AHDB offers help with direct selling of beef and lamb meat boxes from farms
May11

AHDB offers help with direct selling of beef and lamb meat boxes from farms

AHDB has produced supporting materials for farmers who are looking to start up, or are running their own farm beef or lamb box scheme.  The beef kit provides cutting specifications to produce 20 boxes per carcase consisting off roasting joints, grilling / frying steaks, casserole joints, braising steaks, mince and diced beef (boxes contain 10 –12 kg depending on carcase weight). The farm lamb box kit outlines three butchery...

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B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative
May11

B+LNZ says drought recovery fund a welcome initiative

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) says that Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor’s announcement of a $500,000 fund to help farmers and growers recover from the drought is a welcome initiative as the sector deals with the ongoing impacts from both the drought and Covid-19.   “With first the severe drought and then the disruptions caused by Covid-19, farmers have been dealing with two hugely challenging situations over the past six...

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US negotiations provide new routes for UK sheepmeat, says NSA
May05

US negotiations provide new routes for UK sheepmeat, says NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is welcoming the news that UK and US trade discussions are to continue following disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic but says the standards of British food must be protected. NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “NSA is pleased to hear these negotiations are now beginning after the concerning delay following the Covid-19 outbreak. We believe there are valuable opportunities for both...

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Beef and sheep emissions overstated
Apr22

Beef and sheep emissions overstated

Following a comprehensive study, AgResearch the New Zealand’s national agriculture research agency has developed a more accurate calculation of the nitrous oxide emissions of sheep, beef and dairy production which shows that nitrous oxide emissions are two-thirds and one third lower respectively than previously thought. This would mean that sheep total gaseous emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide are 10.6% lower than...

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Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association assess NZ processing capacity
Apr16

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association assess NZ processing capacity

In light of the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+L NZ) Economic Service in conjunction with the Meat Industry Association (MIA) and processors has assessed processing capacity across the country and the potential impact on waiting times for farmers.   Its key findings were: The Covid-19 meat processing protocol, which requires physical distancing between plant employees to prevent the spread of the...

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Supermarkets urged to play a part in helping home produce to market
Apr09

Supermarkets urged to play a part in helping home produce to market

NFU Scotland has written to the UK’s eight largest supermarkets and urged them to play as full a part as possible in ensuring home produce finds a route to shop shelves. The letter – sent to Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Sainsburys, Aldi, Lidl, Marks & Spencer and Co-op – recognises the vital role that the retailers have played in feeding the nation this past month when faced with unprecedented demand in stores and online....

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