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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

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,…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Winners and losers in red meat sales

Retail spending on beef rose by nearly 27% during the coronavirus lockdown period, according to sales data from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel. Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales) says the…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Will lamb's seasonal price slump be worse this year?

Lamb is export-reliant, popular in now-unavailable restaurants and more expensive than its rivals, so is it at risk of a deeper-than-average coronavirus price slump this season? That’s the concern of…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Lamb trade slips as numbers swell at market

The fat lamb trade has dipped sharply in recent days after numbers at markets surged following a good trade in the past week. Liveweight lamb prices for the week ending…

TAKING STOCK

Rearing calf values lift 50% since March

Beef rearers have dug deep for quality calves this spring following a 50% increase in some calf prices since March. Auctioneers say trade has been buoyed by stronger deadweight beef…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Work under way at Scottish marts for return of vendors

Scottish marts are pulling out all the stops to try to allow vendors as well as buyers to attend livestock sales this autumn. Neil Wilson, executive director of the Institute…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Marts ease restrictions on vendors attending sales

Livestock markets have eased restrictions to allow farmers to watch their stock being sold ringside, but are warning vendors they must follow strict social-distancing guidelines. Since lockdown began, farmers selling…

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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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