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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 Dalziel’s 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 Maddock’s consumer-facing meat brand

Liverpool-based food manufacturer Lockwoods has launched Maddock’s, 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 region’s 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 Women’s third networking event on Wednesday 25 May. 

Norfolk butcher named Retailer of the Year

Arthur Howell butcher’s shop in Norfolk took home a hat-trick at this year’s 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 year’s 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 Britain’s 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 nation’s top independent butchers. 

Local butcher’s helps Cornish speciality store find feet

Launceston-based Philip Warren and Son is set to head up the butchery section at the county’s 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. 

Etherington’s Pasties awarded national food-safety standard

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

Butchery’s best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nation’s best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this year’s 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 butcher’s 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 industry’s 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. 

Q Guild launches new initiative

The Q Guild has launched a new ‘Product of the Month’ initiative. 

Butchery Trailblazer Scheme launches in London

The government-backed Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme was officially launched in London on 22 March, marking what the Institute of Meat called “a new era” in butchery. 

Support urged for Great British Beef Week

The British beef industry has been called on to help educate consumers about getting the most out of beef products. 

Support urged for Great British Beef Week

The British beef industry has been called on to help educate consumers about getting the most out of beef products.

West Country butcher launches premium beef range

A West Country premium catering butcher has launched a new range of Quality Standard Mark (QSM) West Country PGI beef for chefs to assure consumers of provenance and guaranteed eating quality. 

Meat industry mourns death

Ian Galloway, chairman of Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef, has died after a short illness, at the age of 75. 

Cheshire lad named best farm shop butcher

A nationwide competition has crowned its 2016 Farm Butcher of the Year champion. 

Crawshaws creates 40 new job opportunities

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaws has revealed plans to open two new shops in Warrington and Widnes in mid-April, leading to 40 new jobs. 

National Butchers’ Week hailed as the best yet

Butchers up and down the country last week took advantage of National Butchers’ Week by showcasing what makes them special. 

Marcus Harrison, Adrian Livesey's Butchers

Britain’s sexiest butcher revealed

Twenty-two-year-old Marcus Harrison from Adrian Livesey’s Butchers in Preston has been named as Britain’s sexiest butcher. 

Finalists announced for Premier Young Butcher competition

Eight of the best young butchers in the land will battle it out at the Foodex event in Birmingham next month to decide the title of Premier Young Butcher 2016.

Business apologises for gammon labelling error

A Welsh food business has apologised for a labelling error that misled customers about the origin of gammon. 

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