Scottish meat industry apprenticeships back up and running
Jul31

Scottish meat industry apprenticeships back up and running

The retail and wholesale meat industry in Scotland has an added benefit with the modern apprentice programmes returning after lockdown. Apprentice assessments came to a standstill across the country as travel to visit plants and shops became impossible for anyone who did not have ‘key worker’ status. Craft Skills Scotland are the largest provider of ‘meat and poultry skills,’ modern apprenticeships in Scotland....

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Post-lockdown sales boost for suppliers
Jul31

Post-lockdown sales boost for suppliers

New research has revealed Scots’ love of local produce grew during lockdown, with over three quarters (79%) of respondents agreeing that it is important to continue to support local suppliers as restrictions ease.  Carried out by Censuswide on behalf of Scotch Lamb PGI, the research also highlighted that nearly two thirds (60%) of people in Scotland intend to buy more from local suppliers as the nation emerges from lockdown, with over...

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Dawn Meats takes full control of UK joint venture
Jul30

Dawn Meats takes full control of UK joint venture

Following the announcement of Jim Dobson’s retirement, Dawn Meats will take full control of the Dunbia business that was jointly established in 2017, after the merger of their combined operations. The business in the UK will continue to trade under the Dunbia brand and the same management team, offering customers regionally sourced solutions for both beef and lamb from 12 processing facilities across Scotland, England, Wales and...

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Aberdeenshire farmer better equipped to ‘meat the market’
Jul30

Aberdeenshire farmer better equipped to ‘meat the market’

An Aberdeenshire producer has improved his knowledge on selecting prime lambs for slaughter after attending a workshop organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) earlier this year.   Gary Bruce, who is a product manager for ACT Scotland and finishes 1,200 prime lambs near Ellon, attended one of the Meat the Market workshops at Woodhead Bros in Turriff. The events were held at various processing plants across Scotland and gave farmers...

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Voting now live for the 2020 Women in Meat Awards
Jul29

Voting now live for the 2020 Women in Meat Awards

After receiving a wide range of nominations for this year’s Women In Meat Industry Awards, from right across the UK meat industry, voting for the finalists is now live at the official website womeninmeatawards.com. The process is quick and easy. To see the finalists click here and to vote for your choice go to womeninmeatawards.com/vote These unique annual awards will, subject to Covid-19 restrictions, culminate in a five-star...

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