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VIDEO: Why Britain’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year is supporting Big Sausage Week

With the Big Sausage Week just over one month away, Meat Trades Journal caught up with Walter Rose & Sons, voted Butcher’s Shop of the Year, to find out why it is important to support the event. 

Annual Great Yorkshire pork pie and sausage competition deadline looms

The cut-off date for this year’s Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is approaching, with contestants having until 30 September to submit entries. 

Undeclared allergens triggers sausage recall

Frohwein’s is recalling a selection of beef products due to undeclared allergens. 

Why sausage processors need to keep up with shifting consumer tastes

Cowed last year by a barrage of attacks related to health concerns over fat content and processed meats, sausages have flexed their muscles and fought back.

Sausage sales boost for Nisa Heritage range

Nisa’s own-label Heritage range has racked up its highest week of sausage sales. 

Morrisons rolls out foot-long sausage roll

Retailer Morrisons has introduced what it believes to be the largest sausage roll in the UK. 

Wall’s launches ‘heat to eat’ breakfast options

Sausage firm Wall’s has extended its product offering and launched two new breakfast roll options. 

Growth-hungry Powters launches new sausages, packaging

Family-run firm Powters Sausages has refreshed its branding and launched two new products today (19 July) as it targets nationwide growth.

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

The nation’s premier sausage competition is now open for entries. 

Heck launches low-fat pork sausages

Sausage producer Heck has expanded its range with the introduction of Super Slim low-fat pork sausages. 

Nisa doubles Heritage sausage lines for barbecue time

Nisa has doubled the number of its own-label Heritage Gourmet sausage lines from three to six for the summer barbecue season, improving them with updated recipes. 

Richmond sausages modernises brand, supported by biggest-ever campaign

Richmond has announced plans to launch a new packaging design across its fresh and frozen sausage range supported by its biggest-ever marketing campaign, commencing the week of 3 June. 

Scottish butcher capitalises on sausage health craze

Malcolm Allan, Scotland’s Family Butcher, is the latest to make the most out of the health trend by introducing two low-fat sausage products. 

Meat products recalled due to the presence of plastic

Douglas Willis Ltd has issued a recall for a variety of meat products on a precautionary basis as they may contain small pieces of hard plastic. This recall affects Wales only. 

BBQ contest deadline now

Butchers must pre-register today (10 March) to stand a chance of winning the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders’ (NFMFT’s) National BBQ Competition, which is taking place on Wednesday 15 March.

Broughgammon Farm creates prosecco sausage

Northern Irish producer Broughgammon Farm has launched a new Free Range Rose Veal, Prosecco and Lemon sausage.

Foodservice firm acquired by Danish Crown UK

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

Heck to create 50 jobs at new multi-million pound factory

Sausage producer Heck is set to introduce 50 local jobs after its new factory in Sinderby, North Yorkshire, is created at the end of April. 

Eastleigh butcher wins Hampshire Fare crown

Eastleigh butcher’s LJ Smith scooped the Supreme Champion award at Hampshire Fare’s The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition, for the second year in a row.

British pork product facings decline in November

The proportion of British pork products in retail outlets fell in November 2016, according to the latest AHDB Porkwatch survey. 

Figures show beef and chicken win Christmas meat battle

Beef and chicken were the categories that saw solid value and volume sales growth over the festive period. 

Marks & Spencer introduces low-calorie pork sausage

To help people stick to their New Year’s diet, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a Skinny Sausage, containing as few as 78kcals. 

Devro profits for 2016 in line with expectations

Casings producer Devro has reported that underlying operating profit for 2016 is predicted to be in line with expectations. 

Masterclass launched by Northern Irish butcher

Corries, a prominent butcher in Northern Ireland, has introduced a Butcher Masterclass initiative. 

The Jolly Hog hits more Sainsbury’s stores

Sausage producer The Jolly Hog has gained additional listings in Sainsbury’s stores. 

Devro helps butcher break sausage world record

Casings company Devro recently linked up with UK butcher Tim Brown of ‘Brown’s the Lancashire Haggis Company’ to attempt the Guinness World Record for the total number of sausages filled and linked in one minute. 

Welsh butcher adds WorldSkills medal to trophy cabinet

Twenty-one-year-old Peter Rushforth took home the gold medal at the WorldSkills butchery competition on Saturday, 19 November 2016.

Devro predicts 10% sales drop in 2017

Sausage casings company Devro has today announced that sales volumes for 2017 will be 10% lower than previously anticipated. 

Haggis producer Macsween enters sausage category

Scottish haggis producers, Macsween, has branched out into the sausage sector. 

