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BDCI to offer 5,000 bursary through Harper Adams University

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) is to offer a 5,000 bursary through Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

Q Guild reveals conference details

With just under a month to go, the Butchers Q Guild has announced the keynote speakers for its annual national Business Conference.

Dont miss future of food and drink conference

Today is the last day to get your hands on early bird tickets for our New Frontiers in Food and Drink conference.

Scotch pie line rolled out in Asda

Ayrshire meat company, We Hae Meat, has rolled out its single-portion Scotch pie range to 62 Asda stores across Scotland.

Celebrity chef to become pulled pork ambassador

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

New meat sensor aims to help combat waste

Scientists at the Massachusetts University of Technology (MIT) have created a sensor which detects gases emitted from rotting meat, which could help to reduce food waste.

Video: The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015

This year's Farm Shop & Deli Show saw over 400 suppliers descend on Birmingham to exhibit at the NEC.

Video: Eblex QSM Excellence Awards 2015

Eblex has crowned the winners of its Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards, recognising England's Best Sirloin Steak, England's Best Innovative Steak, and England's Best Steak Pie.

Bill Gates issues pro-meat blog

Former vegetarian and billionaire Bill Gates has backed meat production in his latest blog post, stating you can eat meat and still be environmentally friendly.

Butchery firm reports good results and outlines growth plan

Crawshaws Butchers saw sales rise 17% in the year ending 31 January 2015, helped by a new site opening.

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.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of Englands Best Sirloin Steak, Englands Best Innovative Steak and Englands Best Steak Pie have been revealed at Eblexs Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

Farm shop bosses share knowledge

A panel of farm shop experts gave visitors their top tips for running a successful business in a special talk at the Farm Shop & Deli show in Birmingham earlier this week.

Organic drive for independent retailers

Organic body the Soil Association has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers and help them promote sales of organic produce.

Quality and education important for butchers, says futurologist

Butchers and farm shops should focus on quality not quantity, while providing a premium and educational service, according to leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.

BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Scottish standards body urges meat industry to improve compliancy

The newly formed Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has urged the meat industry to improve its compliancy in order to be best in class, at this years Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) conference in Glasgow last weekend.

Pork Farms/Kerry Foods merger given provisional clearance

The acquisition of Kerry Foods chilled savoury pastry business by Pork Farms Group has been provisionally cleared by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), following an investigation on the grounds that it could result in a monopoly of the pork pie market.

Mintec report points to difficult trading period for UK meat industry

The latest Mintec update on meat and livestock, published 17 April, paints a disappointing picture of falling prices and challenging circumstances, including the Russian ban on EU pig meat, creating difficult trading conditions across much of the UK industry.

Eblex offers mobile video resource

Producers now have a wealth of video resources available to them on the Eblex mobile app, which can be accessed even without a live internet connection, according to the levy body.

Scottish beef farmers urged to remain positive

The over-supply of cattle in Scotland has been described as a short-term blip by president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Alan McNaughton.

Meat industry veteran passes on

Fred Mallion, one of the best-known and respected people in the meat industry, has died at the age of 94. He spent his entire working life in the trade and was well-known throughout the industry for his major contribution to education and training.

UKIP changes tack on non-stun slaughter

After backing down from plans to ban non-stun slaughter, UKIPs new election manifesto supports continuation of the slaughter method, and insists on formal non-stun training and certification for all religious slaughtermen.

Robin Hood sausage contest celebrates 21st year

Meat organisation the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders is celebrating its 100th year with its annual Robin Hood Sausage Championship in Nottinghamshire.

Aldi lists quality Scotch haggis

Aldi in Scotland has started stocking a specially developed Scotch haggis, the only one on the market that contains Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI.

Snacking sector offers opportunity for meat businesses

The meat snacking market provides a substantial opportunity for businesses, according to a new report into eating habits.

Bpex launches pulled pork campaign for butchers

Bpex has launched point-of-sale material for butchers as part of its campaign to promote pulled pork.

Scottish butchers uses Himalayan salt wall to cure meat

Aberdonian firm Davidsons has become the first butchers in Scotland to install a special Himalayan salt wall to enhance its meat curing process.

Asda apologises for lamb gaffe

Asda has apologised for mis-labelling imported lamb as British, after a customer uncovered a New Zealand health stamp on her joint.

Steak tops beef dish poll

A poll conducted ahead of Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has revealed that the nations favourite beef dish is steak. However, votes were clearly different depending on your age group.

Red Tractor embarks on major barbecue drive

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is running a major on-pack barbecue promotion this summer to drive awareness and understanding of Red Tractor standards.

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.

Meat and poultry hit by food deflation

Food deflation continues to have an impact on meat and poultry sales according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel.

Opening US and China remains top priority, says Northern Irish meat processor

With the election only weeks away, opening up export markets in the US and China should be regarded as an economic and political priority, according to the CEO of food and feeds company Fane Valley.

Halal franchise butchers opens new store

London-based Tariq Halal has opened its fifth butchers shop in Fulham, with plans to open more this year.

Celebrity chef gets behind drive for British farming

TV chef Tom Kerridge has thrown his weight behind the National Farmers Unions (NFU) campaign to back British farming and food.

Lab meat closer to a reality

Meat grown in a laboratory will become commercially viable in the next decade, the scientist who grew the worlds first stem-cell burger has claimed.

Innovation conference launched

A new conference promoting innovation in the food and drink manufacturing industries has been launched.

Great British Beef Week to raise awareness of declining suckler herd

The British beef industry has lost over 100,000 beef breeding cows in the last three years, Ladies in Beef reported as they gear up for Great British Beef Week.

MTJ launches environmental survey

Meat Trades Journal has launched its Annual Green Survey for 2015, to look industry opinions on environmental issues.

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.

Banker-turned-butcher opens Manchester city centre outlet

A former banker has opened an artisan butchers shop in Manchesters city centre.

Red Tractor life proposal meets farmer resistance

Beef farmers have raised concerns about plans to extend the Red Tractor (RT) assurance scheme to cover the whole life of the cattle, rather than just the 90-day finishing period. Nearly two-thirds opposed the change, according a survey carried out by the National Beef Association (NBA).

Bpex urges butchers to use pork for burgers

Independent butchers should look to pork to capitalise on the trend for premium burgers, according to pork levy board Bpex.

Midlands butchers opens ambitious outlet

A sixth store has now been opened by Lincolnshires G Simpson Butchers, described by the business as its most ambitious outlet yet.

Scottish butchers strikes burger deal with Tesco

Perthshires Simon Howie butchers will launch its steak burgers into 51 Scottish Tesco stores next week.

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.

Ingredients company introduces curry sauces for meats

Ingredients provider Verstegen has launched a new curry-inspired range of sauces for meat products, allowing butchers to make their own quality curries.

Southampton butcher helps to inspire young cooks

Children in Southampton have been competing in a creative cooking competition, organised by Q Guild butcher Owtons.

Scottish food safety body takes the reins from FSA

Stand-alone organisation Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has taken over the functions of the Food Standards Agency in the Scottish market as of yesterday (1 April).

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