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Sheep flock insured against threat of lynx attacks

The Lynx UK Trust has secured a deal with Lloyds of London that will insure all sheep, pets and humans in the country against lynx attacks. 

GALLERY: Meatopia, in pictures

This weekend saw the return of the annual Meatopia, held at Tobacco Dock, London. 

Catching up with the World Steak Challenge 2017

The third World Steak Challenge took place on Tuesday, 4 July at the Magic Roundabout in London. 

Foodservice firm acquired by Danish Crown UK

Nottingham-based foodservice company Leivers Brothers has been acquired by Danish Crown UK for an undisclosed fee. 

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this year’s Q Guild Smithfield Awards. 

Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night. 

Welsh meat industry ‘pleased’ with food name protection talks

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed progressive talks in Westminster over securing the food name protection given to Welsh Lamb, Welsh Beef and other products as the UK leaves the European Union. 

Greggs launches delivery service in London

Sausage rolls, pasties and steak bakes are now available for delivery in the UK’s capital city.

Theft butchers receive suspended sentences

The two employees at the centre of a theft scam at a London butcher’s have been given suspended sentences and community service. 

Welsh food industry to discuss future of food names

Representatives from the Welsh food industry will congregate in London next week to discuss how iconic brand names will be protected once the UK leaves the European Union. 

Q Guild countdown for Smithfield Awards

With almost 600 product entrants this year, the Q Guild is preparing for a record Smithfield Awards. 

Working barbecue shack hits the streets of London

Meat Lust – part of The Flava People group – has launched the Bare Bones Tour, a double-decker bus transformed into a fully operating barbecue shack. 

Top London restaurants and chef join Welsh Lamb Club

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has extended membership of its Welsh Lamb Club to include one of London’s top chefs, and four of the capital’s restaurants. 

Steakhouse raises thousands for children's cancer charity

Diners at London Steakhouse Co have helped raise £4,293.50 for cancer charity CLIC Sargent. 

New look and home for Food and Drink Federation

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has moved into its new headquarters and unveiled a new brand identity. 

Book your place at Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016 is just two weeks away, and you have the opportunity to sit with the best in the industry. 

Champion of Champions 2016 winner crowned

JC Rook & Sons has been named the winner of Champion of Champions 2016 at an event held in London’s St Bart’s Brewery on Monday 10 October. 

Horsemeat trio appear in court

Three men arrested in connection with the horsemeat scandal have appeared at the City of London magistrates court. 

Brexit provides unique opportunity for UK fishermen

The fishing industry has heard that the result of the EU referendum has provided the sector with a “once-in-a-generation opportunity for radical change”. 

Avocado bun takes burger market by storm

Joe’s Southern Table and Bar in Covent Garden has provided an alternative option for the classic burger, by offering the meat patty in an avocado bun. 

Ginger Pig shortlisted for Lloyds Bank National Awards

North Yorkshire farming and butchery firm Ginger Pig has been shortlisted for Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year, at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Awards. 

Ginger Pig opens eighth London site in Wanstead

Butcher chain Ginger Pig has opened its newest London shop, its eighth in the city. 

Gift voucher scheme to benefit butchers and farm shops

A Premier Butcher gift voucher scheme was launched Wednesday, 6 July at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) Members’ Day held in London. 

Stephen Mulhern to host BDCI Annual Festival Dinner

Stephen Mulhern, presenter of ITV2 series Britain’s Got More Talent, is to host this year’s BDCI Annual Festival Dinner. 

Halal range launches on AmazonFresh

Haloodies (Halal Foodies) is now available through the newly-launched AmazonFresh service, offering produce aimed at millennial Muslims. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are back!

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the return of Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

Gwyn Howells of HCC congratulates Daphne on her achievement and commitment to Welsh Lamb
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Top Welsh lamb producer receives royal recognition

Some of London’s top chefs were joined by industry professionals to honour Daphne Tilley of Daphne’s Original Welsh Lamb on receiving her MBE. 

London butcher available through AmazonFresh delivery service

London butcher C.Lidgate is extending its reach as part of the new AmazonFresh rollout. 

Wales celebrates top lamb producer

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to honour Daphne Tilley on receiving an MBE for her contribution to the food industry, in particular Welsh Lamb. 

Square Pie gets political

London-based Square Pie has launched two special Brexit-themed pies in time for the EU referendum, one ‘In’ and one ‘Out’. 

