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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....
11 February 2016
Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
27 January 2016
Smooth Start to New Sheep Movement Monitoring in Wales
WALES, UK - Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans, has welcomed the new electronic sheep movement reporting system for Wales, EIDCymru, which went live on Monday 18 January....
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...
04 January 2016
UK Lamb Sales Up in Autumn
UK - Sales of lamb in October and November were up eight per cent by volume, according to the latest 12-week figures, AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
18 December 2015
Replacing Meat with Veg Worse for Planet, Study Says
US - Eating lettuce is more than three times worse for greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, a study from Carnegie Mellon University has found. ...
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....
02 November 2015
UK Unions Make Progress in Lamb Talks with Tesco
UK - The NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru, and the Ulster Farmers Union have met with retailer Tesco and its processor representatives to discuss the crucial role it has to play in supporting the...
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...
27 October 2015
WHO Finds Link Between Red, Processed Meat and Cancer
GLOBAL - A new study from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found links between eating red and processed meats with cancer. ...
26 October 2015
2015 UK Lamb Crop Expected to Decline from Last Year
UK - The provisional results for the June census indicate a one per cent fall in the size of the UK sheep flock, with numbers in most categories lower year on year, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb....
16 October 2015
NZ Beef Export Returns Exceed Sheepmeat For First Time in 20 Years
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's beef export returns have reached a record high, overtaking sheep export returns for the first time in two decades....
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....
09 October 2015
Steady Australia Middle East Exports See Saudi Buying Slip
AUSTRALIA – Sheepmeat exports to the Middle East are steady, with major declined in mutton shipments, particularly to Australia’s largest market, Saudi Arabia....
05 October 2015
Debate over Chinese Investment in New Zealand Beef and Lamb Giant
ANALYSIS - One of New Zealand leading beef and lamb companies, Silver Fern Farms, is set to form a 50:50 partnership with major Chinese meat processor Shanghai Maling....
15 September 2015
FAO Food Price Index Registered Steady Meat Prices in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 155.7 points in August 2015, down 8.5 points (5.2 per cent) from July, the sharpest monthly drop since December 2008. ...
11 August 2015
Lamb Price Up in Supermarkets, Down on Farms
UK – The proportion of lamb retail value going to farmers has slumped to 42 per cent, while retail prices have increased, says the UK’s levy board....
22 July 2015
Industry Names Those Backing British Lamb
UK – More can be done by major supermarkets to help the lamb sector, a survey has found....
17 July 2015
UK, Irish Lamb Market Stronger as Demand Improves
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Sheep Chairman John Lynskey has said the lamb trade is stronger, with tighter supplies and increased demand for Bastille Day and the end of...
03 July 2015
Acquisition of Elivia by Terrena and Dawn Meats Cleared
EU - The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of joint control over Elivia of France by QDB Holdings/Dawn Meats of Ireland and Terrena of France....
02 July 2015
Stop Lamb Price Cuts, Irish Factories Told
IRELAND – An Irish farmers’ group has called on lamb processors to stabilise the lamb market by stopping price cuts....
US Lamb Glut to Supply Food Banks, Federal Programmes
US – A 640,000 pound government lamb meat purchase has been announced after a glut of lamb has forced US lamb prices to uncomfortable levels....
30 June 2015
Progress on Calendar-based Carcase Splitting
UK – A cross-section of sheep industry organisations has agreed to push the government for a calendar-based system for determining when to split sheep carcases....
24 June 2015
America Backs Mexican Meat Quality, Safety
MEXICO – Mexico is offering food and safety programmes that have boosted consumer confidence and certainty, a US Department of Agriculture official has said....
Dairy Conversions Take Toll on Kiwi Lamb Production
NEW ZEALAND – The trend for sheep farms to switch to dairying is being reflected in a slump in monthly lamb slaughter figures, says market analyst Meat and Livestock Australia....
22 June 2015
How to Direct Market Your Beef and Lamb as a Producer
Increasing market volatility is seeing graziers look at ways to sell their own beef and lamb, removing middle-men out of the equation and setting the prices themselves....
15 June 2015
Cull Ewe Price Immune to Exchange Rate
UK – Strong domestic demand for cull ewes from ethnic and catering segments has safeguarded prices amid turmoil for lamb values, says a sheep industry leader....
Call for Improvement in Counter Measure Against Food Poisoning Outbreaks
US - A consumer watchdog body in the US has called on authorities to step up reporting of outbreaks of food-borne illness and improve measures to counter the threat....
04 June 2015
Supermarket Power in Sheep Industry is “Fantasy”
UK - Competition over product means British sheep farmers are in a fundamentally strong position, the sheep industry heard at NSA North yesterday....
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