Poultry farm bumps up production following surge in sales
Jul14

Poultry farm bumps up production following surge in sales

Welsh farm Rhug Estate is responding to increased customer demand for chicken by increasing production by 25% a week on its farm. Poultry sales in the UK have seen a 9% growth during the first three months of this year, but this has been surpassed by a 27% increase in just the four weeks of April, according to Kantar. Poultry saw almost a million more shoppers over the four-week period compared with last year and a 17% increase in...

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Tyson Foods launches brand into European foodservice
Jul09

Tyson Foods launches brand into European foodservice

Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, has introduced a range of chicken products under its Tyson flagship brand in the European Foodservice market, which includes restaurants, some cafeterias and caterers. The brand has 28 frozen products with categories ranging from coated, skewers, raw and fried. “The world is evolving quickly, and today’s customers are faced with obstacles and adapting quickly to changes,”...

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UK Global Tariff announced
May20

UK Global Tariff announced

The Government has announced the UK’s new MFN (Most Favoured Nation) tariff regime, the UK Global Tariff (UKGT). This will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff on 1st January 2021 at the end of the Transition Period. Tariffs are to be maintained on agricultural products including lamb, beef, and poultry. The Government says the new tariff is tailored to the needs of the UK economy. It aims to support the economy by making it easier...

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NFUS wants more Scottish chicken on supermarket shelves
Mar05

NFUS wants more Scottish chicken on supermarket shelves

NFU Scotland has said there is ‘a lot of work to be done’ after it was revealed that less than half of the chicken in Scottish supermarkets is produced locally. The shelf watch programme looked at fresh chicken ranges in Scottish supermarkets and discounters, and despite finding that almost all the fresh chicken stocked was from the UK, only 43 per cent was actually labelled as Scottish. The discount retailers Aldi and Lidl both came...

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Study shows higher welfare chickens could improve sustainability
Mar02

Study shows higher welfare chickens could improve sustainability

The RSPCA has claimed that producing meat from slower-growing chickens can significantly reduce mortality and culling, as well as improving meat quality. An RSPCA-commissioned study compared the health, welfare and production characteristics of the three fastest-growing meat chicken breeds used most extensively worldwide with a widely used, commercially viable slower-growing higher-welfare breed. The results of the research, which was...

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Senior appointments at Moy Park
Dec11

Senior appointments at Moy Park

Moy Park has announced two new senior appointments, to bolster its management team. Matt Hibbins has been appointed director of business, responsible for overseeing the next stage of growth with one of Moy Park’s longstanding partners. Matt joined Moy Park from UK food producer Cranswick in 2013, initially as a senior commercial manager. Developing Moy Park’s e-commerce channel and overseeing key customer partnerships, Moy Park says...

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