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Complete Meats wins at British Sausage Week with Pork & Otter Ale offering

Devon butcher Complete Meats has been awarded the top prize in this year’s British Sausage Week competition. 

Pig profitability to be addressed at AHDB Pork conference

AHDB Pork is due to hold a series of events throughout November and December, with the aim of helping stockmen and farm managers in producing a profitable pig. 

Halal operators plan conference boycott

Halal operators in the UK are planning to boycott the upcoming AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference over concerns on how the levy is being spent. 

Royal appointment for AHDB Pork

Sam Bowsher, skills development co-ordinator at AHDB Pork, had an encounter of the royal kind when she met Princess Anne. 

Moy Park director wins award

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, has been named UK Director of the Year for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility at the prestigious Institute of Directors UK awards. 

Meat industry to climb new heights for Farm Africa

Personnel from the meat industry are looking to test their endurance as they hope to trek in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains in aid of Farm Africa. 

Debbie & Andrew’s celebrates awards success

Kent-based sausage producers Debbie & Andrew’s Perfect Cumberland Pork Sausage took the top title in the meat category at The Grocer New Products Awards. 

British Pie Awards now open

The 2016 British Pie Awards is now accepting entries. The awards take place on 9 March 2016 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, during British Pie Week (7-13 March 2016). 

World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Search for Wales’ best butcher

Skilled butchers from Wales are being called to show off their abilities at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month. 

Scotland’s geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

Scottish red meat imports thriving

The annual survey of Scottish red meat exporters by QMS has revealed a 4.3% increase in the total red meat exported from Scotland for the year ending September 2015 to approximately £76.6 million (excluding fifth-quarter value).

The world’s best steak is soon to be revealed

We are just days away from the results of the World Steak Challenge.

Champion of Champions crowned

Chris Potter from Tim Potter Son & Daughter in Wellington, Somerset, was crowned this year’s Champion of Champions at St Bart’s Brewery in London.

Minister highlights export growth at Anuga

Farming Minister George Eustice has praised the 4,000 food and drink businesses that have exported almost £1 billion of British produce to shops and restaurants around the world over the past two years.

International buyers learn about Scottish red meat

A group of international food buyers from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada headed to a Perthshire farm to learn about the origins Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Red Tractor experiences promotional success

Quality food assurance scheme Red Tractor has experienced its most successful promotion to date. This accomplishment comes only three weeks into the seven-week campaign. 

Moy Park wins development accolade

Moy Park has been awarded for its best-in-class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015 earlier this week. 

Moy Park poultry suppliers join prestigious club

A selection of Northern Irish farmers who supply to Moy Park have been rewarded for their hard work. 

Second Meat Business Women a success

Women in the meat industry gathered on Wednesday (30 September) to network and share their experiences of working within the sector. 

Avian influenza meetings to be held across UK

Following three cases of avian influenza in the UK over the past nine months, the UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) is set to hold a series of seminars across Great Britain and Northern Ireland to help poultry farmers prepare for a potential outbreak.

Butchers urged to get behind British Sausage Week

With the 18th annual British Sausage Week approaching (2-8 November), butchers are being urged to support the campaign by grabbing their free point-of-sale promotional kits.

Tulip blossoms at awards

One of the UK’s leading food producers has won big at this year’s Engagement Excellence Awards. 

Asda wins top turkey award

Asda has won the best retailer prize at this year’s British Turkey Awards. 

We Hae Meat nominated for Scottish Business Award

Ayrshire meat company We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award in the Family Business of the Year category. 

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as London’s Tobacco Dock hosted the UK’s third Meatopia festival.

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this year’s International Young Butchers’ Competition. 

Try something different for the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup about to start, fans of the sport are soon to find themselves occupied for the next month.

British meat to be showcased at Anuga

AHDB Beef & Lamb is due to take Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb products to one of the world’s leading food fairs.

Enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

The search is on for the meat industry’s shining stars as Meat Trades Journal gears up once again for the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016. 

First for Northern Irish beef

The inaugural Northern Ireland Beef Event, Beef NI Expo and Pedigree Calf Fair will take place on 14 November at the old Balmoral Belfast venue. 

Industry urged to get behind British Sausage Week

British Sausage Week is back. The biggest sausage celebration of the year gets underway from 2-8 November 2015.

Beef dripping reigns supreme

The Great Taste Supreme Champion 2015 has been awarded to James Whelan Butchers Beef Dripping product.

Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalists announced

The entries have been examined and the finalists for the 2015 Butcher’s Shop of the Year have been revealed. 

Deadline day for Champion of Champions fast approaching

Mark Friday 4 September in your diary and get your entries in to the nation’s top sausage competition. 

Welsh Lamb hits the road

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has embarked on a roadshow in an effort to promote Welsh Lamb. 

Richmond adds new flavours to scrum

Kerry Foods’ sausage brand Richmond is going for the try with its new rugby-inspired limited-edition flavours. 

Midlothian supports Scotch Beef Club

Heart of Midlothian Football Club has become a member of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Beef Club, the first Scottish Premiership club to do so. 

Deadline day to enter Butcher’s Shop of the Year

If you haven’t entered Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK, do it now! 

Team GB puts finishing touches to Tri-Nations preparations

In an effort to secure a victory at next month’s Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, Team GB is to hold its final practice session and get-together at The Food Academy at Leeds City College, on Wednesday, August 26. 

Traditional turkey gets unconventional makeover from chef Rachel Green

The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) has been working with award-winning chef Rachel Green to develop non-traditional turkey recipes out of leftover dishes. 

Top chef to present prestigious awards

One of London’s top female chefs will present the 2015 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition deadline approaches

Time is running out to enter the ‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition, sponsored by Knorr Gravy and supported by Colman’s mustard. 

Deadline fast approaching for the World Steak Challenge

There is less than one week left for producers to enter the World Steak Challenge. 

Six butchers qualify for Butchery WorldSkills UK National Final

The six top-scoring butchers from the combined heats in Wales, Northern Ireland and England have been announced and will now put their skills to the test in the final at The Skills Show at the NEC Birmingham from 19 to 21 November. 

Red Tractor gears up for largest ever on-pack promotion

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) has unveiled its biggest ever on-pack promotional campaign for later this year. 

Time is running out to enter Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015

There’s just one week left to enter Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. 

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards: The Results

After some particularly tough judging, the results of the inaugural 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards are in. 

New barbecue TV show hopes to sizzle this summer

A new five-part series being broadcast on ITV will pit Britain’s biggest barbecue enthusiasts against one another, in the hopes of being crowned king or queen of the barbecue. 

Nominations still open for David Black Award

There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the David Black Award – the highest honour the pig industry can bestow. 

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