Beef and lamb news

22 July 2019

The food-to-go sector is the fastest growing part of the eating-out market, but what are the opportunities for food operators to capitalise on the trend?

23 July 2019

Love Lamb Week 2019 kick-starts the second phase of our £1.4 million lamb marketing campaign, which highlights its delicious flavour.

22 July 2019

New report reveals the full extent of Brexit’s potential implications for British beef and lamb supply chains

19 July 2019

When assessing the effect of a No Deal Brexit on UK beef and sheepmeat trade, the change in tariffs and TRQs need to be a key consideration.

18 July 2019

Millions more people across Great Britain are being exposed to positive messaging on meat as a result of a joint project from the levy bodies in England, Scotland and Wales, now entering its second year.

18 July 2019

Phil Bicknell shares his thoughts on UK competitiveness and tapping into global opportunities

19 July 2019

The GB R4L steer price has fallen by 44p since September, the biggest drop since 2014. What factors might have influenced this?

12 July 2019

It’s taken 20 years, but on 28 June 2019, the EU and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) agreed a trade deal between the two blocs.

11 July 2019

Studentship funding call opens for academic institutions

4 July 2019

AHDB is proud to present Talking Beef 2019 – a one day event looking at key areas of beef production.

2 July 2019

More than 30 per cent of the English cattle breeding herd has been signed up to the scheme to prevent bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) in both beef and dairy cows.

26 June 2019

Join us this summer for three sheep events entitled ‘Talking Sheep 2019’ that are taking place across the country. The full-day events will form a series of technical sheep events in collaboration with industry partners looking at key areas of sheep production.

26 June 2019

Join us for a number of farm to fork events across the country this summer looking at beef and sheep selection.

17 June 2019

British beef could be served on Chinese dinner plates by the end of the year, following an agreement reached today between China and the UK.

17 June 2019

The window for farmers and growers to apply for a heavily discounted training scheme, which can deliver significant savings to their business, close on Monday 24 June.

12 June 2019

Menus, which feature words like ‘recommended’ and ‘finest’ to describe dishes, will command a higher price, according to new research.

23 July 2019

Easter this year was a hot one, putting shoppers in a good mood for entertaining, but in a less traditional way.

10 June 2019

Capitalising on the many opportunities Asia presents for food and farming, is the focus of a new report launched today

18 July 2019

Mother’s Day was widely celebrated this year as 76% of us treated our mums, according to research by Kantar.

18 July 2019

Menus are growing as they cater for more dietary needs. Meat-free is increasing its share of dishes but protein still takes the lions share.

23 May 2019

Farmers who have now completed our 2017 management training scheme identified combined savings to their businesses in excess of £600,000.

23 May 2019

The value of investing in a ram with the right genetic merit for your system has been highlighted in results from the third year of the RamCompare project.

4 June 2019

How usage of home delivery differs by age and how best to tailor your offering

17 May 2019

We have partnered with rural consultancy, ADAS, to run free business planning workshops for farmers and growers.

10 May 2019

First estimate for 2018

14 May 2019

UK Total Factor Productivity (TFP*) decreased 2.1% between 2017 and 2018, due to decreased outputs and a smaller increase in inputs.

10 May 2019

A new £1.4 million marketing campaign for lamb is to be launched by AHDB as industry seeks to further support the sheep sector.

2 May 2019

Following its success in 2017, the Sheep Breeders’ Round Table event has expanded and will return in November.

11 June 2019

But price is still a key barrier, highlighting the need to justify its price premium

11 June 2019

With rising food insecurity, an increasing amount of leftovers are hitting our stomachs, rather than hitting the bottom of the bin.

26 April 2019

Tough new Clean Air Strategy1 targets are spurring farmers and growers to develop more practices to cut ammonia emissions and reduce the industry’s environmental footprint, further.

24 April 2019

Beef and lamb producers taking part in the GrassCheckGB project will open up their farms in May to share knowledge and help others increase profits from their pastures.

8 May 2019

Below average rainfall is triggering UK farmers and growers to adopt water savvy techniques early in the year, to be prepared should another agricultural drought hit.

