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AHDB Pork marketing campaign shortlisted for award

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork sector has been shortlisted for a Marketing Week award. 

Welsh abattoir businesses need further investment

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has recognised cattle, sheep and pig slaughtering businesses as contributing £461 million every year to the Welsh economy. 

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. 

Devro finds solution to ammonia problem

One of the world-leading sausage casings company, Devro, has overcome an ammonia discharge issue in its Glasgow plant. 

Cranswick acquires poultry business

Meat producer Cranswick has today announced that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of CCL Holdings Limited (Crown), alongside its 100%-owned subsidiary Crown Chicken Limited from the Thacker family and management. 

PHWC to create industry-led pig animal welfare guidance

New guidance to help pig producers comply with legislation is to be drawn up by the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC). 

Meat Business Women announce third networking event

Meat Business Women, the networking group for women working in the UK meat industry, is to host its third event next month in London. 

British red meat exports highlighted

A new film, produced by the industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb, is showcasing the important role that red meat exports play in the British economy. 

Cranswick grows sales volumes

Cranswick has reported an increase in sales volumes for the past year in its latest trading update. 

Bushnell claims pictorial training is quicker and more efficient than text-based methods
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Meat industry zeros in on visual learning

A pictorial-based training company has proved a hit with meat products firm TMI Foods and aims to win others in the meat processing sector over to its methods.

Fletcher: 'exciting time for the business'
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Morrisons director joins 2 Sisters Food Group

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Martyn Fletcher, previously group retail director at Morrisons, to the newly-created role of chief operating officer, protein, effective from 4 April 2016. 

The Black Farmer flies the flag ahead of new TV campaign

To coincide with its new TV campaign, The Black Farmer has updated the packaging on its gluten-free lines to include the Union Jack flag. 

Profit rise for Hilton Food Group as expansion plans come to fruition

Hilton Food Group saw strong operational growth in 2015, completing two major estate projects over the past 12 months. 

Importance of halal sector highlighted on British Muslim TV

Industry levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced plans to launch a programme of activity emphasising the importance of the halal sector to the meat industry. 

British Poultry Council to publish animal welfare guidance

The British Poultry Council (BPC) is to publish industry-led guidance in the poultry sector, following the government’s decision to repeal official guidance on animal welfare standards. 

Red Tractor to run biggest ever BBQ promotion

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is urging multiple retailers, brand owners and the foodservice sector to get behind this year’s summer promotional campaign. 

Jonathan Russell has been appointed director of group procurement at 2 Sisters
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In-house promotion for 2 Sisters

One of the UK’s leading food manufacturers, 2 Sisters Food Group, has promoted Jonathan Russell to director of group procurement, responsible for the company’s £1.5 billion-a-year purchasing budget. 

(l-r) Emma Fletcher who was awarded the Moy Park scholarship two years ago with Katharine Strain and new candidate Emily Hughes
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Moy Park welcomes Harper Adams student

A student from agricultural college Harper Adams has been awarded with a scholarship at Northern Irish company Moy Park, as part of the British Poultry Council Scholarship Scheme. 

Moy Park grows revenue and sales volume in 2015

Poultry processor Moy Park has grown revenue 1.4% year-on-year over the last 12 months. 

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers. 

Ingredients supplier celebrates Easter with new seasoning

EHL Ingredients is fully embracing the Easter spirit by launching a concentrated lamb seasoning especially for the occasion. 

Yorkshire Wagyu Company is recognised for success

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been celebrating after it was recognised as one of 11 promising young businesses to be shortlisted for the finals of the Local Business Accelerators (LBA). 

Better before bigger strategy begins to pay off for 2 Sisters

Boparan Holdings, parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a modest growth in sales for the second quarter of the year as its ‘Better before bigger’ strategy begins to pay dividends. 

Aldi praised for driving pork sales

The National Pig Association (NPA) has praised Aldi for boosting sales of pork. 

Industry expands technical knowledge at AHDB Beef & Lamb masterclass

Professionals from the meat industry have been given the opportunity to improve their technical knowledge with the help of AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Devro enters period of financial risk

Scottish manufacturer of sausage casings, Devro, is entering a phase of "operational risk”, according to the investment management firm Shore Capital. 

