Signet database heralds a new era for sheep industry
Nov22

Signet database heralds a new era for sheep industry

Sheep producers are set to benefit from a new online tool which makes it easier to find the right ram for a production system. AHDB has invested in a new database and website for Signet Breeding Services which helps commercial and pedigree producers profit from performance gains associated with genetic improvement. Designed by SRUC, SignetData.com is reported to have better and faster data entry tools and greatly improved online...

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Women in Meat Industry Awards 2019 film and photo gallery now live
Nov22

Women in Meat Industry Awards 2019 film and photo gallery now live

The glamour, atmosphere and fun of the recent 2019 Women In Meat Industry Awards dinner and presentation ceremony has been captured on film and is now available to view here or by clicking on the image below.   The celebration dinner saw a wealth of female talent and, on the night, ten categories were recognised including the Meat Businesswoman of the Year Award, which this year went to Lucianne Allen of Aubrey Allen. Almost...

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Livestock prices influenced by consumers’ search for convenience
Nov21

Livestock prices influenced by consumers’ search for convenience

As Welsh livestock farmers prepare to gather for the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells, the latest market analysis by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) shows lamb prices boosted by solid UK and international demand, while beef prices are somewhat improved but still significantly down on recent years.   The average deadweight steer price in Wales and England now stands at 319.5p per kg. 2019’s low beef prices are...

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Union backs levy increase to positively promote beef and lamb
Nov20

Union backs levy increase to positively promote beef and lamb

In his most recent blog NFU Scotland president, Andrew McCornick, is backing a proposal from the Union’s Livestock Committee to raise statutory levy rates on beef and lamb to support promotion and marketing.   He wrote: “There’s never been a more important time to promote our industry and the positive credentials of what we do.”  The committee agreed that it would only support a modest increase in levies on the basis that...

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NPA chairman given David Black Award
Nov20

NPA chairman given David Black Award

Pig industry stalwart, Richard Lister, has been honoured with the David Black Award. The award, inspired by Norfolk pig farmer David Black, has, for more than 60 years, been presented to individuals or businesses who have made an outstanding contribution to the success of the pig industry. The trophy was presented by Mike Sheldon, AHDB pork sector board chairman, in the company of 500 industry peers at the National Pig Awards in...

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