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Britains best butchers called on to take part in the World Butchers Challenge

The most skilled butchers in Britain are being sought after to participate in the World Butchers Challenge 2018.

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.

National Butchers Week: an opportunity for growth

Butchers should use National Butchers Week as a springboard for training staff.

Butcher invests 2.25m to add wholesale division

Award-winning West Country butcher Malcolm Pyne is developing a wholesale arm to his butchery shop business by investing 2.25 million in a new purpose-built butchery and storage plant near the site of a proposed huge park-and-ride scheme for workers constructing the Somerset nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C.

Liverpool butcher fined thousands for mice and dirt

A halal butcher must pay more than 4,500 for seven food safety violations, according to a verdict delivered by Liverpool Magistrates Court.

NFMFT roadshow and barbecue competition announced

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) is to stage a one-day show and barbecue competition.

Premier Young Butcher shortlist revealed

This years nine butchers shortlisted for the Premier Young Butcher 2017 have been named.

Purety introduces fresh flavours to coatings and glazes

Purety has added six new flavours to its coating and glaze tubs range.

Skills: Cut it, cook it, consume it

Nowadays, butchers are expected to know where their produce comes from before it reaches their store. That forms part of the customer service advantage they have over multiple retailers. But what happens once they weigh that meat, wrap it, and send it home with the customer?

Butchers encouraged to utilise cash support schemes in uncertain times

The butchery sector has been advised to make the most of financial support systems amidst Brexit.

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

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

Call for the UKs best butchers to show off world-class skills

The hunt is on once again to find the most skilled butcher in the country.

Innovation key to success for National Butchers Week 2017

As we enter February, were now just over a month away from National Butchers Week and we want to make sure you know all you need to about the event.

Chemical Warfare: Understanding hygiene and cleaning regulations

When you run a business, finances can be tight. So imagine getting hit with a fine of 6,000, 9,000 or even 15,000. What would that do to your bottom line? These are all fines that butchers have received over the past 12 months, after being found in breach of food hygiene regulations.

Theft butchers receive suspended sentences

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

McAtamneys expands customer reach by acquiring property

Hunters Butcher Shop in Limavady, Northern Ireland, has been acquired by K&G McAtamneys.

Masterclass launched by Northern Irish butcher

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

Leonards develops new butchery seasoning ranges

Leonards has launched two new ranges of seasonings for the retail and catering sectors.

Diamond awards for Scotch butchers in pastry competition

Six butchers have been awarded Diamond status in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Product Awards 2017.

Butchers experience strong festive sales, despite fears

Customers sidelined their worries over Brexit and warnings of a grim 2017 to spend, spend, spend over the recent festive season.

Reaseheath College offers new butchery apprenticeship

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first training provider in the north west to offer employer-focused qualifications for butchery apprentices.

YouTube butcher reaches subscription milestone

A butcher who has gained a following for his butchery videos has received an award and certificate from YouTube, where his videos are aired, in recognition of him reaching 100,000 subscribers.

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this years Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Ireland to host World Butchers' Challenge 2018

Butchery Excellence Irelands bid to host the World Butchers Challenge in 2018 has been accepted.

Scottish Federation of Meat Traders elects new leader

Butchers in Scotland should focus on providing convenience options, according to the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations (SFMTA) new president.

ABP UK backs Level 2 Trailblazer scheme

ABP UK has started 29 new apprentices on its Process Butcher pathway through the Level 2 Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship.

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

Six of the nations best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final.

A new approach to staff training

Staff training is a constant source of difficulty for busy butchers, but it's a vital part of operations. Expert butcher Mark Turnbull offers up a seasonal solution.

Disgraced butcher found guilty of meat theft from employer

A former butcher has been found guilty of stealing meat from his employer.

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

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

Butchers maintaining stable high street presence

Independent butchers are maintaining their presence on the UKs high streets, according to a new survey.

Book your place at Butchers Shop of the Year

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

Crawshaws reintroduces value to range following sales drop

Butchery chain Crawshaw Group has revised its change in pricing following a decline in sales for the first six months of the year.

Innovative technology extends meat products life

The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Pork awards.

Crawshaws sees fall in like-for-like sales

Butchery chain Crawshaws has reported a reduction in its like-for-like sales, although this has been softened by further strengthening of gross margin.

New Worshipful Company of Butchers Master elected

Stuart Thompson of Thompsons of Smithfield has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.

