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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. 

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 year’s 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. 

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.

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 Journal’s Green Survey

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

Livestock industry’s 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 year’s 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

Britain’s sexiest butcher revealed

Twenty-two-year-old Marcus Harrison from Adrian Livesey’s Butchers in Preston has been named as Britain’s sexiest butcher. 

Deadline approaching for SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016

The deadline for entries to this year’s 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 Ocado’s head of buying, Rose Price, as the BDCI (Butchers' and Drovers' Charitable Institution) festival chairman for 2016.

Sign up to MTJ’s meat adulteration webinar

It’s less than a month until Meat Trades Journal’s 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 year’s 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 Journal’s 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 year’s 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 year’s Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (LAMMA) event.

Breeding values to be highlighted in bull selection process

Workshops in Scotland have been designed to help beef producers choose the most efficient and profitable breeding lines in cattle. 

HCC marketing campaign wins marketing awards

Summer and autumn marketing campaigns to help promote Welsh Lamb products and combat pressure on prices have been recognised at the Drum Network Awards. 

Beef consultants benefit from industry workshops

AHDB Beef & Lamb and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) have developed a new initiative offering beef industry consultants and advisers insights into herd performance and the selection process for cattle slaughter. 

Specialist beef and lamb conference returns to the north

The first specialist beef and lamb conference in over a decade is to make a return to the north of England in January 2016. 

BPC honours industry’s finest

Celebrated members of the poultry industry gathered yesterday evening (Tuesday 8 December) for the British Poultry Council’s (BPC) annual awards. 

Further investment planned for Scottish butchers

Plans for more investment in the Scottish Craft Butchers logo were outlined by Beaton Lindsay, president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA), at its annual meeting on 25 November. 

Welsh Pork Butcher’s inaugural winner dedicates win to mother

The winner of the first Welsh Pork Butcher contest at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair has paid tribute to his late mother for his success. 

Two on the trot for Welsh Young Butcher champion Peter Rushforth

Champion Welsh Young Butcher Peter Rushforth has successfully defended his title at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells. 

AHDB outlook conference 2016 announced

AHDB’s 2016 outlook conference is set to discuss EU membership and the competitiveness of the livestock sector.

Welsh butcher looks forward after BSOTY success

After winning the title of Welsh Butcher of the Year at Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015, Rogers & Son of Carmarthen is now focusing on launching a steak and gourmet burger bar in Pembrokeshire.

Butchery competition heads to annual Skills Show

Six of the industry’s top butchers are set to battle it out at the inaugural Butchery WorldSkills UK National Final at Birmingham’s NEC.

Butcher's Shop of the Year winner revealed

Simpsons Butchers, based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was announced as the overall winner of Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015, after successfully securing the Midlands & East of England regional title for the second year running. 

Scotch Pie Championship heats up

Scotland’s top butchers and bakers have been judged for the 17th World Scotch Pie Championships. 

Heck recognised at business awards

A family-run sausage business has won the top accolade at the Telegraph Festival of Business awards. 

Deadline for M&PPA 2016 approaches

Processors have until next Friday, 20 November, to enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016. 

Sibling butchery team win at Hampshire Fare

A brother and sister team have taken the top prize at the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.

Moy Park adds to trophy cabinet

Moy Park, the self-proclaimed largest poultry processor in Northern Ireland, was crowned the overall company at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Tuesday (3 November).

David Black Award presented to Andrew Knowles

Andrew Knowles has been awarded the prestigious David Black Award. 

AHDB Beef & Lamb encourages dialogue with levy payers

Delegates from the agriculture industry gathered yesterday (3 November 2015) for AHDB Beef & Lamb’s annual conference, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. 

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