Multi million pound fund to support Welsh meat industry
Jun22

Multi million pound fund to support Welsh meat industry

More than £2 million has been allocated by the Welsh Government to help the meat sector prepare for Brexit. Announced by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, £2.15 million will be provided to support the development of the red meat sector in Wales. The investment is said to aim to support famers to identify improvements to their businesses to help them become more competitive and in a better position to trade profitably following...

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‘Trusting in Trade’ at the IMS World Meat Congress
Jun20

‘Trusting in Trade’ at the IMS World Meat Congress

The IMS World Meat Congress took place earlier this month and brought together beef, pork, lamb and veal industry leaders to discuss key issues affecting the international meat and livestock sector. Based on the theme of ‘Trusting in Trade,’ many professionals from around the world attended, including Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson and chairman Gerard McGivern. Both industry...

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Scottish red meat industry seeks Brexit clarity
Jun20

Scottish red meat industry seeks Brexit clarity

Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has expressed the need for Brexit clarity speaking at the launch of QMS’s new Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile. Ashworth has said that two years on from the referendum there is now an urgent need for clarity to allow businesses to plan for the future. He continued: “Without question there is concern that businesses are treading water during this period...

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Food and farming sectors unite on Brexit objectives
Jun04

Food and farming sectors unite on Brexit objectives

Organisations from across the UK’s food supply chain have put their names to a new manifesto setting out the key principles designed to help ensure that Brexit is a success for the supply of food in the UK. The new UK Food Supply Chain Manifesto has been drawn up by organisations representing farmers producing the raw ingredients and their suppliers, right through to manufacturers and retailers. It sets out the need for positive...

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NPA sets out post-Brexit future for the British pig sector
May14

NPA sets out post-Brexit future for the British pig sector

The National Pig Association (NPA) has revealed its response to Defra’s Command Paper, setting out its predictions and requests for the post-Brexit Pig sector. According to NPA, the UK pig sector has the potential to grow, prosper and deliver real public goods, under a post-Brexit agricultural policy that puts food production at its heart. In its response to Defra’s Health and Harmony Command Paper on the future of food, farming and...

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Call for animal sentience legislation to be finalised pre-Brexit
Apr23

Call for animal sentience legislation to be finalised pre-Brexit

Animal sentience legislation needs to be enshrined in law before Brexit. That is the message that the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is emphasising to Government. The call comes following the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) response to the Efra Committee’s Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill 2017. The committee’s report had called for...

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