23 April 2019

Helping farms cope when water supplies are cut

18 April 2019

UK Ministers have agreed to extend Gwyn Jones’ second term of office on the Board of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

17 April 2019

Making the food of love almost effortless could be the key to capturing shopper’s hearts on Valentine’s Day

24 April 2019

Horizon modelling highlights the need for farmers to be prepared for different Brexit outcomes

11 April 2019

Meat processor Trevor Bellis and Cumbrian farmer Colin Bateman are the newest board members for AHDB Beef & Lamb

11 June 2019

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to treat ourselves and our loved ones, particularly with food.

16 April 2019

Pork, beef and lamb from Britain will be arriving in Canada this month for a premier food innovation event in a bid to grow the country’s red meat exports.

10 April 2019

Spencer joins with Britmums for beef and lamb promo

17 June 2019

Celebrity chefs transform quality beef and lamb

4 April 2019

Conclusions of the first ever major cross-sector review of weed management

2 April 2019

Twelve new Sector Board members have been appointed across five of the sectors at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

27 March 2019

Listen to a panel discussion about key issues and impacts of Brexit on the UK’s agricultural and horticultural sectors

17 June 2019

Quality Standard beef and lamb will be starring in innovative dishes created by five top international chefs at a ticketed event next week.

18 March 2019

AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking for five new farms to take part in a programme which aims to improve livestock businesses.

15 March 2019

Regardless of what happens with Brexit, unless the UK stays in, farmers in England will see direct payments removed by 2028. The situation for farmers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, (as of 11 March 2019) is unclear.

15 March 2019

Exporters have been flying the flag for meat and dairy products from Britain at an event in Singapore in a bid to grow our overseas trade to Southeast Asia.

16 April 2019

Over the last 25 years, the number of independent butchers in the UK has reduced by 60%. However, this has now steadied as consumers are increasingly willing to shop based on factors other than convenience and price.

15 March 2019

Initial assessment of the implications of the Government's no deal tariffs on AHDB's key sectors

15 March 2019

The value of the eating-out market is in decline. Tailored offerings are key to appeal to consumer segments.

11 March 2019

Consultation on guidelines for schools closes on Friday

15 March 2019

Strategies are being put in place to minimise disruption

7 March 2019

Four top British chefs showcased beef and lamb from the West Country at an event held at North Devon luxury hotel, Saunton Sands.

18 March 2019

Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows.

15 March 2019

Scratch cooking is on the rise. Brexit, higher inflation and increasing prices could be contributing to the trend.

5 March 2019

Brexit decisions will be key to what happens with self-sufficiency but either way there are a number of challenges and things to consider

4 March 2019

Foodex Japan offers real opportunities for meat exports

28 February 2019

In a drive to better equip the next generation of workers, AHDB has joined forces with industry to set standards for its Trailblazer Apprenticeships.

27 February 2019

Producers and users of school educational resources on food are being invited to have their say on a series of new voluntary guidelines.

31 May 2019

The food delivery market has seen double digit growth in the last year as new players enter the market and expand the offering

25 February 2019

In his latest blog, Phil Bicknell brings some much needed clarity to the Brexit debate

15 March 2019

This year was particularly strong for smaller roasting joint sizes, party food and fresh cream

14 February 2019

Meat and dairy from the UK will be in the spotlight this month at one of the world’s biggest annual food and beverage trade shows held in Dubai.

14 February 2019

More than 120 primary and secondary teachers were given food for thought at the first national conference to enhance teacher knowledge about farming, cooking and nutrition.

1 February 2019

Will you be able to comply with the new chlorate residue levels?

30 January 2019

Life is full of new beginnings and the New Year is usually a good time to reflect on the past and decide to make some changes.

25 January 2019

Nutrient Management Guide RB209 updated with new guidance

30 January 2019

The first wave of AHDB’s Cheeky Beef campaign has brought an additional £1.2 million of retail sales to the thin cut steaks category, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Consumer Mix Model.

21 January 2019

With only 23 per cent of sires currently registered on passports, AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging farmers to start recording to improve profitability and boost competitiveness.

