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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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Analysis: Are beef prices likely to rise soon?

An over-supply of beef is the cause behind falling prices, with a reversal not expected until the majority of finishing stock are turned out and Brexit uncertainty is resolved. Increased…

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Analysis: Will there be a lamb price spike in spring 2019?

Finished lamb sellers are unlikely to see prices increase as rapidly this season as in the spring of 2018, despite fewer lambs coming forward for sale and declining New Zealand…

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Why the price of lamb could drop by one-third after March

Sheep farmers will suffer a devastating 30% cut to the value of lamb if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the AHDB has warned. At current prices,…

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Prime lamb market starts year on positive note

A cautious prime lamb market has seen prices track upwards into 2019 to start the year on a positive note. Stronger trade is being helped by tightening supply, according to…

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Ewe throughputs suggest younger flocks in 2019

A trend towards stricter spring culling policies has resulted in a steady throughput of cull sheep at some UK auction marts, which have met a rising trade through the lambing…

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Lamb prices start to lift as buyers look ahead to Easter

Lamb prices are showing signs of lifting as buyers start to gear up early for the Easter market. Latest figures released by AHDB show that in the week ending 14…

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Spring store trade hit by low beef values

Struggling finished beef prices have led to a mixed store cattle trade this spring, with short-keep stores hit the hardest. Prices for yearlings and grazing types remain mostly firm but…

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UK sees greater lamb price drop than other EU member states

UK prime sheep prices have fallen by about 4% over the past month and stand about 13% lower than a year ago, a much greater level of year-on-year reduction than…

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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…

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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…

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…

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…

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