Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20
Apr16

Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20

As Perth Farmers’ Market celebrates its 20th anniversary, founder Jim Fairlie and manager Adeline Watson look back at the last two decades, and how the market has grown. Fairlie was behind the development, and after getting the market up and running, he travelled around Scotland and supported other producers interested in establishing similar initiatives around the country. He now runs his own retail business selling Scotch Beef PGI...

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Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board
Apr15

Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board

Meat processor Trevor Bellis and Cumbrian farmer Colin Bateman are the newest board members for AHDB Beef & Lamb, following the departure of Rizvan Khalid and Ros Turner. The pair joined the board on 1st April and will continue in their posts for the next three years. Trevor from Janan Meat brings more than 40 years’ experience within the retail and supply sector – having held positions ranging from store manager to category...

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Late Easter affects meat sales
Apr10

Late Easter affects meat sales

The latest meat, fish and poultry market report (MFP) from Kantar confirms how a late Easter, as well as Mother’s Day falling outside of the period, has contributed to slower growth of red meat, whilst chicken and pork performed well. Volumes are down across the board, with primary and processed meats suffering a volume decline after a positive performance in the year, according to Kantar Research. Nathan Ward, business unit director,...

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UK exports of animals and animal product to EU approved
Apr10

UK exports of animals and animal product to EU approved

The UK listed status application to assure animals and animal product movements in a no-deal EU exit has been approved by EU member states. The Member States agreed the application after confirming that it met the animal health and biosecurity assurances required for a third country to export live animals and animal products. This confirmation is part of the EU’s published no deal contingency planning – without it, exports of animal...

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Scotland’s top butchers go head to head
Apr10

Scotland’s top butchers go head to head

A selection of Scotland’s top butchers are set to battle it out next month when they go head to head in a new competition sponsored by Scotch Lamb PGI. The first ‘Scottish Butchers Wars’ competition, run by Scottish Craft Butchers, will take place at the annual Scottish Craft Butchers Trade Fair on 12th May 2019 in Perth. It will see the entrants enter the competition in two categories – singles and pairs. The butchers will enter the...

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World Butchers’ Challenge venue confirmed
Apr09

World Butchers’ Challenge venue confirmed

The World Butchers’ Challenge has confirmed its home for the 2020 competition as the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Home to the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and host to a range of celebrity concerts, including Elton John and Justin Timberlake, this is the first time the arena has set up an international food event. World Butchers’ Challenge chair, Rod Slater, visited the arena late last year and says he is thrilled with the...

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