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Farmers praised for rising to organic challenge

Farmers rearing organic animals have been commended by the Soil Association for meeting demands for organic meat.

How independent butchers can help promote local

At the end of the day, 80% of the quality of the meat we sell is down to the farmer. If we have that relationship with the farmer and say, for example, ‘This week it was a bit fat or a bit dark’, we have a direct influence on our source product.

Europe lagging behind in technological advances in agriculture

The agricultural industry heard how technology can help boost productivity at a conference last week. 

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. 

Last week to enter SuperMeat & Fish Retail and Supply Chain awards

This is the last week to submit your entries for the Retail and Supply Chain categories of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017. 

High pig prices offer opportunity for producers

For the 10th consecutive week, the EU-spec standard pig price (SPP) has increased, taking it to its highest level since August 2014, according to figures for the week ending 6 May. 

Great British Beef Week pulls in support from Haldon Ladies’ Tug of War team

Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has this year attracted the attention of one of the nation’s top female Tug of War teams. 

Team GB entries close this week

Time is running out to apply to become part of Team GB and take on the rest of the globe at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

Scottish pig prices reach nine-week high

Farmgate pig prices in Scotland have strengthened after a period of downward seasonal pressure during the early parts of 2017.

Premium meat and fish lines win big over Christmas

Premium cooked meats and fish were big winners at major retailers’ tills this Christmas, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data.

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. 

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. 

Love Lamb Week campaign returns for second year

The Love Lamb Week campaign is set to return for a second year, with additional support from key players in the sheep-meat industry. 

Crawshaw Group sees strong growth over festive season

The Crawshaw Group has posted a 64% increase in group sales for the 15-week period to the 3 January 2016. 

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. 

NFU to discuss exports to the US

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is meeting with senior US officials this week to talk about the potential resumption of beef and lamb exports to the country. 

Impending meat report debunked by UK experts

A report into the carcinogenic effects of meat set to be launched next week has already been slammed by UK industry experts. 

Red Tractor experiences promotional success

Quality food assurance scheme Red Tractor has experienced its most successful promotion to date. This accomplishment comes only three weeks into the seven-week campaign. 

Moy Park wins development accolade

Moy Park has been awarded for its best-in-class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015 earlier this week. 

Deadline fast approaching for the World Steak Challenge

There is less than one week left for producers to enter the World Steak Challenge. 

Time is running out to enter Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015

There’s just one week left to enter Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. 

Abattoirs alerted in sheep rustling outbreak

Police have involved UK abattoirs in the hunt for thieves who have stolen at least 480 lambs, ewes and rams in Somerset over a six-week period. 

Importance of working together and good supply chains highlighted at BMPA conference

Good supply chains are vital to the success of the meat industry, said the president of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) Peter Mitchell, at its annual conference last week. 

AIMS accuses FSA of ruining Farmbox Meats business with investigation

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following the Farmbox Meats verdict over the mislabelling of goat meat as lamb or mutton, earlier this week. 

Butchers get ready for National BBQ Week

UK butchers are gearing up for the start of the summer with National BBQ Week 2015.  

Moy Park hits five million weekly milestone

Northern Ireland chicken producer Moy Park has increased its output to five million chickens per week for the first time in its 72-year history. 

SuperMeat product finalists are revealed

After a lengthy judging process, we are delighted to reveal the product finalists of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015.

Steak tops beef dish poll

A poll conducted ahead of Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has revealed that the nation’s favourite beef dish is steak. However, votes were clearly different depending on your age group.

Great British Beef Week to raise awareness of declining suckler herd

The British beef industry has lost over 100,000 beef breeding cows in the last three years, Ladies in Beef reported as they gear up for Great British Beef Week.

Scottish butcher’s strikes burger deal with Tesco

Perthshire’s Simon Howie butcher’s will launch its steak burgers into 51 Scottish Tesco stores next week.

Dates set for Great British Beef Week

The annual Great British Beef Week will this year take place from 23 April to 3 May, once again backed by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Ladies in Beef. 

Masterclasses planned for Butchers’ Week

To mark National Butchers’ Week and raise money for charity Scope, Alnwick butcher Daniel Turnbull will be giving butchery masterclasses.

Video: Butchers' Week #butcherisbetter campaign

Ahead of this year's National Butchers' Week (23-29 March), Meat Trades Journal has launched the #butcherisbetter campaign. 

#Butcherisbetter campaign goes viral

With this year’s National Butchers’ Week fast approaching, Meat Trades Journal’s #butcherisbetter campaign is also building momentum.

Job losses confirmed at 2 Sisters Food Group

After reports last week that hundreds of jobs are at risk at the 2 Sisters Llangefni chicken processing factory, Unite Union said “their worst fears have been confirmed”.

Consumer meat survey launched

Meat Trades Journal has launched a consumer survey to find out about shopping habits when it comes to the retail butcher.

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.

Butcher Is Better campaign launched

Butchers are being urged to start preparing for National Butchers' Week 2015 and the new #butcherisbetter campaign.

Welsh body reports on subdued beef demand in 2014

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) reported a “testing time” for beef producers as it reflected on 2014.

Sainsbury’s to cut meat and poultry prices amid Q3 sales fall

Sainsbury’s has announced price cuts to its meat and poultry categories as the supermarket’s Christmas sales fell for the first time in a decade.

Festive meat sales see decline compared with 2013

Christmas meat sales were down on last year, despite a last-minute surge from shoppers, according to IRI data.

Cattle market begins to stabilise

The cattle market is “demonstrating stability” as the year draws to a close, according to Eblex.

Lamb prices gain pace

Lamb sales are struggling compared to 2013, but prices are gathering pace in recent weeks, according to Eblex’s Sheep Weekly.

Organisations get together for British Game Week

The British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Countryside Alliance (CA) have joined forces to launch the Great British Game Week to be held later this month.

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.

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.

Smithfield Awards judging: the day in pictures

Britain’s

Britain's best butchers presented their products in Glasgow last week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

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

DAPP replaced by Standard Pig Price

Bpex has announced that the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been discontinued and will be replaced by the Standard Pig Price (SPP).

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”.

Red Tractor debut at KFC

As Red Tractor week kicks off, it has been announced that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is displaying the Red Tractor logo on its packs for the first time this autumn.

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.

Pig prices fall to lowest point since April 2013

Pig prices have fallen to their lowest point since April 2013, as higher supplies and subdued demand have combined to produce a similar picture to that in the sheepmeat and cattle sectors.

Red Tractor set to promote quality during dedicated week

Red Tractor has urged licensees to get behind Red Tractor Week (15-21 September), saying it is a great opportunity to promote their own quality assurance credentials.

Scottish programme reduces salt in butchers’ bangers

A reformulation programme from The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) has reduced salt in seasonings for the butchery trade, to help create healthier products.

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