Scotch Beef back on menu in Japan
Oct15

Scotch Beef back on menu in Japan

Scotch Beef PGI, is back on the menu in Japan for the first time in over 20 years. An order of Scotch Beef PGI, supplied by West Lothian-based processor AK Stoddart’s, reached Japanese shores and its arrival was celebrated at an official showcase event in Japan as part of the Rugby World Cup celebrations. The event, organised by Scottish Development International and supported by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), took place at the New...

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Farm to fork experience for European food industry insiders
Oct15

Farm to fork experience for European food industry insiders

Groups of journalists and importers from Sweden and the Netherlands have experienced Welsh sheep farming for the first time in a Welsh farm to fork experience to learn more about PGI Welsh Lamb. A group of food journalists from key Swedish food magazines toured Carmarthenshire and visited a traditional Welsh hill farm in Pumsaint earlier in the summer. The group saw how Welsh Lamb is farmed in a natural environment as well as seeing...

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Manchester chef serves hogget to inspire Merseyside
Oct15

Manchester chef serves hogget to inspire Merseyside

One of Liverpool’s leading chefs has taken up the challenge to inspire cooks across the country to use lesser-used cuts of beef and lamb in dishes. Sharing a dish created with hogget lamb, a flavoursome meat produced from a year old sheep, the innovative dish uses shoulder, loin and rib – again, cuts of lamb not widely used. Dominic Grundy, Head Chef at Panoramic 34’s move to inspire others, was fuelled watching his grandfather – a...

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Nominations open for 2020 IoM and WCB Annual Prizegiving
Oct14

Nominations open for 2020 IoM and WCB Annual Prizegiving

Nominations have opened for the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) Annual Prizegiving Lunch and Awards, which will take place on Thursday 20th February 2020 at the newly refurbished Butchers Hall, London. This slideshow requires JavaScript. The annual prize-giving has been running for over 25 years and has rewarded the achievement of over one thousand members of the meat industry since its inception. This...

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Prime lamb prices remain subdued
Oct11

Prime lamb prices remain subdued

Although very similar to 2017, prime lamb prices continue to trail last year’s levels by 8%, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). The number of lambs slaughtered in the UK between May and the end of August was up nearly 5%, reflecting the effect of weather on lamb production in 2018 compared to 2019.  Auction market throughputs through September continue to run ahead of last year. This extra volume...

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DIT visit to identify new export opportunities
Oct10

DIT visit to identify new export opportunities

New export opportunities for the UK were explored when a team of delegates from the Department for International Trade (DIT) made a special visit to Stoneleigh recently. Fifteen members of DIT’s global trade team spent the day at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) headquarters learning about its work with exports. During their visit, the delegation – which included representatives from Argentina, China,...

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