Food labelling workshops assist industry

The first workshop helping small producers to understand and comply with the current Food Information Regulations has been positively received by participants across the UK. 

FSA sets out new campylobacter goals

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out new targets for tackling campylobacter, including a focus on transparency and smaller processors. 

Moy Park seeks ‘energetic’ graduates

Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park is seeking ambitious and energetic graduates to apply for its 2016 graduate management development programme, ‘Sprint’. 

Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter tribunal

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards. 

Ginsters launches limited-edition sandwiches for spring

Ginsters has launched two new limited-edition sandwiches in an effort to drive spring sales. 

Sheep and beef production expected to increase in 2016

Sheepmeat and beef production are both predicted to experience a year-on-year rise in 2016, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC). 

Butcher’s Pet Care plans for factory expansion

One of Britain’s leading pet food suppliers, Butcher’s Pet Care, has announced plans to expand its headquarters. 

Dunbia announces innovation investment

Northern Irish red meat processor Dunbia has announced an investment worth nearly £500,000, to strengthen its food development team. 

Goat gammon goes on sale in Ireland

Shoppers in Northern Ireland looking for an alternative twist to their eggs, ham and chips are in for a treat, thanks to Broughgammon Farm.

Moy Park wins big at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Moy Park scored a hat-trick of victories at this year’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

International opportunities for Welsh meat

Wales’ red meat industry is hoping to get an international boost to European territories. 

Links between sheep producers and processors strengthen

AHDB Beef & Lamb confirmed that, as of yesterday (Tuesday 1 March), a new list of post-mortem rejection conditions is being trialled in a number of sheep abattoirs. This comes as part of a project to improve information exchange between animal producers and meat processors. 

Tulip enters collective consultation

Tulip announced on Monday (29 February) that it has entered into a period of collective consultation with a number of its employees at its site in Bromborough, on the Wirral. 

Moy Park announces £4m investment

Poultry specialist Moy Park has invested £4 million in its Craigavon facilities in Northern Ireland. 

AHDB Pork tackles pig tail-biting

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork division is calling on pig producers to provide data regarding tail-biting. 

East Yorkshire poultry business welcomes new key appointments

Poultry and game business, T. Soanes & Son, has recruited three new team members to help drive the business forward. 

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UK’s leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its ‘industry-leading’ apprenticeship programme. 

Dawn Meats' graduates last week completed a specially designed management scheme
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Dawn Meats graduates complete custom-made management programme

Twelve of Dawn Meats’ UK-based graduates joined 12 of their Irish counterparts in Dublin last week to complete a specially designed management programme at University College Dublin (UCD). 

Steve Crosby has been appointed the BDCI festival chairman for 2016
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New chair for BDCI Festival 2016

Steve Crosby, chairman of Riverway Foods, is to take over from Ocado’s head of buying, Rose Price, as the BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) festival chairman for 2016.

Industry calls for help on Brexit referendum

The meat sector is turning to independent experts for advice on a potential exit for Great Britain from the EU ahead of the referendum on 23 June. 

Devro set for an increase in pre-tax profits

Manufacturer of collagen meat casings, Devro, is set to report an increase in pre-tax profits at the end of the financial year, according to Investec. 

Poultry feed manufacturer 2Agriculture to relocate milling premises

A leading manufacturer for poultry feed, 2Agriculture, is planning on relocating its Edinburgh mill to new state of the art facilities. 

ABP pilots AHDB Beef & Lamb’s Meat Education Programme

Processor ABP has “stress-tested” the AHDB Beef & Lamb Meat Education Programme with a class of butchers, product development experts, meat buyers and traders all passing with flying colours. 

(l-r) Mike Mullan, HR Director Europe, Moy Park along with Jonathan Bell, Northern Ireland Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister, and Katharine Strain, Head of Talent and Organisational Development, Moy Park
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Moy Park launches £8m skills programme for staff

Moy Park has unveiled a major £8m investment in a strategic multi-year skills programme. 

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