An impact report produced by the DIT on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement predicts that the British agriculture and semi-processed foods sectors will take a financial hit worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
Scientists have obtained for the first time stem cells that grow under chemically defined conditions, which they say will pave the way for manufacturing cell cultured meat.
The ongoing labour shortage has led to meat producers sending beef to the Republic of Ireland to be butchered, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) called on the UK government to redistribute any unused seasonal poultry visas to the wider meat industry.
The Sustainable Food Trust is among those welcoming new animal welfare measures announced by the UK government, but also calls for more ‘local’ abattoirs.
According to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), farmgate prices for prime cattle are around 8.5% higher than a year ago and up 3% from the recent low point at the start of June.