Lamb prices buck seasonal averages
Aug10

Lamb prices buck seasonal averages

This summer has been ‘extraordinary’ for producers selling early-finishing new season lambs, with prices holding up at a time when they would traditionally slide, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Having averaged 5-10% higher than last year through May and June, prices were then around 20-25% higher than both 2019 and their five-year average, at 215-225p/kg. This has been despite auction...

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Online sales of fresh meat, fish and poultry up by 99%
Aug06

Online sales of fresh meat, fish and poultry up by 99%

In the four weeks to the 12th July, online sales of fresh meat, fish and poultry doubled year on year to £190 million, according to the latest market data from Kantar. Fresh lamb was the most popular choice during this period, whereas steaks, roasts, chops and mince all attracted more shoppers to drive growth of 38% for the sector in the four week period. Jason Nixon, consumer insight director at Kantar, said: “Retirees are a key...

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HCC kicks off new PGI campaign with Lamb Day
Aug03

HCC kicks off new PGI campaign with Lamb Day

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) marked the start of a new PGI Welsh Lamb campaign by encouraging consumers to try a number of different recipes and cuisines at home as part of Lamb Day. Starting on the 1st August with Lamb Day, an annual event which marks the start of the season for Welsh lamb, the new campaign will focus on helping people to have confidence when cooking from the comfort of their own homes. As part of the...

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Post-lockdown sales boost for suppliers
Jul31

Post-lockdown sales boost for suppliers

New research has revealed Scots’ love of local produce grew during lockdown, with over three quarters (79%) of respondents agreeing that it is important to continue to support local suppliers as restrictions ease.  Carried out by Censuswide on behalf of Scotch Lamb PGI, the research also highlighted that nearly two thirds (60%) of people in Scotland intend to buy more from local suppliers as the nation emerges from lockdown, with over...

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Dawn Meats takes full control of UK joint venture
Jul30

Dawn Meats takes full control of UK joint venture

Following the announcement of Jim Dobson’s retirement, Dawn Meats will take full control of the Dunbia business that was jointly established in 2017, after the merger of their combined operations. The business in the UK will continue to trade under the Dunbia brand and the same management team, offering customers regionally sourced solutions for both beef and lamb from 12 processing facilities across Scotland, England, Wales and...

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Glasgow restaurant launches home menu as part of ‘Make It’ campaign
Jul22

Glasgow restaurant launches home menu as part of ‘Make It’ campaign

Eusebi Deli restaurant in Glasgow has launched an ‘at home’ small plates menu in order to promote Scotch Lamb PGI as part of Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) ongoing ‘Make It’ campaign. The restaurant has partnered with the itison ‘at home’ dining service to create a small plates menu featuring Scotch Lamb PGI, which customers can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes while directly supporting Scottish farmers and the wider supply...

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