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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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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…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Will it hasten integration in the beef sector?

Farmers who sold fat cattle on the open market saw prices crash when the coronavirus lockdown upended consumer's buying habits, and they should take a close look at how they…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

AHDB sees buoyant 2020 outlook for pigmeat

Tight supplies and strong demand for British pork will create a buoyant market over the next six months, forecasts the AHDB. In its latest Pork Outlook report, the sector body…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Pigmeat exports surge helps Cranswick profits rise

Soaring pigmeat export values have helped Yorkshire meat processor Cranswick post profits of more than £100m for the past financial year. The pork and poultry processor’s statutory profit before tax,…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Wholesaler says relabelling of Uruguayan beef 'human error'

Food wholesaler Bookers has come under pressure from British beef producers after the company admitted relabelling meat from Uruguay. National Beef Association interim chief executive Neil Shand has called for…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Sow prices tumble in response to German ASF outbreak

An outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) in Germany has resulted in a sharp fall in British cull sow prices as key buyers such as China, Japan and South Korea…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Delay in ‘third country’ status threatens meat exports to EU

A delay in securing “third country” status with the EU is putting the UK's £175m-a-month meat export market at risk, meat trade representatives have warned. To continue selling meat, live…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

US to import British beef for first time in 24 years

Shipments of beef will be heading to the US for the first time in more than 20 years after three processing sites were this week given the go-head to export.…

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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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