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Colne extension nears completion

15 July 2013

The extension to Woodheads’ Colne abattoir is set to be completed in August, allowing for more pigs to be killed at the site this autumn. The Colne facility is currently the largest three-species abattoir in the country and the new extension will increase capacity from 9,550 pigs a week (June 2013) to about 15,000 pigs a...

Farmer profile

15 July 2013

In the first of our features looking at Woodheads suppliers, Farming Matters meets pig farmer Andrew Atkinson.

Lamb sales improve into July

15 July 2013

Sales of spring lamb continue to increase into July following a slow start to the season due to severe springtime weather. Cold weather in the spring meant that lambs were up to three weeks behind, but by mid-June were only about a week behind last year, with increasingly warmer weather helping with lamp finish....

Success for Yearling Beef Scheme

15 July 2013

The Morrisons Yearling Beef Scheme is helping to make production more competitive for producers. Cattle eligible for the scheme are entire males, aged between 12 and 14 months old. The scheme can make production more profitable for the farmers, making up to 30% cost savings compared to steers that are processed when older which often have...

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