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Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

RSC to run competitions at English Winter Fair

The English Winter Fair is to host two competitions run by the Royal Smithfield Club (RSC). 

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

The nation’s premier sausage competition is now open for entries. 

Catching up with the World Steak Challenge 2017

The third World Steak Challenge took place on Tuesday, 4 July at the Magic Roundabout in London. 

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

The World Steak Challenge 2017 has been won by a Polish steak.

The Big Sausage Week celebration starts here!

It’s time to celebrate your sausage!

Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards welcomes all

Butchery businesses of all shapes and sizes, not just traditional high street outlets, are invited to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards 2017. 

Butcher takes on baker in Scotch pie contest

One of Scotland’s most renowned butchers is to take on a leading Kilmarnock baker in a Scotch pie bake-off today. 

Meat Trades Journal and partners launch Food Export Conference

Registration is now open for our Food Export Conference. 

Brian Conley to host BDCI festival dinner

Comedian Brian Conley has been announced as the host for this year’s Butchers and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) festival dinner. 

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

David Black Award open for nominations

The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award. 

Butchers prepare for first heat of Worldskills Competition 2017

The first heat of the Worldskills Competition 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Southern Regional College in Newry, Northern Ireland. 

Deadline extended for SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017

Retailers seeking to enter the SuperMeat & Fish counter awards free of charge can still submit their entries if they hurry, as the deadline has been extended to Friday 26 May. 

Q Guild BBQ Supreme Champion crowned

H Clewlow Butchers from Nantwich in Cheshire has been crowned Supreme Champion at the annual Q Guild BBQ competition. 

Bacon butty voted breakfast of choice by tradespeople

A new survey has revealed that the classic bacon butty has been named the top choice for breakfast among tradespeople. 

Last week to enter SuperMeat & Fish Retail and Supply Chain awards

This is the last week to submit your entries for the Retail and Supply Chain categories of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017. 

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

Industry prepares for Love Lamb Week

As Love Lamb Week gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September) industry bodies are preparing to take part and promote lamb as a versatile and simple dish to cook. 

Industry encouraged to participate in charity golf day

Members of the meat industry are being encouraged to take part in the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) 2017 annual golf day. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards to be biggest yet

Meat Trades Journal’s flagship event, the SuperMeat & Fish Awards, is coming back bigger and better than ever before for 2017. 

World Angus Forum returns to its roots

For the first time in 40 years, the 2017 World Angus Forum will be heading to the home of the Aberdeen-Angus breed in the UK and will be hosted by the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society in the UK.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards: do not miss out

Deadlines for the SuperMeat & Fish Awards are approaching rapidly and retailers and suppliers who have not yet entered must ensure they submit their entries to have a shot at winning a trophy. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards build momentum

Entries are underway for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards, with Morrisons, Iceland and Aldi and a variety of suppliers all already stepping up to the plate.

Great British Beef Week pulls in support from Haldon Ladies’ Tug of War team

Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has this year attracted the attention of one of the nation’s top female Tug of War teams. 

Butchery success at Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Butchery won big at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards. 

New awards unveiled by British Poultry Council

A new competition to recognise the entire poultry industry has been announced by the British Poultry Council. 

Britain’s best butchers called on to take part in the World Butchers’ Challenge

The most skilled butchers in Britain are being sought after to participate in the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

HCC launches Welsh Butcher of the Year competition

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has begun its search for the 2017 Welsh Butcher of the Year.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition. 

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

And the winner of National Butchers’ Week innovation contest is...

Gordon’s Butchers and Fine Foods has been named the winner of our National Butchers’ Week innovation competition. 

National Butchers’ Week: an opportunity for growth

Butchers should use National Butchers’ Week as a springboard for training staff. 

Rugby star helps kick off Scotch Beef PGI campaign

Stuart Hogg, who represents Scotland in rugby union, has taken time out of his busy schedule to help launch a campaign to promote Scotch Beef PGI. 

Meat & Poultry Processing Award 2017 winners unveiled

Cotswolds-based Jesse Smith Butchers & W.J. Castle was crowned Processor of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

Finalists announced for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The finalists for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 have been unveiled. 

Quality Standard Mark Lamb showcased at Gulfood

British Quality Standard Mark Lamb has enjoyed a presence at an international trade show in Dubai this past week. 

Pig cakes for Pancake Day at Oxford restaurant chain

Pancake Day ‘Pigcakes’, concoctions made entirely of meat, are on offer from Oxford restaurant chain House of Jacob throughout 28 February, the business has claimed. 

Last chance to attend the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

There are just two weeks to go to the annual Meat & Poultry Processing Awards and anyone who wants to be in on the action needs to book tickets now.

Romantic Brits planned £6bn Valentine’s Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out £6 billion on Valentine’s Day, with slap-up meals topping the bill, and a quarter of those who were planning to stay in set to cook steak.

Festival prime stock event dropped by Royal Smithfield Club

The Royal Smithfield Club will not run its Festival prime stock event at the East of England Showground at Peterborough in November following a sustained drop in attendance and competition entries.

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this year’s Q Guild Smithfield Awards. 

Call for the UK’s best butchers to show off world-class skills

The hunt is on once again to find the most skilled butcher in the country. 

Innovation ‘key to success’ for National Butchers’ Week 2017

As we enter February, we’re now just over a month away from National Butchers’ Week and we want to make sure you know all you need to about the event. 

Book your place at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Time is running out to book your place among the greats as the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017 is fast approaching. 

Top comedian to entertain at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

Stand-up comedian Alfie Moore has been revealed as the entertainment at this year’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA). 

Q Guild countdown for Smithfield Awards

With almost 600 product entrants this year, the Q Guild is preparing for a record Smithfield Awards. 

Get involved with National Butchers' Week 2017

The most important week of the butchery calendar is back. National Butchers’ Week 2017 will take place on 13-19 March and we’re already gearing up to make this the biggest and most creative year ever.

Industry figures recognised by Queen in Honours List

Respected names from the meat and agricultural industry have been among those named in the New Year’s Honours List 2017. 

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

Six of the nation’s best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final. 

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