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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

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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NEWS

Map: Dairy and lamb price protest hotspots in the UK

A fresh wave of farmer protests has hit the UK over concerns about falling milk and lamb prices. The peaceful demonstrations have taken place at supermarkets, milk distribution centres and…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

10 steps to build a profitable Welsh beef industry

The Welsh beef sector needs to become more customer-focused and all parts of the supply chain have to work together, a review has found. A report by SAC Consulting for…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

French shoppers have a taste for British beef and lamb

The fortunes of British livestock farmers depend, at least partly, on the French. Our cross-Channel neighbour is the first destination for British lamb exports and French consumers are getting more…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

How PGI status could benefit English beef and lamb producers

Achieving PGI status for their meat has opened new markets for Scotland, Wales and the West Country. Charlie Taverner looks at how England’s beef and lamb producers might benefit, too.…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Growing beef market threat from Argentina

Increased beef production in Argentina, thanks to a changed political environment, means it could be set to take a larger slice of a new trade deal between the EU and…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Brexit uncertainty dominates livestock outlook

Beef, sheep and pig exports are predicted to rise this year and there will be a small growth in domestic demand for beef and pork. However, AHDB warned that its…

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Livestock sector: Prices and trade predictions for 2018

Analysts are tentatively predicting solid prime beef prices and looking for exchange rates to keep demand high for UK lamb in what could be a bumper year for production. A…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2018: Poultry sector is well placed for growth

The broiler sector has benefited from the continued move by consumers towards leaner meat, which saw the monthly volume of poultry meat rise more than 12% in the year to…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Tight supplies predicted to preserve Scots meat prices

Red meat producers in Scotland are likely to see strong prices for beef and lamb for the remainder of the year as tight supplies give farmers the upper hand over…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Spring lamb numbers rising, but not enough to dent prices

New-season lamb (NSL) numbers are starting to build, but levels are well down on the same point last year, which could underpin a buoyant market through June. Rebecca Oborne, AHDB…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

High prices cause increase in beef production

UK beef production increased by 13% on the year in the month of April after strong prices encouraged producers to send livestock to slaughter. Production of beef totalled 77,600t in…

TAKING STOCK

Flying prime beef trade still to lift calf prices

A consistent and firm rearing-calf trade is yet to be buoyed by surging prime cattle values currently seeing finished prime beef averages up 20p/kg on the year. Great Britain’s steer…

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NEWS

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…

MILK PRICES

Video: Farmers ramp up milk and lamb protests

Farmers in Devon and Cornwall have become the latest to take part in the "milk trolley challenge", which involves clearing milk from the shelves of supermarkets in order to raise…

SHEEP

Welsh lamb ad campaign kicks off early after price collapse

The Welsh red meat levy board will kick off its annual lamb promotion campaign early after this season’s farmgate price collapse. Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales has pulled…

PIGS

Video reveals 'shocking truth' about imported pork

MPs were last night shown footage which questions the systems used to produce cheap pork imports. In a eye-opening video constructed by animal welfare campaigner Tracy Worcester, MPs, farm leaders…

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