20 September 2012
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LMC Industry Development Manager attended a meeting of Meat matters in London recently. Click below to find out more about what MeatMatters is all about....
13 August 2012
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The NSA have produced a report highlighting the important role of sheep in Less Favoured Areas (LFA's). The report details the benefits of sustainable sheep farming which combines sheep production and environmental management into a viable business that provides a range of public benefits.
21 December 2011
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The agriculture and forestry sectors are committed to playing their part in carbon reduction and contributing to meeting targets for reductions in emissions. During 2010/11 the GHG Stakeholder Group has been working to determine how best to encourage farmers and landowners to take actions that will reduce the emission intensity of food production. This strategy and action plan identifies a suite of measures and actions that can be progressively implemented on-farm to better manage and thereby reduce the inevitable consequences of agri-food production systems i.e. methane and nitrous oxide.
17 January 2011
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The IFAG group was formed in response to the Dioxin crisis of 2008 and the Assuring Food Safety in NI report was a culmination of the group's review of existing structures to assure the safety of feed inputs to the livestock and dairy sectors.
09 February 2009
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There are three dressing specifications approved for use in the UK. The Standard Specification, EC Reference Specification and UK Specification. Full details are given on pages 6 to 19 in the Rural Payments Agency booklet "Beef Carcase Classification Scheme, Guidance on Dressing Specifications and Carcase Classification".