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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.

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 years 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 weeks 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 Britains Got More Talent, is to host this years BDCI Annual Festival Dinner.

Butchers Shop of the Year Awards are back!

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the return of Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Nominations open for David Black Award

One of the pig industrys 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 Dalziels 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 years SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards.

Meat-based dinner raises money for Farm Africa

An impressive 135,000 was raised for Farm Africa last week (Thursday 21 April 2016) at a gala event, organised by the development charity.

National Meat Products Competition Supreme Champion crowned

Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers in Harborne, Birmingham, has won the Supreme Champion accolade at this years National Meat Products Competition.

Pupils learn skills from popular butcher

Students at Holme Junior and Infant School in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, were treated to an educational butchery workshop by master butcher Brindon Addy.

Butcher finalists prepare for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The five butchers shops that have been announced as finalists in the butchery category at the 2016 Farm Shop & Deli Awards have been busy finalising preparations. The winner will be announced on Monday 18 April, in conjunction with Foodex.

Meat Business Women announce third networking event

Meat Business Women, the networking group for women working in the UK meat industry, is to host its third event next month in London.

Take part in Meat Trades Journals Green Survey

The industry has its chance to have its say on environmental issues, thanks to the annual Meat Trades Journal Green Survey.

Livestock industrys young talent showcased

More than 140 young farmers between the ages of eight and 24 demonstrated their abilities at the National Young Stars from 23-24 March at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern.

Deadline extended for entries to SuperMeat & Fish Awards

Due to the overwhelming number of entrants, the deadline for entries to this years SuperMeat & Fish Awards has been extended to 1 April.

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.

Deadline approaching for SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016

The deadline for entries to this years SuperMeat & Fish Awards is nearing and you have less than a month to secure your seat amongst the greats of the industry.

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.

Industry expands technical knowledge at AHDB Beef & Lamb masterclass

Professionals from the meat industry have been given the opportunity to improve their technical knowledge with the help of AHDB Beef & Lamb.

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.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016 now open for entries

One of the top nights in the meat industry is back for 2016. SuperMeat & Fish Awards is now accepting entries from retailers.

New chair for BDCI Festival 2016

Steve Crosby, chairman of Riverway Foods, is to take over from Ocados head of buying, Rose Price, as the BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) festival chairman for 2016.

Sign up to MTJs meat adulteration webinar

Its less than a month until Meat Trades Journals webinar on meat adulteration.

National Farmers' Union Scotland votes for change at annual general meeting

Members of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland voted through a number of constitutional changes at this years annual general meeting on Thursday, 11 February.

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.

Meat adulteration webinar launched by Meat Trades Journal

To learn more about protecting the supply chain in the UK food industry, be sure to register for Meat Trades Journals webinar on meat adulteration.

E.coli risk management to be addressed

Tackling shiga-toxin producing E.coli (STEC) and providing risk management for it will be a focus at this years AHDB Beef & Lamb Processor Conference.

AgriBank continues to support farming industry

Dedicated lender to the UK farming industry, AgriBank, is looking to carry on its success at this years Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (LAMMA) event.

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