Northern Ireland
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Peter McCann
Weekly round-up of news from the farming industry in Northern Ireland.
13 July 2022 News
Bord Bia to promote organic food in retailers
Organic beef, lamb, dairy, seafood, eggs and prepared consumer foods will be promoted under the plan.
15 June 2022 News
Organic the ‘sleeping giant of premiumisation’ – Tesco
Tesco Ireland’s senior buying manager for meat said that 1% of the produce the retailer sells is currently organic but there is opportunity to expand.
Tesco plant burger advert misleading
A ruling by the Advertising Standards Authority in UK means that plant-based meat alternatives must be able to support claims made with evidence.
9 June 2022 News
Higher meat sales in falling grocery market
Grocery sales fall in last quarter but barbecue meat products beat the trend.
1 June 2022 News
Northern producers losing £35 (€41) per pig
Production costs are well over the £2/kg mark on pig units in Northern Ireland.
1 June 2022 News
UK fresh or liquid milk prices rising slowly
The price of fresh milk in UK supermarkets is rising, but some UK retailers have re-tendered contracts in an attempt to keep prices down.
29 May 2022 Global trade
Pig price increases from Tesco confirmed - IFA
Tim Cullinan said that Tesco's price increases must be matched by other retailers.
23 May 2022 News
‘Narrow majority’ of IFA pig protesters voted for midnight stand-down
A 4c/kg farmer pig price rise has been announced by processors to be effective from next week, taking prices to €1.74/kg, as the IFA’s campaign for €2.00/kg continues.
20 May 2022 News
Tesco boost for UK pig farmers
UK increases its commitment to UK pig farmers through paying more and increasing its offering of British pork.
18 May 2022 News
£2m support package for NI pigs
The application process for the scheme is done via DAERA online services.
18 May 2022 Northern Ireland
Tesco UK supports pig sector with £10m package
UK pig farmers who produce pigmeat for Tesco UK stores are set to receive further “accelerated and enhanced” payments until August.
17 May 2022 Pigs