Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20
Apr16

Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20

As Perth Farmers’ Market celebrates its 20th anniversary, founder Jim Fairlie and manager Adeline Watson look back at the last two decades, and how the market has grown. Fairlie was behind the development, and after getting the market up and running, he travelled around Scotland and supported other producers interested in establishing similar initiatives around the country. He now runs his own retail business selling Scotch Beef PGI...

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Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board
Apr15

Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board

Meat processor Trevor Bellis and Cumbrian farmer Colin Bateman are the newest board members for AHDB Beef & Lamb, following the departure of Rizvan Khalid and Ros Turner. The pair joined the board on 1st April and will continue in their posts for the next three years. Trevor from Janan Meat brings more than 40 years’ experience within the retail and supply sector – having held positions ranging from store manager to category...

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Late Easter affects meat sales
Apr10

Late Easter affects meat sales

The latest meat, fish and poultry market report (MFP) from Kantar confirms how a late Easter, as well as Mother’s Day falling outside of the period, has contributed to slower growth of red meat, whilst chicken and pork performed well. Volumes are down across the board, with primary and processed meats suffering a volume decline after a positive performance in the year, according to Kantar Research. Nathan Ward, business unit director,...

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World Butchers’ Challenge venue confirmed
Apr09

World Butchers’ Challenge venue confirmed

The World Butchers’ Challenge has confirmed its home for the 2020 competition as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and host to a range of celebrity concerts, including Elton John and Justin Timberlake, this is the first time the arena has set up an international food event. World Butchers’ Challenge chair, Rod Slater, visited the arena late last year and says he is thrilled with the...

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Prime cattle market showing signs of recovery
Apr08

Prime cattle market showing signs of recovery

Prime cattle prices in the UK have seen a modest lift over the past week, although they are still markedly lower than this time last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). This reflects the position across the European Union where prices are trailing the levels of a year earlier, currently more than 7% lower in the major producing countries like Ireland, Germany and Spain. France, however, is only 0.5%...

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Harper Adams University students receive BDCI Bursary
Apr02

Harper Adams University students receive BDCI Bursary

The Butchers’ & Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has given Bursary’s to two students; Kate Leeming, 22, and Harriet Noble, 23. Kate Leeming, from Skipton is an Agri-Food Marketing with Business Studies student, and Harriet Noble, from Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire is a final year Agriculture with Animal Science student. Kate Leeming said: “I come from a dairy farming background and I have always been passionate about food...

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