Industry & Markets

Uniq proposes poultry unit sale

Uniq proposes poultry unit sale

Uniq the European chilled convenience food group, is considering selling its UK poultry sector. The proposal has been influenced by the loss of the Burger King business, and the outbreaks of Avian flu, which has had a disproportionate impact on its poultry...

UK beef victory hailed

UK beef victory hailed

A recent court ruling that the French ban on British beef was wrong after August 1999 has been hailed by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) as "a victory for common sense".

Chain of trust

Chain of trust

NFU president Sir Ben Gill, meeting key European food industry leaders over the weekend, has called for international co-operation between farmer-controlled businesses and trust in the food chain.

Back to school

Back to school

The Scottish Agricultural College sustainable livestock systems research group, headed by professor Geoff Simm, has been awarded funding of £1.4 million from Defra to conduct a four year project.

Meating the future

Meating the future

Irish beef and sheep production will decline because of changes to the Common Agricultural Policy, according to a new report compiled by FAPRI-Ireland. However, the report also shows that after an initial fall, prices are set to rise again by 2012.

Pigs make progress

Pigs make progress

The British Pig Executive (BPEX) says it is putting quality as the foundation that it intends to rebuild export markets. BPEX chairman outlined the strategy yesterday at Anuga, Europe's biggest food fair.

Boosting English exports

Boosting English exports

A nine-strong party of English exporters is heading for Germany to give the UK's meat industry a much-needed boost. The nine are all attending Anuga, Europe's biggest food event. The exhibition is being held in Cologne.