Livestock market impacted by hot weather
Jul20

Livestock market impacted by hot weather

The prolonged period of dry, hot weather is reportedly impacting the livestock market as the effects of lack of forage availability, reduced livestock growth rates and a change in consumers’ eating habits start to become evident. According to Stuart Ashworth, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) director of economics services, the reduced availability of forage supplies is now having an impact on the cattle market with a significant increase...

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Red meat exports see positive rise in figures
Jul20

Red meat exports see positive rise in figures

Exports of red meat products from the UK have seen the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 million mark. According to the latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), shipments of red meat increased to more than 183,000 tonnes from January to May – up 7% compared to the same period last year. The strongest performer was fresh and frozen beef, with exports rising 18% in value. Pork exports rose 3% in value,...

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Scotch Beef PGI campaign delivers results
Jul19

Scotch Beef PGI campaign delivers results

A recent marketing campaign behind Scotch Beef PGI has delivered strong results for the Scottish red meat industry says Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). The focus of the two-month campaign, run by QMS, was to build awareness and trust in Scotch Beef PGI in the target markets of London, the Home Counties and Scotland, reinforcing the message that it is the best beef money can buy. Analysis by independent market research organisation,...

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Gaucho restaurant group to appoint administrators
Jul19

Gaucho restaurant group to appoint administrators

Gaucho, which specialises in Argentinean steaks, and has 12 restaurants in London, has confirmed it is to appoint administrators. There are also restaurants in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Dubai and Hong Kong. The firm’s advisors has been trying to find a buyer for the 39 restaurants in the Gaucho and Cau chains. However, high levels of debt and various legal matters has meant it has been unable to find an...

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IMTA responds to Brexit White Paper
Jul16

IMTA responds to Brexit White Paper

The International Meat Trade Association (IMTA) has welcomed the UK Government’s recent White Paper on Brexit as providing the most detail to date on negotiations. The White Paper, titled The Future Relationship Between The United Kingdom And The European Union, discusses the plans for various industries post-Brexit including maintaining a ‘frictionless’ trade between the UK and the EU. Katie Doherty, policy director for IMTA,...

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Japan looks to reopen UK beef exports
Jul16

Japan looks to reopen UK beef exports

Beef and lamb production controls have been inspected by Government officials from Japan as part of ongoing moves to reopen the market on UK exports. Following China’s decision to lift its ban on UK beef for the first time in 20 years, a delegation from the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare recently conducted a five-day visit to the UK to gain more knowledge on UK food safety control. The five-day mission was hosted by the...

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