News Headlines

Friday 23 January 2015


Scotland

Scotland - Global Beef Market Remains Robust

The number of cattle slaughtered in Scotland and GB during late 2014 was well ahead of 2013 levels despite British Cattle Movement Service calving data suggesting that numbers should have been tightening.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - DuPont, Perdue and other gut health experts at IPPE 2015

DuPont, Perdue and other gut health experts discuss why antibiotic growth promoter-free broiler production isn’t a niche market position in the US at IPPE 2015

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - NBA welcomes Red Tractor meeting on proposed assurance changes

The National Beef Association (NBA) has welcomed the decision of the Red Tractor Association (RTA) to send representatives to a special meeting organised to discuss proposed changes to the industry assurance scheme.

Read More...

USA

USA - Can we grow enough food farming the Big Dry?

It did rain once this season, but then the “California High” returned and forecasts now call for an extended period of sunny and dry. All this nice weather leads us to ask…

Read More...

Wednesday 21 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Port Equipment Manufacturers Association welcomes four new members

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has announced four new member companies: ZPMC, Nantong Rainbow Heavy Machineries, Spohn + Burkhardt and INTERCON Technical Information Systems.

Read More...

Tuesday 20 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - Cogent counts down to futures competition

The deadline is fast approaching for entry into the Cogent Futures programme 2015.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Investment in capacity as Sirane look to the future

With major investment planned in our food packaging innovation and manufacturing for 2015, Sirane is there to help – whether you’re a small food producer or a multi-national.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK- ICHCA to hold second educational event on new Code of Practice for CTU Packing

ICHCA International, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, will be hosting its 2nd ICHCA CTU Packing Roadshow on 17 February at ABP’s facilities in the Port of Hull.

Read More...

Friday 16 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - PEMA releases global market surveys on port equipment deliveries

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publicly released its latest market surveys on global container port equipment deliveries.

Read More...

Thursday 15 January 2015


Brazil

Brazil - JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride approved the payment of US$1.5 billion

JBS announces that its subsidiary Pilgrim's Pride approved the payment of US$1.5 billion in extraordinary dividends.

Read More...

Tuesday 13 January 2015


United Kingdom

UK - PEMA publishes information paper on laser technology

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA), the global industry body for port equipment and technology, has published a new information paper on Laser Technology in Ports and Terminals.

Read More...

Monday 12 January 2015


USA

Dyadic Appoints Michael Tarnok as Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dyadic International, Inc. ("Dyadic") (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins, announced today the appointment of Michael Tarnok as the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tarnok will continue to serve on the company's audit and compensation committees.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Revision of NBA Terms and Conditions of Sale – Free of Charge to Breed Society Members

The National Beef Association (NBA), working closely with the pedigree sector, has revised its Terms and Conditions of Sale to make them more robust and workable for both purchasers and vendors of pedigree cattle, within the practicalities of the insurance and legal industry.

Read More...

USA

USA - Cobb-Vantress unveils new global distributor web-page to further support global digital strat

Cobb-Vantress, a global leader in broiler chicken breeding, introduces an update to the distributor page on its website (www.cobb-vantress.com/about-cobb/distributors). Website users can navigate from a comprehensive world map and locate Cobb fully owned facilities, producers, and distributors. Cobb commissioned the redesign to deliver a better user experience not only to distributors, but to customers worldwide.

Read More...

Friday 09 January 2015


Scotland

Scotland - Firm start for sheep market in 2015

Hogg prices have started the New Year more strongly than is typical for the start of January, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Pig Industry Snapshot

The annual confidence survey commissioned by BPEX is now landing on doormats across the country.

Read More...

USA

USA - Should beef be banned?

Government will soon recommend we eat less beef as part of an environmentally friendly diet. That government says beef is so unfriendly leads us to ask…

Read More...

Wales

Wales - FUW chimes morning alarm for Welsh breakfast support

Once again the Farmers’ Union of Wales is ringing the wake-up alarm bells to promote the wonderful food produced in Wales and highlight the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast during the annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week (January 25 to 31).

Read More...

