The first Asda/ABP BeefLink steak competition of the 2013 show season was won by a steak from a British Blue sired young bull bred by Larne, Co Antrim-based farmer Robin Arnold.
Fresh and frozen beef sales have remained steady in the UK despite the horse meat scandal, with the value of purchases in the latest four-week period rising two per cent, and just a one per cent drop in volumes, latest retail figures have revealed.
An action-packed day of solid trade at Skipton Auction Mart’s fifth annual Lingfield Christmas primestock shows and sales, the biggest and best on record to date.
Strong demand has helped push exports of sheep meat offal up to the £3.5 million mark despite lower production, according to EBLEX.
Correct management of temperature and pH is key to maintaining optimum meat eating quality, delegates at EBLEX’s inaugural Processor Conference were told.
Todmorden and Trawden exhibitors were responsible for the title winners at Skipton Auction Mart’s August prime shows and sales.
John Brereton, of Ludlow Food Centre, won this year’s EBLEX farm shop lamb butchery competition during the Sheep 2012 event at Malvern’s Three Counties Showground.