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European markets targeted as New Zealand imports fall short

Abattoirs have been told to target European markets for sheep exports, as competition from New Zealand fell short last year. 

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

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

Final Worldskills butchery heat winner named

The fourth and final winner of the Worldskills butchery competition has been named. 

Third Worldskills heat winner named at Leeds City College

James Taylor has been named the winner of the Leeds heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

Worldskills Welsh butchery heat winner named

Jake Laidlaw of Andrews Quality Meats in Swindon has been named the winner of the Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

Worldskills Northern Irish heat results announced

Dylan Gillespie has won the Northern Irish heat of the Worldskills butchery competition. 

Butchers prepare for first heat of Worldskills Competition 2017

The first heat of the Worldskills Competition 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Southern Regional College in Newry, Northern Ireland. 

Winners of National Meat Products and Premier Young Butcher competitions named

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has announced the winners of its annual National Meat Products Competition and Premier Young Butcher 2017 award. 

Q Guild BBQ Supreme Champion crowned

H Clewlow Butchers from Nantwich in Cheshire has been crowned Supreme Champion at the annual Q Guild BBQ competition. 

Last call for National Meat Products Competition

Butchers seeking to showcase their talents at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders' (NFMFT's) National Meat Products Competition must register entries by close of play on Friday 19 May.

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

New awards unveiled by British Poultry Council

A new competition to recognise the entire poultry industry has been announced by the British Poultry Council. 

HCC launches Welsh Butcher of the Year competition

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has begun its search for the 2017 Welsh Butcher of the Year.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition. 

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

AHDB sets out vision and purpose for 2017-2020

Improving resilience and competition are crucial priorities for AHDB Beef & Lamb, which outlined post-Brexit strategy targets for the next three years on 8 December. 

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. 

Inverclyde butcher crowned Q Guild UK BBQ supreme champion

Drew McKenzie of Robert Alexander Butchers in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, was crowned the overall supreme barbecue champion in the UK final of the Q Guild 2016 BBQ competition on Sunday 15 May. 

Team UK record best-ever finish in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK International Butcher Team of Lucy Crawshaw and Joe Smith scored their best-ever result at the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany. 

Snaffling Pig takes Dragon’s Pantry crown

Flavoured pork crackling specialists The Snaffling Pig Co were crowned the winners of the Dragon’s Pantry pitch competition at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Show, which took place at Birmingham’s NEC from 18-20 April. 

National Meat Products Competition Supreme Champion crowned

Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers in Harborne, Birmingham, has won the Supreme Champion accolade at this year’s National Meat Products Competition

Cheshire lad named best farm shop butcher

A nationwide competition has crowned its 2016 Farm Butcher of the Year champion. 

Butchery WorldSkills competition returns for second year

The search to find the UK’s most talented butcher is back. Now in its second year, the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition hopes to discover the cream of the British butchery industry. 

Top young butchers to learn new international techniques

Premier Young Butcher 2015 Lucy Crawshaw and competition runner-up Joe Smith will learn ‘cutting edge’ techniques from ‘Dutch Masters’ at the World famous SVO specialist Butchery training school in Best, Holland ahead of the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany in May. 

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. 

Young butcher competition opens

Butchery apprentices are invited to take part in the 2016 Premier Young Butcher Competition hosted by William Reed Business Media at Foodex at the Birmingham NEC on 18–20 April next year. 

World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Butchery trade receives national recognition

Thanks to the endeavours of learning provider Cambrian Training Company, butchery has been adopted as a WorldSkills UK National Competition. 

Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

The five finalists for the Best British Roast Dinner Competition 2015 have been announced. 

Iceland freezes out competition

Value for money supermarket Iceland has launched its premium autumn range of products. 

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. 

‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition deadline approaches

Time is running out to enter the ‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition, sponsored by Knorr Gravy and supported by Colman’s mustard. 

Champion of Champions 2015 now open for entries

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

Ayrshire school wins design-a-burger competition

Pupils at Greenwood Academy in Ayrshire have won a competition to design a burger. 

Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

The best BBQ products in the country were recognised at the Q Guild BBQ Final in Coventry. 

Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Pork Farms/Kerry Foods merger given provisional clearance

The acquisition of Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry business by Pork Farms Group has been provisionally cleared by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), following an investigation on the grounds that it could result in a monopoly of the pork pie market.

GB team selected for Tri-Nations butchery challenge

Britain’s best butchers are preparing for the Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge, after the GB team was decided in a competition at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) last month.

Southampton butcher helps to inspire young cooks

Children in Southampton have been competing in a creative cooking competition, organised by Q Guild butcher Owton’s.

Steak pie finalists selected

The finalists in this year’s England’s Best Steak Pie 2015 competition have been revealed.

Seven to vie for Premier Young Butcher title

Seven of the UK’s top young butchers will be taking to the stage to compete for the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015, up from the previous year’s six.