Tuesday 06 January 2015


Ireland

Ireland - US market entry great news for Irish agriculture - Mulcahy

Clare Senator Tony Mulcahy has described the news that Ireland has become the first EU State in 15 years to obtain beef access to the lucrative US market as "hugely positive news" for Irish agriculture.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Attention to detail key to success at Wedderlie

A Berwickshire farm with a long-established excellent reputation for producing top class Aberdeen Angus cattle has been named 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - 19th BRC success for BHJ Ingredients UK

Meat ingredients specialist BHJ Ingredients UK has been awarded the prestigious BRC (British Retail Consortium) certification in food safety for the nineteenth consecutive year.

Read More...

Monday 05 January 2015


Canada

Canada - Useful Tips on Buying Meat Packaging Equipment

Buying the right or wrong meat packaging equipment can spell the difference between an efficient and profitable meat packaging firm and a non-efficient one that has varied production, and efficiency issues. The right equipment for a given firm will be determined by many varied elements including; the size of the food processing and packaging company, its needs, their budget, the performance output needed, future growth expectations and type of product to be packaged. All these factors and more must be taken into consideration in order to make the right decision. A wrong decision can be very costly, thus an informed decision is essential.

Read More...

Netherlands

Netherlands - Dynamar (2014) REEFER Analysis - Market Structure, Conventional, Containers

The turbulent years for the conventional reefer segment in the wake of the 2008 credit crisis seem to have finally ended. The reefer fleet continues shrinking slowly but gradually with more vessels being sent for scrap, whereas the box ship fleet continues its upward trend and not only absorbs all new demand for reefer space, but also bites into the trade that was previously reserved for the conventional operators.

Read More...

Friday 02 January 2015


USA

USA - Which agriculture is most productive: industrial or organic

Some say we need all the tools of industrial agriculture to feed our future, but others point to a study that says organic agriculture may made to produce as much without the environmental costs. And so we ask…

Read More...

Monday 29 December 2014


Thailand

Thailand - Global experts coming to Bangkok

A one day technical conference that will focus on giving delegates a better understanding of the importance and complexities of gut health in modern poultry production will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, 10th March 2015 (the day before VIV Asia). Hosted by International Poultry Production this technical conference will feature experts from seven countries as well as two experienced British poultry veterinary practitioners who will share their field experiences on investigating and controlling scour/wet droppings in table egg layers and broilers.

Read More...

Wednesday 24 December 2014


Spain

Spain - JAMON Y PICO SA (Spanish hams )

Jamón y Pico, S.L. is an small company founded in 2012 by the González Moya family, its goal is online sell and distribution of iberic products, with special focus on iberic ham (jamón ibérico).

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Driving demand in building services

The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham in 2016, from 16-18 February. 2016 sees the show expanding to include ventilation, heating and heat pump companies, a natural integration, with all five industry sectors already working closely together in today’s market.

Read More...

Tuesday 23 December 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS denies news associating Company with bank accounts involved in Lava-Jato operation

JBS strongly denies news associating the Company with bank accounts involved in "Lava-Jato" operation and reinforces that the referred payments are not related to any illicit scheme

Read More...

Thailand

Thailand - Successful Incubation Conference returns to Bangkok

The successful international incubation conference, Incubation2015, which is hosted by International Hatchery Practice, returns to Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday 10th March 2015 (the day before VIV Asia). This year the conference takes as its theme ‘the production of quality day old chicks’ and its papers follow a logical sequence.

Read More...

Monday 22 December 2014


Japan

Japan - Japan can get better financial positioning in Int’l market through Islamic Finance

Islamic Finance is not only confined in Muslim countries now but Non-Muslim countries also getting ample benefits from it.

Read More...

Friday 19 December 2014


Japan

Japan - Blossoming relationships at the heart of Aviagen’s annual RMEAA meeting

Osaka, Japan proved a fitting location for Aviagen® Grand Parent (GP) customers in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa to come together recently at the annual Ross® Middle East and Africa Association Meeting (RMEAA).

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Scottish schools are urged to claim their free £100 meat voucher

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) are urging Scottish secondary schools to apply for their Meat Vouchers Scheme before the deadline of 31 December 2014.

Read More...

