Love Lamb Week; another great success says LMC and UFU

Love Lamb Week; another great success says LMC and UFU

Reflecting on another busy Love Lamb Week, the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says it was a great success with positive support for the industry shown throughout the week. As part of the UK-wide campaign, LMC and the UFU hosted live... View Article

Nutritional risks replace smoking as society’s “biggest killer”

Nutritional risks replace smoking as society’s “biggest killer”

Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s and coronary disease accounted for the single-largest burden on the public purse in the UK – an estimated £148bn per annum – according to an eminent nutritionist from the University of Cambridge who gave the keynote at a debate on farming, food... View Article

LMC’s pilot scheme strives to bring Meat4Schools

LMC’s pilot scheme strives to bring Meat4Schools

Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) is launching a pilot scheme which aims to improve the availability of beef and lamb for pupils studying food related subjects in post-primary schools. The Meat4Schools scheme is being run in the form of a competition in which one school from each... View Article

LMC and UFU returning to Belfast with Love Lamb Week

LMC and UFU returning to Belfast with Love Lamb Week

Love Lamb Week will see the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU)  returning to the heart of Belfast to encourage consumers to support Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured (NIFQA) lamb. LMC and UFU will be hosting live cookery demonstrations and sampling sessions... View Article

UK pig industry antibiotic usage drops for third year running

UK pig industry antibiotic usage drops for third year running

Industry leaders, including the Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum (NIPBF), have welcomed latest figures indicating the pig industry has reduced antibiotic usage throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland by a further 16% in 2018 on the year before. The industry target is to reach 99 mg/PCU by 2020. According... View Article

Henderson develops produce category creating new brand with local suppliers

Henderson develops produce category creating new brand with local suppliers

Henderson Wholesale has developed its fresh produce category together with 19 local suppliers to create a new brand, The Greengrocer’s. In September 2018, Henderson Wholesale embarked on a full analysis, review and refresh of its produce offering, looking at every aspect of the business from the suppliers, products and branding... View Article

UFU focuses on fruit and veg campaign at Balmoral

UFU focuses on fruit and veg campaign at Balmoral

Recognising a gulf between the need for fruit and vegetables to be a key part of any diet and consumer behaviour, Ulster Farmers’ Union has joined forces with Veg Power and the Food Foundation to convince parents and children that eating more healthily is not only good, but also a... View Article

M&S recognises its local farmer suppliers

M&S recognises its local farmer suppliers

Producers from across Northern Ireland and Ireland were recognised by M&S at its Select Farm Awards presentation, which took place on the first day of this year’s Balmoral Show. The winners were Excellence Award – James Brannigan, Co Fermanagh; Innovation Award – Pat McGlade, Newry; Young Producer Award – Arlene... View Article

Four Nations Butchery Championships to take place at Meat2Trade

Four Nations Butchery Championships to take place at Meat2Trade

Created by the butchery trade organisation, Butchery Excellence International – Meat2 Trade is a new trade exhibition which is coming to Lisburn’s Eikon Exhibition Centre in October 2019. Dedicated to the food manufacturing, retailing and butchery industries, it has also been announced that Meat2Trade will be home to the first-ever... View Article

HR seminar to bear fruitful harvest

HR seminar to bear fruitful harvest

With the number of job vacancies across NI’s food and drink industry estimated to total 800 by the end of the year – and the sector’s growth outpacing the number of applications – the industry faces a potential resource issue which could hamper its future growth. To address the problem... View Article