Great place to work 

Free-range egg specialist John Bowler's Eggs has been named at number 34 in The Sunday Times' 100 best UK small companies to work for. 

Brazilian ban lifted 

The European Commission has lifted its ban on Brazilian beef exports, with 106 farms granted fresh export approval. EU officials are also currently auditing the farm inspection process. The ban was imposed by Brussels following concerns among EU producers about traceability standards. 

Fair trade boost 

Sausage brand Debbie & Andrew's sausage sales have increased by 20% by value since the introduction of its Fair Trade for British Pig Farmers scheme two months ago, the company reported.