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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 Valentines Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out 6 billion on Valentines 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 years Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Call for the UKs 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, were 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 years 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 were 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 Years Honours List 2017.

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

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

Susanna Williamson honoured with David Black Award 2016

Dr Susanna Williamson, of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), is the recipient of this years David Black Award.

Bolster Moor Farm Shop makes Yorkshire competition history

For the first time in its 28-year history, a single business has won the top titles in two flagship categories at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition.

High Court ruling will delay Brexit clarity says industry

The High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can begin the process of leaving the European Union, will delay clarity, according to industry trade body British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

Fresh off the back of winning Meat Trades Journals Champion of Champions, Andrew Rook of JC Rook & Sons has been announced the winner of the Best British Banger.

Banging radio station hits the airwaves

Celebrating British Sausage Week (Monday 31 October-Sunday 6 October), a new radio station has been launched to honour the British favourite.

Game on the menu at Leeds City College

Leeds City College is to host an exclusive game seminar with chef Jose Souto.

Great British Game Week returns

The best of the countrys 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) Scotlands Autumn Conference.

Book your place at Butchers Shop of the Year

Butchers 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 Journals 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 Londons St Barts 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 Jacks Creek has retained the title of the Worlds Best Steak Producer.

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (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

Its time for the meat processing sectors 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.

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2016 finalists announced

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the finalists for the Butchers 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, its 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 nations biggest sausage competition.

Britains Best Burger finalists announced

Celebrating the tastiest burgers in the country, the final six in Britains 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 years 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 Zealands 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 Butchers Shop of the Year Awards entries extended

Due to overwhelming demand, this years entry deadline for Butchers 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.

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