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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

Outlook 2021: Pig sector three-point plan for secure future

British pig farmers should exploit the unique selling points of the home-grown product to set a more certain course amid trade disruptions and uncertainty, says Andersons’ Harry Batt. The past…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Outlook 2020: Virus downturn threat to domestic sheep demand

Trying to summarise the prospects for the year ahead and beyond for this sector of the industry has never been more difficult, writes Andersons consultant David Siddle. Some continued contraction…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2021: Beef price set to fall back from highs of 2019

A surge in finished cattle prices this year has brought much-needed relief to a beef sector where many businesses see razor-thin profits at best, according to Andersons consultants Charlotte Dun…

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…

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MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Value of UK 2020 sheep exports rises on lower volumes

UK sheepmeat exports rose in value to reach £437.9m during 2020, despite shifts in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic. Latest figures from HMRC show that the value of UK…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Depleted lamb stocks drive up prices

Sheep farmers have begun to draw ewe lambs from replacements to capitalise on deadweight prices that have marched through the £6/kg mark. AHDB figures for the week ending 20 February,…

BUSINESS

Morrisons slashes pork prices to boost demand

Retailer Morrisons has slashed pork prices on its supermarket shelves in a bid to boost demand and reduce the backlog of pigs on British farms. The National Pig Association (NPA)…

MEAT MARKETS AND PRICES

Rise in beef exports to Japan shows trade opportunities

UK beef exports to Japan were worth £5.4m in 2020 - a significant rise on the previous year, new figures show. Last year, 1,581t of beef and offal was shipped…

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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…

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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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