Thailand

Thailand - Novasep opens new office in Thailand

Novasep’s extended presence in South East Asia strengthens the company’s ability to address growing needs in the region’s food and feed markets

Read More...

USA

USA - Who gets the money’s worth when we eat out?

They say we all, being average, spend $2,700 per year eating out. There being 316 million of us averages, that means we eat up over $853 billion a year eating out. And so we ask…

Read More...

Thursday 18 December 2014


Poland

Poland - Sharia Halal Board Welcomes Decision By Constitutional Court In Poland

Sharia Halal Board has stated that it welcomes the decision of the Constitutional Court to overturn it’s previous decision made resulting in banning all forms of non stun slaughter carried out in Poland. A decision in support of animal activists.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Tight Global Supply of Beef Set to Underpin Producer Prices

Global beef supplies are projected to remain tight over the next 12 months which will help to underpin producer prices, according to Stuart Ashworth, Head of Economics Services with Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Read More...

Wednesday 17 December 2014


Indonesia

Indonesia - Market Presence and Growth Highlighted At Indian River Asia Association Meeting

Indian River customers arrived in Phuket, Thailand to participate in the 5th Association Meeting and to recognize the tremendous market growth the product has experienced since a decision was taken to invest in the brand several years ago.

Read More...

United Kingdom

Ingfield Farm Shop dominates Great Northern Pork Pie Competition

Ingfield Farm Shop in Southowram, near Halifax, was crowned supreme champion after virtually sweeping the board in the sixth annual Great Northern Pork Pie Competition, which ran alongside the 2014 Christmas primestock shows at Skipton Auction Mart.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Is there a smarter way to comply with ESOS?

We're delighted to see so much interest in our free webinar on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme: The smarter way to complying with ESOS. Join us online on 18 December at 10:00 GMT to find out more about ESOS and how your business can get the greatest value from its compliance process.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - National Beef Association 2015 Spring Spectacular classes announced

A total of 15 classes, four championships and a supreme championship have been confirmed for next year’s National Beef Association’s (NBA) Spring Spectacular Show, which has a total prize pot of almost £5,000.

Read More...

USA

USA - Food for thought with new Aviagen broiler nutrition specifications

Aviagen® has released new broiler nutrition specifications for its Arbor Acres®, Indian River® and Ross® breeds.

Read More...

Vietnam

Vietnam - Ross Has First Nutrition Workshop in Vietnam

The Ross team along with the Ross agent for Vietnam, P&N Agro Business Company, LTD were encouraged by the industry’s response and attendance at the initial Ross Nutrition Workshop held in Vietnam in November.

Read More...

Tuesday 16 December 2014


Indonesia

Indonesia - Cobb to strengthen technical team in Asia-Pacific region

Plans to strengthen the Cobb technical service team supporting customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region were announced by general manager Pelayo Casanovas when PT Charoen Pokphand Jaya Farm held its first poultry technical seminar at the Cigupa Learning Center, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Italian backing for Northern Irish corned beef

Corned beef from Northern Ireland has been listed in the ‘Ark of Taste’ initiative by Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences in Turin as a food to be preserved from extinction.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park celebrated for corporate responsibility at Institute of Director Awards

Moy Park’s HR Director, Mike Mullan, who leads the company’s HR team across Europe, has received the Leadership in Corporate Responsibility award at the IoD First Trust Bank Director of the Year Awards. The awards recognise Northern Ireland’s top directors for their proactive approach towards business growth, corporate governance and responsible directorship.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Energy bills rise as the mercury falls

Most commercial buildings experience a spike in running costs at this time of year as temperatures fall and the dark nights close in, despite the fact that nearly all organisations can take steps to reduce their energy consumption and improve their green credentials.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Six awards for Kent producer at unique turkey show

Cottage Farm Turkeys in Kent scooped six awards at the Anglian Turkey Association’s annual show at Stoke-by-Nayland — a unique event in the turkey world where birds are still displayed in the way they were traditionally hung outside butchery shops.

Read More...

