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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

Britains sexiest butcher revealed

Twenty-two-year-old Marcus Harrison from Adrian Liveseys Butchers in Preston has been named as Britains 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.

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers.

North Yorkshire farm shop gets new butchery counter

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop at Gate Helmsley in York has incorporated a new butchery counter with the help of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company.

Award-winning butcher puts the Bang Bang into bangers

Wiltshire-based butcher Walter Rose & Son is celebrating local boxing champion with a specially designed sausage.

Scotch Crme Eggs make welcome return for Southport butcher

A Southport butcher is making the most the Easter period by reintroducing Scotch Crme Eggs for the third year.

Trailblazer scheme ready to blast off

The Butchery Trailblazer Scheme is set to be officially launched at an event later this month.

Independent butchers deliver 2.3bn turnover

Independent butchers delivered 2.3bn in turnover and 555m in gross added value in England alone in 2015, according to the latest figures from AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Cumbria pasty beats the pies in awards

An unlikely winner has been crowned at this years British Pie Awards.

Butchery WorldSkills competition returns for second year

The search to find the UKs most talented butcher is back. Now in its second year, the Butchery WorldSkills UK competition hopes to discover the cream of the British butchery industry.

NFMFT calls for beefing up of food fraud penalties

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) has said the government should impose stricter penalties on those caught selling illegal meat, as a nationwide crack-down on food crime gets underway.

Leeds City College celebrates women in the butchery industry

To commemorate International Womens Day (Tuesday 8 March), Leeds City College celebrated the success of women in the butchery industry, by showcasing the skilled women who study with the institution.

Getting to know Walter Rose & Son

Meat Trades Journal talks to Walter Rose & Son, an award-winning retail and catering butchers with a long history.

B Smith Packaging awarded Q Guild corporate membership

Worcester-based B Smith Packaging is the latest to be awarded corporate membership to the national Butchers Q Guild.

Young butcher recruited for wagyu business

The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has welcomed 22-year-old Aaron Marshall to the new position of butcher at the companys on-farm butchery unit.

Corries launches new Himalayan salt product

Northern Irish meat business Corries has developed a Himalayan salt product for cooking at home.

Seventh heaven for Tebay Services apprenticeship scheme

A butchery apprenticeship scheme based at motorway service station Tebay Services has successfully trained up seven young butchers over the past seven years.

Top young butchers to learn new international techniques

Premier Young Butcher 2015 Lucy Crawshaw and competition runner-up Joe Smith will learn cutting edge techniques from Dutch Masters at the World famous SVO specialist Butchery training school in Best, Holland ahead of the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany in May.

Edgware welcomes new kosher butcher

The Jewish community of Edgware, north London, is set to get a new kosher butcher arriving on Mowbray Parade imminently, thanks to Australian-born Yitzchok Kleerekoper.

Tulip seeks next generation of butchers

One of the UKs leading food companies, Tulip, is searching for the next generation of butchers, engineers and technical specialists to join what it claims to be its industry-leading apprenticeship programme.

Award-winning butcher teams up with local boxing champion

Meat Trades Journals 2015 Butchers Shop of the Year winners for the South of England, Walter Rose & Son, has entered a sponsorship deal with local professional boxer Nick Blackwell.

Interfood to offer BladeStop through new butchery division

Interfood has been appointed as the sole distributor of BladeStop in the UK and Ireland as part of its new butchery division.

Alfresco Chef is new corporate member of Q Guild

Barbecue equipment supplier Alfresco Chef has been awarded corporate membership of the Butchers Q Guild.

Butchers win Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award

Two Scottish butchers have won the Scotch Lamb PGI Innovation Award.

New tax system requires digital records

Butchers have been advised to be ready for changes to the tax system that will require them to keep digital records.

Fresh to Store teams with Alf Turner

Fresh to Store, the owner of Kerryfresh, has teamed up with award-winning family-run butchers, Alf Turner, to introduce two pastries to its chilled delivery service range.

Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site.

Cranstons opens new Brampton site

Cumbrian master butcher Cranstons has opened its new Brampton Food Hall.

Butcher creates healthy eating links with local school for National Butchers' Week

To build up momentum for National Butchers Week (14-20 March), butcher J Brindon Addy, located in Kirklees, West Yorkshire, is taking part in a healthy eating initiative with a local school.

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb.

Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentines Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day.

Getting to know Boghall Butchers

Meat Trades Journal popped in to see Boghall Butchers, crowned the best butcher's shop in Scotland 2015, to have a chat about what makes them so unique.

New corporate members for Q Guild

West Midlands-based Theos Food Company and XL Refrigerators of West Yorkshire have joined the Q Guild as corporate members.

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls the worst period of low prices for over half a decade.

Walter Rose launches special sausage for charity

Wiltshire butcher Walter Rose & Son is selling sausages to raise money for charity.

Midland Bacon Co expands fleet

Midland Bacon Co has teamed with Gray & Adams to add a new eight-wheeled refrigerated truck as the business grows.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Welsh lamb

Red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be celebrating the passing of the Year of the Sheep with Welsh Lamb through its digital marketing platforms this month.

Butcher celebrates Six Nations with special sausages

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country.

NACB chairman announces retirement

Peter Allen, of Aubrey Allen, revealed he has stepped down as his position as chairman of the National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB).

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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