Prince visits Royal Welsh Show to hear about sustainable farming the ‘Welsh way’
Jul23

Prince visits Royal Welsh Show to hear about sustainable farming the ‘Welsh way’

As part of his visit to the opening day of the Royal Welsh Show, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales met with a number of farmers who are spearheading a drive by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) to promote the sustainable, low-intensity way in which Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef are produced. The red meat body was delighted to welcome Prince Charles to its stand, as it prepared to launch a summer promotional campaign...

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UK farming unions outline urgent measures needed to address current beef price crisis
Jul22

UK farming unions outline urgent measures needed to address current beef price crisis

The presidents of the four UK farming unions have met at the 100th Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd, in Wales, to call for urgent and collaborative action across the whole supply chain to support farmers affected by the ongoing beef price crisis. While the Royal Welsh Show is a showcase for world-class livestock and genetics from throughout the UK, the event arrives against the backdrop of severe price cuts affecting UK beef farmers....

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Auctioneers head-to-head in culinary showdown
Jun24

Auctioneers head-to-head in culinary showdown

The shoes were off as well as the gloves in the Scotch Kitchen on the Quality Meat Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show when two auctioneers went head-to-head in a culinary showdown. The “ringside” was jam-packed for the much-anticipated cook-off which saw Primrose Beaton, head cattle auctioneer with Lawrie and Symington, and Ellis Mutch, trainee auctioneer with ANM Group tasked with creating the best possible dish from Scotch...

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IFFA 2019 prepares to open its doors and celebrate its 70th birthday
May04

IFFA 2019 prepares to open its doors and celebrate its 70th birthday

IFFA 2019 is opening its doors in Frankfurt am Main with 1,039 exhibitors from 49 countries, including all market leaders, and significantly more exhibition space. The global meat industry will meet at its leading trade fair for six days. Optimistic and with unbroken high business expectations, meat-product manufacturers from all over the world will meet with their suppliers in Frankfurt am Main. 1,039 exhibitors from 49 countries are...

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Trade partners get behind Meatup
May23

Trade partners get behind Meatup

As plans for the meat industry’s very own exhibition are put in place for 2019, show organisers, YPL Exhibitions & Events, have confirmed that 18 major trade bodies are to partner Meatup, which will take place at ArenaMK in Milton Keynes on 30th and 31st October 2019. The show, which will feature a wide range of exhibits, will also include a competition arena and a free to attend seminar theatre. Show director Graham Yandell...

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Michael Gove reinforces importance of a successful Brexit for agri-food
Jun22

Michael Gove reinforces importance of a successful Brexit for agri-food

Michael Gove and around 80 parliamentarians, including the full ministerial team for Defra, attended the NFU’s Summer Reception at the House of Commons this week. The event is said to be the first of its kind to take place since the General Election. Speaking at the event, Gove, the newly appointed Environmental Secretary, reinforced that Brexit must be a success for British farming and that he wanted an open and frank dialogue with...

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