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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Red meat sales drop over festive period

Red meat sales took a hit over the festive period as shoppers switched to plant-based alternatives, according to AHDB and the market analyst Kantar Worldpanel. Market data show that 15,000…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig price better than expected in post-Christmas demand

A post-Christmas drop-off in demand has prompted only a marginal decline in UK pig prices, according to AHDB Pork. The EU-spec SPP fell by 0.09p to 162.31p/kg in the week…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

New Holland and Case grab Massey Ferguson market share

A slump in the popularity of Massey Ferguson tractors has seen the brand’s market share of new sales fall to less than 10% in 2018. Data published by the Agricultural…

TAKING STOCK

Buoyant cast sheep trade hits market top

Strong cast ewe prices have met resistance from buyers, leading auctioneers to fear that trade has hit a ceiling. Prices are £20 or more up on the year for cull…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Sugar beet variety battle cuts grower choice for 2020

Sugar beet seed breeder KWS has called for more sales competition in the UK, after failing to get a second herbicide-tolerant variety on the Recommended List this season. Farmers Weekly…

BUSINESS

Fears over extension of US import tax on food and drink

UK food and drink exports to the US could be further damaged as Washington considers extending its import taxes on EU food and drink products. The US introduced a 25%…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Ugandan beef welcome in post-Brexit Britain, PM says

Prime minister Boris Johnson has promised Ugandan farmers they will have the opportunity to export their beef to the UK after Brexit. Speaking at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020, Mr…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Record sales of Welsh food and drink after government drive

Sales of Welsh food and drink hit a record last year, at £7.5bn. This was up from £6.8bn in 2018 and means the Welsh Government's target of increasing sales to…

NEWS

Fire at AHDB HQ delays Market Intelligence reports

The publication of some key AHDB Market Intelligence reports has been delayed after a small fire broke out at its Midlands headquarters. The AHDB said the majority of its services…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Whatever happened to A2 milk?

In 2011 the launch of A2 milk was hailed a breakthrough for consumers who suffered an allergic reaction to ordinary milk. Researchers in New Zealand had found that cows produced…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Dale Farm and ABP sign dairy beef supply deal

Northern Irish farmers supplying Dale Farm have a new way to market dairy beef calves after the milk processor entered into a supply chain partnership with meat processor ABP. Dairy…

LAND MARKETS

Land in your area: East of England

Buyers and sellers seeking certainty may now feel more confident about making long-term decisions in the land market following the recent decisive general election, say agents. Throughout 2019, just 10,788…

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