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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.

Ireland joins the World Butchers Challenge

Ireland has become the fifth team to join the World Butchers Challenge, with preparations already underway to encourage participants.

New Zealand makes it three on the trot

New Zealand has won this years Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge.

Two new Q Guild members announced

Two Walter Smith Fine Food butchers shops have been awarded membership of the national Butchers Q Guild.

Two new butchers added to the Q Guild

Two new butchers shop businesses have been awarded membership of the Q Guild.

The search to find UKs best butchers shop is on!

The time has come to start Meat Trades Journals annual search for the best butchers and farm shops in the UK. Entries to the Butcher's Shop of the Year competition are now officially open, with 12 categories to enter this year.

BDCI awards bursaries to students

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has awarded two bursaries to students undertaking a course of study for the academic year 2015/16.

BDCI golf day details announced

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable institution (BDCI) has announced details for this years Golf Day.

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.

Ex-BDCI chair to continue fundraising efforts

Former festival chairman of the The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), Norman Hatcliff, will continue to support charities associated with the meat trade.

Golfing day brings in 6k for meat charity

The countrys largest meat charity, the Butchers & Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), has managed to raise nearly 6,000 through a fundraising golf day attended by 85 golfers.

Caught in the web

Unlike the volatility inherent in the stock market, commodity prices or indeed the price of meat itself, the market for butchers sundries is one that does not tend to fluctuate wildly over the course of the year. Although trends do come and go, there is no doubt that butchers need a steady supply of ancillary products to run their businesses, and that these incorporate everything from twine to sausage casings, hygiene products and knives to pre-packed and display trays.

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