Defra secretary Eustice thanks food workers for Covid-19 effort
Mar27

Defra secretary Eustice thanks food workers for Covid-19 effort

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) secretary, George Eustice, has paid tribute to food workers across the country for their work in continuing to feed the nation during Covid-19. In an open letter, Eustice said: The letter reads: “To those working hard to feed the nation. “In the face of what is perhaps the greatest health challenge this country has faced in our lifetime, I want to pay tribute...

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LMC chief proud of food supply chain workers during coronavirus
Mar27

LMC chief proud of food supply chain workers during coronavirus

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) chief executive, Ian Stevenson, has highlighted the vital roles that workers throughout the farming and food processing sectors are fulfilling as they help feed the nation at a time of national crisis. Stevenson said: “Our beef and lamb processing companies and their dedicated staff and farmer suppliers are playing a critical role in this regard. Ensuring that all our food...

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EU pork exports remain strong
Mar27

EU pork exports remain strong

EU pig meat exports remain elevated moving into 2020, as more product continues to be sent to China, according to livestock analyst at AHDB, Hannah Clarke.   In January, EU-28 exports of pig meat (incl. offal) rose by 27% year-on-year to total 407,100 tonnes. Within this, exports of fresh/frozen pork increased by 32% to 264,800 tonnes. Volumes sent to China in January more than doubled on the year to total 174,700 tonnes....

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Carve out your career at butchery competition
Mar26

Carve out your career at butchery competition

Time is running out to register for one of the biggest butchery competitions in the UK. Hybu Cig Cymru- Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is once again supporting a competition set to accelerate the careers of young people in the butchery industry and is encouraging entries from across the nation ahead of the April 2nd closing date. The butchery contest is one of more than 70 key skills to feature in an overarching competition hosted by...

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Covid-19 market disruption is a serious concern for UK sheep sector, says NSA
Mar26

Covid-19 market disruption is a serious concern for UK sheep sector, says NSA

National Sheep Association (NSA) chief executive, Phil Stocker, says the direct and indirect impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is a serious concern to the UK sheep market. Stocker said: “We can only start from a position of absolute respect and commitment to the measures put in place to reduce the spread of the Covid -19 virus. It is the number one priority that the health of society is protected at this time. However, the...

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​AHDB produces new Pork Yield Guide
Mar26

​AHDB produces new Pork Yield Guide

A new AHDB guide has been produced to help the English pork industry maximise carcase value and minimise wastage. The Pork Yield Guide is designed to give people working with pork a clear understanding of yield figures from farm to plate. Traditionally, the pig carcase is divided into three primal cuts; the Forequarter, the Middle and the Leg. Each primal is then cut into a range of individual cuts and muscles, from which weights have...

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