24 January 2019

Find out about indicators that could help you test the health of your soil

16 January 2019

What can be learnt from New Zealand’s experience of subsidy-free farming

16 January 2019

In our latest blog, we discuss what can we learn from New Zealand's experience of subsidy-free farming

10 January 2019

UK exporters are set to benefit from a multimillion pound boost as Japan today opened its market to imports of UK lamb and beef.

4 January 2019

The first edition a new Scotland-focused AHDB newsletter was recently published, featuring articles on key Scottish projects.

3 January 2019

Valuable insight into how the UK can grow its meat and dairy exports in key markets has been revealed in three new reports – launched this week at the Oxford Farming Conference.

21 December 2018

About 80 postgraduates convened in Solihull last month for the third AHDB PhD studentship conference.

17 December 2018

The AHDB GREATsoils programme has been signposted as a vital resource and tool for growers as part of two new soil qualifications from BASIS

15 March 2019

Food waste costs each household an average of £540 a year. Find out how the industry is responding.

12 March 2019

Celebrations are one of the most valuable types of meal, with shoppers willing to spend more for events

4 December 2018

Our new research shows allowing imports of products like chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef in a post-Brexit trade deal could negatively impact the UK meat industry

3 December 2018

Increasing profitability for farmers through improved lamb and calf survival is the key focus of a new project involving British beef and sheep units.

10 December 2018

A high-profile new campaign aimed at inspiring people about the role of lean red meat in a healthy diet has been launched today by Great Britain’s three red meat organisations.

3 December 2018

AHDB's latest edition of Horizon cuts through the uncertain policy environment to provide insight into what lies ahead for agricultural commodities markets.

8 March 2019

With Christmas round the corner, AHDB has released a new podcast looking at what consumers will be looking out for in the shops this year and what farmers are doing to prepare for the change to come in the New Year.

28 November 2018

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has sent a letter asking for producers currently (or thinking about) exporting products of animal origin (POAO) to the EU to get in contact with them by 12 December.

28 November 2018

Inform government’s review of the shortage occupation list

27 November 2018

New joint project important step towards sustainability framework for British beef and lamb

5 July 2019

More than 6,000 people have passed AHDB Meat Education Programme (MEP) training modules, to improve the skills of workers supporting the beef and lamb supply chain

22 November 2018

We examine the factors which could affect how agricultural funding could be split between the Home Nations in the future.

21 November 2018

A summary of the key aspects of evolving farm policy across the nations of the UK.

19 November 2018

Five new Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) for traits that farmers are directly paid for have been developed to help farmers improve profits by producing more beef animals that meet target specification.

23 November 2018

Half of shoppers are flexible about what meat they buy, giving retailers a chance to influence their choices, according to research commissioned by AHDB.

16 November 2018

The number of vaccines used on dairy and beef cattle is on the rise, according to a report published by AHDB.

16 November 2018

Our old favourites burgers and bangers were the winners of this year’s barbecue season.

12 March 2019

Hottest summer on record?

7 November 2018

CEVAS is a nationally recognised accreditation and is suitable for a wide range of people, including farmers, farm staff, care farmers, volunteers, advisers, carers and teachers. It helps you create a farm profile, find out about the health and safety regulations, as well as evaluate the success of your events.

31 October 2018

AHDB Beef & Lamb is urging anyone in the beef industry with an interest in beef cattle nutrition and performance to get involved in helping to shape a new project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines.

29 March 2019

The extreme weather of 2018 has made its mark on pork, beef and lamb production, according to AHDB’s latest Red Meat Outlooks.

19 October 2018

A lowering of RB209 phosphate offtake values for cereals could be justified, according to results from an AHDB-funded review.

15 October 2018

Learn how weighing is improving productivity and efficiency on Gloucestershire Strategic Farm

15 October 2018

To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes.

8 October 2018

Two farmer representatives from England and one from Wales are sought for a sheep industry group to help shape the focus of the UK sheep industry.

19 September 2018

An industry coalition has united to kick-start a new skills strategy with the ambition to equip the agricultural workforce for the future of farming and invites new partners to join the group.

