Strong start to the year for red meat exports
Aug19

Strong start to the year for red meat exports

Exports of red meat and offal from the UK have enjoyed a strong start to the year with shipments surpassing 300,000 tonnes – up 13% on 2018. According to the latest HMRC figures, more than £711 million worth of beef, lamb and pork products were shipped around the world in the first six months of the year. This is a rise of 8% compared to last year, when red meat exports stood at £658 million. Figures show exports of pork and pig meat...

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Lord Inglewood to continue as NSA president
Aug19

Lord Inglewood to continue as NSA president

Elected at the 126th annual general meeting of the National Sheep Association (NSA), Lord Inglewood is set to serve for a third consecutive year as president of the UK’s dedicated sheep farming organisation. As well as being an active member of the House of Lords, Lord Inglewood is a farmer and landowner in Hutton-in-the-Forest, Penrith, Cumbria, with both upland and lowland interests. He told the meeting at Stirling Agricultural...

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‘Meat with Integrity’ radio ads set to reach over 1.8 million consumers

Over 1.8 million Scottish consumers are set to hear the Scottish red meat industry’s positive sustainability and animal welfare credentials in a new radio campaign launched next week by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Two ‘meet the farmer’ adverts as well as a ‘meet the butcher’ advert will run across seven regional Bauer Radio shows to support QMS’s “Meat with Integrity” campaign, which launched at the end of July. Each 40 second farmer...

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Young Welsh farmer cooks her award-winning dish at Sainsbury’s HQ
Aug15

Young Welsh farmer cooks her award-winning dish at Sainsbury’s HQ

Dunbia joined Sainsbury’s at the supermarket’s London HQ recently to welcome the young Welsh holder of the YFC Lamb Initiative competition, who prepared her award-winning entry and presented new data on consumer attitudes towards lamb. The YFC Lamb Initiative, now more than 10 years old, is a partnership between Dunbia, Wales YFC and Sainsburys designed to support Welsh lamb and young farmer producers. Entrants were encouraged to look...

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Union calls for greater origin labelling on processed beef
Aug14

Union calls for greater origin labelling on processed beef

Improved country of origin labelling (COOL) on processed beef products is needed to allow shoppers to support Scottish farmers and crofters. In a letter to the Defra Minister George Eustice, NFU Scotland has made it clear that shoppers must have the ability to identify where the beef they are buying comes from, whether fresh or processed. Scottish beef farmers and crofters have specifically raised the issue of origin labelling on...

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UK Sausage Week  judges are ready to grill your bangers
Aug14

UK Sausage Week judges are ready to grill your bangers

The deadline of 27th August for entry of products into the national UK Sausage Week competition is fast approaching. UK Sausage Week, which this year runs from 28th October – 3rd November, is supported by Meat Management magazine and the now well-established national competition for UKSW takes place in September. Meat Management’s editor, Pam Brook said: “The competition deadline of 27th August is not far away and we...

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