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Australia FTA 'clearly a threat'

A trade deal between the UK and Australia is “a threat” to Britain’s meat industry, according to an industry spokesperson. 

Britain’s 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. 

Clarity urged on online origin labelling

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called for more information on a product’s country of origin to be provided for online shoppers. 

Continued growth for Hilton Food Group

Despite “challenging market conditions”, retail meat packaging business Hilton Food Group has reported strong growth for the 28 weeks to 17 July 2016.

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

The British Beefeaters took home the best pork sausage title at this year’s World Butchers’ Challenge. 

Producers encouraged to attend livestock genetic conference

Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event. 

Sheep industry ‘seriously alarmed’ by potential Australian trade deal

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed concerns over a proposed free trade deal from Australia – following on from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union. 

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. 

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers’ Challenge

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

Meet the Australian Steelers

We’ve 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? 

Devro benefits from weakened sterling in first half of 2016

Casings producer Devro has reported a stable first half of the year.

British Beefeaters welcomes Leeds City College student

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey will be joining the British Beefeaters Team GB as it prepares for the World Butchers’ Challenge. 

Bowmans Ingredients refocuses strategy

Ingredients specialist Jas Bowman & Sons is withdrawing from the milling market to focus on its ingredients business. 

Hilton Foods sees continued growth

Meat packing firm Hilton Food Group has reported “good progress in a number of markets”. 

Critical cocktail hits lamb exports

A “critical cocktail” of low consumer purchasing power, punitive exchange rates, cheap imports and supply surfeits have forced UK lamb exports to dip by nearly a quarter in the last 12 months, according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) latest Market Bulletin. 

World Butchers’ Challenge Team GB announced

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

Northern Irish sheep imports ‘deeply concerning’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union’s (UFU) deputy president Ivor Ferguson has said that the number of sheep imports that came through Belfast port during the year of 2015 was deeply concerning.

Industry needs to promote beef and lamb, says NFU deputy president

The red meat industry ought to do more to promote and market its products, said Minette Batters. 

Welsh red meat industry looks to 2016

Supermarkets have been encouraged to support the Welsh livestock industry in the coming year by avoiding “the shattering shards and spikes of oversupply that puncture prices and splinter our industry”, Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) chairman Dai Davies told an audience at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Irish farmers address mislabelled red meat concerns

Members of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) met with environmental health officers (EHOs) and the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to raise concerns about the mislabelling of red meat.

Hilton Food Group experiences growth in Europe

Hilton Food Group has seen good volume growth in its European sites, from 13 July to present.

The world’s best steak is soon to be revealed

We are just days away from the results of the World Steak Challenge.

Traditional butcher eyes up an exotic future

Bosworths Butchers of Coventry is reaching out to a wider audience by stocking unconventional meat products.

Devro expansion plans remain on track

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro’s plans to establish new plants in the USA and China remain on track to commence production in 2016.

Red meat improves health of elderly, says research

Research carried out by Deakin University, Australia, said that eating red meat three to four times a week could be key to keeping body and mind in peak condition as we age.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers’ lamb policy

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

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 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.

Aberdeen butcher introduces world cup sausages

One Aberdonian butcher has got in the football world cup spirit by producing sausages for each of the competing countries.

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.

Butchers set for Tri-Nations Challenge

Britain will host this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, which will be hosted at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10 July 2014.

Revenue up 9.1% at Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group announced a 9.1% increase in revenue this year, along with a 2% increase in volume growth.

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