12 March 2019

With the amount of lamb purchased by British shoppers in decline, how can the industry adapt to get it back on British menus?

17 September 2018

Following this year’s challenging weather conditions, AHDB Beef & Lamb are partnering with Teagasc for a series of workshops to help sheep farmers reduce impact on the 2019 lamb crop.

13 September 2018

AHDB has opened applications for its Professional Manager Development Scheme (PMDS) course, which will start in January 2019. The course is designed to increase the skills of farmers who manage people, enabling them to apply business intelligence from other sectors, improve communication and understanding, to raise the level of professionalism in the agricultural industry.

12 March 2019

Growing the meat, fish and poultry category

10 September 2018

Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland.

10 September 2018

More than 15 million sheep graze on England’s green and pleasant lands and as Love Lamb Week begins, data has revealed the areas and counties in which most flocks are based.

30 August 2018

Cross-sector export and trade conference with Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP discussing future government policy on trade

25 September 2018

Recently the European Commission commissioned research into pasture productivity for Europe.

12 March 2019

This article looks at how the UK retail landscape has changed over the years to meet changing consumer needs.

22 August 2018

Updated results from the RamCompare project have seen a re-ranking of some rams based on their carcase weight estimated breeding values (EBV).

12 March 2019

Two in five people are intending to increase the number of meals they cook from scratch. What's holding them back?

15 August 2018

This year the weather has reached highs and lows, both in terms of temperature and rainfall

7 August 2018

Lamb producers must pull together to change tradition and put lamb back on plates all year round

12 March 2019

In this article you will find a summary of red meat innovations seen across the world

3 June 2019

AHDB and BBRO have issued a joint call for a review of weed management in UK cropping systems

3 June 2019

Becoming the best sheep industry for health and welfare is the focus of the Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) conference this November

3 June 2019

With farmers facing significant livestock losses from liver fluke, AHDB Beef & Lamb and Moredun Research Institute are acting to help improve understanding and develop effective control methods.

8 August 2018

This article by our Market Intelligence team looks into the impact of the heatwave on ewe feed usage.

8 August 2018

Insight into how the drought affects cattle feed usage.

16 November 2018

Vegans make up just two per cent of the UK population – but the appetite for meat and dairy alternatives is growing as more and more people look for a wider variety of meals

6 August 2018

Agricultural organisations from England, Scotland and Wales are uniting in a new initiative which will see them work together to communicate the benefits of red meat in a balanced diet as part of a reinforced meat and health programme

6 August 2018

Exports of red meat products from the UK got off to a strong start this year – with the total value of beef, lamb and pork rising above the £487 million mark

6 August 2018

Sheep breeders looking to produce lambs that meet target specification now have access to two new manuals from AHDB

6 August 2018

Sheep breeders looking to produce lambs that meet target specification now have access to two new manuals from AHDB

3 June 2019

Beef and lamb production controls have been inspected by government officials from Japan this week as part of ongoing moves to reopen the market on UK exports

3 June 2019

A new online calculator has been launched this week which will allow farmers and growers to see for the first time how they may be affected by potential Brexit scenarios.

25 June 2018

Trade and investment officers from the Department for International Trade (DIT) export visit

20 June 2018

Learn how Farm Excellence farmer Bertie is planning to improve his grassland management

4 June 2019

Is free-from here to stay?

4 June 2019

The organic market in the UK has been building momentum since 2015 and hit the £1 billion spend mark in the last 52 weeks.

12 March 2019

In the following slides you will find an overview of young consumer attitudes toward meat. The information is based on qualitative research conducted for AHDB in 2018.

