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Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

By Aidan Fortune

Irish cattle farmers have called on the government to resolve the Chinese suspension of beef trade following the confirmation of atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Ireland.

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

Trade body for the Irish meat processing sector Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has expressed disappointment at the large number of confirmed cases of coronavirus among workers.

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on retail chain Supervalu to clarify its beef purchasing policy as produce labelled as being from Azerbaijan was found in a store.

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

UK beef exports experience strong start to 2020

UK beef exports experience strong start to 2020

By Aidan Fortune

UK exports of fresh and frozen beef recorded strong year-on-year growth in January, according to latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb statistics.

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