UK supermarkets switch to imported beef in push to maintain supplies


Asda, Sainsbury’s and Aldi have looked to imports to meet soaring demand for mince

red tractor beef mince

Coronavirus: Beef processors face profit squeeze over carcase balance


While shoppers have been stocking up on beef, they have avoided more expensive cuts of beef

Tulip Manufacturing at Westerleigh

Coronavirus: Government exempts factory canteens from lockdown ban


The move has been welcomed by meat sector bodies, who warned the rule would force workers into busy supermarkets

Patchwork & Pyman

Specialist pate makers Patchwork and Pyman to merge


North Wales-based Patchwork Pates and Devon-based Pyman Pates are to merge to scale up and meet demand for premium British pates and meat-free alternatives.

Fairfax Meadow meat

Coronavirus: Fairfax Meadow launches new DTC meat delivery service


The wholesale catering butcher is now also supplying into retail, through the Central England Co-op

Meatless Farm Co

Meatless Farm Co posts 157% Veganuary sales growth


The plant-based startup more than doubled its sales tally from last year’s vegan month


Coronavirus: meat sector calls for staff canteens to be exempt from closure


BMPA CEO Nick Allen said the effect of closing these canteens will be to ‘drive thousands of key workers into the shops’


Coronavirus: FSA warns of staffing pressures in meat plants


The regulator has warned meat processors it would likely experience ’reduced staffing levels for many weeks and months to come’

Pig investigation Lincolnshire and Yorkshire

Tesco sourcing pork from farms with ‘illegal’ standards, says animal rights group


World Animal Protection claims to have found evidence of wrongdoing at three UK farms linked to the retailer

Red Tractor logo

Red Tractor assurance scheme updates logo in new standards push


The farm assurance scheme will support the relaunch with a £2m marketing campaign

Breedr cofounder and CEO Ian Wheal with the new app

Tech startup launches ‘fully-traceable’ livestock marketplace app


The free app helps farmers supply to retailer specifications more accurately