Meat & Seafood

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.

Pickstock’s collaboration with farmers has raised the number of carcases hitting specification

Farmers aid Pickstock’s carcase uplift

By Noli Dinkovski

Closer collaboration with farmers has enabled beef processor Pickstock Telford to show a 15-percentage point uplift in prime carcases hitting their specifications over three months to the end of July.

Cutting down on meat production to slash carbon emissions would leave more than half of the UK's arable land unused

PFLA: UK most suited for meat production

By James Ridler

Reducing the manufacture of meat products in the UK would waste two-thirds of the country’s land available for food production, according to certification body the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By James Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

Coveney urges delegates at this year's Food Manufacture Business Leaders' Forum to prepare for a 'no-deal'

Business Leaders’ Forum

Save the date for Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Forum

By Rod Addy

Food Manufacture’s next Business Leaders’ Forum will be the most historic yet, as the food supply chain grapples with Brexit’s impact, and senior industry representatives are urged to keep 21 January 2020 free.

Meat cutting firm Bowland Foods Ltd  has had its fine for public health failures increased

Meat firm fine increased by £25k

By James Ridler

A meat firm convicted of public health failures has had its fine raised by £25,000, following a failed appeal against its sentence.

Left to right: Business Improvement Techniques apprentice Bavin Gamnadasa and head of people Lauri Duncan

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Charlie Bigham’s

By James Ridler

Ready meal company Charlie Bigham’s head of people Lauri Duncan says a strong apprenticeship programme is key to attracting ‘brilliant, talented people’, who are at the heart of what it does. Planner Bavin Gamnadasa outlines his own development with the...

Scottish seafood exports grew to 2,630 tonnes last year

Scottish seafood exports to Japan up 340%

By James Ridler

Scottish seafood exports to Japan more than quadrupled last year, as a contingent of seafood companies head east to bolster the export trend.

Young's sale of Pinneys in Scotland cost the manufacturer more than £11m

Pinneys closure costs Young’s £11m

By James Ridler

The closure of the Pinneys site in Annan, Scotland, owned by Young’s Seafood, cost the fish processor more than £11m, as it reported an operating loss in its financial results for the year ended 30 September 2018.

Stevenson: ‘The solution to climate change must not be seen as a one size fits all’

Red meat industry not climate change scapegoat

By James Ridler

The red meat industry should not be used as a scapegoat in discussions surrounding climate change, according to the head of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC).

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