Derbyshire butcher gets behind Olympics with speciality sausage

Croots Farm Shop is celebrating the worlds greatest sporting event by launching Croots Rio Sausages.

Welsh butcher expands business operations

Jamie Wards Traditional Family Butchers has opened its second store in Churchstoke, on the Wales/England border.

Deadline for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards entries extended

Due to overwhelming demand, this years entry deadline for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2016 has been extended.

Meet the Australian Steelers

Weve already introduced you to the British Beef Eaters, who will be representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge, but who will they be going up against to be crowned the best in the business?

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year.

Butchery skills demonstrated in masterclass videos

JJ Food Service is showcasing traditional butchery skills in a series of Meat Masterclass videos via its social media platforms.

Lishmans celebrates 30 years in service

West Yorkshire butcher Lishmans was joined by hundreds of customers, neighbours and locals to help celebrate its 30th birthday.

Ginger Pig shortlisted for Lloyds Bank National Awards

North Yorkshire farming and butchery firm Ginger Pig has been shortlisted for Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year, at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Awards.

Traders issue warning on National Living Wage increase

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has joined forces with other trade associations to express concerns over potential increases to the National Living Wage.

Ginger Pig opens eighth London site in Wanstead

Butcher chain Ginger Pig has opened its newest London shop, itseighth in the city.

BDCI tees off for charity golf day

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) is calling on golfers in the meat industry to help to raise funds by signing up to participate in this years Golf Day.

Butchery champion crowned at Royal Welsh Show

Mark McArdle (pictured left) has been crowned champion of Wales at the final of Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Butchers Club butchery competition at this years Royal Welsh Show.

Butchers Q Guild expands membership

Brendan Anderton Butchers (pictured) in Longridge has been welcomed back into the national Butchers Q Guild, after already holding membership in previous years. The business will join 116 independent butchers across the UK.

Bradford to host Great Yorkshire Competition

The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition returns to Bradford this year.

Scholarship winners to take fact-finding tour of US

The recipients of Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCCs) 2016 scholarship have been announced at a reception at the Royal Welsh Show.

High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butchers is to be installed into an Asda branch in High Wycombe as part of a 1.7 million investment.

Crawshaws set for further shop openings

Forty new jobs are to be created in the north west as the fresh meat and food to go retailer prepares to open two new stores.

Aubrey Allen opens new caf site

Coventry butcher Aubrey Allen has expanded into food to go with the launch of Aubrey Allez - a caf and takeaway outlet next door to the companys butchers shop and delicatessen.

Scottish meat industry gets behind Homeless World Cup

Scotch Beef PGI, which is promoted by the Scotch Butchers Club, has been named as one of the official supporters for Team Scotland ahead of this years Homeless World Cup 2016.

Hammond Charcuterie to expand with move to new premises

Hammond Charcuterie is planning to more than quadruple production and set up a dedicated butchery workshop and retail outlet when it moves into new premises in the autumn.

Turkey farm joins Q Guild

The Q Guild has welcomed poultry producer Caldecotts as its newest corporate member.

Gift voucher scheme to benefit butchers and farm shops

A Premier Butcher gift voucher scheme was launched Wednesday, 6 July at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) Members Day held in London.

Scottish butchers shop finds new owners

Award-winning Davidsons Specialists Butchers in Aberdeenshire has acquired Royans of Elgin in Moray for an undisclosed sum.

Winner of WorldSkills English heat named

The winner of the third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition took place in Leeds City College yesterday (Tuesday, 5 July 2016).

Butchers prepare for English heat of WorldSkills challenge

The third and final heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge will take place tomorrow at Leeds City College.

British Beefeaters welcomes Leeds City College student

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey will be joining the British Beefeaters Team GB as it prepares for the World Butchers Challenge.

Crawshaw appoints non-executive director

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw Group has announced the appointment of Ken McMeikan as its new non-executive director. McMeikans position will take effect from 8 July 2016.

Halal butchers warned to be vigilant after Walsall attack

Halal butchers have been urged to be vigilant after an attack on a shop in Walsall.

Dalziel acquires Burma Bacon Supplies

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has expanded its business after acquiring Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum.

James Gracey wins WorldSkills NI heat

Twenty-year-old James Gracey, of Quails of Dromore in Co Down scored the most points in the Northern Irish heat of the WorldSkills butchery challenge.

Uncertain future following referendum leave decision

The meat industry has warned of future uncertainty following Great Britains decision to leave the EU.

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butchers Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative.

Online lean meat delivery service gets pumped up

A meat delivery service in Lincolnshire, specialising in products with lower fat content, has been launched.

Cold weather set to impact weekend barbecue sales

Ahead of the second round of games at the European Championships, businesses have been warned to brace for some cool weather.

Welsh butchers challenged to meat cutting contest

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is challenging Wales finest butchers to take part in its inaugural meat cutting contest during the Royal Welsh Show, open to members of its Butchers Club.

Scotlands best butcher creates Scotland in a pie

Winner of Meat Trades Journals Scottish Butchers Shop of the Year 2015, Boghall Butchers has created a pie especially to showcase Scotch Lamb PGI just in time for the Royal Highland Show, taking place from 23-26 June.

WorldSkills butchery challenge heads to Northern Ireland

The second heat of this years WorldSkills butchery challenge is taking place in Northern Ireland today.

New look for Cornish butcher James Kittow

Cornwall-based Kittows Butchers has been rebranded as James Kittow.

Aberfoyle Butcher up for sale

A leading butchers shop in Scotland is up for sale, creating an opportunity to buy a respected business.

Training standard for abattoirs given the go-ahead

A Level 2 standard for abattoir workers for the red meat sector has been given the thumbs-up for development by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Somerset butcher eyes up expansion

Pynes of Somerset, located in the town of North Petherton, has revealed plans to expand its business after acquiring additional land.

Innovative Food Ingredients expands portfolio

Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) is responding to demand by adding Newly Weds Foods (NWF) rusk to its product range.

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards are back!

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the return of Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Welsh butcher gets behind local hero for Euro 2016

Martin Player High Class Butcher in Cardiff has created a Euro Burger to celebrate Wales first game of Euro 2016 against Slovakia tomorrow.

London butcher available through AmazonFresh delivery service

London butcher C.Lidgate is extending its reach as part of the new AmazonFresh rollout.

New sausage-making world record set

An Inverurie butcher has set the new world record for sausage-making at the Grampian food festival over the weekend.

Trainee chefs receive hands-on learning from top butchers

WH Frost Butchers of Manchester and meat wholesaler Hartshead Meats of Lancashire, both Q Guild members, teamed up to deliver an educational programme to catering students.

Sausage Sizzle raises money for Farm Africa

Year 3 students at a London School raised 314 for Farm Africa after selling sausages donated by local butchers Jones the Butchers on Dulwich Road.

Celtic Pride beef producers optimistic about future

Celtic Pride Premium Beef Scheme producers were told of ambitious plans to increase sales of Celtic Pride Beef to premium catering establishments in the south east at Celtic Prides annual supplier meeting.

Students' Scotch Beef burgers raise money for charity

Students from Bathgate Academy in West Lothian, Scotland, have been busy fundraising outside a local Tesco by selling Scotch Beef burgers, designed by the pupils.

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