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The GB Tri-Nations team is ready for action
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Team GB prepares for Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge

Leeds City College hosted Team GB’s butchery squad penultimate practice round, as it prepares for September’s annual Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge. 

Icarus Hines will be the subject of the first ‘Proud to be a Butcher’ video from Dalziel
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Dalziel gives behind the scenes look at the UK butchery industry

Dalziel is to launch a series of films which go behind the scenes of the UK’s retail butchery industry. 

Sous-vide products could be an opportunity to grow sales, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb
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Opportunity knocks for sous-vide

AHDB Beef & Lamb believes there are clear opportunities in exploring sous-vide and enhancing ready-cooked product ranges in the beef and lamb categories. 

Unreliable weather patterns have forced the meat industry to innovate in order to maintain sales
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Traditional barbecues up in smoke

Butchers are noticing a change in routine to consumers’ barbecuing habits, thanks to the unpredictable weather. 

Time is running out to enter Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015

There’s just one week left to enter Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. 

Bill Abbey, factory manager at Clifton Quality Meats, with Andy Nurse of Yorkshire Bank
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Clifton Quality Meats adds new premises

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises. 

Mark Blatchford and Adam Richman are judges on the new ITV BBQ Champs TV show
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New barbecue TV show hopes to sizzle this summer

A new five-part series being broadcast on ITV will pit Britain’s biggest barbecue enthusiasts against one another, in the hopes of being crowned king or queen of the barbecue. 

Nominations still open for David Black Award

There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the David Black Award – the highest honour the pig industry can bestow. 

Crawshaws to create 2,500 jobs in expansion plan

Crawshaws has announced plans to create 2,500 jobs as it embarks on its national expansion plan. 

The new Keelham Farm Shop in Skipton
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New opportunities arise at North Yorkshire livestock auction

Craven Cattle Marts (CCM) is encouraging more farmer cattle feeders and retail butchers to attend its weekly Monday sale of prime cattle at its auction mart.

Sausage sales simmer down, but not everyone is concerned

Sausages have been failing to make an impact on the barbecue season, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Tom Bollon and Maria Watt (front) have big plans for the F Leake shop in Market Weighton (Credit: Pocklington Post)
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A new era for classic butcher’s shop

A traditional butchers in Yorkshire is to be given a renewed lease of life thanks to new owners. 

Lee Evans of G N Badley & Sons wants to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide and barbecues
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Butcher’s campaign highlights dangers of barbecues

As summer reaches its peak, a new campaign, launched by butcher’s shop G N Badley & Sons in Shropshire, will draw attention to the dangers of barbecues while raising money for charity. 

Byron Allsopp with trainers Tony Morgan (left) and Warren Nicholls (right).
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Young Australian butcher to learn from Europe’s best

Byron Allsopp, of Wilsonton Meats in Queensland, has won the opportunity to travel to Europe to work alongside the continent’s finest butchers. 

AHDB Pork appoints Mick Sloyan to strategy post

Industry stalwart Mick Sloyan, who successfully led the creation of Bpex in 1999, has accepted the post of pork strategy director at AHDB. 

Joanne Bland has been tasked with creating new retail and wholesale products for Dicksons
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Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant. 

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future. 

John Brereton with his winning meat display.
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Midlands butchers win England heat of WorldSkills UK contest

Butchers from the West Midlands have won the England heat of the WorldSkills UK contest. 

Premier Young Butcher prize awarded

Lucy Crawshaw of Taylor’s Farm Shop in Lathom, Lancashire has become Britain’s Best Young Butcher, winning the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015. 

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard. 

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday delivered the new Summer Budget
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New Budget a step in the right direction for butchers

The new Summer Budget, revealed yesterday by Chancellor George Osborne, has largely been welcomed by independent butchers.

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year Timmy Watson is pictured left with HG Walters’ owner Peter Heanen (Photos taken by Maximges for HG Walter Butcher)
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Young New Zealand butcher champion learns from Britain’s finest

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year has been learning from the best of British as part of a study tour.  

Birtwistles unveils its new brand identity
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Catering butcher rebrands to show ‘DNA’

Birtwistles Catering Butchers, part of M J Birtwistle & Co Food Group, has unveiled a new brand identity.

Jon Thorner's reported another successful year as Glastonbury's main meat supplier
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Glastonbury Festival meat supplier has another successful year

Glastonbury’s main meat supplier, Jon Thorner’s, has seen out another successful festival as “it gets better each year”.

National Meat Products Champion crowned

Mike Maloney of Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers has been crowned National Meat Products Champion 2015. 

Champion of Champions 2015 now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Champion of Champions competition. 

Crawshaws plans nationwide growth

The Crawshaws Group has unveiled ambitious long-term plans to significantly grow its business and increase its presence throughout the UK. 

Poultry industry adds £300m extra to UK GDP

The affordability of poultry products relative to other foods has helped the industry grow its contribution to UK GDP by £300 million. 

Rook & Sons to offer national delivery service

Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons has rolled out a national delivery service through its RooksOnline offering. 

TV chef Adrian Martin and Stewart Collins of S Collins & Son at the cookery roadshow
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TV chef and butcher partnership raises healthy eating awareness

A partnership between Scottish Q Guild butcher S Collins & Son and Irish celebrity chef Adrian Martin has helped raise awareness of healthy eating through a cookery roadshow. 

Butcher unveils Plan Bee for store

A butcher’s shop in Wishaw is to start selling honey alongside its meat after it acquired four beehives, which sit next to the shop.

The team at Joseph Morris Butchers in Rugby, Warwickshire with some of their many trophies.
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Two new butchers added to the Q Guild

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

The pulled pork campaign is designed to help rejuvenate pork's image among consumers aged 25-55
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Pulled pork campaign pays off

Pork shoulder sales leapt in May, suggesting a promotional campaign launched by AHDB Pork is paying off, the trade body claimed.

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. 

Greenwood Academy pupils, winners of the QMS #tastescotland schools burger competition, pictured with X-Factor star Emily Middlemas
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Ayrshire school wins design-a-burger competition

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

Presenter Bryan Burnett pictured with Alistair Paul from A&I Quality Butchers in Inverness and his record-breaking sausages
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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. 

Partick Whelan has been added to the Bord Bia board
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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. 

Former NFMFT president John Mettrick (l) congratulates successor Jim Sperring
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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. 

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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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. 

The new Egg House shop is set to open on 24 June in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
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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. 

Charles Clewlow and shop manager Adrian Spender with the winning product
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Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

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

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