Monday 15 December 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Champion Beef from Northern Ireland for Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum and Mason shoppers will be able to enjoy Champion Beef from Northern Ireland’s Hannan Meats over the Christmas and New Year periods.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park puts customers first with new appointment

Top 15 UK food company Moy Park, has strengthened its industry leading agriculture team, with the promotion of Simon Oborn to the role of General Manager - Agri Estate.

Read More...

Friday 12 December 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park Chief Executive named Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year

Moy Park Chief Executive Janet McCollum has been recognised as ‘Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year’ at the fourth annual Women in Business Northern Ireland Awards.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Big Yin Tops Christmas Dinner Guest List

Comedian and actor Billy Connolly is the famous Scot most people would like to eat, drink and be merry with at their festive dinner table, according to the results of a poll announced today (December 12 2014).

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park celebrates excellence at British Poultry Council Annual Awards

Alan Huston, General Manager - Breeders & Hatcheries at top 15 food company Moy Park, has been presented with the Mid-Career Service Award at the British Poultry Council Annual Awards held at the House of Commons.

Read More...

USA

USA - What kind of beer-drinker are you?

A few short years ago, we had but a few big brands of beer from which to select. Today we select from thousands of international, national, regional, local, and home brewed beers. And so we ask…

Read More...

Wednesday 10 December 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Scotch Beef PGI Named Scotland’s Favourite Food!

Farmers, butchers and processors throughout Scotland are celebrating the news that Scotch Beef PGI has today (December 10th 2014) been revealed as the nation’s favourite Scottish food.

Read More...

Tuesday 09 December 2014


United Kingdom

UK - British Cattle Conference 2015 - An event not to be missed

‘Meeting Market Demands Through Co-operation’ is the title of the annual British Cattle Conference 2015, which is being held in Telford, Shropshire on 19-21 January. The packed programme for the two-and-a-half day event features presentations from global experts on cattle breeding. It begins with a beef workshop on Monday afternoon, while Tuesday’s programme covers beef, with a parallel dairy workshop held in the afternoon. Wednesday is ‘dairy day.’

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Raise the volume on NIHL

It's estimated that there are 20,000 new cases of work-related noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) diagnosed in the UK each year despite it being the only type of hearing loss that is completely preventable.

Read More...

Monday 08 December 2014


Singapore

Singapore - Electrolux, Hewlett Packard, MOL among container supply chain stakeholders confirmed

Electrolux, Hewlett Packard, MOL among container supply chain stakeholders confirmed to speak at TOC Asia

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Butcher buyers out in force at Skipton Christmas prime lamb highlight

Leading independent retail butchers and meat wholesalers again turned out in force at the annual Christmas prime lamb show at Skipton Auction Mart in North Yorkshire, as they sought to source top-quality locally produced lamb for their customers’ festive tables.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Christmas turkey ‘drive-through’ at Essex farm through the night

People finding it difficult to fit everything in before Christmas can take advantage of a 24-hour drive-through introduced this year by leading producer of traditional turkeys Kelly Turkeys.

Read More...

Friday 05 December 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Lanarkshire Producer and Pupils Partner up for Foodie Challenge

Pupils at Lanark Grammar School have taken part in an exciting challenge to design and make a burger using top quality meat supplied by local producer Michael Shannon from Damn Delicious farm and butchery near Thankerton, Lanark.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Peter upsets the odds to become Wales’ top young butcher

Talented 19-year-old butcher Peter Rushforth caused an upset by beating the defending champion in the final of the Welsh Young Butcher Competition 2014 at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Tuesday.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Zoetis / BPC Poultry Trainee Award goes to Cheshire

The older of two Cheshire brothers chosen as finalists, Sam Jones, is the 2014 winner of the Zoetis / British Poultry Council Trainee of the Year Award.

Read More...

USA

USA - Is golden rice good rice?

Some say genetically modified golden rice can prevent blindness for millions of malnourished people, but others say it is an industry Trojan horse filled with GMOs for invading unwilling nations. And so we ask…

Read More...

