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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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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…

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…

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…

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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AHDB examines effects of drought across all farm sectors

The AHDB has released an update to its drought impact report, examining the effects of the prolonged dry weather this summer on each farm sector. The levy board added that…

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Analysis: Why is the red meat sector consolidating?

With the closure of the 2 Sisters deal, 60% of cattle slaughtered in the UK and Ireland will be handled by just three companies – ABP, Dawn Meats and Kepak.…

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What sheep farmers need to know about domestic demand

The UK sheep sector must find ways to improve domestic demand for lamb to thrive in an uncertain future, according to a panel at the National Sheep Association’s Sheep Event.…

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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…

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Tighter beef supply forecast as calf registration falls

Fewer calf registrations combined with higher mortality in both calves and cows this year point to a tighter home-produced prime cattle supply in 2019 and 2020. The latest British Cattle…

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Gove U-turn on live exports fuels no-deal Brexit fears

Michael Gove has back-pedalled on a plan to ban live exports from the UK, indicating his position was now in favour of "restrictions" to the trade. WTO tariffs on live…

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Lamb prices hit seasonal low despite less throughput

Liveweight lamb prices are edging lower as sales numbers head towards their autumnal peak. The average price in Great Britain for an SQQ lamb, one weighing between 25.5 and 45.5kg,…

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US beef exporters eyeing UK market as EU offers quota deal

The UK is set to come under renewed pressure to open its post-Brexit beef market to more imports from the US, following an announcement on Monday (3 September) by the…

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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…

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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