Can machinery help raise the sausage-making game?

It's no lie that butchers – like all professions – face a challenge to recruit the right staff. There has been a 60% reduction in the number of UK butchers since the mid-1980s, according to AHDB. This decline presents a serious challenge to an industry already under pressure from a saturated retail market.

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

Fresh off the back of winning Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions, Andrew Rook of JC Rook & Sons has been announced the winner of the Best British Banger. 

Banging radio station hits the airwaves

Celebrating British Sausage Week (Monday 31 October-Sunday 6 October), a new radio station has been launched to honour the British favourite. 

Porky Whites Surrey sausages launches range with The Co-operative

Sausage brand Porky Whites has gained listings in 43 Co-operative stores in the Surrey area. 

SOS: Save Our Sausages

Declining sales and constant media attention have hit the sausage sector where it hurts. Is there a way back for the beleaguered banger? 

Luxury links: How can butchers capitalise on sausage trends?

We Brits love a good, reliable banger, whether we’re grilling them on the barbie under the sun or soaking them in gravy with our mashed potatoes. Recent research has even borne out what was always secretly known: that a full English fry-up can help cure a hangover, with the carbohydrates restoring depleted sugar levels. And we all know you can’t have a fry-up without a sausage or two.

Edwards of Conwy to air new TV campaign

Welsh butchers Edwards of Conwy is to launch its first ever multi-channel television advert on Monday 24 October in time for British Sausage Week. 

Q Guild butchers defy sausage sale decline

Q Guild butchers are bucking the overall retail trend for falling sausage sales, reporting strong growth even of traditional lines.

British Sausage Week is a hit with new ambassador

Former popstar Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill has been announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016. 

Debbie & Andrew’s launches new festive-themed products

To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October-6 November), premium sausage producer Debbie & Andrew’s has launched two new products. 

Chinese restaurant fined over under-cooked sausage

Tin Sang Chinese Takeaway in Dan-y-Twyn, Merthyr Tydfil in Wales has been ordered to pay £1,085 for selling a battered sausage that was under-cooked.

New Richmond Shake & Bake packs launched

Kerry Foods’ Richmond sausage brand has launched a new convenient pack style. 

MTJ searches for Champion of Champions

Entries are now open for the nation’s biggest sausage competition. 

Great Yorkshire Competition returns to Bradford

The annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Products Competition is returning to the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Sunday, 30 October. 

Interim results confirm operational fears for Devro

Fears that sausage casings company Devro might be entering a period of “significant operational risk” have been confirmed by Shore Capital, following the recent announcement of Devro’s interim results for the six months to 30 June 2016. 

Derbyshire butcher gets behind Olympics with speciality sausage

Croots Farm Shop is celebrating the world’s greatest sporting event by launching Croots Rio Sausages.

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year. 

Devro benefits from weakened sterling in first half of 2016

Casings producer Devro has reported a stable first half of the year.

Clayton Park Bakery recalls sausage roll products

A recall notice has been issued by Clayton Park Bakery for some of its sausage roll products as they may contain plastic, making them unsafe to eat. 

Nutrition brand targets demand for convenience

UK nutrition brand, GoNutrition.com, has launched a range of gourmet macro meals, catering to individuals who have busy lifestyles but want to find a convenient and nutritionally balanced dish. 

Lucas Ingredients launches Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix

Lucas Ingredients has unveiled its new Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix. 

Bradford to host Great Yorkshire Competition

The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition returns to Bradford this year. 

We Hae Meat launches breakfast pie with Asda

Following a social media campaign calling for followers to put forward their perfect pie recipe, We Hae Meat has unveiled a new breakfast pie to be sold in 48 Scottish Asda stores.

Richmond Perfect Bake returns to TV

Sausage brand Richmond is back on TV with its Richmond Perfect Bake campaign. 

New sausage-making world record set

An Inverurie butcher has set the new world record for sausage-making at the Grampian food festival over the weekend. 

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’. 

Lucas Ingredients celebrates 90 years of success

Lucas Ingredients, a producer of quality ingredients, seasonings and mixes for the butchery industry in the UK, is this year celebrating 90 years of operation.

Wall’s puts twist into classic breakfast

Wall’s is catering to the breakfast-to-go market, with the introduction of its Wall’s Breakfast Twist. 

George (left) and his brother Kabel will make 1,000 sausages and 1,000 burgers in one day
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Yorkshire butcher to make 2,000 barbecue products in one day

A Yorkshire butchery business is supporting one of the region’s biggest sporting events, by making 1,000 sausages and 1,000 burgers in one day. 