Thursday 04 December 2014


United Kingdom

Scotland - New Report Highlights Energy Saving Opportunities for Pig Producers

A new Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) report has highlighted the potential for Scottish pig farmers to further reduce their on-farm use of energy and the price they pay for it.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Movement restrictions impact multi-species sites

The recent outbreak of avian influenza in Yorkshire highlights the unexpected consequences of running multi-species sites, says ACMC veterinary consultant Paul Thompson. Within the 10 km surveillance zone, pig producers have initially been unable to move their pigs if poultry have been on the same site.

Read More...

Wednesday 03 December 2014


Canada

Canada - Ontario family farm wins Canadian Poultry Sustainability Award

Four Corners Poultry of Staffa, Ontario has won the broiler breeder category in the Canadian Poultry Sustainability Awards organised by the magazine Canadian Poultry.

Read More...

Myanmar

Myanmar: First seminar in Myanmar: ‘Exciting to help its industry blossom’

Thirty four delegates took part in the first Cobb seminar for the Myanmar Broiler Association in Myanmar (formerly Burma) in Southeast Asia, including professors from the veterinary university, staff from the livestock breeding and veterinary department, CP, advisers from JAPFA , Sun Jin, broiler farmers, breeder flock owners and feed producers.

Read More...

Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Moy Park Grower invests in biosecure viewing gallery

In a first for the Northern Ireland poultry industry Moy Park grower Graham McIlroy has invested in a viewing gallery that will enhance biosecurity at his poultry farm in Aghadowey.

Read More...

United Kingdom

Pizza is Britain’s Favourite

Pizza is now the most popular food purchased in British restaurants – the second most popular item bought in supermarkets for dinner and fourth most popular dinner item purchased in fast food outlets – research for the Pizza Pasta and Italian Foods Association concludes.

Read More...

Russia

Russia - Ross Performance Continues to Reap Rewards in Russia

Aviagen LLC in Russia was delighted to welcome two new members to their Ross 140 and 400 Clubs – Kamenskaya and Novosibirskaya poultry farms.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Alnwick butcher set to introduce second travelling shop

A Northumberland Q Guild butcher that has been serving its local communities for generations through its renowned travelling shop is looking to extend the lifeline service after acquring a second vehicle.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Butcher to country's top Chefs helps to provide festive treat for Thame Community

Thame's elderly residents are in for a festive treat this year, thanks to the town's award-winning butcher M Newitt & Sons.

Read More...

Tuesday 02 December 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Calling all pie makers - the 2015 British Pie Awards are officially open for entry

Upper crust pie makers from all over the UK are now invited to enter the 2015 British Pie Awards. The world-renowned awards, which will be held on 22nd April 2015 in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray, are now in their seventh year. They continue to grow in popularity and the 2014 awards saw a staggering 825 pies judged cross 19 classes. Now that’s a lot of pie!

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Lishman’s rolls out new York Hams for Christmas

Traditional York Hams are now being produced at Lishman’s Butchers in Ilkley and the inspiration behind them involves a real nostalgia trip down memory lane.

Read More...

Monday 01 December 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Northern Irish Finnebrogue among fast growth UK companies

Lynn's Country Foods, better known under the Finnebrogue brand and a major supplier of pork and venison products to retailers in Britain and the Republic of Ireland, is the only food company among just five in Northern Ireland listed in the inaugural Investec Bank Mid-Market 100, a countdown of the UK's fastest-growing private companies.

Read More...

Scotland

Scotland - Producer Confidence Bolstered as Lamb Prices Nudge Upwards

The continued slow rise in prime lamb prices over the past month has now resulted in farm gate prices very similar to, and in some cases slightly ahead of, last year, according to the latest analysis by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Butchers Q Guild appoints two new members

Black Barn Butchers, of Milford, near Godalming in Surrey, and Walter Smith Fine Foods, of Huntingdon Garden Centre in Cambridgeshire, have been awarded membership of the national Butchers Q Guild.

Read More...

USA

USA - Cargill Central America makes four awards to Cobb-Vantress

Cobb-Vantress is celebrating its success in winning four awards from Cargill for its Central American region.

Read More...

Wales

Wa;es - Matthew out to give rivals the chop in Welsh Young Butcher contest

Three of the top young butchers in Wales will put their skills on the line when they contest the Welsh Young Butcher Competition 2014 at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells on Tuesday.