25 June 2018

AHDB Senior Veterinary Manager Mandy Nevel and AHDB International Market Development Director Dr Phil Hadley (front centre) host food safety specialists from the Ukraine at AHDB's headquarters

3 June 2019

Discover how Sam Jones is protecting his flock and cutting costs

4 June 2019

A summary of key trends seen across food service menus Spring/Summer 2018

26 June 2018

Farmers may be losing money by incorrectly injecting livestock and damaging carcase value, a survey carried out by AHDB Beef & Lamb has revealed

26 June 2018

More than three-quarters of farmers involved in AHDB’s Monitor Farm programme believe it has helped them improve their business, according to a new survey

26 June 2018

Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

26 June 2018

A new project funded by AHDB Beef & Lamb will identify profitable best practice and help address some of the significant challenges that face the calf rearing sector, including reducing antibiotic use and the welfare of calves

4 June 2019

British adults are as worried about plastic waste as Brexit

3 June 2019

Britain is the winner when it comes to meal choices at restaurants and pubs in the UK – but it risks scoring an own goal if the foodservice industry doesn’t shake-up its offerings

3 June 2019

A team of farmers, scientists and researchers are using technology to assess and improve meat quality, to ensure that consumers are getting the leanest and tastiest lamb chops

26 June 2018

The former Deputy Principal and Chief Executive of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been appointed as an independent member of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) main board

3 June 2019

Learn how blood testing is reducing costs at Dairy Farm

4 June 2019

Return of last years lost shoppers

26 June 2018

A £1 million advertising campaign aims to add £6 million to the thin cut steak market over the next three years by engaging new families and young couples

27 June 2018

UK farmers and growers will have access to more than 50 farmer-to-farmer learning events this summer

3 June 2019

Shoppers in the UK say they want to buy British food, but not at any cost - with research showing even a small rise in price could see a switch to buying imported alternatives

3 June 2019

Shoppers in the UK say they want to buy British food, but not at any cost - with research showing even a small rise in price could see a switch to buying imported alternatives

3 June 2019

The major multiples are moving away from multibuy and Y for £X promotions as they look to simplify their offering and focus more on an everyday low pricing strategy in order to compete with the Hard Discounters.

5 July 2019

Disruptive technologies have transformed the way we do business, the way we travel and how we access information and services

3 June 2019

We take a look at changing attitudes towards eating and what that means for the future

3 June 2019

Today Sainsbury's have confirmed plans to merge with Asda, creating a new supermarket giant in the UK.

4 June 2019

The over-65 age range increased their visits to pubs and restaurants last year

23 July 2019

From 2 April 2018 all farmers in England will need to meet new government rules to protect water quality.

4 June 2019

A look at market trends and consumer shopping patterns within the sliced cooked meat market

21 March 2019

Shoppers are concerned about the price of food - how could this affect consumer behaviour?

4 June 2019

A snapshot of online and convenience channels and their market share

4 June 2019

Last year we saw traditional cuts underperforming, can they turn things around this Easter?

3 June 2019

Will we see a return to tradition this Easter?

4 June 2019

In an age of the time-poor consumer, fuelled by ready meals and hyper-convenience, there is still a strong urge for many to try cooking from scratch.

4 June 2019

Christmas 2017 sets revenue record for grocery sector

4 June 2019

Can we build on lamb's festive sales boost?

28 June 2018

The use of plastic in food packaging, why it's useful and how it may change

4 June 2019

Should the meat industry be concerned about flexitarians?

4 June 2019

What areas of the world do popular cuisines originate?

4 June 2019

Greater focus on the health benefits of beef, lamb and dairy could drive consumers to buy more, according to research conducted by AHDB.

4 June 2019

What's driving inflation, and how might the food supply chain be affected?

4 June 2019

With work and leisure commitments increasingly impacting on the amount of time we have to prepare and consume meals, what we are eating, and the reasons behind our choices make for interesting reading.

3 June 2019

A look at the impact meat-free has had on meat consumption.

4 June 2019

The food-to-go industry is evolving and extending its scope. New ways of reaching consumers have been found and specific consumer needs are increasingly being met.

4 June 2019

Sentiment for British food is high, but could Brexit impact shoppers' choices?

4 June 2019

Times are good for sales in the organic sector. A report published by the Soil Association reveals organics in their fifth year of growth and although share of total grocery sales is small, the sector is worth over £2 billion. What are the market conditions driving this growth?

4 June 2019

Is free-from here to stay?

4 June 2019

What's behind the growth in the organic market?