Great British Game Week returns

The best of the country’s game meat will be celebrated again this year in Great British Game Week (20-27 November). 

Scottish secretary joins farmers’ union conference line-up

The Scottish Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, is expected to address Brexit negotiations at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s Autumn Conference. 

Book your place at Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016 is just two weeks away, and you have the opportunity to sit with the best in the industry. 

Entries now open for Chefs’ Choice awards

The foodservice industry is invited to take part in a new competition designed to recognise the best of the sector. 

Meat & Poultry Processing Awards deadline approaches

Time is running out to put an entry forward for Meat Trades Journal’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

Welsh meat board conference to address volatility

Uncertainty and volatility caused by Brexit will be discussed by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) at its conference in November. 

Champion of Champions 2016 winner crowned

JC Rook & Sons has been named the winner of Champion of Champions 2016 at an event held in London’s St Bart’s Brewery on Monday 10 October. 

British Sausage Week is a hit with new ambassador

Former popstar Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill has been announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016. 

Australia wins the World Steak Challenge for second time

Australian producer Jack’s Creek has retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer. 

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork awards. 

British Roast Dinner Week partners with Trinity Mirror

For the first time, British Roast Dinner Week has entered into a partnership with publishing house Trinity Mirror. 

Online learning service to benefit industry

The meat sector is being encouraged to sign up to a specially designed webinar that explores the changing face of technology in the food industry.

Launch of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

It’s time for the meat processing sector’s brightest and best to showcase their talent as the 2017 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards opens for entries. 

Producers encouraged to attend livestock genetic conference

Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event. 

Northern Irish beef named Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016

Hannan Meats’ Glenarm Shorthorn 4 Rib Roast has been named as the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016 after beating 10,000 entries. Hannan Meats is the first meat producer to take the top title for the second time. 

Top meat showcased at the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Some of the best meat in Scotland is receiving a platform to show off as part of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016 finalists announced

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the finalists for the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016. They are as follows: 

Consumers confused over lamb products

Consumer research undertaken by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that over half of shoppers are confused as to when lamb is in season. 

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers’ Challenge

With just over one week until the World Butchers’ Challenge takes place, it’s time to meet the fourth and final team challenging The British Beefeaters for the title. 

MTJ searches for Champion of Champions

Entries are now open for the nation’s biggest sausage competition. 

Britain’s Best Burger finalists announced

Celebrating the tastiest burgers in the country, the final six in Britain’s Best Burger competition have been announced. 

Insects crawl onto the menu in Cornwall

Cornwall can expect to get something a little bit different as the county prepares for its Great Cornish Food Festival. 

Farm Shop & Deli Awards voting now open

The online consumer voting stage for The Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 are now open. 

Great Yorkshire Competition returns to Bradford

The annual Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage and Products Competition is returning to the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Sunday, 30 October. 

Ireland prepares for first cross-border Butchery Trade Expo

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are preparing for the inaugural All-Ireland Butchery Expo next month. 

Welsh Lamb hits the festival crowd

Some of the biggest names in pop will have the chance to sample high-quality PGI Welsh Lamb at this year’s V Festival. 

Meat and fish firms named in Great Taste Awards 2016 Top 50

The meat and fish industry has claimed 14 of the Top 50 products selected in the Great Taste Awards this year. 

WorldSkills final six named

Cambrian Training Company has named the final six butchers who will be battling it out in the WorldSkills competition. 

Pure South Sharp Blacks aim to make it four in a row

As The British Beefeaters get ready to for the World Butchers’ Challenge next month, some of the toughest competition is bound to come from New Zealand’s Pure South Sharp Blacks. 

Butcher goes for gold with backing for Olympic hopeful Rebekah Tiler

Yorkshire butcher Ian Hewitt of I and J Hewitt Butchers will be paying close attention to the Olympic Games today as 17-year-old local woman Rebekah Tiler represents Great Britain in the weightlifting competition. 

Deadline for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards entries extended

Due to overwhelming demand, this year’s entry deadline for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016 has been extended. 

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year. 

Who are the winners of the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards?

It may be the middle of summer – despite what the weather might suggest – but Meat Trades Journal is getting ready to reveal the winners of its Christmas Product Awards.

BDCI tees off for charity golf day

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is calling on golfers in the meat industry to help to raise funds by signing up to participate in this year’s Golf Day. 

Bradford to host Great Yorkshire Competition

The Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition returns to Bradford this year. 

Export opportunities dominate discussion at Royal Welsh Show

The fallout from Brexit and access to overseas markets were the main focuses for Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) at the opening day of this week’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Morrisons crowned top retailer at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016

Morrisons has picked up the title of Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016.

Christmas is coming so get your entries in

It may be summer but the SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards are fast approaching and time is running out to submit your entries. 

Getting to know The Butcher's Quarter

We caught up with The Butcher's Quarter in Manchester, winners of the innovation award at Meat Trades Journal's Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2015.

Stephen Mulhern to host BDCI Annual Festival Dinner

Stephen Mulhern, presenter of ITV2 series Britain’s Got More Talent, is to host this year’s BDCI Annual Festival Dinner. 

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.

Nominations open for David Black Award

One of the pig industry’s most prestigious awards is now open for nominations. 

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.

WorldSkills butchery competition returns for second year

Following on from a successful first year, the WorldSkills butchery competition is returning for 2016. 

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. 

World Steak Challenge 2016 now open for entries

Following the success of the inaugural World Steak Challenge, organised by GlobalMeatNews, the international competition to crown the best steak on the planet has returned.

Stay vigilant in show season, pork producers warned

Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season. 

Success for British Pig & Poultry Fair

The British Pig & Poultry Fair, which started on Tuesday (10 May 2016) has started well, with standing room only at the popular forum programmes. 

Meat Business Women networking event speaker list expanded

A new speaker has been added to the third Meat Business Women event. 

Enter now for SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards 2016

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards. 

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