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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.

Q Guild welcomes Cotswolds farm shop

Jesses Farm Shop in Cirencester has been awarded membership into the national Butchers Q Guild.

Northern Irelands first fresh pork chorizo launched

Corndale Charcuterie, based in Limavady in Co Derry, has launched Northern Irelands first fresh pork chorizo product.

Family butcher secures brand expansion with Co-op

We Hae Meat, a family butcher business from Ayrshire, Scotland, has secured a 750,000 range expansion with The Co-operative.

Top-quality butchers provide real life learning

Two butchers shops, which are members of industry body the Q Guild, the industry body representative, have been developing connections with local schools.

Lucas Ingredients celebrates 90 years of success

Lucas Ingredients, a producer of quality ingredients, seasonings and mixes for the butchery industry in the UK, is this year celebrating 90 years of operation.

Winner of WorldSkills Welsh heat named

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey from Leeds City College has been crowned the victor of the Welsh heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition.

Leatherhead proves mechanically butchered meat is fresh

Leatherhead Food Research has called for more sophisticated analyses for meat harvested from advanced mechanical butchery technologies, following a High Court ruling.

Hands-on initiative launched by AHDB Pork

The industrys levy board AHDB Pork has launched a new Focus Farm initiative for pig producers.

AIMS issues response to CCTV calls from BVA and VPHA

The recent call from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA)s for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses, and that official veterinarians (OV) should have unrestricted access to footage, has sparked debate within the industry.

CCTV footage call ignites debate

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA)s recent call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and that official veterinarians (OV) to have unrestricted access to footage has divided the sector.

WorldSkills butchery competition returns for second year

Following on from a successful first year, the WorldSkills butchery competition is returning for 2016.

RSPCA backs CCTV in abattoirs campaign

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has added support to a campaign backed by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) to make CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses.

Last call for NFMFT BBQ competition

Butchers are being encouraged to enter the NFMFT National BBQ Competition, taking place on 22 May, as part of Dalziels Open Day at its depot in Newbury.

Inverclyde butcher crowned Q Guild UK BBQ supreme champion

Drew McKenzie of Robert Alexander Butchers in Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, Scotland, was crowned the overall supreme barbecue champion in the UK final of the Q Guild 2016 BBQ competition on Sunday 15 May.

Half of Britons concerned about quality of meat from supermarkets

New research suggests that half of all Brits are concerned about the quality of the meat they are purchasing from UK supermarkets.

Warm weather boosts meat sales

An early May heatwave has lead to a growth in meat sales as British shoppers fired up the barbecues.

Team UK record best-ever finish in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK International Butcher Team of Lucy Crawshaw and Joe Smith scored their best-ever result at the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany.

Halal Food Authority condemns Britain First following slaughterhouse visit

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) is considering action against political party Britain First following a visit to a halal meat business.

Premier Young Butcher awards 2016

18 year-old James Henshaw from Taylors Farm Shop has been named this year's Premier Young Butcher.

Lockwoods launches Maddocks consumer-facing meat brand

Liverpool-based food manufacturer Lockwoods has launched Maddocks, a new meat brand for consumers.

Meat Business Women networking event speaker list expanded

A new speaker has been added to the third Meat Business Women event.

Scottish consumers encouraged to cook with local meat

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new series of family-friendly, quick-step recipe videos to help consumers get the most out of Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Speciality Selected Pork.

Q Guild to name and shame

The Q Guild has threatened to name and shame butchers using its logo fraudulently.

Consumers encouraged to back British beef

The National Beef Association (NBA) is to showcase all the different cuts available from a cow, in an effort to alter shopping habits.

Q Guild welcomes Lincolnshire butchers

Two butchers shops, run by Stuart Stables in south Lincolnshire, have been welcomed into the national Butchers Q Guild.

Keith Fisher to continue in industry

Despite announcing his retirement from AHDB last month, Keith Fisher is to pass on his industry knowledge to the next generation.

Dicksons announces new managing director, looks to the future

Chris Hayman has been announced as Dicksons Pork Butchers new managing director, after acting as head of sales at the Tyne and Wear-based family business. It is the first time that somebody from outside the Dickson family will serve in the position.

Meat masterclass with Lucy Crawshaw and Joe Smith

Lucy Crawshaw of Taylors Farm Shop and Joe Smith from Lishman's of Ilkley treated visitors at Foodex 2016 to a meat masterclass.

Yorkshire butcher to make 2,000 barbecue products in one day

A Yorkshire butchery business is supporting one of the regions biggest sporting events, by making 1,000 sausages and 1,000 burgers in one day.

Butcher teaches next generation of customers

A London butcher has held a class for some younger customers to teach them the art of butchery.

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