LMC’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops back for a second year
Jun20

LMC’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops back for a second year

Following last year’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops for food and nutrition teachers which was reported a huge success, the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) welcomed participants to Loughry College on Monday 17th June to mark the beginning of another series of workshops. The aim behind these workshops is to help develop the skills and confidence of food and nutrition teachers when working with Northern Ireland Farm...

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Forecasts suggests a drop in beef production according to Regency Purchasing Group
Jun19

Forecasts suggests a drop in beef production according to Regency Purchasing Group

The ‘Brexit effect’ has said to have hit beef production in the UK, which could potentially put more pressure on farmers while being good news for diners, according to procurement business, The Regency Purchasing Group. The Regency Purchasing Group, a UK procurement businesses serving the hospitality and catering industry, has reported that while producers may see their income drop because of reduced production, prices seem set to be...

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LMC hosts live cookery demonstrations during Open Farm Weekend
Jun19

LMC hosts live cookery demonstrations during Open Farm Weekend

During this year’s Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend (BOIOFW), the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) hosted live cookery demonstrations at Blackberry Hill Farm, Banbridge and D and D Holland’s Farm, Articlave. LMC has been involved with BOIOFW for a number of years, however for the first time this year, the organisation joined the list of sponsors. Currently in its eighth year, BOIOFW offers people the chance to...

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Industry welcomes news of beef exports to China
Jun18

Industry welcomes news of beef exports to China

The industry has welcomed the news from the government of a step forward in opening the Chinese market to exports of British beef, which could be worth an estimated £230 million for British producers in the first five years alone. The UK-China Beef Protocol was signed by farming minister Robert Goodwill and the Chinese ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming as part of the tenth Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) between the UK and...

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QMS publication highlights importance of red meat industry to Scotland’s economy
Jun18

QMS publication highlights importance of red meat industry to Scotland’s economy

The latest edition of the Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile, produced by Quality Meat Scotland, highlights the importance of the red meat industry to Scotland’s economy. The publication – which covers information about the whole production chain from producer to consumer – will be available free of charge for levypayers and others working in the industry to collect at the QMS stand at the Royal Highland Show. The document, which...

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Is beef sector under the cosh?
Jun14

Is beef sector under the cosh?

As prices fall to a three-year low in climate of uncertainty NFU Scotland warns the iconic Scotch beef sector is under the cosh. Brexit-fueled uncertainty, an over-supplied market and a €100 million bail out deal for Irish beef farmers have all contributed to a significant collapse in the market price for beef, undermining on-farm profitability, according to NFU Scotland. The Union will use next week’s Highland Show, being held at...

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