British Beefeaters arrive in Australia ahead of World Butchers Challenge

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge touched down in Australia over the weekend, ahead of the competition.

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2016 finalists announced

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the finalists for the Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2016. They are as follows:

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers Challenge

With just over one week until the World Butchers Challenge takes place, its time to meet the fourth and final team challenging The British Beefeaters for the title.

James Whelan Butchers invests 100,000 in scholarships

Tipperary-based James Whelan Butchers is to launch its own privately certified professional butchery academy this Autumn.

Himalayan salt wall takes butcher to the next level

Thatcham Butchers is hoping to be a cut above the rest with the installation of its Himalayan salt wall.

Pure South Sharp Blacks aim to make it four in a row

As The British Beefeaters get ready to for the World Butchers Challenge next month, some of the toughest competition is bound to come from New Zealands Pure South Sharp Blacks.

Welsh butcher expands business operations

Jamie Wards Traditional Family Butchers has opened its second store in Churchstoke, on the Wales/England border.

Deadline for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards entries extended

Due to overwhelming demand, this years entry deadline for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2016 has been extended.

Meet the Australian Steelers

Weve already introduced you to the British Beef Eaters, who will be representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge, but who will they be going up against to be crowned the best in the business?

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.

Butchery skills demonstrated in masterclass videos

JJ Food Service is showcasing traditional butchery skills in a series of Meat Masterclass videos via its social media platforms.

Lishmans celebrates 30 years in service

West Yorkshire butcher Lishmans was joined by hundreds of customers, neighbours and locals to help celebrate its 30th birthday.

Butchers Q Guild expands membership

Brendan Anderton Butchers (pictured) in Longridge has been welcomed back into the national Butchers Q Guild, after already holding membership in previous years. The business will join 116 independent butchers across the UK.

Crawshaws set for further shop openings

Forty new jobs are to be created in the north west as the fresh meat and food to go retailer prepares to open two new stores.

Aubrey Allen opens new caf site

Coventry butcher Aubrey Allen has expanded into food to go with the launch of Aubrey Allez - a caf and takeaway outlet next door to the companys butchers shop and delicatessen.

Scottish meat industry gets behind Homeless World Cup

Scotch Beef PGI, which is promoted by the Scotch Butchers Club, has been named as one of the official supporters for Team Scotland ahead of this years Homeless World Cup 2016.

Hammond Charcuterie to expand with move to new premises

Hammond Charcuterie is planning to more than quadruple production and set up a dedicated butchery workshop and retail outlet when it moves into new premises in the autumn.

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.

Scottish butchers shop finds new owners

Award-winning Davidsons Specialists Butchers in Aberdeenshire has acquired Royans of Elgin in Moray for an undisclosed sum.

Winner of WorldSkills English heat named

The winner of the third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition took place in Leeds City College yesterday (Tuesday, 5 July 2016).

Butchers prepare for English heat of WorldSkills challenge

The third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge will take place tomorrow at Leeds City College.

Halal butchers warned to be vigilant after Walsall attack

Halal butchers have been urged to be vigilant after an attack on a shop in Walsall.

James Gracey wins WorldSkills NI heat

Twenty-year-old James Gracey, of Quails of Dromore in Co Down scored the most points in the Northern Irish heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge.

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butchers Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative.

Online lean meat delivery service gets pumped up

A meat delivery service in Lincolnshire, specialising in products with lower fat content, has been launched.

Welsh butchers challenged to meat cutting contest

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is challenging Wales finest butchers to take part in its inaugural meat cutting contest during the Royal Welsh Show, open to members of its Butchers Club.

WorldSkills butchery challenge heads to Northern Ireland

The second heat of this years WorldSkills butchery challenge is taking place in Northern Ireland today.

New look for Cornish butcher James Kittow

Cornwall-based Kittows Butchers has been rebranded as James Kittow.

Aberfoyle Butcher up for sale

A leading butchers shop in Scotland is up for sale, creating an opportunity to buy a respected business.

Somerset butcher eyes up expansion

Pynes of Somerset, located in the town of North Petherton, has revealed plans to expand its business after acquiring additional land.

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards are back!

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the return of Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Welsh butcher gets behind local hero for Euro 2016

Martin Player High Class Butcher in Cardiff has created a Euro Burger to celebrate Wales first game of Euro 2016 against Slovakia tomorrow.

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.

