Farmgate beef prices benefit from modest increase
Dec04

Farmgate beef prices benefit from modest increase

After a prolonged period of decline, farmgate beef prices in Scotland have increased by 2% over the past month, according to the latest market analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). However, according to Stuart Ashworth, QMS director of Economic Services, when compared to a year ago, prices are still 8% or 30p/kg dwt lower than this time last year.  Cull cattle prices are similarly lower than twelve months ago but by a more modest...

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Ex-Waitrose chief urges post-Brexit investment for Welsh Lamb
Dec02

Ex-Waitrose chief urges post-Brexit investment for Welsh Lamb

Welsh Lamb may have a fantastic name all over the world but it was vital it received continued investment post-Brexit to differentiate it from keen competitors in the global marketplace. This was the message former Waitrose chief Lord Mark Price told farming industry leaders at Hybu Cig Cymru-Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) annual conference. “Everything that we have become used to is about to change,” he said. “I would suggest there is...

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Time right for new meat tastes says NSA
Nov29

Time right for new meat tastes says NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) will welcome sheep breeders, foodservice professionals and the wider livestock sector to its Worcestershire headquarters as the organisation launches its new proposal promoting native British sheep breeds and their value. The British Heritage Sheep project is an initiative introducing the public to the flavours and eating experiences of one of the UK’s iconic assets – its 60 native breeds of sheep...

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Waitrose  moves towards 100% British lamb
Nov26

Waitrose moves towards 100% British lamb

Waitrose has  announced plans to source all of its own label fresh and frozen lamb from British lamb producers 365 days of the year.  Already offering British lamb on its meat counters all year round, Waitrose says it will aim to complete the move to 100% British sourced across all fresh and frozen own label lamb by the summer of 2021, with all of its organic lamb already 100% UK sourced. All of the supermarket’s fresh chicken, pork,...

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Signet database heralds a new era for sheep industry
Nov22

Signet database heralds a new era for sheep industry

Sheep producers are set to benefit from a new online tool which makes it easier to find the right ram for a production system. AHDB has invested in a new database and website for Signet Breeding Services which helps commercial and pedigree producers profit from performance gains associated with genetic improvement. Designed by SRUC, SignetData.com is reported to have better and faster data entry tools and greatly improved online...

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Scotch Lamb Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year crowned
Nov18

Scotch Lamb Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year crowned

An Edinburgh chef has impressed the judges and taken home the winning title at this year’s ‘Scotch Lamb Surf ‘n’ Turf Chef of the Year’ competition. Battling it out against tough competition from top chefs at some of Scotland’s most renowned restaurants, Borthwick Castle’s head chef Craig Gibb came out on top, wowing the judges with his creative dish that  championed some of Scotland’s best natural produce from land and sea. The...

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