New campaign urges consumers to ‘Make It’ with lamb
Jul07

New campaign urges consumers to ‘Make It’ with lamb

The first phase of a GB-wide campaign encouraging consumers to ‘Make it’ with lamb has launched this month. Delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), it includes video on demand, radio sponsorship and digital and social advertising as well as local news partnerships and is set to reach 75% of all adults (aged 15-64) in Britain. The...

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Essex farm revives sales through bacon and sausage exports
Jul06

Essex farm revives sales through bacon and sausage exports

Essex-based farm, Wicks Manor, has doubled its export revenue during lockdown by exporting bacon and sausages to markets across Asia and the Middle East.   With support from the Department for International Trade (DIT), the family farm has since targeted supermarkets in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Wicks Manor is also preparing to resume supplying its pork products to eateries across the country following the reopening of...

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2 Sisters Llangefni poultry processing facility reopens
Jul03

2 Sisters Llangefni poultry processing facility reopens

The 2 Sisters Food Group has announced that it has now been able to safely reopen its poultry processing factory in Llangefni following an outbreak of Covid-19 amongst its workforce. In a statement the Group said: “As a responsible company, we believe took the right action by temporarily suspending operations for 14 days so we could be sure all our people were kept safe and we had an opportunity to supplement our existing...

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LMC instrumental in securing Covid-19 support package for the red meat sector
Jul03

LMC instrumental in securing Covid-19 support package for the red meat sector

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, has welcomed the level of Covid-19 support announced by Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots MLA for the beef and sheep sectors earlier this week. Stevenson has also confirmed the critical role his organisation played in providing Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) officials with important information, which was used to...

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BMPA responds to Unite’s claims of worker exploitation in UK meat plants
Jul02

BMPA responds to Unite’s claims of worker exploitation in UK meat plants

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has hit out at a series of claims from Unite the Union about working conditions in British meat processing plants and the role of migrant workers. Responding to the union’s claims that refrigerated meat processing factories are a risk factor for coronavirus transmission, BMPA’s chief executive, Nick Allen, said: “Meat processing is a skilful but physically demanding job and, contrary to...

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Over 6,000 assessments completed as part of new Red Tractor scheme
Jul01

Over 6,000 assessments completed as part of new Red Tractor scheme

Following its launch back in April, more than 6,300 on-farm assessments have been completed as part of Red Tractor’s new remote assessment scheme.  The scheme was created after all physical assessments were halted as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Working with the scheme’s certification bodies and key stakeholders, a new protocol was developed to meet all United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) requirements...

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