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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ABP acquires third anaerobic digestion facility
Apr06

ABP acquires third anaerobic digestion facility

Beef processor ABP Food Group’s renewables division, Olleco, has announced the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Westcott Park, Buckinghamshire. The facility has capacity to process 96,000 tonnes of food waste each year and produce up to 3.2 Mw of green electricity and 4.8Mw of renewable heat enough to power 6,000 homes. The company has purchased the site from Renewi plc, a waste-to-product business, for an...

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Chicken outperforms all other meat
Mar21

Chicken outperforms all other meat

Chicken is currently the star of the show in terms of consumer meat purchasing with demand “seemingly untouched”, according to Kantar Worldpanel. Data for the 12 weeks to 25th February reveals that fresh processed meat and poultry have seen growth. However, chicken leads the category while beef, lamb and pork are all in volume decline. Kantar Worldpanel had expected to see an uplift for the meat, fish and poultry (MFP) categories over...

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Laura Ryan to leave AHDB Beef & Lamb
Feb16

Laura Ryan to leave AHDB Beef & Lamb

AHDB strategy director for beef and lamb, Laura Ryan, is leaving her position after more than 10 years with the organisation. Ryan is moving on to take up the position of senior lecturer in enterprise and marketing in the business school of a university near her hometown of Darlington. Ryan joined AHDB Beef & Lamb (formerly EBLEX) in 2007 after launching premium beef and lamb brands within a butchery business in the North East of...

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Health benefits of beef highlighted by nutrition expert
Dec28

Health benefits of beef highlighted by nutrition expert

Reinstating beef as a nutritious health food in consumers’ minds, amidst adverse media publicity, is a priority for many meat industry representatives. Assisting in this mission, nutrition educator Michael Joseph, recently highlighted 11 health benefits of eating beef in his online article on Nutrition Advance. Joseph states that beef provides a large source of L-Carnitine, an amino acid that occurs naturally in meat products; among...

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Butcher launches beef sausage recipe competition for UK Sausage Week
Oct26

Butcher launches beef sausage recipe competition for UK Sausage Week

Taylors of Sale, a butcher’s shop in Greater Manchester, is marking UK Sausage Week (30th October-5th November) by inviting consumers to create a new sausage recipe. Budding chefs have until 3rd November to submit their entries. The only rule is that the sausage must be made from beef. Anyone is welcome to enter to the competition, which is free. The winner will see their sausages made in Taylors of Sale, plus receive a £25 gift...

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