New butchery skills contest launched

A national skills competition, which aims to drive excellence in the workplace, will now include a butchery tournament for the first time.

English butchers scoop top title in European competition

A victorious Team England clinched the crown at the European Butchery competition in France last weekend.

British butchers sought for Tri-Nations challenge

Team GB is looking for six winning butchers to take on Australia and New Zealand as The Tri-Nations Butchery Competition returns in 2015.

Perth bakers takes Scotch Pie title

A Perth bakers has been crowned World Scotch Pie champion in a record-breaking year for the competition.

Competition body steps up investigation on Pork Farms/Kerry deal

A phase two investigation has began into the proposed merger of the chilled savoury pastry (CSP) business of Kerry Foods Limited and Pork Farms, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has reported.

Entries urged for young butcher contest

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders is urging hopefuls to get applications in for its Premier Young Butcher competition as the competition is already hotting up.

Finalists of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards revealed

The judging is complete and Meat Trades Journal can now reveal the finalists in the 2015 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Yorkshire wins out in pie ‘war’

A Halifax farm shop has been crowned supreme champion at the sixth annual Great Northern Pie Competition, allowing Yorkshire to laud it over its Lancashire rivals in the ‘War of the Roses’.

Welsh Young Butcher of the Year crowned

Peter Rushford of Swans Farm Shop has been crowned Welsh Young Butcher of the year, claiming his place in the British team, due to compete in Paris next year.

Three to vie for Welsh Young Butcher title

The Welsh Young Butcher competition gets under way next week and it is hotting up to be the toughest competition yet.

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.

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.

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.

Welsh butcher takes on South Africans in sausage competition

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

Eblex ups the steaks with new competitions

Eblex has launched three competitions for 2015, forming part of the first-ever Eblex Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards.

Hunt begins for best young Welsh butcher

The Cambrian Training Company, alongside Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has announced the annual search is on for the best young Welsh butcher.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

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

Video: Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014

The Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

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.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers’ and Buthers’ Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

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”.

Young butcher crowned champion

A young butcher has been declared the Yorkshire champion in the 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

UK young butchers build international kudos

Despite suffering set-backs early in the competition, the UK team gave its best-ever performance in the International Young Butcher Competition, held in Bazenheid, Switzerland.

Young butchers ready for international contest

Two budding master butchers are “prepared and ready” to represent the UK in this year’s International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland, taking place later in September.

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.

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.

Deadline extended for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

Video: Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge 2014

Three teams of the finest butchers from Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand battled it out for the Tri-Nations crown at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate.

SuperMeat and Fish Awards 2014
SuperMeat and Fish Awards 2014

Butchers’ Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, guests to the event’s Gala Dinner were told.

Rugby star prepares British butchers for Tri-Nations

Rugby hero Phil Vickery has been preparing the British team to do battle with the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge.

Scotch Bonnet Burger takes QMS prize

Falkirk schoolchild Eve Cattanach’s aptly named Scotch Bonnet Burger has been awarded the top prize in Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Commonwealth Burger Challenge.

Turkey awards finalists revealed

The shortlist for the British Turkey Awards has been revealed, with Hot & Spicy Steaks and Turkey Mini Fillets with Brie, Cranberry Sauce & Bacon among the products competing for prizes.

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Hunt on for best butcher’s shop

The search is under way for the UK’s best butchery business, with Meat Trades Journal urging butchers throughout the country to step up and be in with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade.

Somerset butcher takes Dalziel prize

A Somerset butcher with a “true talent” has won Dalziel’s 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

Book your seats for SuperMeat today

There is just over a month to go before we announce this year’s winner of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition is starting to hot up.

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.

Yorkshire butcher takes ‘Rural Oscars’ award

British butchers were celebrated at the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards, presented at the Houses of Parliament.

Apple pie fought off savoury opposition to win pie title

A Bramley apple pie, produced by Morecambe Football Club, has been crowned Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards 2014.

British Turkey Awards 2014 open for entries

The British Turkey Awards 2014 have invited retailers to showcase their poultry products as entries are now open.

Sian Lloyd to present Welsh curry awards

ITV weather girl Siân Lloyd is to present the Welsh Curry House of the Year Awards, which will include a specially created Welsh lamb curry.

Marks & Spencer joins in SuperMeat rivalry

This year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards are hotting up, with the announcement that Marks & Spencer (M&S) is entering the fray.

UK’s Premier Young Butcher sought

Some of the UK’s best young butchers will be heading to Birmingham tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 March) for a gruelling contest to establish who is the UK’s Premier Young Butcher.

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.

BBC seeks meat industry artists

BBC One is hunting for the best of Britain’s amateur artists for a new competitive arts series, and they have asked for any budding maestros in the meat industry to put themselves forward.

SuperMeat to reward 'best of the best'

The big multiple retail chains are gearing up for this year’s prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition looks set to be intense.

Search is on for England’s best burger

This year’s England’s Best Burger Challenge is now open for entry, with a special new category for 2014.

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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