Asda to support British pork producers

Supermarket chain Asda has revealed that it will increase its fresh pork to 80% British by next year. 

Northern Irish butchers dominate burger and sausage competition

The first All-Ireland Sausage and Burger Championships for family butchery businesses saw seven out of the 12 categories won by Northern Irish Butchers. 

Classic bacon sandwich reaches new heights

Tim Peake has become somewhat of a national treasure since he hit the headlines after becoming the first British European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, but six months floating around in outer space is a long time to go without any home comforts. 

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.

Steve Crosby has been appointed the BDCI festival chairman for 2016
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New chair for BDCI Festival 2016

Steve Crosby, chairman of Riverway Foods, is to take over from Ocado’s head of buying, Rose Price, as the BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) festival chairman for 2016.

Devro set for an increase in pre-tax profits

Manufacturer of collagen meat casings, Devro, is set to report an increase in pre-tax profits at the end of the financial year, according to Investec. 

Origin of pork testing steps up a gear

Origin testing of pork and pork products is being stepped up by AHDB Pork from once a quarter to once a month. 

Essentia launches functional ingredient for sausage market

Sausage producers in Ireland are set to benefit from Essentia Protein Solutions’ Republic of Ireland (ROI) Drinde, a clean label functional protein made from Irish pork rind. 

Walter Rose launches special sausage for charity

Wiltshire butcher Walter Rose & Son is selling sausages to raise money for charity. 

Chunk of Devon develops three new sausage rolls

Pasty and pie creator, Chunk of Devon, has unveiled three new varieties of sausage rolls available from this month. 

Butchers James Thomas (l) and Gavin Edwards. Images sourced from the South Wales Argus
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Butcher celebrates Six Nations with special sausages

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country. 

Nigel Logan outside Hillstown farm shop
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Beer-infused beef hits Northern Ireland

Northern Irish artisan meat processing business Hillstown Farm has developed its own Wagyu-style beef.

Chicken outperformed turkey this Christmas period, according to Kantar Worldpanel
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Turkey loses Christmas crown in meat sales war

Turkey has been outperformed by chicken as Christmas traditions fall by the wayside. 

15% more turkey and other fresh poultry was sold in Christmas week compared to 2014
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Volume outstrips value in Christmas meat sales

Volume sales of meat over the Christmas period outgrew value sales as competition between mainstream and discount retailers intensified.

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.

Alasdair Swan (l) from the Bank of Scotland with Gordon Allan of Malcolm Allan
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Malcolm Allan takes on Christmas staff to cope with demand

Scottish meat producer Malcolm Allan has created 20 temporary roles to meet increased demand for its handmade steak pies over the Christmas period. 

Festive sausage raises money for charity

A Cirencester butcher has unveiled a limited edition Christmas sausage for the festive period in aid of charity. 

Kantar reported a decline in meat sales
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Meat value sales drop once again

Fresh meat and poultry sales have seen another decline in value sales. According to Kantar Worldpanel’s Meat, Fish & Poultry Market update for the 12 weeks to 8 November 2015, value sales dropped 0.7% while volume sales saw modest growth at 1.5%. 

ABP closes Blackburn plant

ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s leading privately owned processors and providers of beef, lamb and sausage products, has announced plans to move activity away from its plant in Blackburn.

Matthew Edwards (r) receives his medal from Arwyn Watkins
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North Wales butcher wins UK WorldSkills contest

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards won the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition on Saturday 21 November.

Sales of processed red meat damaged from cancer scare

It has been revealed that sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon have seen a negative impact as a result of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) recent report, according to global insight leader IRI. 

Diamond award winners at the 2015 Q Guild Smithfield Awards at London's Ironmongers Hall. Front with guest presenter Monica Galetti are staff from supreme championship-winning Owton’s Butchers
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Owton's Butchers claims top Q Guild award

Owton’s Butchers in Southampton is the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards supreme champion. It is the highest honour a Q Butcher can achieve in the annual product evaluation event, open to the Guild’s 110 members nationwide.

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.

Heck recognised at business awards

A family-run sausage business has won the top accolade at the Telegraph Festival of Business awards. 

Mike Wright, chairman of Hampshire Fare, photographed with Donna and Pip Smith (center) with Tracy Nash, commercial manager
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Sibling butchery team win at Hampshire Fare

A brother and sister team have taken the top prize at the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.

Butcher creates most expensive sausage

A butcher has made a sausage that costs £37 a pop. The banger is made from pork from the rare Mangalitsa pig, known by some as the Kobe beef of pork.