Read More...

Friday 28 November 2014


Northern Ireland

N. Ireland - Top European award for Northern Irish sausages

Northern Irish butcher O’Kane Meats clinched two prestigious European awards for the quality and creativity of its sausages. Based at Claudy in county Derry, O’Kane Meats, a family run business, came top at the recent Sausage Awards in Alencon, Normandy. The company was among sausage makers, white pudding producers and charcuterie specialists from most parts of Europe taking part in the unique competition.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Butcher George Payne featured in UK Top 40

North-east butcher George Payne is one of 40 people from small businesses across the nation to feature in a new artwork by the renowned pop artist Sir Peter Blake - the man behind the Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band artwork.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - New branding for ‘slow to grow / quick to cook’ turkey

A new range of promotional material – and a brand new website – will promote KellyBronze turkeys this Christmas as a product of ‘one of the slowest farming methods in the world’.

Read More...

Thursday 27 November 2014


Germany

Germany - Euro Tier 2014 - Cobb Germany – a full success

Unexpected many visitors found their way to Cobb Germany’s stand in the poultry hall at the EuroTier in Hanover.

Read More...

Thailand

Thailand - Ross Association Meeting Highlights Support and Opportunity in Asia

The tradition of gathering at the Ross Association to meet, share and update on industry developments was evident to everyone with the excellent attendance of key customers and distributors from the Asian region.

Read More...

Wednesday 26 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - R-Biopharm Rhone unveils new test which highlights potentially dangerous toxins in tuna

R-Biopharm Rhône, one of Scotland's most important food safety companies, has launched a new test to detect toxins in fish which have affected thousands of people round the world and hundreds in the UK alone.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Tesco commissions Anthesis Group to develop online sustainability community

Tesco has appointed Anthesis Group to develop and manage a single online sustainability community spanning the retailer’s supply-base. The Tesco Supplier Network will help Tesco, suppliers and producers to drive sustainability across their businesses by fostering collaboration and innovation amongst suppliers and producers.

Read More...

USA

USA - Follow The Sand To The Real Fracking Boom

When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom.

Read More...

Tuesday 25 November 2014


Netherlands

Netherlands - Lloyd's Register, Bromma and German Lashing Robert Bock join debate at ICHCA Seminar

of Marketing and Product Business Development at Bromma Conquip, and Markus Theuerholz, Sales Manager at German Lashing Robert Böck will be providing separate addresses at ICHCA's Container Lashing & Securing Seminar, taking place at ECT's Delta Terminal, Rotterdam on 10 December.

Read More...

Paraguay

Paraguay - New marketing, sales and credit manager for Latin America

Cassiano Bevilaqua has been appointed marketing, sales and credit manager for Cobb-Vantress in Latin America. He is moving to the city of Guapiaçu to take up the new role where he will be responsible for planning and directing marketing strategies, and developing customer relationships, throughout the continent.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - ICHCA concludes 72nd Technical Panel meeting in Liverpool

The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) held the 72nd meeting of its ISP Technical Panel at the Port of Liverpool from 10-12 November 2014.

Read More...

Scotland

UK - Quality Meat Scotland Appoints New Marketing Executive

Graeme (24) has taken over the reins from Jack Broussine and will be leading the Specially Selected Pork marketing activity. Graeme will also be looking after independent retailers - including the successful Scotch Butchers Club – and the public procurement sector.

Read More...

Monday 24 November 2014


United Kingdom

UK - Cogent’s Signature Beef team keeps on growing

Richard Pettit and Becky Hurd have joined the UK’s largest beef stud, Cogent Breeding Ltd, to boost the company’s Signature Beef team in Scotland and the south of England respectively.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Scotch Butcher Club Members excel at Smithfield Awards

A group of Scotch Butcher Club members are celebrating after scooping over 70 awards at the recent 2014 Smithfield Awards, an annual national product evaluation showcase contested by Q Guild butchers nationwide.

Read More...

Friday 21 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Horsemeat scandal detective R-Biopharm Rhone turns its sights on mis-labelling of fish

The food industry is turning to a Scottish-based company in the front line of the UK's defences against food contamination as concerns continue to mount about cheap fish being substituted for expensive fish without the consumer knowing.

