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Irish farmers want better prices
IRELAND, Dublin. IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish pig farmers are now in dire straits as they are caught in a classic price/cost squeeze. The price drop forces pig farmers out of business and the situation is compounded by an increase in feed prices, commented Healy.
EU trade talks with Mercosur have no credibility
IRELAND, Dublin. With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom enough is enough.
A fifth of samples reveal unspecified animals' DNA
UNITED KINGDOM, London. More than a fifth of meat sample tests in 2017 found DNA from animals not on the labelling according to BBC based on information by the FSA.
QII: Scandi Standard
SWEDEN, Stockholm. The Group’s net sales increased in the second quarter as a result of the acquisition of Manor Farm, strong organic growth and exchange rate effects.
Kepak Group acquires 2 Sisters UK Red Meat Business
IRELAND, Clonee, Co Meath. The company has reached an agreement with Boparan Holdings, Limited, to acquire the UK business and assets of 2 Sisters Red Meat.
Promotion of red meat
UNITED KINGDOM, London. Industry alliance to promote red meat as nutritional powerhouse.
Exclusive access to Luxemburg retailer
IRELAND, Dublin. The Cactus Group will exclusively stock Irish lamb for its self-service and butcher counters.
IFA urges EU to withdraw Brazilian beef from Mercosur talks
IRELAND, Dublin. The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on the European Commission to pull the plug on Brazilian beef’s participation in the Mercosur agreement after continually failing to meet EU standards.
Permanent monitoring of carcase trims welcomed
IRELAND, Dublin. The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has applauded the Ministry of Agriculture’s decision to provide permanent monitoring of carcase trims in meat factories.
Poultry producer announces investment programme
NORTHERN IRELAND, Craigavon. The company aims to enhance its facility operations and boost production to a record 6 mill. birds per week in response to growing consumer demand.
Michelle LeMaster won the IMS Prize
USA, Texas, Dallas. Donation for young talents in Meat Science and Technology.
Global slaughtering equipment market to grow
IRELAND, Dublin. Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the global slaughtering equipment market.
Direct contact for meat processors
SWITZERLAND, Dierikon. The company is to establish a direct sales and service structure for its customer base in the UK and Ireland.
Pig prices stayed strong
THE UNITED KINGDOM, Ingliston, Newbridge. The demand for lamb grew in Europe.
World Butchers’ Challenge
Gemeinschaftsteam Irland holt sich den WM-Titel
BELFAST Die World Butchers’ Challenge (WBC) ist entschieden.
Team Ireland is top
NORTHERN IRELAND, Belfast. A team with butchers from Northern Ireland and Ireland competing have been named the best in the world at the 2018 World Butchers’ Challenge.
Outbreak reported in Germany
GERMANY, Kiel. German authorities have confirmed the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5N6) virus on a poultry farm situated on an island off the German North Sea coast.
UK’s exports started off slow in 2018
THE UNITED KINGDOM, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Pork exports show a modest increase of almost 1% this year in January.
Another Record Year for Irish Food & Drink Exports announced
IRELAND, Dublin. Irish exports to international markets hit € 4 bn for the first time.
Rosie & Jim
Recipe formulation software inplemented
IRELAND, Dublin. Before this the company had no real insight into the quantity or value of their existing stocks, resulting in procurement planning issues.