Teaching assistant Mr. Green helped out at the Sausage Sizzle for Farm Africa
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Sausage Sizzle raises money for Farm Africa

Year 3 students at a London School raised £314 for Farm Africa after selling sausages donated by local butcher’s Jones the Butchers on Dulwich Road. 

Industry experts to debate antibiotic report

Following on from the recent Jim O’Neill report, which called for a global initiative to decrease the number of antibiotics used in livestock, leading veterinarians and stakeholders are coming together to discuss the welfare considerations, ethics and economic pressures of livestock production for the meat industry. 

AHDB highlights opportunities in halal sector

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Beef & Lamb sector has recognised the growing domestic market for halal sheep as presenting a significant opportunity for the industry. 

US beef showcased in capital

Chefs and the media industry were treated to a dinner at the deputy ambassador to the United States’ house in London yesterday evening (Monday 25 April) to showcase US beef. 

Meat Business Women to host London networking event

Tickets are now available for Meat Business Women’s third networking event on Wednesday 25 May. 

London hotel benefits from NI meat supplier

Northern Irish meat producer, Hannan Meats, has helped a London hotel find success. 

The Ginger Pig expands empire

Butchery chain the Ginger Pig is set to open its eighth butcher’s shop in London, after securing a site in Wanstead High Street, North East London.

The team at Hopetoun Butchery are among the butchery finalists at the Farm Shop & Deli Show
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Butcher finalists prepare for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The five butchers’ shops that have been announced as finalists in the butchery category at the 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been busy finalising preparations. The winner will be announced on Monday 18 April, in conjunction with Foodex. 

Meat Business Women announce third networking event

Meat Business Women, the networking group for women working in the UK meat industry, is to host its third event next month in London. 

(l-r) Tom Wood, Michael Dufton, Gary Raeburn, Maurice Stephenson, Damon Buckingham and Gary Simpson making up Team GB
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World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB announced

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge have been unveiled. 

Butchery Trailblazer Scheme launches in London

The government-backed Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme was officially launched in London on 22 March, marking what the Institute of Meat called “a new era” in butchery. 

National Butchers’ Week enters full swing

We’re nearing the halfway point of National Butchers’ Week 2016 and we want to know what you’ve been up to during the event.

Yitzchok Kleerekoper is set to open new kosher butcher, Pulkele in Edgware, north London
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Edgware welcomes new kosher butcher

The Jewish community of Edgware, north London, is set to get a new kosher butcher arriving on Mowbray Parade imminently, thanks to Australian-born Yitzchok Kleerekoper. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016 now open for entries

One of the top nights in the meat industry is back for 2016. SuperMeat & Fish Awards is now accepting entries from retailers. 

Flexitarians on the rise, according to City Food Lecture

New ways of eating meat were addressed at this year’s City Food Lecture at the Guildhall in London. 

Debbie Butcher, senior analyst for AHDB, discusses the year's forecast for the beef market
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AHDB Outlook Conference addresses market predictions

Industry delegates gathered on Tuesday 9 February to hear what 2016 will hold for the livestock market. 

Meat business named and shamed

London-based P&S Foods, which trades as Sam’s Chicken, has been named among the latest list of employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. 

The Vegan Society's Jasmijn de Boo slammed GBK for being 'out of touch'
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen pulls ‘offensive’ advertisements

Restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has withdrawn three advertisements shown across London after just two days, due to offending the vegan community. 

Kay Badley, from G N Badley & Sons, prepares for 40 years in the butchery business
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Shropshire butcher prepares for 40 years in the business

G N Badley & Sons, in Gibbons Road, Trench, will celebrate 40 years in the industry this March.  

Chicken Ramen bowl
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Educational health food concept to open in London

A healthy food and juice eatery is set to open in the UK capital this spring.

Butcher closes after 90 years

After nearly a century in the industry, AG Dennis Family Butcher, in Wanstead, London, has closed its doors for the final time. 

Livestock conference to tackle Free Trade Agreements

The impact that free trade agreements (FTAs) have on the livestock sector’s global competitiveness is expected to be the main focus of discussion at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) annual Outlook Conference next month.

GN Badley & Sons are looking for record breaking sales this Christmas period
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Telford butcher on track for record Christmas sales

GN Badley & Sons butchers in Telford, Shropshire, is looking to break its own sale records this Christmas period with the help of online sales.

The Lebey Guide lists the best bistros in London and Paris, with a focus on meat
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British meat hits French menus

Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb will soon be found in bistros and restaurants in two of Europe’s key cities. 