Top-quality butchers provide real life learning

Two butchers shops, which are members of industry body the Q Guild, the industry body representative, have been developing connections with local schools.

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.

Winner of WorldSkills Welsh heat named

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey from Leeds City College has been crowned the victor of the Welsh heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition.

WorldSkills butchery competition returns for second year

Following on from a successful first year, the WorldSkills butchery competition is returning for 2016.

Last call for NFMFT BBQ competition

Butchers are being encouraged to enter the NFMFT National BBQ Competition, taking place on 22 May, as part of Dalziels Open Day at its depot in Newbury.

Q Guild to name and shame

The Q Guild has threatened to name and shame butchers using its logo fraudulently.

Q Guild welcomes Lincolnshire butchers

Two butchers shops, run by Stuart Stables in south Lincolnshire, have been welcomed into the national Butchers Q Guild.

Yorkshire butcher to make 2,000 barbecue products in one day

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

Norfolk butcher named Retailer of the Year

Arthur Howell butchers shop in Norfolk took home a hat-trick at this years Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Local butchers helps Cornish speciality store find feet

Launceston-based Philip Warren and Son is set to head up the butchery section at the countys new Great Cornish Food Store.

Pupils learn skills from popular butcher

Students at Holme Junior and Infant School in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, were treated to an educational butchery workshop by master butcher Brindon Addy.

Etheringtons Pasties awarded national food-safety standard

Cornish-based Etheringtons Pasties has been awarded with a Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) accreditation.

Butcherys best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nations best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this years Foodex.

The Ginger Pig expands empire

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

Shropshire butcher celebrates 40th anniversary in style

G N Badley & Sons in Telford, Shropshire, experienced a boom in sales during the last month after reaching a landmark anniversary.

Dicksons Pork Butchers grows operating profit, looks to the future

Butchery chain Dicksons experienced solid growth for the financial year ended 30 June 2015. Overall turnover for the business grew by 12.74%, leading to an increased operating profit of 14.48%.

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.

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.

World Butchers Challenge Team GB announced

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

Livestock industrys young talent showcased

More than 140 young farmers between the ages of eight and 24 demonstrated their abilities at the National Young Stars from 23-24 March at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

Q Guild launches new initiative

The Q Guild has launched a new Product of the Month initiative.

National Butchers Week enters full swing

Were nearing the halfway point of National Butchers Week 2016 and we want to know what youve been up to during the event.

North Yorkshire farm shop gets new butchery counter

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop at Gate Helmsley in York has incorporated a new butchery counter with the help of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company.

Trailblazer scheme ready to blast off

The Butchery Trailblazer Scheme is set to be officially launched at an event later this month.

Butchery WorldSkills competition returns for second year

The search to find the UKs 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.

Leeds City College celebrates women in the butchery industry

To commemorate International Womens Day (Tuesday 8 March), Leeds City College celebrated the success of women in the butchery industry, by showcasing the skilled women who study with the institution.

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.

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UKs leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its industry-leading apprenticeship programme.

New corporate members for Q Guild

West Midlands-based Theos Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members.

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.

Butchery competition heads to annual Skills Show

Six of the industrys top butchers are set to battle it out at the inaugural Butchery WorldSkills UK National Final at Birminghams NEC.

Butcher's Shop of the Year winner revealed

Simpsons Butchers, based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was announced as the overall winner of Meat Trades Journals Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2015, after successfully securing the Midlands & East of England regional title for the second year running.

Cutting, slicing and dicing feature: A cut above

Whether a major processor or independent, butchers are having to cut meat to satisfy changing consumer demands.

Booths extends own-label sausage range

Northern food retailer Booths has launched a new look range of own-brand sausages, made in its central butchery in Lancashire.

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.

Warning on apprenticeships for butchery industry

Leaders in the butchery industry have warned against using apprenticeships as a replacement for offering staff a competitive wage.

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this years International Young Butchers Competition.

Yorkshire farm opens butchery room

A Yorkshire farm has opened a new butchery room to sell its own produce.

Butchery Excellence Scheme launched to aid business skills

Montgomery Food Consulting has launched the Butchery Excellence Scheme to help butchers improve their business skills.

Dalziel gives behind the scenes look at the UK butchery industry

Dalziel is to launch a series of films which go behind the scenes of the UKs retail butchery industry.

Etheringtons Butchery Academy offering Father's Day courses

Etheringtons Butchery Academy is offering range of courses for Fathers Day foodie fans.

