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Not a Morrisons near you? There soon will be…

19 February 2014

Our www.morrisons.com online webshop is now taking orders from customers in the Midlands, West and South Yorkshire.

Live to Dead events update

19 February 2014

A series of events are being held with EBLEX and MLC Services Ltd at Woodheads’ Colne and Spalding abattoirs to give suppliers an opportunity to handle a group of live animals, assess them for fat cover and confirmation and grade them.

Busy winter of events

19 February 2014

Morrisons and Woodheads sponsored and attended a number of events over the winter. About 250 people visited the Morrisons stand at the East of England Smithfield Festival. Woodheads Spalding sponsored the festival’s beef ribs competition – the results of which were as follows:

Commitment to British farming underlined at Farm Open Day

19 February 2014

The Morrisons Farm at Dumfries House in Ayrshire threw open its doors to more than 250 farmer suppliers and invited industry representatives on 22 October.

BBC filming at Morrisons

19 February 2014

Fans of BBC’s Lambing Live may recognise a few familiar faces in the new series, which will be screened in March. Hamish and Susie Dykes of West Linton, Peebleshire, who supply the Woodheads abattoir in Turriff, are the focus of the upcoming series, much of which has been filmed on their farm. The film crew also...

Innovations at Turriff

19 February 2014

A number of new initiatives and programmes of investment have taken place at Woodheads’ Scottish abattoir in Turriff.

Welcome to Farming Matters

19 February 2014

Joe Mannion, Head of Livestock Procurement, introduces Farming Matters. Welcome to our first newsletter of 2014. We have had a busy few months since our last edition in October, with livestock events taking place at Dumfries House, the Beef Expo in Carlisle and the East of England Smithfield Festival at Peterborough. This year, we have plans to attend...

Record volumes for Woodheads Winsford

01 October 2013

The good summer weather helped the pre-packed meat plant achieve record volumes.

Prestigious award win

01 October 2013

Grading knowledge at Live to Dead events

01 October 2013

A series of events are being held at the Woodheads abattoirs in Spalding and Colne to give farmers the opportunity to learn more about grading and conformation. The Live to Dead events allow farmers to follow cattle through from the lairage to the fridges, learning about the grading process. Before the event, a number of cattle are...

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