Silver Fern CEO resigns

Posted on August,04,2017 | 0 Comments

Silver Fern Farms announced the resignation of chief executive Dean Hamilton, who will leave at the end of the year, and said a search is underway for his replacement. Hamilton has been chief executive of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand’s biggest meat company, for three years and steered it through the Shanghai Maling investment and […]


Meat wholesaler banned from directorships for seven years

Posted on June,29,2017 | 0 Comments

A director of the firm which ran Boosbeck abattoir in North Yorkshire has been banned for seven years for failing to keep proper books and records. Meat wholesaler Nahim Mohammed Banaras has been disqualified, from June 12, from acting as a company director or from managing, or in any way controlling, a limited company until 2024. […]



Posted on June,22,2017 | 0 Comments

To help businesses maximise value and quality from the beef carcase, AHDB has drawn on years of master butchery experience to create a new Beef Muscle Guide. Despite the beef carcase becoming leaner and changing shape over the years, muscle groups remain the same. Each individual muscle has its own characteristics and can produce specific […]


ABP Food Group takes a 50pc stake in Linden Foods

Posted on June,21,2017 | 0 Comments

Fane Valley Co-op and ABP Food Group have plan to extend their joint venture relationship to include Linden Foods, the UK based meat processing business of Fane Valley. The partnership will see ABP Food Group take a 50pc stake in the Linden Foods company. An agreement in principle has been reached by both parties subject […]


Putin says sanctions led pork, poultry self-sufficiency

Posted on June,15,2017 | 0 Comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia became the leader in the export of grain and wheat despite sanctions.   MOSCOW — Russia is now almost completely self-sufficient in pork and poultry meat as a result of anti-Russian sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during his annual “Direct Line” call-in session. “We all know that growth [in agriculture] […]


Jobs lost at 2 Sisters plant

Posted on June,05,2017 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of jobs have been lost at West Midlands food and poultry group 2 Sisters after it confirmed plans to close an “ageing” factory. The company is pressing ahead with the closure of its plant in Smethwick on June 23 after launching a consultation with staff over the proposal was launched in April. The factory […]


Asda reduces payment terms to 14 days for small suppliers

Posted on June,02,2017 | 0 Comments

The move will benefit around 1200 small suppliers with up to £250,000 business with Asda. The first group of around 430 suppliers moved to the new terms on 1 June. A spokesperson for Asda said: “Our relationship with our suppliers is vital to ensuring we can do the best job for our customers and we […]


Dawn Meats announces plans to take over Dunbia

Posted on May,24,2017 | 0 Comments

Dawn Meats has agreed a strategic partnership with Dunbia to establish a majority-owned joint venture in the UK; which will comprise of the UK operations of both organisations.   In the Republic of Ireland, Dawn Meats will separately acquire Dunbia’s operations. The deal is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. If this deal receives the […]


Dawn Meats has acquired Dunbia’s operations in Ireland

Posted on May,24,2017 | 0 Comments

It has been announced that Dawn Meats has acquired Dunbia’s operations in the Republic of Ireland.       It comes following an agreement between both companies to establish a majority owned joint venture in the United Kingdom comprising the UK operations of both organisations. The deal is subject to approval by the relevant competition […]


Cranswick confident about Brexit

Posted on May,23,2017 | 0 Comments

Upmarket sausage and bacon producer Cranswick announced a big jump in exports, boosted by the weak pound and strong demand for British pork, and said it is well prepared for the Brexit era. The Hull-based firm said exports to the Far East leaped 49 per cent while overall exports rose 38 per cent. Cranswick’s chief […]