Pigs

MPs set up inquiry meetings for eggs, pigs & poultry

13 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

The All-Party Parlia­mentary Group on Eggs, Pigs and Poultry will meet with industry this month…

Tuna Fishing

Free online guide to help buyers source seafood responsibly

09 Oct 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Seafish has launched an online tool for trade buyers that provides information on responsible seafood sourcing…

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Dairy Crest unveils strategy to boost dairy category by £800m Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Dairy Crest has unveiled a three-year plan to grow the dairy category by £800m…

Mobile slaughterhouse

Mobile slaughterhouse interests British meat industry Subscription

03 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

British meat suppliers say they are “closely following” the performance of a mobile cattle slaughterhouse unveiled last we…

Jersey Royal potatoes

Mercian potato app 'could be used for crop traceability'

20 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

A potato merchant has created a mobile app that allows retailers and processors to access crop traceability data…

Tuna Fishing

Sustainable Seafood Coalition unveils new codes

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Members of the Sustain­able Seafood Coalition have agreed and published codes regarding responsible sourcing of fish…

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MSC-certified seafood continues to increase but growth rate slows Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

The number of UK seafood products achieving Marine Stewardship Council accreditation continues to grow…

Gu crediton

Gü moves into dairy drinks in licensing first Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Dessert brand Gü is being extended into the chilled dairy drinks category…

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All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry created

13 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

MPs and peers have formed an All-Party Parliamentary Group for the dairy industry…

Hartington Blue

Hartington Creamery brings Blue Stilton back to Derbyshire

11 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Blue Stilton production has returned to Derbyshire for the first time in five years…

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Welsh organic dairy Trioni lands China export certification

06 Sep 2014 | By Kevin White

Welsh organic producer Trioni has become the first UK dairy farm to secure organic certification to export to China…

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Mini Babybel: single SKU to roll into c-stores

06 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Bel UK will next week roll out individually wrapped single Mini Babybels…

Florette polytunnel

Florette expands polytunnel operation in year-round push

09 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Florette has begun constructing the second stage of its polytunnel growing operation near Colchester in a bid to reduce imports and become a year-round UK grower.

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'Independence could double EU money for Scottish fishermen'

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Scottish fishermen could stand to double how much they receive in EU fishing subsidies if Scotland votes for independence…

British raspberries have bumper crop in summer 2014

British raspberries set for bumper crop in 2014

06 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Growers are predicting a bumper British raspberry season for 2014, with sales forecast to grow by 15% on last year…

Badger

Badger cull proposals could 'finish off' UK dairy and beef sectors

03 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Farming minister George Eustice has dismissed scientific research suggesting efforts to tackle bovine tuberculosis should focus on culling cows instead of badgers.

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Müller announces 1.2ppl cut in farmgate milk price

02 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

Müller has become the latest dairy processor to announce a milk price cut, with its standard milk price set to drop by 1.2 pence per litre from August.

Dairy Farming

UK dairy industry outlines roadmap for ‘post-quota era’

30 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

A new roadmap to prepare the UK dairy industry for the “post-quota era” and eradicate the UK’s dairy trade deficit is being launched in Westminster today.

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First Milk rolls out Lake District Co quark sauces Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

First Milk is looking to tap the trend for cooking with dairy with the launch of a quark-based cooking sauces range…

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Yazoo targets families with new one-litre cartons

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Friesland Campina is to sell Yazoo in one-litre cartons in the UK for the first time, as it seeks to boost its family appe…

pick n mix

Tesco and Yeo Valley link up to trial in-store 'yoghurt bars' Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has teamed up with Yeo Valley to trial pick-and-mix ‘yoghurt bars’ in 160 stores…

Potatoes

Potatoes face 'fight for relevance' as volume sales fall

29 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Retailers and suppliers have to work harder to address the volume decline in potato sales, a report by the Potato Council …

mackerel

Southbank Fresh Fish secures Selfridges counter contract

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Southbank Fresh Fish is to become the sole supplier of fresh fish to the Selfridges fish counter on Oxford Street…

pork and garlic sausages

British Sausage Week to celebrate the Great British banger Subscription

29 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

This year’s British Sausage Week will run from 3-9 November with the theme ‘Celebrating the Great British Banger’…

First Milk tanker

How First Milk plans to get itself out of a tight corner Subscription

08 May 2015 | By Kevin White

There’s no doubt First Milk is in need of a turnaround, and it was always clear a new CEO would mean significant changes for the business

Pig farm protest

The mega pig farm that kicked up a mega stink Subscription

29 Apr 2015 | Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | By James Halliwell

For five years, Midland Pig Producers battled to open a pig farm in the village of Foston. They failed. So what happened? And what does the future now hold for large-scale pig farming in the UK?

Cow

Dairy industry shows unity in face of organic milk attacks Subscription

28 Apr 2015 | By Kevin White

Attacks on milk and its nutritional properties are on the rise, and responding to negative headlines (while vital) may not be enough

halal meat

Is halal meat getting fit for the future? Q&A with The Grocer Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Julia Glotz

What does the halal meat sector need to do to improve standards, enhance its image and stimulate demand?

'state of the nation', raw meat

Meat sector reshapes but will it find greater profitability? Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

After Horsegate and amid gruelling margin pressure, consolidation is high on the agenda in the UK meat sector

Bacon and sausages feature, pigs in blankets

How the bacon and sausage category is aiming to drive up sales Subscription

23 Apr 2015

However well the two go together, bacon and sausages are experiencing contrasting fortunes…

fish feature, octopus in can

Fish can be a winner in innovative and tasty new formats Subscription

23 Apr 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Shoppers may not be ready for a whole octopus in a can but they are hungry for fish and seafood innovation

RED MEAT

Red meat is finally catching a break from the green lobby Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Long castigated by campaigners as ‘bad for you and bad for the planet’, red meat is finally catching a break…

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Poultry industry faces backlash from environmental campaigners Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Never mind red meat: WWF UK is saying chicken is the real ‘problem protein’ in the British diet – and we eat far too much

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Milk messaging a mess as dairy confusion reigns Subscription

07 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Uncertainty around the end of quotas is unquestionably one of the major challenges facing the UK dairy industry at the moment. But there are other, equally fundamental challenges around basic consumer communications.

Dairy

Dairy faces price lull after winter surge says Rabobank

20 Mar 2015 | By Kevin White

Dairy commodity prices could drop again soon despite having recovered in recent weeks, analysts have warned…

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