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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 Crème Eggs make welcome return for Southport butcher

A Southport butcher is making the most the Easter period by reintroducing Scotch Crème 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 year’s British Pie Awards. 

Butchery WorldSkills competition returns for second year

The search to find the UK’s 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 Women’s 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 company’s 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 UK’s 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 Journal’s 2015 Butcher’s 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 butcher’s, 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 Valentine’s 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 Theo’s 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). 

Butchers invited to get ready for pulled pork campaign

Butchers are being urged to register for pulled pork point-of-sale kits for when the high-profile campaign returns to air in February. 

Pork pie firm relaunches website

Pork pie producer Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its website, www.porkpie.co.uk.

Love rub pulled pork campaign launched

A £2.7 million (m) Pulled Pork promotion has been unveiled by AHDB Pork in an effort to bring value to the sector. 

Funding opportunities for the future of the food industry

GroceryAid, a charity whose mission statement is to help people from the grocery industry in need, has opened up applications aimed at apprentices looking for extra funding while undertaking a grocery industry apprenticeship. 

Thermal insulation container set to help the industry in transporting cold foods

Refrigerated transport is often considered a major contributor towards carbon emissions. Provider of thermal insulation materials Enviro-Pod said that, aside from the high running cost of refrigerated transport, running chillers and doors being left open during the loading and reloading of stock also have a damaging effect on the environment. 

Game market goes wild as sales grow

The market for game meat is at an all-time high, according to the Countryside Alliance. 

World’s most expensive haggis unveiled in time for Burns Night

Haggis specialist Macsween of Edinburgh has created the world’s most expensive haggis as Scotland sets to prepare for Burns Night. 

Shropshire butcher prepares for 40 years in the business

G N Badley & Sons, in Gibbons Road, Trench, will celebrate 40 years in the industry this March.  

Pulled pork campaign set to return

After the success it brought last year, the pulled pork advertising campaign is set to return to television screens next month. 

Getting to know Simpsons Butchers

We caught up with our Butcher's Shop of the Year overall winners 2015, Simpsons Butchers in Heckington, Lincolnshire, to find out what sets them apart from the competition.

NFMFT grieves the passing of former president Ken Wakelin

The meat industry has been mourning the loss of former National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) president Ken Wakelin, who passed away on Wednesday 6 January following a short illness. 

Butcher praises community following £3,500 meat theft

A butcher in Riverhead, Kent, has applauded the “brilliant” community for the support they have shown after £3,500-worth of meat was taken just before Christmas. 

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