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03 November 2016
Meat Quality Masterclass Attracts Delegates from Across Supply Chain
UK - The fifth ‘Meat Quality Masterclass’ from UK levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb notched up its 70th delegate last month. ...
01 November 2016
Sales Static for Meat and Poultry, but Fish Thriving
UK - The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from market research company Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 9th October 2016 show sales volumes virtually static year-on-year in...
05 October 2016
Retailer M&S to Extend UK Lamb Sourcing by Six Weeks
WALES, UK - Marks and Spencer’s announcement that they will be extending their UK sourcing of lamb by a further six weeks in 2017 has been welcomed by NFU Cymru....
23 September 2016
Co-op Commits to 100 Per Cent British Lamb by May 2017
UK - UK retailer Co-op has extended its commitment to back UK farmers by pledging to sell only fresh bacon and lamb that is 100 per cent British by 1 May 2017....
22 September 2016
Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
19 September 2016
British Lamb Top Product in French Vote
UK - Discerning French consumers have chosen Quality Standard Mark lamb from Great Britain as a “best product of the year”....
05 September 2016
Non-UK Labour Crucial for Scottish Red Meat Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector....
26 August 2016
September Love Lamb Week to Showcase Premium British Lamb
UK - The National Sheep Association (NSA) has brought together a group of industry ambassadors as part of its work in backing Love Lamb Week, the week-long industry-driven initiative dedicated...
04 August 2016
New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly...
16 July 2016
Film Demonstrates Sheep Slaughter Methods to Consumers
UK - A film illustrating different methods of sheep slaughter has been produced by AHDB Beef & Lamb to address a lack of understanding and dispel myths around the practice....
14 July 2016
Meat Storage, Transport Temperatures Can be More Flexible
EU - The European Food Safety Authority recently researched ways to ensure safety of meat products during transport....
18 May 2016
Sainsbury's to Stock Only British Lamb from July
UK - One of the big four retailers, Sainsbury’s, has promised to stock its shelves with 100 per cent British lamb from the start of July....
12 May 2016
Researchers Use CT Scans to Determine Carcass Composition
SPAIN - Researchers at the IRTA institute in Catalonia are using computerised tomography (CT) scans to determine fat, muscle, and bone composition in animals or their carcasses, in a move which...
08 April 2016
Videos Highlight Use of Lamb in Weaning Recipes
UK - A series of weaning videos have been created to educate Scottish families about the role of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in a healthy balanced diet, from...
16 March 2016
Industry Appetite Grows for Meat Quality Masterclass
UK - Meat industry professionals have been helping to improve their technical knowledge through an education programme delivered by AHDB Beef & Lamb. ...
10 March 2016
Consumers Don't Feel a Need to Cut Back on Red Meat
UK - The majority of consumers feel they eat the right amount of red meat and do not need to cut back, according to consumer research commissioned by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development...
08 March 2016
New Inspection Reporting to Improve Livestock Health
UK - The British meat and livestock sector is to establish new systems and protocols for reporting abattoir meat inspection results along the food chain....
07 March 2016
Assessing the Environmental Impact of Meat Production
EU – A new European project is being established to map, understand and reduce the environmental impact of packed fresh meat from beef, pork and lamb....
04 March 2016
American Meat Survey Reveals Shoppers' Preferences
US – Shoppers recognise the variety of nutrition benefits meat and poultry offer, and place a high value on convenience, variety and transparency when making purchasing decisions in the meat...
15 February 2016
Producers Need to Ensure Lambs are Sold at Target Spec
ANALYSIS - UK sheep meat prices over the last year have been below previous years and well below the five year average....
26 January 2016
New Research to Inform Australians on Lamb Cuts from Heavier Carcases
AUSTRALIA - Australia Day lamb connoisseurs will this week be treated to an array of never before seen cuts as innovative chefs and retailers design new recipes to showcase the flavours of our...
25 January 2016
Market Analysis Shows Importance of Stimulating Lamb Demand
UK - Farmgate prices for hoggs have started 2016 on a positive note for producers by increasing slowly in recent weeks, although they are still well behind prices of a year ago, according to...
27 November 2015
Carcase Balance Challenges Change in Run-Up to Christmas
UK - The year-round challenge processors face in achieving carcase balance is brought sharply into focus during the run-up to the festive period....
06 November 2015
New Report Unveils Dishonest Meat Labelling
EU - Croquettes containing half the quantity of meat declared on the label, sulphites used to make minced beef look fresher and chicken sold as veal in kebabs are but a few of the deceptive practices...
30 October 2015
China Needs Cold Chain Improvement to Meet Food Demand
CHINA - The new railway from Chongqing to Rotterdam provides exciting new opportunities for European producers to meet Chinese food demand, but improvement of cold chains to ensure perishable...
29 October 2015
Determining Body Condition Score in Your Sheep
ANALYSIS - Optimal body condition on the ewe flock and the weaned lamb crop is important to ensure the success of the flock throughout the production cycle, writes Andrew Schafer....
12 October 2015
Aldi to Stock More Fresh British Lamb
UK - Aldi is to double the size of its fresh lamb range by stocking more products sourced exclusively from British, Red Tractor assured farms, the NFU has reported....
28 August 2015
Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market
GLOBAL - The outlook for the global meat market is largely positive, according to a joint Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and FAO....
29 July 2015
Sheep Farmers to Withhold Lamb in Protest
UK – No lambs will be sold at market next week if a protest movement fully takes hold in the UK sheep sector in reaction to low lamb prices and supermarket power....
27 July 2015
Easter Lamb Sales Lose Pace into Summer
UK – Easter's lamb buying surge ran out of steam going into the summer as UK buyers switched fresh chicken, according to a markets survey....
 
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