Growing demand for kangaroo meat

Posted on July,10,2017 | 0 Comments

Australia: Global demand for kangaroo meat has seen it’s value skyrocket. Butchers believe anything is possible for Australian game as they market the meats to new countries in the same way beef and wine are exported overseas. The value of kangaroo grew by 90 per cent in the three years to 2015-16, new figures have […]


White meat more popular than red meat for the first time

Posted on June,30,2017 | 0 Comments

Britain has a new favourite meat – and it’s partly down to traditional meals falling out of fashion and the rise of eating alone. The amount of chicken and other white meat consumed by the average Brit has overtaken red meat for the very first time. Britons ate 529 million kilograms of fresh poultry last […]



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 […]


Aldi in Scotland praised for stocking local Lamb

Posted on June,21,2017 | 0 Comments

Aldi has praised its “long-standing commitment to Scottish farmers” after announcing all of its fresh lamb is now from new season Scottish lambs. The supermarket chain said new season Scotch Lamb was now available in its 73 stores across Scotland. It is supplied via Scotbeef and sold under the supermarket’s Nature’s Glen branding. full story […]


Spain’s ‘jamon’ conquers China

Posted on June,15,2017 | 0 Comments

The aroma is so extraordinary it’s like “a punch in your mouth” says Luqi Wu, one of several Chinese businessmen standing in a cellar in southwestern Spain surrounded by thousands of hanging ham legs. While he samples the product, three of his colleagues learn to cut the ham as finely as possible — a crucial […]



Posted on June,13,2017 | 0 Comments

More than a quarter of Brits would like to see more lamb and beef steaks on the barbecue this summer. However, British barbecues have also been voted the worst in the world with burnt food, backseat BBQ-ers and drunk arguments cited as the top niggles – in a survey for Simply Beef and Lamb. In a […]


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 […]


Most salmonella cases caused by raw poultry

Posted on May,31,2017 | 0 Comments

Most cases of infection result from handling raw poultry or eating undercooked poultry. It takes just a little amount of bacteria to cause illness. Another common method for the infection to spread is through cross-contamination. This is when raw poultry is prepared on work surfaces or chopping boards that have not been properly washed between […]


Butcher wins prestigious award

Posted on May,04,2017 | 0 Comments

    A family run butchery in Co Down, operating in the town of Kilkeel for almost 100 years, has been named the UK’s ‘Butcher Shop of the Year’ at the 2017 Farm Shop & Deli Awards. Cunningham Butchers, which employs over 50 members of staff, was also named ‘Best Retailer for Northern Ireland’ at […]


Co-op in Wales commits to PGI Welsh lamb and beef

Posted on March,02,2017 | 0 Comments

From May this year, the Co-op will stock more than 30 lines of own-branded PGI Welsh Lamb and Beef. The move represents a near doubling in the volume of Welsh meat available in Welsh stores compared to just over 12 months ago. Wyn Evans, NFU Cymru Livestock Board Chairman,  applauded this announcement from the Co-op. […]