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Meat industry charity to award bursaries amid change to organisation

Students will now be able to train for a career in the meat industry with a little helping hand, courtesy of the sectors leading charity, the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI).

FSA publishes figures on campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its report into theprevalence of campylobacter in fresh chicken.

Keith Chegwin to hand out Butchers Fair prizes

Television legend Keith Chegwin will be leading the celebrations at the Butchers and Bakers Fair Autumn later this year.

Deadline extended for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butchers Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

Bear Grylls offers support to Butchers Bike Challenge

An ex-butcher and special forces veteran is to cycle from Lands End to John oGroats on a butchers bike, to raise money for several charities.

Meat Porter joins online market place

Meat Porter, an online artisan butchery, has been added to the online marketplace Not On the High Street.

Price most important factor for meat buying public

Price is the most important consideration when buying meat for consumers, according to research comissioned by the British Poultry Council (BPC).

Smithfield traders lament government block on regeneration plans

Smithfield traders have expressed regret at the decision by the communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject proposals to breathe new life into the derelict former general markets and fish market buildings.

Q Guild grows membership base

The Q Guild of Butchers has accepted five new members from across the country in the first half of 2014.

FSA staff to be balloted for strike action

A proposed strike by meat hygiene inspectors and supporting staff could cause disruption to the meat supply chain, processing bosses have warned.

Entries invited for National Pie Competition

As the Bakers and Butchers Autumn Fair approaches, the National Pie Competition held at the event is now open for entries.

Meat body reports cooling for lamb prices

Lamb prices have cooled over the past five weeks, due to a strong sterling and extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

NFUS blog reviews outcome of beef summit

NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has published a blog in which he reflected on the beef crisis summit, and looks at how its recommendations could be implemented.

Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

Fitness site offers zebra steaks

A UK fitness food website has added Zebra steaks to its line-up of exotic meats as they contain one-tenth of the fat found in beef, according to MuscleFood.com.

Butchers missing online opportunity, argues Eblex

Research suggests that online shopping is the way forward for butchers, with turnover from online retail expected to rise 175% in five years.

Lincolnshire butchers joins Q Guild

After picking up an award at MTJs 2013 Butchers Shop of the Year awards, G Simpson butchers has made it into the butchers Q Guild.

Eblex backs burger sales with POS kit

To make the most of the gourmet burger trend, Eblex is offering butchers a point-of-sale kit to use to promote their burgers.

Butchers Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, guests to the events Gala Dinner were told.

Meat industry charity raises 800 via Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a six-course meal at Butchers Hall and raised funds at the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institutions (BDCI) Gala Dinner.

Butchers and Bakers Autumn Fair approaches

Award-winning pie makers will be hoping to continue their success at the Butchers and Bakers Autumn Fair this October.

Northern butchers spreads south with latest buy

The South Yorkshire-based Underwood Meat Company has enlarged its portfolio by acquiring St Albans catering butchers Butlers.

Yorkshire butcher creates porky push-bike

Historic butchers shop Appletons has created a bicycle completely made of pork, the pie-cycle, in honour of this years Tour de France.

Beef industry gathers to tackle perfect storm

A perfect storm was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

Pig prices see early dip

Producers pig prices have eased a little earlier than expected this year, but future prospects are positive, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Eblex releases new beef carcase brochure

A new educational guide from Eblex shows how to identify age and conformation and distinguish between bulls, steers and heifers, by studying the carcase.

Rugby star prepares British butchers for Tri-Nations

Rugby hero Phil Vickery has been preparing the British team to do battle with the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge.

Flintshire butchers clean up at BBQ competition

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry.

Apprenticeships trailblazer discussed at butchery federation AGM

Lucianne Allen, Aubrey Allens sales and marketing director, presented the new butchery apprenticeships trailblazer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) AGM in Coventry.

Butcher sponsors young weightlifter with meat

West Yorkshire butchers I&J Hewitt has started sponsoring an impressive 15-year-old weightlifter, who has just qualified for this years Commonwealth Games.

Butchery federation ready to meet future challenges

John Mettrick, president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), discussed successes and future challenges in a speech at the organisations AGM on 22 June.

Scotch Bonnet Burger takes QMS prize

Falkirk schoolchild Eve Cattanachs aptly named Scotch Bonnet Burger has been awarded the top prize in Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) Commonwealth Burger Challenge.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Campbells new haggis set to fill market gap

A new haggis was launched yesterday (19 June) at the Royal Highland Show by Campbells Prime Meat which fills a gap in the market, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Retailers enjoy World Cup effect as barbecue products soar

With the weather hotting up and the Football World Cup in full swing, retailers and processors have benefited from increased sales of barbecue products.

Video: A Special Danish Butcher's Shop

On a recent tour of Denmark, Meatinfo.co.uk stopped in on a butcher's shop in Copenhagen which is doing things a little bit differently.

Poultry is UKs number one meat, says BPC

Almost 70% of the population buy and consume more poultry than any other meat, according to new British Poultry Council (BPC) research.

Meat traders federation considers name change

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMT) could change its name to more accurately reflect its members.

International backdrop to beef price volatility

A complex international market has highlighted price volatility in the Scottish beef market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

High recognition for Red Tractor among children

Red Tractor Assurance reported that more than half of schoolchildren recognise and understand the Red Tractor Logo.

Meat retailing masterclass on offer

Westley Consulting, a consulting agency for food and agricultural businesses, is hosting a meat retailing masterclass, which aims to educate butchers and farmers on the importance of meat retailing and best retailing practice.

Wakefield farm shop celebrates World Cup

Blacker Hall Farm Shop is to celebrate the football World Cup with a South American-style barbecue chicken product.

Dragons Den star partners butcher on sausage launch

Alf Turner sausages have been launched into Sainsburys stores with the help of Dragons Den star and business partner Peter Jones.

Greens of Pangbourne named Bpex regional roadshow winner

Reading-based butchers Greens of Pangbourne was crowned National Champion at the 2013-14 Bpex Regional Roadshow and Pork Product Excellence Awards.

Spotlight on Scottish red meat at Highland Show

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is gearing up to promote Scotch Beef and Lamb at this years Royal Highland Show, which gets under way next week.

Food festival to include special pork focus

Porkstock, a new food festival coming to Norfolk, hopes to show attendees the best that pork has to offer.

Aberdeen butcher introduces world cup sausages

One Aberdonian butcher has got in the football world cup spirit by producing sausages for each of the competing countries.

Nominations sought for pig award

Bpex is looking for nominations for this years prestigious David Black Award.

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Owtons opens fourth outlet

Owtons Traditional Family Butchers is set to open at a fourth location and introduce a new Cook & Serve range.

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