FQAS membership fees changing in May 2021
Apr28

FQAS membership fees changing in May 2021

Fees for participation in the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (FQAS) will be revised from Tuesday 4th May 2021.

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Great British Beef Week can help build Britain’s food brand
Apr27

Great British Beef Week can help build Britain’s food brand

As the industry celebrates Great British Beef Week (GBBW), the NFU is urging farmers to use this opportunity to demonstrate why government should support the promotion of world-class, sustainable British beef both at home and abroad. Prime Minister Boris Johnson with NFU president Minette Batters on farm in the Peak District. Earlier in the week Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Stuart and Leanne Fairfax, livestock farmers in the...

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New British wagyu trademark launched
Apr27

New British wagyu trademark launched

The Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) has confirmed the establishment of a new trademark for British Wagyu beef meaning the logo and wording are now protected through the UK Government’s Intellectual Property Office. Commenting, WBA director Philip Maddocks, said: “The new trademark is an integral part of the British Wagyu Assurance Scheme which we launched last year. It provides a strong visual marker to underpin consumer confidence....

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Hi tech-driven Tariq Halal store to open in Stratford
Apr27

Hi tech-driven Tariq Halal store to open in Stratford

Tariq Halal is set to launch, what it says is a unique, state of the art, tech-driven store in Stratford Shopping Centre. The butcher brand’s next generation store data-driven AI promises to deliver a unique supermarket experience in east London.Gone will be the days of waiting, queueing and barcode-scanning replaced instead by ‘touch technology’ and e-shelf labellingThe company says the new technology will provide customers with a...

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Ongoing training on antimicrobial usage gets positive feedback
Apr26

Ongoing training on antimicrobial usage gets positive feedback

The Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) has reported that at the end of March 2021 over 7,000 producers have been trained in the Responsible Use of Antimicrobials on beef, sheep and dairy farms.  LMC’s industry development manager, Colin Smith. LMC is encouraging members of the Northern Ireland Beef and Lamb Farm Quality Assurance Scheme (NIBL FQAS) to continue to enrol for the courses ahead of their...

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Powters gets new Tesco listings
Apr26

Powters gets new Tesco listings

Family-run Newmarket sausage producer, Powters, has announced it has gained new store listings with Tesco for its Newmarket Pig and Skinny Pig sausages. L-R: Grant and Tristan Powter of Powters Sausages. The fifth-generation sausage company has been producing its Newmarket Pig sausages since 1881 and has worked steadily with Tesco since the 1990s selling its Newmarket Pig and Skinny Pig (a premium, low fat and gluten free sausage) in...

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