Shaun Vining, Complete Meats receives his 2015 ‘Best British Butchers Banger’ award from Michel Roux JR
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Complete Meats wins at British Sausage Week with Pork & Otter Ale offering

Devon butcher Complete Meats has been awarded the top prize in this year’s British Sausage Week competition. 

Debbie & Andrew’s celebrates awards success

Kent-based sausage producers Debbie & Andrew’s Perfect Cumberland Pork Sausage took the top title in the meat category at The Grocer New Products Awards. 

The Black Farmer sees continued success

Gluten-free meat producer The Black Farmer has experienced a week of triumph.

Malcolm Allan signed a contract with Asda worth £150,000, lasting until the end of the year
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Scottish butcher teams up with Asda

Wholesale butcher Malcolm Allan has signed a contract worth £150,000 with supermarket chain Asda.

Scotland’s geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

We Hae Meat aims to support local suppliers
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We Hae Meat rolls out an ice little earner

Ayrshire-based butcher We Hae Meat is muscling into the frozen meat category with the launch of a ‘from farm to frozen’ range, which has won a £60,000 listing in Scottish Asda stores.

Chris Potter was crowned this year's Champion of Champions with his unique sausage flavours
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Champion of Champions crowned

Chris Potter from Tim Potter Son & Daughter in Wellington, Somerset, was crowned this year’s Champion of Champions at St Bart’s Brewery in London.

The sausage market has seen new range additions in time for autumn
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New flavours hit the sausage market

With the arrival of autumn, ingredients supplier Unbar Rothon has unveiled six imaginative sausage flavours, created to establish something unique for the market. Cinnamon-flavoured pork and toffee apple, and a warm and spicy pork and mango chutney are among the new flavours. 

Steve Croot with his novel Scrummy Sausage
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Try something different for the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup about to start, fans of the sport are soon to find themselves occupied for the next month.

Wall's has launched two new flavours to its microwaveable Ready Baked range
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Wall’s extends Ready Baked range

Wall’s has added two new flavours to its microwaveable Ready Baked range: Cumberland and Pork & Onion.

Richmond enters free-from category

Kerry Foods’ sausage brand Richmond has entered the free-from market with the launch of a new pork sausage made with rice flour instead of wheat. 

Boozy bangers for Scottish butcher

A family butchers in Scotland is reaching out to a younger audience after developing a Jägermeister and Red Bull infused sausage.  

Deadline day for Champion of Champions fast approaching

Mark Friday 4 September in your diary and get your entries in to the nation’s top sausage competition. 

Richmond adds new flavours to scrum

Kerry Foods’ sausage brand Richmond is going for the try with its new rugby-inspired limited-edition flavours. 

British barbecue hygiene at a dangerous level

The British barbecue season may be a time to relax, but research has shown that hygiene levels could be a cause for concern.

Devro expansion plans remain on track

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro’s plans to establish new plants in the USA and China remain on track to commence production in 2016.

Sausage sales simmer down, but not everyone is concerned

Sausages have been failing to make an impact on the barbecue season, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Champion of Champions 2015 now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Champion of Champions competition. 

Robin Hood sausage contest celebrates 21st year

Meat organisation the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders is celebrating its 100th year with its annual Robin Hood Sausage Championship in Nottinghamshire.

Sausage King sets himself a new challenge

A UK sausage expert has set out on a mission to try the nation’s best bangers, most recently sampling a “stunning array” at a Derbyshire Farm Shop.

Scottish butcher creates yellow sausage for charity

An Aberdonian butchers has come up with a yellow sausage recipe in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care’s ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’.

Devon butcher’s takes new approach to NPD

A Devon butcher’s shop has turned to an unusual source to help with new product development.

Sausage Week pushes up sales of premium bangers

British Sausage Week was a huge success, as market analysis has shown that premium sausages recorded an increase in both volume (9%) and spend (6%), during the campaign week (3-9 November), compared to the 2014 weekly average.

Northern Irish butcher scoops European sausage title

A Northern Irish butcher’s has won a European competition with its products at the Sausage Awards in Normandy, France.

British Sausage Week round-up

Butchers, supermarkets and food service outlets celebrated British Sausage Week last week with promotions and competitions taking place across the country, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what was on offer.

Tesco triumphs in supermarket sausage awards

Bpex has announced the winners of the Mulitple Retailer and Branded Manufacturer sausage awards to coincide with British Sausage Week.

Butcher teaches youngsters for Sausage Week

In celebration of British Sausage Week, Appleton’s Butchers of Wetherby has visited a local primary school to teach youngsters how to make sausages. 

