Livestock

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

By Aidan Fortune

Proposals to introduce a five-year ballot policy for levy payers on industry activity as well as changes to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) structure have been put forward by the UK government following a consultation into the...

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that unless retailers reinstate their full range of meat products, there will be an abundance of other cuts leading to falling prices for producers.

Pig meat production costs are up

Pork production cost rises in 2018

By Michelle Perrett

The cost of pig meat production in the UK rose by 8% in 2018 to £1.47 per kg, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Batters: 'If unfair practices are found to pervade this market then they must be dealt with.'

Beef prices reach crisis point

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and NFU Cymru have said that low beef prices are putting pressure on farmers and the situation is reaching crisis point.

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

The group was critical of the report on locally sourced meat

Abattoir association challenges sector report

By Michelle Perrett

Abattoir representatives have challenged the findings of a report forecasting a crisis in local food supply as a result of the decline in UK slaughterhouse numbers.

Meat firm Cranswick has revealed plans for a new £54M poultry plant in Suffolk

Cranswick reveals plans for £54M poultry plant

By James Ridler

Cranswick has revealed plans to build a new £54M poultry processing plant in Suffolk, as it posted a £133.8M rise in sales for the six months ended September 30 2017 in its interim results.

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