Read More...

USA

USA - Who should control the catching of the Pacific’s protein?

Billions of dollars worth of tuna swim in the Pacific Ocean, until they are caught. That fishermen are so good at catching leads us to ask…

Read More...

Thursday 20 November 2014


Brazil

Brazil - JBS Australia Acquires Primo Group

JBS S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "JBS" or "Company"), communicates to its shareholder and to the market in general that it has entered today into a definitive agreement to purchase 100% of the share capital of Primo Smallgoods Group ("Primo Group"). The business will be acquired through JBS Australia, a subsidiary of JBS S.A.

Read More...

Brazil

Brazil - Notice to Market

JBS S.A. (BVM&FBOVESPA: JBSS3, OTCQX: JBSAY, "JBS" or "Company") informs to its shareholders and to the market in general that, pursuant to the Brazilian Securities Exchange Commission (CVM) Ruling No. 358 dated January 3, 2002, as amended, that its wholly owned subsidiary JBS Foods S.A., through its subsidiary JBS Aves Ltda., announced today that an agreement has been entered into to purchase the totality of AMSE02 Participações Ltda. ("AMSE02").

Read More...

Lithuania

Lithuania - VPA Logistics, Klaipeda joins Easyfresh

Easyfresh are pleased to hereby announce the appointment of Klaipeda based VPA Logistics. VPA‘s Easyfresh geographical cover shall be Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Read More...

Spain

Spain - Despite Ebola, West Africa is open for business

West African ports and shipping have seen limited impact of the Ebola crisis so far, but it’s only prudent that they remain on high alert. The two-day high-level TOC Market Briefing in Tenerife this December will assess this and other challenges facing the region’s maritime sector

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - BRC v7 Briefings for Food Manufacturers and Ingredient Suppliers

Cert ID are delighted to announce 7 briefings on BRC issue 7 at highly preferential rates. Our comprehensive one day guide to the new Standard will fully equip you for your issue 7 audit.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Moy Park announces a major investment in biomass technology and biomass fuel supply

Moy Park, one of the UK’s top 10 food manufacturers has secured major partnership investments in biomass technology and long term biomass fuel supply to improve sustainable fuel efficiency.

Read More...

Wednesday 19 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Dedication of Borders Farming Family Recognised with Scotch Beef Award

A Berwickshire farm, run by a dedicated family committed to producing top quality Scotch Beef PGI, was today (Wednesday 19th November) unveiled as the 2014 Scotch Beef Farm of the Year.

Read More...

Tuesday 18 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Cattle and Sheep Margins Improved Despite Challenge of Spring 2013

Most cattle and sheep businesses saw an improvement in their margins during 2013 despite the exceptionally difficult spring weather, according to Quality Meat Scotland’s latest enterprise costings report.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Keelham Farm Shop wins coveted pork pie title, as sausage crown falls to Hofmann’s Butchers

Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton, Bradford, was crowned Supreme Pork Pie Champion at the UK’s biggest regional meat trades competition.

Read More...

Monday 17 November 2014


Scotland

Scotland - Cattle and sheep prices strengthen but pig prices ease

Cattle and sheep farmers have seen some lift in prices over the past couple of months, however pig producers have seen farmgate prices fall by around 10p per kg deadweight (dwt) over the past 12 weeks.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Fodder wins sausage award

Fodder has won a prestigious award in British Sausage Week’s celebration of the Great British Banger. The local food shop and café, based at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate took the honours in the traditional category with the Plain Pork sausage.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Proceed with caution on new labelling laws for non-stun meat, urges NSA

The National Sheep Association (NSA) welcomes the concept of new meat labelling laws that differentiate between animals that are stunned at slaughter and those that are not, but urges Farming Minister George Eustice and his colleagues to progress the idea with caution, to ensure all implications are fully understood.

Read More...

United Kingdom

UK - Pulling Pork Into the Spotlight

BPEX is launching a new pork promotion campaign in the Spring and details of what is happening will be outlined at the Regional Producer events.

Read More...



Jan Zandbergen        Lanexco Ltd