The Co-operative has switched to 100% British wheat in all of its own-brand sliced bread
Archive | November, 2010
Pigmeat production across Europe could fall by almost 3m tonnes over the next three years, the National Pig Association has warned
The UK’s Muslim community accounts for only 3% of the population but consumes 20% of all the lamb sold in England and a growing quantity of beef. A new report from EBLEX aims to help specialist abattoirs and butchers as well as mainstream retailers and processors develop this important market.
Northamptonshire based Weetabix Food Company is committing to using 100% British wheat for its Weetabix product, also to sourcing it from within 50 miles of the firm’s Burton Latimer production facility to keep food miles down.
ASDA has boosted sales of its Extra Special beef range by 250% with a television advert featuring Perthshire producer Adrian Ivory, winner of Farmers Weekly’s Farmer of the Year and Young Farmer of the Year Awards, 2008. Well done Adrian – hope you’re getting a decent beef price too.
Don’t let the buzz over Nocton Dairies drown out what is happening to the other 11,000 milk producers in England and Wales. A friend has just emailed me in exasperation, having found two litres of milk on offer at £1.50. I can’t ever remember seeing milk that cheap – or treated that cheaply – and […]
Farmers looking to buy single farm payment entitlements might have to pay more this season, according to Cheshire consultant Rostons
Volatility continues in the wheat market with prices falling at the end of last week and continuing down early this week. November 2010 London feed wheat futures closed at £159.75/t delivered on Tuesday, £4/t down on the previous day and a full £13/t down from the contract high established just a week earlier. But by late this afternoon, it had recovered by £4.25/t.
How many times do we hear calls for the industry to work together? The latest comes from industry body Dairy UK, which has joined the milk margins debate by urging the industry to stop focussing on who makes what margin from milk and join forces for a sustainable future
The malting barley job always reminds me of a pendulum. Some years it swings in favour of the maltsters, some years it swings back to reward the growers. When cereals values are depressed and there’s plenty of reasonable-quality barley to be had, the power is, obviously, squarely in the hands of the trade, who needn’t […]