News and Events 

New developments happen daily within the Welsh red meat industry, in our home or export markets, within the industry itself or on policy matters. 

Here are some recent stories about our work. 

If you are a member of the press or media and have an enquiry please contact the HCC Press Office on 01970 625050.

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  • HCC hits high streets to highlight quality of local meat

    Feb 21 2018

    Local sourcing and traceability are ever more important for modern consumers. In a recent survey, 59% of shoppers said the origin of their food was at least as important as factors such as price.

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  • Welsh Lamb set for Saudi Success

    Feb 20 2018

    Welsh Lamb exports to Saudi Arabia are set to begin in the next few months, in a major boost to the nation’s sheep industry.

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  • Welsh Lamb joins chef Bryn Williams to support soldiers’ charity

    Feb 19 2018

    On 28 February, a very special dinner will be held at top north Wales restaurant Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias, to help support injured soldiers, veterans and their families.

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  • New Figures Show Buoyant Lamb Exports

    Feb 15 2018

    Statistics Highlight Importance of Tariff-Free EU Trade

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  • Eleri joins HCC team to boost red meat supply chains

    Feb 8 2018

    Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has boosted its Indsutry Development team with the appointment of Dr. Eleri Price as its Supply Chain Development Executive.

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  • Farmers gather to discuss top tips for lambing time

    Feb 8 2018

    Farmers, students, vets and grassland specialists gathered at Aberystwyth this month for an in-depth discussion on how to make the most of lambing time.

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  • Levy Bodies Announce £2 million Programme of Joint Activity

    Feb 6 2018

    The red meat levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales haveannounced a major programme of joint activities to be paid for by a ring-fenced fund of £2 million of AHDB red meat levies.

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  • PGI Welsh Beef begins its search for Groundskeeper of the Year

    Feb 2 2018

    As part of its continued support for grassroots rugby, PGI Welsh Beef is launching its Groundsman of the Year Awards.

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  • HCC appoints UK Market Development Executive to drive Welsh red meat forward in the home market

    Feb 1 2018

    Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has appointed a new UK Market Development Executive to take advantage of opportunities to grow the market value of Welsh red meat in the UK.

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  • ‘Deal or No Deal?’ Uncertainty of post-Brexit outlook poses challenge for Welsh Lamb and Beef

    Jan 26 2018

    Rhys Llywelyn, Market Development Manager for Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), has used a keynote address at a major agriculture conference to outline the challenges that Brexit uncertainty poses for red meat exports.

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  • Red Meat Sector Checks on Action Plan Progress

    Jan 24 2018

    The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has approved the latest annual monitoring report of the red meat sector in meeting the goals set out in the industry-wide ‘Twenty Twenty Vision’ strategic action plan.

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  • Help offered to farmers to tackle sheep scab

    Jan 19 2018

    Sheep farmers in Wales are being offered a new free sheep scab testing service, supported by Welsh Government.

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  • Roadshow Explores Brexit Impacts on Farming

    Jan 17 2018

    AHDB and Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) have joined forces to deliver a series of events across Wales to explore what Brexit will mean for Welsh farmers and help them to prepare their businesses for leaving the EU.

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  • Growing Healthy and Efficient Enterprises

    Jan 16 2018

    Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will host a technical ON-Farm event at IBERS, Aberystwyth University in Gogerddan on Wednesday 31 January at 6.30pm.

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  • Welsh pedigree sheep breeders urged to take part in major project

    Jan 12 2018

    Welsh pedigree sheep breeders have the opportunity to take part in a key industry project and receive valuable information on their rams’ progeny by nominating rams and semen for RamCompare.

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