Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland educates teachers on meat
Apr20

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland educates teachers on meat

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) recently hosted its first practical workshop for food and nutrition teachers. LMC hosted the workshop at Dromore High School in conjunction with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) in a bid to help develop the confidence and skills of Food and Nutrition teachers when working with Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured beef and lamb. During the workshop, teachers from...

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Political and economic factors combine to boost lamb prices
Apr19

Political and economic factors combine to boost lamb prices

According to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat promotion Wales (HCC), since the beginning of 2018, lamb prices in Welsh marts have reached higher levels than those seen in previous years. According to figures from HCC, lambs have been fetching above £2 per kilo for most of 2018 but have recently increased further to a weekly average of over £2.50, compared to £1.88 in the corresponding period over the last two years. Demand is exceeding the...

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Allan Bennett crowned Supreme Champion at National Meat Products Competition
Apr18

Allan Bennett crowned Supreme Champion at National Meat Products Competition

The cream of the crop have been recognised following The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products Competition – with Allan Bennett scooping the Supreme Champion title. Allan, of Allan Bennett Limited, was named Supreme Champion for his Pork Pie product, while the Sausage Champion title went to Michael Kennedy of F R Kennedy & Son for his Traditional Pork Sausage. The annual event, which took...

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Dunbia to close Felinfach facility after lease terminates
Apr18

Dunbia to close Felinfach facility after lease terminates

Having received notice from its landlord of the termination of the lease at its facility in Felinfach, meat processor Dunbia will be ceasing operations at the rented location from this May. The company has completed a consultation process with the plant’s employees, during which it offered alternative full-time employment to all of the site’s 141 staff. As a result of the closure, 107 staff will be transferring to the company’s other...

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Bright future on horizon for beef exports to China
Apr18

Bright future on horizon for beef exports to China

A Chinese delegation has arrived in the UK this week to carry out inspections as part of the ongoing process to lift the BSE ban on British beef exports, and the future looks positive. Five members of the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) and General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) arrived on Sunday as part of a nine-day visit to look at the country’s BSE controls. Hosted by DEFRA and working...

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2 Sisters joins forces with worldwide organisations
Apr18

2 Sisters joins forces with worldwide organisations

Food manufacturer 2 Sisters has announced that it has joined an elite group of just 25 organisations in the world to unite on the global food waste campaign by becoming a ‘Friend of Champions 12.3’. Champions 12.3 is a group of executives, chaired by Tesco CEO Dave Lewis, tasked with the target of halving food waste by 2030. The ‘Friend of Champions 12.3’ network is a group of organisations recognised for supporting the movement and...

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