Heck moves into burger and meatball market

Sausage brand Heck has announced plans to open a “state-of-the-art” processing site in Ripon as it moves into the burger and meatball market.

Radio station runs contest to coincide with British Sausage Week

Radio station XFM Manchester is running a sausage competition throughout British Sausage Week, which will see winners receive their height in sausages.

Sausage Week starts with a swing

British Sausage Week kicked off yesterday andis already attracting a lot of attention across social media, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what you are all up to.

Welsh butcher takes on South Africans in sausage competition

A Flintshire butcher has enjoyed some international publicity by entering a South African sausage competition.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

The finalists in the ‘Brands’ category of this year’s British Sausage Week competition have now been revealed.

Butchery fair proves a resounding success

The Bakers’ and Butchers’ Autumn Fair 2014 saw butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Dragon’s Den star lists new spicy sausage with Asda

Dragon’s Den star Alf Turner has launched a new spiced sausage, Dragon’s Fury, which will be launched into 200 Asda stores.

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its ‘multiple retailer and brands’ sausage category after a week of “intense judging”.

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.

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Phil Vickery to front British Sausage Week

Former England and Lions rugby star Phil Vickery will be the famous face this year’s British Sausage Week.

Sausage firm gets a hand from TV business guru

Sausage company Heck has had a helping hand from retail guru Alex Polizzi, appearing on her new BBC2 series ‘The Fixer’.

Foodservice feature: Back to school

From school meals to ethnic trends in mainstream foodservice, there are plenty of opportunities for quality-assured meat suppliers to grasp, says Oli Haenlein.

Butchers urged to register for fair

With competitions, speakers and latest innovations on display, butchers are being urged to register for free entry to this Autumn’s Butchers and Bakers Fair.

Great Yorkshire contest introduces new UK-wide category

The prestigious Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is to feature a new category this year for open small pork pies.

William Hague presents Heck sausage awards

Leader of the House of Commons William Hague took time out his schedule to present awards at Heck’s sausage and beer festival, as the company celebrates a £3m turnover.

Keith Chegwin to hand out Butchers’ Fair prizes

Television legend Keith Chegwin will be leading the celebrations at the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Fair Autumn later this year.

Entries open for foodservice sausage contest

Bpex is calling on British sausage-makers to enter their products into its Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition.

Jobs saved in Newquay meat company takeover

A Newquay meat company has been acquired by The Kernow Sausage Company which will protect 13 local jobs.

Northern butcher’s spreads south with latest buy

The South Yorkshire-based Underwood Meat Company has enlarged its portfolio by acquiring St Albans catering butcher’s Butlers.

Yorkshire butcher creates porky push-bike

Historic butcher’s shop Appleton’s has created a bicycle completely made of pork, the ‘pie-cycle’, in honour of this year’s Tour de France.

Flintshire butchers clean up at BBQ competition

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry.

Aberdeen butcher introduces world cup sausages

One Aberdonian butcher has got in the football world cup spirit by producing sausages for each of the competing countries.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpex’s Quarterly Category Report.

Plans for Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair get under way

Butchers are being urged to pay a visit to Newark later in the year for a day of competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking as MTJ gears up for the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Autumn Fair.

Cheshire farm shop seeks apprentices

After an “exciting” start to the year, Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, is looking to expand its team by taking on two new apprentices.

Video: Q Guild 2014 BBQ Championships

Butchers from across the UK travelled to the Weber grill Academy in Oxford to fight it out over hot coals for a range of titles at this year's Q guild BBQ Competition.

NI producers sign Asda sausage deal

Northern Irish pork processors Finnebrogue and Karro Food Group have secured a multi-million pound deal with Asda.

Dufftown butcher wins Scottish black pudding contest

A Speyside butchers has won the Scottish Black Pudding Championships, which it hopes will boost trade.

Scottish butcher’s strikes £1m contract with Asda

Scottish butcher’s, We Hae Meat, reported it has secured a £1m deal with Asda to sell its products in stores across Scotland.

Robin Hood Championship celebrates 20th anniversary

The Robin Hood Championship for independent butchers, held at the Nottinghamshire County Show, Winthorpe, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary by adding an extra category and reducing weight penalties.

Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition judges the weird and wonderful

The 2014 Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition saw a whole range of innovative entries, showcasing the best the county’s butchers have to offer.

Sausage designed to raise flood relief funds

An official Chertsey Sausage, which will be used to raise funds for flood relief, has been unveiled after being selected by members of the Surrey public and Dragon’s Den’s Theo Paphitis.

The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition returns

The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition will be held this year on Tuesday 18 March.

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