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Butchers see an increase in sales thanks to POS

AHDB Beef & Lamb claims to have helped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) butchers see a rise in sales. 

New training opportunity in the beef industry

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has teamed up with the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) in a new scheme designed to educate and inform those involved in the beef industry. 

New venison product hits the shelves

Northern Irish butcher O’Doherty’s Fine Meats has launched a new venison product to cater to the rise in popularity of game meats. 

Ayrshire school wins design-a-burger competition

Pupils at Greenwood Academy in Ayrshire have won a competition to design a burger. 

New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute. 

Ginger Pig to sell premium charcoal in stores

London butcher The Ginger Pig is to start selling charcoal alongside its meat. 

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. 

New NFMFT president unveiled at AGM

Jim Sperring has been elected the new president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), replacing Glossop butcher John Mettrick, who held the role since 2013. 

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. 

Lincolnshire butcher’s shop gets facelift

An award-winning Lincolnshire butcher has refurbished his flagship store with a state-of-the-art dry-aging cabinet. 

Colin Crawshaw steps down as buying director of Crawshaw Group

Colin Crawshaw has stepped down as buying director of independent butchers Crawshaw Group after 40 years in the industry. 

Etherington’s Butchery Academy offering Father's Day courses

Etherington’s Butchery Academy is offering range of courses for Father’s Day foodie fans. 

NI consumers prefer butchers to supermarkets

Consumers in Northern Ireland believe that meat should be purchased in a butcher’s shop and not a supermarket. 

Buckinghamshire butcher to expand estate

Buckinghamshire butchers Ricky and Emily Jeffrey are to open another shop in the county. 

The search to find UK’s best butcher’s shop is on!

The time has come to start Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s 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. 

Butchers encouraged to get online to grow sales

Butchers are being urged to embrace the digital revolution to engage with customers more. 

Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

The best BBQ products in the country were recognised at the Q Guild BBQ Final in Coventry. 

Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Yorkshire butcher nominated for building award

A Yorkshire butcher has been shortlisted for a major regional building award. 

Britain’s oldest female butcher plans to keep going

The nation's oldest female butcher has recently turned 83 but has no plans to retire just yet. 

Glasgow butcher teams up with Irish TV chef

Muirhead-based award-winning butcher S Collins & Son has lined up rising Irish TV chef Adrian Martin to give cookery classes at six local schools and two fund-raising events this summer. 

Robin Hood Championship prizes awarded at Nottinghamshire County Show

The Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders celebrated the 21st Robin Hood Championship earlier this month at the Nottinghamshire County Show. 

Most creative young butcher in the North West crowned at Dalziel Butchers Show

Jessica Leliuga of Ye Olde Sausage Shop, Oswaldtwistle has been crowned ‘the most creative young butcher in the North West’ at Dalziel’s Chorley Butchers Show. 

Butchers get ready for National BBQ Week

UK butchers are gearing up for the start of the summer with National BBQ Week 2015.  

Fill up on meat at Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services has opened a new southbound site, enabling commuters to get their meat while filling up their car. 

Butcher goes viral with shed YouTube channel

A butcher is taking the internet by storm by creating a YouTube channel that shows fans how to hunt, chop and cook animals. 

British butchers gear up for Tri-Nations Challenge

The Great British Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge team are getting ready for this year’s contest. 

Butcher issues business warning to government

A butcher set to close her doors for the final time has warned that the industry will be forced to do the same unless the government does more to support small businesses. 

BDCI golf day details announced

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

Scottish Craft Butchers Awards winners revealed

The best haggis, pork sausages, beefburgers and savoury products in Scotland were decided upon last weekend at the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. 

Lack of butchery apprentices creates skills shortage risk

The meat industry is at risk of a serious skills shortage, according to the managing director of catering butcher Yorkshire Dales Meat Company, who is calling on the new government to implement a clear strategy when it comes to apprenticeships. 

Welsh butcher scoops two local awards

Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year, Edward’s of Conwy, has received two business awards in a local competition.

Meat industry grows green credentials

The meat industry is taking environmental concerns more seriously than ever before. 

Conservative Party wins 2015 General Election

The Conservative Party has achieved a majority in the 2015 General Election.

Northern Irish butcher’s wins innovation accolade

Butchers Hannan Meats has been awarded an Excellence in Innovation at the Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards.

Cattle disease principles agreed

A number of farming and veterinary organisations have agreed three principles on how the next government should tackle cattle disease, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Butcher takes literary inspiration for pork pies

A Northern Irish butcher has paid tribute to playwright and poet Oscar Wilde by creating two new pork pies.

AHDB leads bid to establish livestock centre of excellence

The food and livestock industries have backed the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board's (AHDB) bid for a Centre of Excellence in Livestock (CIEL).

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.

Don’t 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 Bpex’s 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

Etherington’s Butchery Academy has renewed its partnership with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme, providing butchery training to Jamie’s young students.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

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