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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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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…

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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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Scots processors to drop beef carcass weight limit

Two of Scotland’s leading beef processors will lower the cap on the weight they pay farmers to 400kg from 1 October in a bid to encourage smaller slaughterweights. Scotbeef and…

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Muslim festival could drive ewe demand at critical time

Cull ewe numbers will lift through the summer to pressure prices, although Muslim festival demand could support trade in late July, say auctioneers. Sheep throughputs have been higher for the…

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Vietnam trade deal could open doors for EU pigs

Pig producers across Europe are expected to benefit from a €47.6bn (£42.7bn) general trade agreement with Vietnam. The agreement will remove tariffs on nearly all goods on both sides once…

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Firm breeding price despite ‘unsustainable’ beef values

Poor finished beef prices have taken the shine off some sales of cows with calves at foot this year as values for prime animals have fallen to a three-year low.…

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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…

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…

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