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Q Guild BBQ Supreme Champion crowned

H Clewlow Butchers from Nantwich in Cheshire has been crowned Supreme Champion at the annual Q Guild BBQ competition.

UV breakthrough hailed for knife sterilisation

A waterless steriliser, offering an alternative to hot water for sterilising knives and other tools in cutting plants and abattoirs, has been approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and is already attracting considerable interest from the meat industry, according to its inventor.

UK beats Germany to come fifth in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK trounced Germany to claim fifth place in the International Young Butcher Competition, set in the picturesque Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck in Austria, although France came top.

Last call for National Meat Products Competition

Butchers seeking to showcase their talents at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders' (NFMFT's) National Meat Products Competition must register entries by close of play on Friday 19 May.

Butchers warned of fraudulent utility company

The butchery industry has been told to remain vigilant in the face of a scam involving fake utility companies.

Scottish Craft Butchers Fair awards top talent

The cream of Scottish butchers won recognition for their talent and innovative, high quality products at the Scottish Craft Butchers Trade Fair on 14 May.

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May.

Welsh strongman attributes success to butchery background

David Todd, of Hugh Phillips Butchers in Swansea, has been making the most of working in a butchers and abattoir, leading him to become an award-winning strongman.

Pork firm eyes global growth with factory investment

Cranswick Country Foods has won permission to extend its pork abattoir in Preston from East Ridings District Council and now plans to use it to build on product development and global trade.

Cranstons to refurbish Carlisle store

Cranstons plans to complete refurbishment of its Carlisle store in Fisher Street by the end of June.

Yorkshire butcher promotes local lamb in school workshop

Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy promoted local lamb at a butchery workshop at Holmfirth High School, West Yorkshire, last week.

After a lengthy period of huge increase, are there still growth opportunities for burgers?

Traditional burgers are as likely to be found on sale in most butchers shops as sausages. They are almost a staple on the shopping list for some. Yet sales in the UK and the US are under pressure after several years of booming growth.

Innovative Food Ingredients appoints Q Guilds Gordon Newlands

Food distributor Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has appointed former Q Guild general manager Gordon Newlands to help develop its independent butchery and processor customer base.

BBQ trends report designed to benefit industry

BBQ trends and influences for 2017 are at the centre of a report delivered by Dalziel Ingredients.

Crawshaw to enter into multi-million pound partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group

Crawshaw Group plc has announced today (Wednesday 26 April) that it has entered into a transformational supply chain partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group.

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.

Butchery success at Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Butchery won big at this years Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

Stirks Butchers to open steak restaurant

Sunderland-based Stirks Butchers is set to branch out into a new venture as it takes over a local pub and converts it into a steakhouse.

18.6m halo effect created by mini roast campaign

An AHDB Beef & Lamb campaign to grow sales of mini roasts has created a 18.6 million (m) halo effect for red meat joints.

Irish butcher launches healthy black pudding

Capitalising on the trend towards healthy eating, Northern Irish butcher Pat ODoherty has developed a new black pudding option.

Hannah Blakely to compete Down Under again

Seventeen-year-old Hannah Blakey is preparing to jetset to Australia, where she will compete in the Lifeline Young Butcher competition.

MP seeks justice for Welsh butcher

Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, has written to the government requesting an investigation into the collapse of a Carmarthenshire hotel business.

History-making butcher returns from the Netherlands

Anthony Kitson of Kitson & Sons Butchers has returned from his visit to Hollands premier Easter prime cattle highlight, Paasvee, where he was the first British butcher to compete.

Blazing the trail in butchery

The first intake of Trailblazer apprentices have completed their final assessment.

Coalville butcher closed following hygiene violations

A butchers shop in Coalville, north-west Leicestershire, has been ordered to close after Environmental Health Officers found unacceptable hygiene practices.

Dicksons Pork Butchers profits fall over 1 million

South Shields-based Dicksons Pork Butchers has experienced a substantial decrease in profit for the year ending 30 June 2016, although the company remains positive about the future.

Birmingham butcher jailed for tax fraud

The owner of a Midlands meat processing company has been sentenced to two years for tax fraud.

Scottish butcher capitalises on sausage health craze

Malcolm Allan, Scotlands Family Butcher, is the latest to make the most out of the health trend by introducing two low-fat sausage products.

New board members for HCC announced

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales has unveiled its new board.

Business booming for new Tariq Halal Tooting store

Award-winning Tariq Halal butchers has opened its eighth store, in Tooting.

Red meat industry careers highlighted by new poster

A new poster delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland illustrates the careers available within the Scottish red meat industry.

Welsh butcher returns from US fact-finding mission

One of Wales top young butchers has flown in from San Francisco with a set of new skills he hopes will help bring innovation to north Wales.

UK butcher to make history at Dutch prime cattle showcase

A North Yorkshire butcher will become the first in the UK to take part in Hollands premier Easter prime showcase, Paasvee 2017, next week.

Prime Minister Theresa May invokes Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May has officially triggered Article 50, signalling the United Kingdoms intent to exit the European Union.

Green Survey 2017 now open

The UK meat industry has a chance to have its say on sustainability, with the Meat Trades Journal Green Survey now open for submissions.

Gower salt marsh lamb back on the menu

Welsh butchers Hugh Phillips is getting ready for its first deliveries of Gower salt marsh lamb in May/June of this year.

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.

Butchers benefit from National Butchers' Week 2017

Butchers from across Britain made the most of National Butchers Week 2017.

Yorkshire catering butcher steps up recycling strategy

Family-operated Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has invested in a compact waste baler, enabling it to improve its recycling capabilities.

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.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition.

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.

And the winner of National Butchers Week innovation contest is...

Gordons Butchers and Fine Foods has been named the winner of our National Butchers Week innovation competition.

National Butchers Week: an opportunity for growth

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

York Gild of Butchers names Apprentice Butcher of the Year

A Leeds City College student has been named as the Apprentice Butcher of the Year 2016 by the York Gild of Butchers.

Purety launches Ultimate Sauce Bursts innovation

Purety Gourmet Flavours has launched a new range of flavourings that it believes will revolutionise the sector.

Pork pie crowned Supreme Champion at British Pie Awards

A Melton Mowbray pork pie won the British Pie Awards, organisers announced on 10 March.

BBQ contest deadline now

Butchers must pre-register today (10 March) to stand a chance of winning the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFTs) National BBQ Competition, which is taking place on Wednesday 15 March.

Swansea family butcher lives on

A Swansea-based butcher is sticking to family tradition by keeping Hugh Phillips Butchers alive.

Butcher seeks compensation over road closure

A Lincolnshire butcher is seeking compensation after the closure of a road led to a decrease in sales.

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