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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.

Meat Business Women to host London networking event

Tickets are now available for Meat Business Womens third networking event on Wednesday 25 May.

Norfolk butcher named Retailer of the Year

Arthur Howell butchers shop in Norfolk took home a hat-trick at this years Farm Shop & Deli Awards.

National Meat Products Competition Supreme Champion crowned

Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers in Harborne, Birmingham, has won the Supreme Champion accolade at this years National Meat Products Competition.

Q Guild Butchers fire up the grill to be BBQ king

Across the country, Q Guild butchers are sharpening their knives with zeal as the winners of seven regional category heats get fired up to compete in a national event to find Britains BBQ champion.

London hotel benefits from NI meat supplier

Northern Irish meat producer, Hannan Meats, has helped a London hotel find success.

Keith Fisher retires from AHDB

AHDB master butcher advisor Keith Fisher has retired from the levy board after dedicating over 40 years to the meat industry.

Q Guild welcomes back Derbyshire butcher JW Mettrick & Son

JW Mettrick & Son of Glossop is the latest to join the Q Guild, an industry body representing the nations top independent butchers.

Local butchers helps Cornish speciality store find feet

Launceston-based Philip Warren and Son is set to head up the butchery section at the countys new Great Cornish Food Store.

Pupils learn skills from popular butcher

Students at Holme Junior and Infant School in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, were treated to an educational butchery workshop by master butcher Brindon Addy.

Etheringtons Pasties awarded national food-safety standard

Cornish-based Etheringtons Pasties has been awarded with a Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) accreditation.

Butcherys best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nations best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this years Foodex.

British butcher makes waves across the pond

A Balham-based butcher has been chosen as the face of the Premier League in the US.

The Ginger Pig expands empire

Butchery chain the Ginger Pig is set to open its eighth butchers shop in London, after securing a site in Wanstead High Street, North East London.

Shropshire butcher celebrates 40th anniversary in style

G N Badley & Sons in Telford, Shropshire, experienced a boom in sales during the last month after reaching a landmark anniversary.

Dicksons Pork Butchers grows operating profit, looks to the future

Butchery chain Dicksons experienced solid growth for the financial year ended 30 June 2015. Overall turnover for the business grew by 12.74%, leading to an increased operating profit of 14.48%.

Northern Irish butchers dominate burger and sausage competition

The first All-Ireland Sausage and Burger Championships for family butchery businesses saw seven out of the 12 categories won by Northern Irish Butchers.

Butcher finalists prepare for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The five butchers shops that have been announced as finalists in the butchery category at the 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been busy finalising preparations. The winner will be announced on Monday 18 April, in conjunction with Foodex.

Meat Business Women announce third networking event

Meat Business Women, the networking group for women working in the UK meat industry, is to host its third event next month in London.

World Butchers Challenge Team GB announced

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge have been unveiled.

Livestock industrys young talent showcased

More than 140 young farmers between the ages of eight and 24 demonstrated their abilities at the National Young Stars from 23-24 March at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

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