Bord Bia and John Chantarasak launch ‘Steaks by Fire’ campaign
Jul16

Bord Bia and John Chantarasak launch ‘Steaks by Fire’ campaign

In response to a carcase imbalance and a significantly challenged foodservice sector, the ‘Steaks by Fire’ campaign has been developed by Bord Bia, grass-fed Irish beef and chef John Chantarasak to spark interest in premium steak cuts, enhance consumer steak cooking skills and support the Irish beef industry with BBQ recipe inspiration. John Chantarasak of AngloThai, and most recently appeared on The Great British Menu, has...

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Research highlights consumer demand for beef and lamb during lockdown
Jul16

Research highlights consumer demand for beef and lamb during lockdown

New briefing papers published this week by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that the lamb and beef industry in Wales has adjusted well to the impact of the coronavirus lockdown, but a risk of further instability remains. The three briefing papers draw on information from a wide range of sources and research, and look at consumer behaviour, export disruption, and the prospects for reopening the eating-out sector...

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Impact of Covid-19 on beef markets differ across the globe
Jul13

Impact of Covid-19 on beef markets differ across the globe

While the Covid-19 outbreak has been a global pandemic, it has had very different impacts across the global beef market, according to the latest market commentary by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). In Scotland, beef processors faced increased absences and had to immediately adapt to new physical distancing rules. At the same time, the overnight loss of orders from the hospitality sector and a change in the balance of retail demand meant...

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New British Wagyu assurance scheme launched
Jul02

New British Wagyu assurance scheme launched

A British Wagyu assurance scheme has been established by the Wagyu Breeders Association (WBA) in order to maintain and ensure traceability, animal welfare and consumer trust throughout the supply chain. The scheme, which was launched on the 1st July, says all rearers, growers, finishers, processors and retailers will benefit from membership of the scheme as consumer demand for premium British Wagyu-assured beef grows. The new WBA...

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Scottish calf registrations increase but firm prices set to stay
Jun30

Scottish calf registrations increase but firm prices set to stay

Scottish calf registration data from the first third of 2020 shows significant growth of 5% over the same period of 2019, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). The data also reveals that total calvings in the first third of the year are at their highest level for more than a decade. There has, however, been a slow increase over the decade in the proportion of annual calvings occurring in the first...

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Retail figures show growth in red meat sales
Jun17

Retail figures show growth in red meat sales

Analysis of recently released retail sales data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that the last 12 weeks yielded a largely positive picture for red meat sales in Great Britain.  Whilst the market continues to face pressures around Coronavirus, total spend on beef and pork has seen an upsurge in the retail sector, partly offsetting some of the disruption caused by the loss of foodservice markets such as restaurants, hotels and pubs....

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