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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’ (HCC’s) 2016 scholarship have been announced at a reception at the Royal Welsh Show. 

High Wycombe Asda welcomes halal butcher counter

A halal butcher’s 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 café site

Coventry butcher Aubrey Allen has expanded into food to go with the launch of Aubrey Allez - a café and takeaway outlet next door to the company’s butcher’s 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 year’s 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 Caldecott’s 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 Royan’s 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. McMeikan’s 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 Britain’s decision to leave the EU. 

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butcher’s 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. 

Scotland’s best butcher creates Scotland in a pie

Winner of Meat Trades Journal’s Scottish Butcher’s 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 year’s 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 butcher’s 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

Pyne’s 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. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are back!

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the return of Butcher’s 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 butcher’s 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 Pride’s 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

Jesse’s Farm Shop in Cirencester has been awarded membership into the national Butchers Q Guild. 

Northern Ireland’s first fresh pork chorizo launched

Corndale Charcuterie, based in Limavady in Co Derry, has launched Northern Ireland’s 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 industry’s 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. 

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