Fergus Ewing, cabinet secretary for rural affairs and connectivity in Scotland, will “fight to ensure money is available” for farmers after the UK exits the European Union.
Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has this year attracted the attention of one of the nation’s top female Tug of War teams.
A drop in availability has led to farmgate prime cattle prices in Scotland rising modestly over the past couple of weeks.
Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture.
Equity investment firm LDC has backed the secondary buyout of pork pie and sausage roll producer Addo Food Group for an undisclosed sum.
The Welsh red meat market has seen growth in 2016, highlighting its importance to the domestic agricultural sector.
Producers of red meat are being taught about the connections between grass management and profitability.
The government has appointed two new members to the board of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will be chair of the pork sector.
The government has announced that mandatory housing for poultry in ‘Higher Risk Areas of England’ will be lifted as of Thursday, 13 April.
Pig prices rose for the fourth consecutive week in the w/e 25 March on limited supplies and rising pre-Easter demand, AHDB Pork has claimed.
Senior meat industry representatives have expressed frustration at Home Office minister Robert Goodwill’s reluctance to discuss their fears over access to EU labour post-Brexit, Meat Trades Journal can exclusively reveal.
The liveweight lamb market strengthened further in the w/e 29 March, with demand increasing as Easter approaches.
Competition between discount retailers and traditional supermarkets is boosting beef sales, softening typical seasonal falls in deadweight cattle prices, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has received a bursary from the US foundation, the Open Philanthropy Project, to support its long-term work in China to improve animal welfare standards.
The Scottish red meat sector has a “significant dependence” on migrant labour, a new survey has revealed.
A new competition to recognise the entire poultry industry has been announced by the British Poultry Council.
Leaders of the UK’s farming unions have agreed to work together to call on UK Farming Ministers to work for a common financial framework post-Brexit.
Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales has unveiled its new board.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has published the first in a series of ‘Vision for the Future of Farming’ papers. The publication outlines key issues set to impact British farming, which must be addressed now that Article 50 has been triggered.
A new poster delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland illustrates the careers available within the Scottish red meat industry.
A North Yorkshire butcher will become the first in the UK to take part in Holland’s premier Easter prime showcase, Paasvee 2017, next week.
Lleyn sheep producers will be able to select animals for their resistance to roundworm, based on an estimated breeding value (EBV).
Prime Minister Theresa May has officially triggered Article 50, signalling the United Kingdom’s intent to exit the European Union.
As Prime Minister Theresa May signed the papers triggering Article 50 this morning, the livestock industry has vowed to protect trade and welfare standards as the UK leaves the European Union.
The UK meat industry has a chance to have its say on sustainability, with the Meat Trades Journal Green Survey now open for submissions.
Farmgate pig prices in Scotland have strengthened after a period of downward seasonal pressure during the early parts of 2017.
The National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU), the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have joined forces to outline priorities for UK trade post-Brexit.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s commitments to supporting British farming post-Brexit.
Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager.
The National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Scottish branch has called for the Scottish government to continue funding of greylag goose management schemes.
Three students at Harper Adams University have received funding for their remaining years of full-time study.
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Livestock Outlook conference embraced the digital age this year, and moved online for the first time.
A new welfare report on pig health has provided evidence for the high level of pig rearing standards in the UK.
Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017.
The pig industry could save billions of pounds thanks to a new type of ‘super pig’ bred by scientists to resist infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).
National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has outlined free trade, labour and a new agricultural policy as the “main ingredients” for a buoyant post-Brexit rural economy.
Gressingham Foods has halted processing at its poultry slaughter plant in Redgrave, Suffolk after bird flu restrictions were imposed at a neighbouring Banham Poultry site, transferring operations to Debach, near Woodbridge.
Pork from traditionally-reared Pedigree Welsh Pigs has been awarded Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status from the European Commission, the first of its kind in Wales.
Supermarket chain Waitrose has responded to the “unacceptable” labelling of New Zealand lamb branded as ‘Waitrose British’ by committing to clearer labels.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has reiterated the importance of a “robust surveillance system” and how vital it is to the health of UK livestock.
Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.
Poultry keepers are now facing “significant threats” to their businesses with the introduction of updated measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.
Cranstons Quality Butchers is offering shoppers the chance to sample the distinctive taste of Lake District Herdwick Lamb.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling on British retailers to continue their support for producers that have had to keep poultry indoors due to the bird flu crisis.
A new campaign from the National Beef Association (NBA) is encouraging young farmers to embrace the beef sector.
The Royal Smithfield Club will not run its Festival prime stock event at the East of England Showground at Peterborough in November following a sustained drop in attendance and competition entries.
The deadline is looming for farmers who have applied to the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) in Scotland to log calving information, before the cut-off date of Tuesday, 7 February.
Sheep producers have been told that they should make the most of farm data to improve efficiency.
Pork shipments to China reached 1.6 million tonnes (t) in weight for 2016, more than double the previous year.
The Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is this week hosting representatives from Beef + Lamb New Zealand (BLNZ).