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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Rule reminder: Best practice when trading livestock remotely

Farmers who purchase livestock in private trades should find out all they can about the animals before agreeing to a sale to maximise their chance of a refund if they…

BUSINESS

What are the prospects for the UK meat industry post-Brexit?

Brexit offers opportunities to exploit the potential of British red meat production. But overcoming trade barriers, investing in processing capacity and meeting market requirements will take time and a change…

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BUSINESS

Cranswick half-year profits soar

Meat processor Cranswick has posted a 31% increase in half-yearly profits to almost £61m. The Hull-based company exports pigmeat and supplies chicken and pork products to British retailers.   Figures…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Beef imports figures show sharp rise

Beef imports have risen sharply since the summer as restrictions imposed during the first UK Covid-19 lockdown were relaxed. Figures released by the AHDB show imports reached 26,200t in September…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Pig price fall accelerates amid slaughter and ASF case rises

Concerns over African Swine Fever (ASF) and unusually high slaughter figures have seen pig prices fall by 1.39p/kg – the biggest weekly drop in almost two years. According to figures…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Challenge for lamb sales in 2020 market

A sharp drop in demand for lamb due to the coronavirus pandemic has reversed earlier predictions of firm prices throughout 2020. Prospects for lamb had been good at the start…

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TAKING STOCK

Christmas price increase filters down to stores

A seasonal rise in deadweight prices has filtered down to the store ring to make cattle even dearer at many centres.   Christmas orders have seen deadweight beef base prices lift…

BUSINESS

Cranswick half-year profits soar

Meat processor Cranswick has posted a 31% increase in half-yearly profits to almost £61m. The Hull-based company exports pigmeat and supplies chicken and pork products to British retailers.   Figures…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Last-minute Brexit talks to prevent UK-Ireland fresh meat ban

The flow of fresh meat between the UK and EU will come to a halt from 1 January unless agreement can be reached on how products can be certified, industry…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Lamb trade hits two-month high as sale numbers dip

Dwindling numbers of fat lambs helped to propel prices almost 5p/kg higher in the past week in the liveweight ring.  The average price for SQQ lambs – those weighing between…

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BUSINESS

Video: Wagyu beef market - tradition and change in Japan

The story of Japan’s famed Wagyu beef is a complex and evolving one. We travelled to Japan to find out more about how this premium product is faring in a…

LIVESTOCK

Video: Tough times for sheep farmers at Welshpool market

Last year was tough for sheep farmers and with the potential loss of EU markets and pressure from climate change lobbyists, this year looks set to be no easier. We…

BUSINESS

Video: How the industry is fighting red meat myths

From being accused of being unhealthy to harming the environment, the red meat industry has bad publicity thrown at it from all corners of the media. But there is a…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Video: Cow and sheep help get prices crisis message to Londoners

A cow and two sheep have been walked through central London to show consumers where their food comes from, and to highlight low prices facing farmers. Scott Ruck, manager of…

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