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Flexitarianism on the rise amongst UK consumers

Flexitarianism in the UK is predicted to grow further, according to a recent survey.

Welsh levy board celebrates ‘Llamb’s Day’

Welsh red meat is taking centre stage at one of London’s newest restaurants. 

Wall’s Pastry launches new on-pack promotion

Wall’s Pastry has launched a new promotional campaign which will see a multi-million pound prize on-pack giveaway.

Welsh lamb welfare showcased for Danish campaign

Danish consumers of Welsh lamb are being granted the privilege of accessing a 24-hour live stream, allowing them to see the high quality standards in which the animals are being raised.

Yorkshire Game gains Asda listings

Yorkshire game has won new listings at Asda for three of its Wild products. Pheasant thighs, diced mixed game and venison steaks are available in 103 Asda stores in the UK.

Farmers among the healthiest professionals in the UK

Physical activity and wide open spaces have contributed towards the agriculture sector being named one of the healthiest in the UK. 

Consistency, consistency, consistency!

If I take myself back to the great days and nights spent working in top kitchens and, more recently, in business, one word resounds in my mind…  consistency. It was drilled into me as a young chef and is still very much ringing in my ears.

Butcher takes on baker in Scotch pie contest

One of Scotland’s most renowned butchers is to take on a leading Kilmarnock baker in a Scotch pie bake-off today. 

Is the industry doing enough to address sustainability issues?

The meat industry's image seems to be under constant fire from critics of how animals are reared and fed. Barely a week goes past without some report questioning whether the industry’s approach is sustainable.

David Black Award open for nominations

The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award. 

How Aubrey Allen paved a way to become one of the best

"In the country, a lot of people know us,” boasts Simon Kelly, retail manager of Aubrey Allen. It might be a bold statement, but it should hardly be surprising. After all, not everybody can list the Queen as one of its customers. 

Butcher’s shop boss fined after man loses fingers

The boss of a Lancashire butcher’s faces a £3,500 fine and must pay £2,500 towards prosecution costs after one of his employees severely injured his right hand in a faulty mincing machine. 

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. 

Butcher’s Pet Care plans for factory expansion

One of Britain’s leading pet food suppliers, Butcher’s Pet Care, has announced plans to expand its headquarters. 

Is steak the food of love?
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Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentine’s Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day. 

Moy Park director praised for charity fundraising

Alan Gibson, executive director of Moy Park, has been named one of the UK’s top fundraisers for 2015 on Just Giving, one of the world’s leading online fundraising platforms. 

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. 

Tulip with host Jason Manford at the Engagement Excellence Awards (Photo credit: Chris Parkes Photographer)
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Tulip blossoms at awards

One of the UK’s leading food producers has won big at this year’s Engagement Excellence Awards. 

Boparan has become the UK’s largest grocery supplier
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Boparan becomes the UK’s largest grocery supplier following acquisitions

After a series of acquisitions, including Goodfella’s Pizza, Fox’s Biscuits and Matthew Walker Christmas Puddings, Boparan has quadrupled its revenue in five years. The company’s success has resulted in it being named number one in QC&C’s Food & Drink 150 rankings, becoming the biggest food and drink producer in the UK. 

Charges dropped against halal slaughterhouse

A controversial slaughterhouse in Boosbeck, North Yorkshire, had charges dropped after appearing in court in late August, one local newspaper reported.  

Deadline fast approaching for the World Steak Challenge

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

Greek crisis impacts UK meat exporters

UK meat exporters to the EU could be hit as the pound continues to strengthen against the euro in the wake of the Greek debt agreement, according to one market analyst. 

Partick Whelan has been added to the Bord Bia board
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Butcher appointed to Bord Bia panel

Irish butcher Patrick Whelan, of Whelan’s Butchers and Farmers, is one of seven appointed to the board of Bord Bia to help enable it to extend capacity. 

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

Game meat market tipped as for further growth

The game meat sector has been earmarked as one of the top markets to watch, according to Mintel. 

Celebrity chef to become pulled pork ambassador

Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge has been announced as ambassador to Bpex’s new pulled pork campaign.

Keilley Peters started her career on a pork production line
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ABP encourages women to join industry

Beef giant ABP UK is addressing the gender imbalance in the meat industry by encouraging young women into careers.

Yorkshire meat company plays key role in Clarkson “fracas”

Catering butcher’s the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) was at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson debacle, as it was the lack of availability of one of its sirloin steaks that caused the alleged fracas.

Yorkshire meat company plays key role in Clarkson “fracas”

Catering butcher’s the Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) was at the centre of the Jeremy Clarkson debacle, as it was the lack of availability of one of its sirloin steaks that caused the alleged fracas.

Heck given government award

Sausage company Heck has been named as one of the government’s 50 Food Stars, in a new scheme which recognises exciting up-and-coming businesses in Britain’s food and drink industry.

Steady growth for sheepmeat, says QMS

Global sheep production is showing steady growth, but it is not likely to hit the peaks seen in 2007, Quality Meat Scotland’s Stuart Ashworth told delegates to the Outlook conference.

AHDB points to steady recovery for cattle

For the cattle sector, 2014 was a rollercoaster year, with prices at one point falling back to the same levels of 2012, the beef and lamb session at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Outlook Conference were told.

Knife skills course launched

Duchy College and Etherington’s Butchery Academy are running a new knife skills course.

Majority of US vegetarians revert to meat, finds study

An American study has revealed that the large majority of vegetarians in the US cannot resist going back to eating meat, with 84% failing to stick to a meat-free diet.

Meat industry hits back at ‘misleading’ reports

The UK meat industry has defended itself after two separate studies claimed that livestock production and meat consumption must be reduced to tackle climate change.

Categories extended in British Pie Awards

The 2015 British Pie Awards are now open for entry, with the competition this year offering 20 different categories.

Smithfield Awards attract high level of entries

Britain’s best butchers will present their products in Glasgow this week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Deadline looming for meat and poultry awards

Processing companies across the meat sector are being urged to polish up their entries for one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions.

Morrisons aims for better beef production

Morrisons has revealed new beef farming ‘protocol’, which aims to reduce the time it takes to prepare cattle for slaughter by up to 10 months.

Model behaviour

In most butchers’ shops 80% of the fresh meat sold is cut and 20% is minced, retail butcher Allan Bennett estimates. Bacon and cooked meats are the main meats sliced, of course.

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