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  • Euro 2016 Burger helps Cardiff butcher scoop top awards

    Feb 7 2017

    Martin Player, the butcher from Whitchurch in Cardiff who counts Gareth Bale’s parents among his regular customers, rose to the top of the table in the prestigious Q Guild of Butchers Smithfield awards

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  • Farmers encouraged to embrace data-driven lambing

    Feb 3 2017

    With scanning now in full swing for the main 2017 lamb crop, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has emphasised the importance of making full use of data to improve farm efficiency.

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  • Steak in the future sought by high flying butcher

    Feb 2 2017

    A high-flying butcher from Mold will take to the skies this week to search out Stateside the specialist skills behind a range of new shopper-friendly succulent steaks.

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  • HCC to host international lamb producers’ forum

    Jan 31 2017

    This week, Welsh red meat levy body Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will host representatives from Beef and Lamb New Zealand Ltd. (BLNZ), for a series of meetings between two of the world’s most important lamb-producing nations.

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  • Red meat processors prepare for US opportunities

    Jan 26 2017

    While political discussions continue over potential transatlantic trade deals, red meat exporters, including representatives from the companies which own the three largest processing plants in Wales

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  • Germans savour the taste of Welsh Lamb

    Jan 25 2017

    Germans in their thousands have experienced the sweet flavour and succulent tenderness of Welsh Lamb at busy consumer fairs.

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  • Reduction in lamb carcase weights in 2016

    Jan 20 2017

    The latest data released by Defra this week shows how lambs were taken to market at lighter weights in 2016.

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  • Welsh red meat industry looks forward to continued progress in opening up US market after Trump Inauguration

    Jan 20 2017

    With the new US President being inaugurated today (Friday, January 20), Wales’s red meat industry is looking forward to continued good progress towards opening up the American market to lamb and beef products

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  • Rise to the challenge of efficient production or risk being left behind

    Jan 19 2017

    A lively discussion on the future of the red meat sector took place at a farmer meeting hosted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) last week.

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  • Progress in post-Brexit food name talks

    Jan 19 2017

    Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) chief executive Gwyn Howells has welcomed progress in talks in Westminster aimed at securing the food name protection currently enjoyed by Welsh Lamb, Welsh Beef and other premium brands, following Brexit.

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  • Producers head to London to discuss future of food name scheme

    Jan 13 2017

    Representatives of the Welsh food industry will gather in London next week to discuss how the country’s iconic brand names will be protected after Brexit.

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  • Teachers to help kids get to grips with food provenance

    Jan 12 2017

    Teaching youngsters about where their food comes from and helping schools to deliver a comprehensive new food qualification were top of the agenda in Menai Bridge this week, as teachers from across north Wales gathered at a training event.

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  • Farmers warned to be on the lookout for liver fluke

    Jan 10 2017

    North Wales is a high-risk area for liver fluke this winter, according to the latest NADIS (National Animal Disease Information Service) parasite forecast.

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  • Steering farm businesses towards success in 2017

    Jan 9 2017

    As we cautiously approach a new era for post-Brexit farming, red meat agency Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be providing answers for lamb and beef producers on how they can succeed in a changing environment.

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  • New unity, resilience and adaptability can meet New Year red meat industry challenges

    Jan 1 2017

    The Welsh red meat industry must show the “greatest resilience, agility and adaptability” in a likely volatile 12 months that will bring both new hope and new challenges

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