feel they are getting value for money after learning they will pay the same rates for a further year.

Eblex pushes new lamb marketing campaign

Eblex’s marketing channel, Simply Lamb and Beef, has teamed up with celebrity chef Mark Sergeant to promote its latest lamb campaign, Adventure Lamb.

Eblex/Bpex launch latest meat cuts guide

The latest edition of an invaluable cutting guide has been launched, with an expanded range that includes pork cuts for the first time.

Livestock census surprisingly encouraging for sheep sector

The 2013 Defra livestock numbers survey showed disappointing figures in some areas, but sheep numbers were “surprising and very positive”.

Meat firms take advantage of West Country PGI

Jaspers and Dawn Meats have become the first companies to be able to market West Country Beef and Lamb under its new Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) banner.

New members appointed to Eblex board

Seven new Eblex board members have been appointed by The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Celebrity chef promotes English beef in Hong Kong

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton promoted Quality Standard beef at an event in Hong Kong last week, to coincide with UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Great Week.

French chefs showcase Quality Standard beef and lamb

Eight French chefs used English Quality Standard beef and lamb in a number of recipes at a top Paris food show.

Industry looks towards change in meat inspection system

Speaking at the Eblex Processor Conference last week, representatives from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and a leading farm animal diagnostics company emphasised the need to move away from traditional meat inspection, and towards a modern visual system.

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.

Bright future for UK meat in Hong Kong and Macau

An Eblex delegation and a group of English meat exporters will be supporting UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Great Week mission in Hong Kong and Macau this week, while Macau has given the green light for beef and lamb imports from the UK.

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.

UK increases beef exports to France

France has been importing increased volumes of UK beef, according to Eblex, as the organisation aims to promote higher-value cuts.

Eblex launches new Beef Yield Guide

A new guide to help the supply chain maximise the value of beef carcase has been launched by Eblex.

Places at Eblex Processor Conference going fast

Around 30 delegates have already confirmed attendance at the Eblex Processor Conference in March.

Meat stats launched by Eblex and Bpex

An online library of meat industry facts and figures has been launched by Eblex and Bpex, available free to levy payers and industry stakeholders.

Sheep meat exports see strong growth

UK exporters were celebrating breaking the 100,000t barrier on sheep meat shipments, according to recent figures revealed by Eblex.

Video: Outlook Conference 2014 review

The 2014 AHDB Outlook Conference was held at One George Street in Westminster, London. Speakers included George Eustice MP, Connor McVeigh from McDonald's and Richard Brown from Gira.

Volatile prices create uncertainty in sheep industry

Price volatility in the sheep sector remains a huge problem, and market experts expect fewer lambs to be hitting the market this year, delegates to the Outlook Conference in London were told.

Constraint in long-term beef supplies

Beef supplies will remain tight into the long term, but consumer demand remains robust, delegates to the Outlook Conference were told.

Beef and veal supply expected to remain tight

AHDB Market Intelligence and Eblex forecasts suggest that while beef and veal supply is expected to be up on last year, the long-term situation will remain tight.

Eblex warns sheep producers against over-fat lambs

Following a good summer last year and with a late Easter approaching, Eblex has warned sheep producers not to let lambs get over-fat.

Eblex conference to look at meat quality and hygiene

Eblex is hosting a processor conference on 6 March, at which meat quality and hygiene regulations will be discussed.

Polish beef fears allayed

UK meat bosses have played down fears of increased Polish beef imports, after reports of a claimed renewed focus from the supermarket sector post-horsegate.

WWF calls for collaboration on meat

The meat industry needs to stop rejecting criticism and work with campaigners for a more sustainable future, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) food policy advisor Duncan Williamson.

UK food and farming minister to address AHDB conference

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference 2014 has confirmed that 100 delegates have already booked their places at this year’s event.

Free Eblex meetings for beef and sheep farmers

Beef and sheep farmers in the south of England will be able to attend a series of free Eblex meetings to find out about the work Eblex is doing to improve the profitability and sustainability of the English beef and lamb sector.

Search is on for England’s best burger

This year’s England’s Best Burger Challenge is now open for entry, with a special new category for 2014.

Eblex research projects look to reduce soya footprint of UK sheep

Two Eblex-funded projects will assess whether the level of soya bean meal (SBM) used in sheep diets can be replaced with alternative proteins to create a more sustainable sector.

Demand from Third Countries increases UK sheep meat exports

Demand from Third Countries has led to an increase in UK sheep meat exports in 2013, according to Eblex.

Eblex and Bpex eye up Asian export opportunities

Eblex and Bpex are eyeing up export potential for beef, lamb and pork in Asia following a mission to Japan, South Korea and India.

FSA begins study on geographic origin of foods

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is due to begin its study into the geographical origin of food, in a bid to ensure products with UK labels are correct.

Eblex responds to meat tax proposals

Eblex has hit back at claims that taxes on meat could help reduce the production of global warming gases from farming.

Halal’s hot potato

Following incidences of pork contamination, the UK halal sector has had a turbulent year and the issue of who should be responsible for monitoring the sector is not yet resolved, as Nicholas Robinson reports.

Welfare highlighted at Eblex event

The Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) focused on the demand for high-welfare meat in Europe, and the importance of imported products being of the same standard as European.

Eblex launches initiative to reduce water

Eblex has launched its second part of ‘Testing the Water’, a project aimed to reduce the use of blue water on farms and reveal wastage statistics.

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.

Easy and appy meat purchasing

Eblex has launched a new app in order to help caterers and retailers order the right cuts more efficiently and accurately.

Meatmania dubbed a success

The Eblex and Bpex export teams said they had a successful first-time visit to the Meatmania exhibition in Bulgaria earlier this month.

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