NFU welcomes Trade and Agriculture Commission report
Mar03

NFU welcomes Trade and Agriculture Commission report

NFU president Minette Batters has commended the Trade and Agricultural Commission’s (TAC) “bold vision,” in a new report which was published on 2nd March. NFU president Minette Batters. She said: “The NFU has long argued how important it is to properly examine, and to try to reconcile, the complexities and tensions inherent in Government trade policy – one that seeks both to liberalise trade and to safeguard our high...

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Danish research project looks at whether protein impacts pig meat quality
Mar03

Danish research project looks at whether protein impacts pig meat quality

A Danish research project, SuperGrass Pork, spearheaded by SEGES, has studied whether different levels of biorefined grass protein in feed mixes impact a pig’s meat quality and growth. Feed optimisation and a reduced climate footprint are some of the key considerations in Danish food production. The project involves a trial comprising 48 pigs, divided into four groups. Each group is fed four different levels of grass protein –...

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IFFA now scheduled for May 2022
Mar02

IFFA now scheduled for May 2022

The IFFA 2022 show in Frankfurt has confirmed its open dates as 14th through to 19th May. The major event, which is the world’s largest meat trade show will also feature alternative proteins next year. IFFA is the largest meat industry trade fair in the world. Exhibition organisers explain that there is an increasing trend for food companies and manufacturers around the world to invest in products based on alternative proteins,...

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Export success for UK sheep sector in 2020
Mar01

Export success for UK sheep sector in 2020

New export data for 2020 has revealed a profitable year for the UK sheep sector, despite a slightly reduced volume of exports and changing consumer trends as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  HCC data analyst, Glesni Phillips. HMRC’s figures show that the value of UK sheep meat exports increased by almost 10%, whilst the total volume amounted to 88,200 tonnes, a drop of 7.2% (or 6,850 tonnes) since 2019, which was a strong year...

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UK and EU must do more to reduce trade friction, says NFU Scotland
Feb26

UK and EU must do more to reduce trade friction, says NFU Scotland

NFU Scotland has called on the UK Government and the EU Commission to build on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) in order to reduce the impact of the customs requirements on exporters.

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AHDB launches Carbon Week to support farmers
Feb26

AHDB launches Carbon Week to support farmers

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to release a guide to carbon and carbon foot printing in a string of free webinars next week.

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