The numbers don’t lie
Apr09

The numbers don’t lie

SPECIAL FEATURE – Trade: In the April print issue of Meat Management Magazine Peter Hardwick, trade policy adviser at the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), voiced his concerns about the increase in trade friction since the start of the year. Here’s what he had to say for those who may have missed it. Peter Hardwick has worked in the international meat sector for 40 years. “The first 100 days of 2021 have brought to the fore...

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NPA and pork processors request support
Apr08

NPA and pork processors request support

In a recent report The Financial Times revealed that the pig sector has requested two support packages from Defra. The first follows the significant cost of lost exports to China from those plants which experienced Covid-19 outbreaks. Processors are reported to be looking for up to £15 million in government support. The second part is a request from the National Pig Association (NPA) for £3.2million to help producers with the costs...

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MM Meat Awards entries set for a record year
Apr07

MM Meat Awards entries set for a record year

Voting and product nominations for the country’s biggest and most prestigious annual meat event, the Meat Management Awards 2021, look set to break all previous records. “The entry levels, to date for products have been really encouraging,” said event organiser, Sharon Yandell, “especially given the challenges presented by coronavirus. The industry response has been amazing and we’re keen to make this the best year ever with a record...

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Targeted assistance for vet practices reporting antimicrobial usage on farms
Apr07

Targeted assistance for vet practices reporting antimicrobial usage on farms

Veterinary practices can benefit from funding to install a new software that makes it simpler to report antibiotic usage on farms across Northern Ireland.  Industry development manager at LMC, Colin Smith. Thanks to a research initiative in Northern Ireland entitled ‘STrategic AntiMicrobial use in Dairy, Beef and Lamb Production’ (STAMP), a software application to benchmark antibiotic use is now widely available. The Livestock and...

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Brakes campaign to help hospitality sector including meat category
Apr07

Brakes campaign to help hospitality sector including meat category

Brakes, the UK foodservice wholesaler, will be providing at least 10% cashback on key categories, including chilled meat and poultry, to help get hospitality customers back on their feet, once eateries can reopen under covid restrictions. Paul Nieduszynski, commercial director at Brakes, said: “Hospitality is a crucial component of the UK economy and a beloved part of life in Britain that has been dearly missed while closed during...

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Rhug Estate introduces sustainable packaging for its organic meat
Apr07

Rhug Estate introduces sustainable packaging for its organic meat

Rhug Estate has introduced sustainable packaging for the majority of its organic meat products.

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