Polish meat processor heads to the UK

ZM Wierzejki, a Polish meat processor, has expanded its horizons by launching its first store in London. 

Chicken restaurant seeks crowdfunding investment

H.en, the chicken shop concept, is looking to raise £100,000 by crowdfunding with Crowdcube.

Lorne sausages head to the capital

MPs in London were treated to a traditional square sausage called a ‘Lorne’, courtesy of Scottish butcher Malcolm Allan.

Shoreditch restaurant talks turkey

A restaurant is to open in London’s Shoreditch in spring 2016 that will be devoted to serving turkey. 

Fast food chains targeted for Living Wage protests

Fast food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King will face protests from members of the GMB union about the Living Wage today.  


Amazon food delivery service faces own-label challenge

Kantar Worldpanel has warned that Amazon faces challenges as it rolls out its chilled and frozen one-hour delivery service to parts of London. 

Brady Family ham hits Budgens

Following a successful initial trial in three London stores, Irish pre-packed ham brand Brady Family has secured a listing across the full estate of Budgens UK stores, for its two best-selling products – Glazed By Hand and Traditional ham.

The world’s best steak is soon to be revealed

We are just days away from the results of the World Steak Challenge.

New trend creeps into London

For diners seeking something a little different, an experimental kitchen in London is catering to those bored of the everyday cuisine. 

Fare of London teams up with Laverstoke Park Farm

Contract and event caterer Fare of London has announced a partnership with buffalo supplier Laverstoke Park Farm, as part of its 25th anniversary Forgotten Fare campaign. 

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as London’s Tobacco Dock hosted the UK’s third Meatopia festival.

London bloggers receive a taste of Scotland

Esteemed food and lifestyle bloggers from London travelled to Scotland to learn about Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Industry examines satellite technology for agri-food business

The potential for satellite technology to improve agri-food businesses will be explored at a networking event in October in London. 

Monica Galetti will present this year's Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards at Ironmongers’ Hall
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Top chef to present prestigious awards

One of London’s top female chefs will present the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Callum Heckstall-Smith is set to open a butcher's shop in Ladywell, London later this month
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New butcher’s opens, after dropping crowdfunding

A new butcher’s shop is set to open in Ladywell, London, on 26 August, which is the brainchild of Callum Heckstall-Smith.  

Kate Adie will address Meat Business Women
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Award-winning journalist Kate Adie to address Meat Business Women

Kate Adie OBE, who is best-known for her former role as BBC’s chief news correspondent, will be addressing the second Meat Business Women networking seminar, taking place on 30 September at London’s Ironmongers’ Hall.

Watch what happened at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015

Catch all the action from this year's SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015. 

Ginger Pig to sell premium charcoal in stores

London butcher The Ginger Pig is to start selling charcoal alongside its meat. 

Sign up now for ‘future of food’ conference

Meat industry professionals looking to innovate are being urged to snap up tickets to a food innovation conference in London.

TV chefs boost game sales

The fortunes of British game have been boosted by the publicity given to it by celebrity chefs, according to Yorkshire Game.

Bonativo brings online farmers’ market to London

A start-up company, Bonativo, has launched an online farmers’ market for Londoners, offering meat and other products from local producers.

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014.

Butcher’s Shop awards revealed tomorrow

The winners of Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014 competition will be revealed tomorrow at the Rosewood London Hotel.

Company fined over horse meat sausage

Trading standards bosses have fined food importer Expo Foods Ltd after a pork sausage was discovered to have almost 50% horse meat.

London butcher to open Selfridges’ concession

London butcher’s Turner & George is set to open a concession in London Selfridges’ food hall next week.

NFUS blog reviews outcome of beef summit

NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has published a blog in which he reflected on the beef crisis summit, and looks at how its recommendations could be implemented.

Live export protest taken to London

Animal welfare charities hosted a protest against live exports through London yesterday (3 July), calling on Defra to “stand up for sheep”.

New events manager joins turkey firm

Kelly Turkeys, makers of the award-winning Kelly Bronze, has appointed a new shows and events manager.

Increase in organic poultry production

The number of organic poultry birds increased during 2013, despite the continued decline of organic farming land in the UK.

Celebrity chef helps Bpex with pork demo

TV chef Cyrus Todiwala cooked up some of his favourite pork dishes using Red Tractor meat during an event organised by Bpex.

PETA goes Underground for latest anti-meat drive

Vegans took to the London underground yesterday (3 February) to promote an animal-free diet by wearing animal costumes and holding signs saying “Love Me, Don’t Eat Me”.

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