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Duck producer wins top marketing award

British duck producer Gressingham Foods has added to its list of awards after receiving an Excellence in Marketing Award.

Welsh sheep electronic ID scheme proves resounding success

A 1 million electronic identification scheme for Welsh sheep farmers has proved a hit, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

QMS appoints new marketing executive

Graeme Sharp, 24, has been appointed Quality Meat Scotlands new marketing executive.

Eblex helps meat industry prepare for US opening

Eblex has been preparing the UK beef and lamb sector for the opening of the US market, should a trade agreement be reached between the two countries.

Video: Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014

Meat Trades Journals Butchers Shop of the Year Awards was a great success again in 2014, and here is our video round-up of the event.

Need to target younger audience for lamb, says HCC

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Ukraine bans poultry imports from UK, Netherlands and Germany

Ukrainian officials have announced a ban on all live birds and poultry products from the countries affected by bird flu.

Bird flu outbreak: the latest from across Europe

After the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in the UK since 2008, Meantinfo.co.uk looks at the spread of the bird flu outbreak across Europe.

West Country Beef and Lamb chosen for Tescos Finest pies

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) West Country Beef has been chosen by Tesco for use in its Finest range.

NFU sets stage for scientific discussion on bovine TB

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has hosted leading UK experts to discuss the scientific basis for eradicating bovine TB (bTB).

Defra reveals results of UK meat law consultation

The responses from a consultation on the Meat Products (England) Regulations 2014 (MPR 2014), which is due to come into force in December, have been published by Defra.

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Yorkshire bird flu strain identified

Defra has confirmed the bird flu outbreak at a Yorkshire farm has been identified as the highly contagious H5N8 strain found recently in the Netherlands.

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Cherry Valley identified as owner of bird flu farm

The Yorkshire farm involved in the recent H5 avian flu outbreak is owned by Cherry Valley Foods, due to be acquired by Faccenda Foods by the end of the year.

QMS points to firmer cattle and sheep prices, but a tough pig market

Cattle and sheep prices have strengthened over recent months, but Scottish pig prices continue to struggle, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2014 on Twitter

Defra moves swiftly to contain bird flu outbreak

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed a case of bird flu on a Yorkshire duck breeding farm.

Turkey firm embarks on new Christmas promotion

Kelly Turkeys, which has celebrated 30 years of business, has announced a new Christmas promotional campaign.

INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butchers Shop of the Year 2014.

Smithfield award-winning butchers revealed

The recipients of the Smithfield Awards were announced at Butchers Hall yesterday, with the Supreme Champion title won by a Manchester butcher.

Firmer beef prices expected in 2015

Beef cattle prices will become stronger next year amid tighter supplies, according to the latest market update from Eblex.

Research reveals chicken juice influence on campylobacter

Liquid released from chicken carcases helps spread campylobacter, scientists have found in new research.

Tulip snaps up charcuterie firm

Tulip has purchased a Bristol-based charcuterie business, Castellanos Charcuterie.

Butchers Shop awards revealed tomorrow

The winners of Meat Trades Journals Butchers Shop of the Year 2014 competition will be revealed tomorrow at the Rosewood London Hotel.

Welsh Beef and Lamb gain 4.1m shot in the arm

Welsh Beef and Lamb will receive a 4.1 million boost to promote Welsh PGI meat across Europe, it was announced this morning (13 November 2014).

Organisations get together for British Game Week

The British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Countryside Alliance (CA) have joined forces to launch the Great British Game Week to be held later this month.

AHDB chairman reveals organisations ambition

Alongside new headquarters the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chairman has announced a new long-term ambition to become a world-leading centre of excellence for UK agriculture.

Sainsburys to invest 150m in price cuts

Sainsburys has announced a 150m investment in price cuts as it revealed a 2.1% fall in like-for-like sales.

Bright future for red meat, says QMS boss

There are a number of signs that point to an encouraging future for the Scottish red meat industry, according to Jim McLaren, chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Irish beef farmers continue protest at UK price gap

Thousands of Irish beef farmers have staged another protest outside meat factories as anger grows over the price gap with the UK.

Bpex puts focus on pulled pork

Pork levy board, Bpex has announced it is to make pulled pork the focus of its spring pork promotional campaign, aimed at younger consumers.

British Sausage Week round-up

Butchers, supermarkets and food service outlets celebrated British Sausage Week last week with promotions and competitions taking place across the country, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what was on offer.

Winter promotional kit to boost beef and lamb sales

Eblex Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme members are set to receive a winter promotional kit to help sales of beef and lamb.

Turnbulls extends meals on wheels service

A Northumberland Q Guild butcher is adding a second mobile shop to its long-standing meals on wheels service.

Conwy butcher exports to Malaysia

A Q Guild butcher has received its biggest ever overseas order for homemade sausages and dry cured bacon.

ABP joins forces with Leeds College

Meat company ABP has teamed up with Leeds City College to help students develop skills essential for the meat industry.

Tesco triumphs in supermarket sausage awards

Bpex has announced the winners of the Mulitple Retailer and Branded Manufacturer sausage awards to coincide with British Sausage Week.

Morrisons woes continue

Morrisons has again posted poor results after what it described as a period of intense industry competition.

Butcher teaches youngsters for Sausage Week

In celebration of British Sausage Week, Appletons Butchers of Wetherby has visited a local primary school to teach youngsters how to make sausages.

MAP dismisses findings into red meat and heart disease

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has refuted suggestions in a recent report that red meat causes heart disease.

Tulip joins forces with Scottish pig producers in new initiative

Tulip and Scottish pork producers have taken control of a Scottish processing plant as part of a new collaboration said to be fantastic news for the Scottish pig industry.

Blog points to social media benefits

In our latest blog post sausage expert and managing director of Westaways Sausages Charles Baughan talks about the importance of an online business.

Radio station runs contest to coincide with British Sausage Week

Radio station XFM Manchester is running a sausage competition throughout British Sausage Week, which will see winners receive their height in sausages.

MPs debate slaughter and stunning issues

Neil Parish MP, chairman of the All-Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Beef & Lamb called for a reduction in the number of animals that are not stunned at the time of slaughter, during a debate on Meat Slaughtered in Accordance with Religious Rites yesterday (4 November).

Cargill director named Poultry Person of the Year

John Reed, agricultural director of Cargills European Poultry has been awarded the Poultry Person of the Year title.

APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed anti-Muslim

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at todays All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it anti-Muslim.

Sausage Week starts with a swing

British Sausage Week kicked off yesterday andis already attracting a lot of attention across social media, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what you are all up to.

QMS boss emphasises importance of Scotch meat quality assurance

Maintaining the integrity of the Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb labels is crucial to ensuring the long-term profitability of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive.

Hollands Pies to recognise war veterans

Pie makers, Hollands Pies, has created a limited-edition commemorative pie, which it intends to give away to war veterans in the north west of England.

Scottish butcher addresses youngsters on job prospects

A West Lothian butcher has helped Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) raise awareness of careers in the meat industry during a Skills Scotland event.

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