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Industry expert cycling to save lives

Meat marketing consultant Rob Smith is set to take on his biggest challenge yet.

Top impressionist to host BDCI’s Annual Festival Dinner

Popular impressionist and comedian Rory Bremner will be hosting this year’s Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) Annual Festival Dinner.

Christmas SuperMeat & Fish judging underway

Christmas is coming early for the meat industry as the judging for SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products gets underway. 

Test your steak against the best in the world

The World Steak Challenge is now accepting entries, so if you haven’t already entered, then do it quickly to be in with a chance to be named the World’s Best Steak Producer. 

Midlands butchers win England heat of WorldSkills UK contest

Butchers from the West Midlands have won the England heat of the WorldSkills UK contest. 

Interfood tops grid at charity race day

Interfood Technology is in pole position to raise over £6,000 for charity following a karting race day at Daytona Motorsport in Milton Keynes.  

Glastonbury Festival meat supplier has another successful year

Glastonbury’s main meat supplier, Jon Thorner’s, has seen out another successful festival as “it gets better each year”.

Champion of Champions 2015 now open for entries

Entries are now open for this year’s Champion of Champions competition. 

Watch what happened at SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015

Catch all the action from this year's SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015. 

M&S scoops Best Retailer at SuperMeat & Fish awards

At a star-studded event at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, hosted by comedian Stephen Mangan, Marks & Spencer was awarded the Retailer of the Year accolade at the SuperMeat & Fish awards. 

International experts to gather for Sheep Breeders Round Table

Specialists from Norway and the USA are the latest to join a line-up of speakers at the 2015 Sheep Breeders Round Table.  

New training opportunity in the beef industry

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has teamed up with the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) in a new scheme designed to educate and inform those involved in the beef industry. 

Ayrshire school wins design-a-burger competition

Pupils at Greenwood Academy in Ayrshire have won a competition to design a burger. 

New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute. 

New NFMFT president unveiled at AGM

Jim Sperring has been elected the new president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), replacing Glossop butcher John Mettrick, who held the role since 2013. 

Tulip golf day raises £43,000 for charity

A fundraising golf day held by Tulip and companies in its supply chain has raised over £43,000 for charity. Thirty-one teams took part in the event, with proceeds going to the Make-A-Wish charity. 

Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

SAMW auction raises £15,000 for charity

A lot at the charity auction of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) annual conference and dinner dance has broken event records raising £4,800. 

Importance of working together and good supply chains highlighted at BMPA conference

Good supply chains are vital to the success of the meat industry, said the president of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) Peter Mitchell, at its annual conference last week. 

The search is on for world’s best steak!

A new international competition, from the team behind Meat Trades Journal, has been launched - the World Steak Challenge. 

The search to find UK’s best butcher’s shop is on!

The time has come to start Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. Entries to the Butcher's Shop of the Year competition are now officially open, with 12 categories to enter this year. 

Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

The best BBQ products in the country were recognised at the Q Guild BBQ Final in Coventry. 

Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Call for input on future Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

The industry has been encouraged to help shape the future of the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). 

British butchers gear up for Tri-Nations Challenge

The Great British Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge team are getting ready for this year’s contest. 

BDCI golf day details announced

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable institution (BDCI) has announced details for this year’s Golf Day. 

Scottish Craft Butchers Awards winners revealed

The best haggis, pork sausages, beefburgers and savoury products in Scotland were decided upon last weekend at the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. 

AHDB embraces technology as industry’s future

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has launched a new conference in an effort to promote and develop technology in the industry.

Stephen Mangan to host SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015

Comedian and actor Stephen Mangan has been announced as the presenter for the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015. 

Sign up now for ‘future of food’ conference

Meat industry professionals looking to innovate are being urged to snap up tickets to a food innovation conference in London.

Scotch meats stimulate Asian interest

Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI have attracted keen interest at Hofex, “Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show”, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Welsh focus on pig profits

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to launch a new website to help promote Welsh pork, while ‘profiting from pig production’ will be the focus of an upcoming livestock festival in the country.

Northern Irish butcher’s wins innovation accolade

Butchers Hannan Meats has been awarded an Excellence in Innovation at the Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards.

Chicken creation takes the crown at British Pie Awards

The Great North Pie Co. has been crowned the Supreme Champion of this year’s British Pie Awards for its Chicken, Mushroom, English Mustard & Cream creation.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

Farm shop bosses share knowledge

A panel of farm shop experts gave visitors their top tips for running a successful business in a special talk at the Farm Shop & Deli show in Birmingham earlier this week.

Quality and education important for butchers, says futurologist

Butchers and farm shops should focus on quality not quantity, while providing a premium and educational service, according to leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.

BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Robin Hood sausage contest celebrates 21st year

Meat organisation the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders is celebrating its 100th year with its annual Robin Hood Sausage Championship in Nottinghamshire.

Moy Park secures green accolade from KFC

Poultry producer Moy Park has been recognised for sustainability and environmental performance by KFC, at the fast food chain’s recent Supplier Awards.

SuperMeat judging gets under way

The judging for the 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Awards has kicked off, with the deadline for entries now closed. 

GB team selected for Tri-Nations butchery challenge

Britain’s best butchers are preparing for the Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge, after the GB team was decided in a competition at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) last month.

Innovation conference launched

A new conference promoting innovation in the food and drink manufacturing industries has been launched.

Great British Beef Week to raise awareness of declining suckler herd

The British beef industry has lost over 100,000 beef breeding cows in the last three years, Ladies in Beef reported as they gear up for Great British Beef Week.

Southampton butcher helps to inspire young cooks

Children in Southampton have been competing in a creative cooking competition, organised by Q Guild butcher Owton’s.

#Butcherisbetter campaign review

We picked out some of the best from our #butcherisbetter campaign for National Butchers' Week.

Butcher bounce back threatened by lost generation

Butchers are riding the crest of a wave of increasing popularity among consumers, but a lost generation of skills is threatening to derail that momentum.

Meat cutting and casserole work on show at IFE

The latest developments in meat cutting and the casserole and braising categories will be on show at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) this week.

Cooperation key to success in supply chain security

Greater cooperation and collaboration throughout the UK food supply chain was highlighted as a key factor in tackling the challenges of effective supply chain security, at a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on the subject last week.

Law creates more stress at slaughter for sheep, finds study

Legislation requiring the individual handling of sheep in non-stun slaughterhouses increases stress levels in animals, according to research presented at Tuesday’s Eblex Halal Seminar.

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