Lord Inglewood to continue as NSA president
Aug19

Lord Inglewood to continue as NSA president

Elected at the 126th annual general meeting of the National Sheep Association (NSA), Lord Inglewood is set to serve for a third consecutive year as president of the UK’s dedicated sheep farming organisation. As well as being an active member of the House of Lords, Lord Inglewood is a farmer and landowner in Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, with both upland and lowland interests. He told the meeting at Stirling Agricultural...

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Perfect storm of supply and demand for farm gate beef prices
Aug08

Perfect storm of supply and demand for farm gate beef prices

The recent collapse in the farm gate beef price has caused great consternation in the industry and prompted producers to call on the processing industry to take on some of the responsibility. BMPA’s chief executive, Nick Allen talked to Meat Management to give his view on all the factors up and down the supply chain that are creating a perfect storm for beef prices. Falling demand “Any agricultural commodity price issue...

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Urgent action needed to protect the UK sheep industry, says NSA
Jul30

Urgent action needed to protect the UK sheep industry, says NSA

With the Government now saying there is an inevitability about exiting the EU without a deal on 31st October, and ‘turbo charging’ preparations, the National Sheep Association (NSA) is calling with extreme urgency for plans to be actioned to protect the immediate future of the UK sheep industry. NSA has repeatedly expressed its concern at the serious damage a no-deal scenario would cause the sheep sector, due to the high volumes of UK...

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No-deal Brexit; a ‘horror show’ for NI beef and lamb
Jul26

No-deal Brexit; a ‘horror show’ for NI beef and lamb

Reacting to DAERA’s latest report on the ‘Size and Performance of the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Processing Sector,’ the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has warned that the beef and lamb sector must not be undermined by a damaging no-deal exit from the EU. The report has shown that overall the Northern Ireland food and drinks sector has grown in 2017 with the beef and lamb sector contributing the largest...

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Theresa Villiers is new minister at Defra
Jul25

Theresa Villiers is new minister at Defra

Theresa Villiers has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet. She replaces Michael Gove. Villiers served as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland from September 2012 until July 2016. Previously she served as Minister of State for Transport from May 2010 until September 2012. Theresa was elected the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet in 2005. Phil Stocker at...

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Meat industry reaction to Boris appointment as new prime minister
Jul23

Meat industry reaction to Boris appointment as new prime minister

Today we learned that the next Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson MP. No doubt the new Prime Minister will be focussed on Brexit in the coming weeks. With little time left before a potential no-deal much of industry is hoping a deal can be agreed. Meat Management has been seeking industry views on the UK’s new prime minister and will bring you more as they come in. IMTA The Prime Minister, in an interview before his selection,...

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