Butchery academy renews deal for Jamie Oliver apprentices

Etheringtons Butchery Academy has renewed its partnership with Jamie Olivers Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme, providing butchery training to Jamies young students.

GB team selected for Tri-Nations butchery challenge

Britains 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.

Youngsters display skills in livestock and butchery event

More than 100 young enthusiasts in the livestock, auctioneering and butchery sectors showcased their skills at the inaugural National Young Show Stars event in Malvern.

Norfolk butcher to sponsor Paralympic swimmer

Q Guilds Bradwell Butchery from Norfolk has announced it will be sponsoring Paralympic British swimmer Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE.

Power to the people in new retail butchery initiative

Supermarket customers are to be offered the chance to butcher their own meat, in a new initiative by one of the major multiples.

Barbers outpace food apprentices

There are nearly as many apprentice barbers as apprentices across the entire food sector, and the numbers are continuing to fall, figures have revealed.

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.

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.

Devon butchers takes new approach to NPD

A Devon butchers shop has turned to an unusual source to help with new product development.

Beef firm spends 5m on new unit in Wales

Welsh beef brand Celtic Pride has invested 5 million in a new state-of-the-art butchery unit in a new expansion project.

English butchers scoop top title in European competition

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

Knife skills course launched

Duchy College and Etheringtons Butchery Academy are running a new knife skills course.

Franklins hosts annual goose walk

One Bedfordshire goose farm has opened its doors for the British Goose Producers (BGPs) annual walk.

Young butcher crowned champion

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

Butchery Excellence Scheme could save members thousands

A Northern Irish food consulting firm has launched a new scheme for butchers, which aims to help them save up to 2,000.

Lidgate recognised at Great Taste Awards

A Q Guild founder and shop owner, David Lidgate, has received a lifetime achievement award at this years Great Taste Awards, celebrating his 54-year career in butchery.

Pork roadshows postponed

Bpex has postponed its Regional Roadshow events this year in an overall review of its marketing programme.

Butchery apprenticeship standard receives government go-ahead

The new butchery apprenticeship standard, developed by a Trailblazer Employer Group, has received ministerial approval after months of hard work.

Deadline extended for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butchers 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

Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

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 events Gala Dinner were told.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards nearly here

The annual SuperMeat & Fish Awards are just around the corner, so make sure youve got your ticket sorted for the industry event of the year.

Apprenticeships trailblazer discussed at butchery federation AGM

Lucianne Allen, Aubrey Allens sales and marketing director, presented the new butchery apprenticeships trailblazer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) AGM in Coventry.

Hunt on for best butchers shop

The search is under way for the UKs 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 Dalziels 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

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.

Jamie Oliver butchery pulled up on hygiene practices

Jamie Olivers butchery was temporarily closed in order that issues with food hygiene could be addressed, it has emerged.

Eblex hosts French butchers visit

Eblex hosted top French butchers on a trip that has highlighted the quality of British butchery training.

Butchery firm toasts centenary with ale

A Cumbrian brewery has produced a special ale to mark the centenary of the butchery and food specialist company Cranstons.

Butchery skills tested at Chef of the Year Awards

Finalists at this years British Culinary Federations (BCF) Chef of the Year Awards had their butchery skills put to the test last week, in the penultimate stage of the competition.

Bpex South of England Roadshow hailed a success

The Bpex regional roadshows came to an end in Ardingly, West Sussex, where Chris Cripps from Greens of Pangbourne butchers and pie shop was awarded Overall Champion of the South of England for his chorizo-stuffed pork cutlets.

UKs Premier Young Butcher sought

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

Ministers seal of approval for young butchers

Employment minister Esther McVey stopped in at Tulips Dukinfield site in Cheshire to meet two young butchery talents.

Proud Q Guild butcher hangs up apron after 53 years

A north east butcher and a servant to the Q Guild has decided to call it a day after a long and successful career in the trade.

Stars of the future announced at MTC and IOM awards

The Institute of Meat (IOM) and Meat Training Council (MTC) Awards, held at the historic Butchers Hall in London on 25 February, saw a number of winners rewarded for endeavour and excellence within meat industry training.

Mayfair butcher welcomes brave 12-year-old

Samuel Collins, who suffers from a rare bone cancer, was treated to a fun-packed trip to butcher Allens of Mayfair and hotel The Connaught, organised by the Starlight Childrens Foundation.

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