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Masterclasses planned for Butchers’ Week

To mark National Butchers’ Week and raise money for charity Scope, Alnwick butcher Daniel Turnbull will be giving butchery masterclasses.

Provision trade body details new strategy

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) outlined a new vision and strategy at its Annual Dinner last night (26 February).

Tulip wins top accolade at processing awards

The annual Meat and Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA) reached its finale last night at the Deansgate Hotel in Manchester, with Tulip crowned Processor of the Year 2015.

Video: AHDB Outlook Conference 2015

The annual AHDB Conference took place last Wednesday (11 February) at One Great George Street, London. The new chief executive of AHDB, Jane King, kicked off proceedings in the morning, outlining the organisation’s plans and focus going forwards.

Meat products shine at awards

Meat products have topped the list of most popular items in the consumer-voted Product of the Year Awards.

Upland farming conferences planned

Eblex and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) are teaming up to host two conferences, focusing on helping upland farmers develop profitable farming businesses.

Perth bakers takes Scotch Pie title

A Perth bakers has been crowned World Scotch Pie champion in a record-breaking year for the competition.

Welsh red meat body targets Dutch market

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales is aiming to boost demand abroad as it prepares to showcase Welsh Lamb and Beef at the Netherlands’ largest hospitality fair next week.

Big expansion for Farm Shop & Deli Show

Due to “exceptional demand”, The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015 is set to be 100% bigger than last year.

Scottish food and drink ‘Oscars’ open for entry

Businesses are being urged to enter this year’s Scottish Food & Drink ‘Oscars’, which has been officially opened by broadcaster Kaye Adams. 

BDCI announces new festival chairman

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed Ocado.com head of buying Rose Price as its new festival chairman.

AHDB conference to look at emerging opportunities

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is preparing to address the prospects for the beef, lamb, pig, poultry and dairy sectors in its 2015 Outlook Conference next month.

Welsh red meat body to host farm open days

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has announced farm open days to help boost farmers’ productivity.

Entries urged for young butcher contest

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders is urging hopefuls to get applications in for its Premier Young Butcher competition as the competition is already hotting up.

Welsh Young Butcher of the Year crowned

Peter Rushford of Swans Farm Shop has been crowned Welsh Young Butcher of the year, claiming his place in the British team, due to compete in Paris next year.

US cutting methods to be shown at Eblex conference

Adopting new US cutting methods could help British processors and butchers maximise carcases, according to Eblex.

Three to vie for Welsh Young Butcher title

The Welsh Young Butcher competition gets under way next week and it is hotting up to be the toughest competition yet.

Categories extended in British Pie Awards

The 2015 British Pie Awards are now open for entry, with the competition this year offering 20 different categories.

Need to target younger audience for lamb, says HCC

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014.

Smithfield award-winning butchers revealed

The recipients of the Smithfield Awards were announced at Butcher’s Hall yesterday, with the Supreme Champion title won by a Manchester butcher.

Research reveals ‘chicken juice’ influence on campylobacter

Liquid released from chicken carcases helps spread campylobacter, scientists have found in new research.

Butcher’s Shop awards revealed tomorrow

The winners of Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014 competition will be revealed tomorrow at the Rosewood London Hotel.

Butcher teaches youngsters for Sausage Week

In celebration of British Sausage Week, Appleton’s Butchers of Wetherby has visited a local primary school to teach youngsters how to make sausages. 

Beef and lamb outlook positive, but volatility to remain

Due to increasing global demand for meat, the outlook for the UK beef and lamb industry is positive, but volatility is here to stay, said speakers at Eblex’s annual conference.

Radio station runs contest to coincide with British Sausage Week

Radio station XFM Manchester is running a sausage competition throughout British Sausage Week, which will see winners receive their height in sausages.

Holland’s Pies to recognise war veterans

Pie makers, Holland’s Pies, has created a limited-edition commemorative pie, which it intends to give away to war veterans in the north west of England.

Eblex targets students with lamb campaign

With the new term under way, Eblex is aiming to get more university students cooking with lamb, using its ‘LambSoc’ campaign.

Sausage firm reports successful Paris show

Westaways Sausages enjoyed a successful Sial, selling a 40-foot container to South Korea, as well as sealing other deals and meeting potential customers, according to managing director Charles Baughan. 

Scotland meat industry needs to maximise carcase to expand exports, says QMS

Scotland doesn’t currently have the volumes of meat to significantly grow its export market, but is looking to maximise returns for the whole carcase, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) head of marketing Laurent Vernet.

Scottish meat body shows charity support

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has announced it has donated £8,000 to three UK charities.

Hunt begins for best young Welsh butcher

The Cambrian Training Company, alongside Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has announced the annual search is on for the best young Welsh butcher.

Feature: Sial - 50 years young

Sial is back in 2014 with a number of new developments, as well as a 50th anniversary to celebrate. 

Video: Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014

The Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Butchery fair proves a resounding success

The Bakers’ and Butchers’ Autumn Fair 2014 saw butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Craig Finch wins Champion of Champions for second year running

Craig Finch has been announced winner of Meat Trades Journal's annual sausage competition Champion of Champions for the second year in a row.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers’ and Buthers’ Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Charity dinner tickets selling fast

The annual Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is urging industry to get their seats booked for its annual dinner as tickets are reportedly running out.

Are you visiting Bakers' and Butchers' Fair this Sunday?

With only days to go until this year’s Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what’s in store for visitors.

Deadline looming for meat and poultry awards

Processing companies across the meat sector are being urged to polish up their entries for one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions.

Golfing day brings in £6k for meat charity

The country’s largest meat charity, the Butchers’ & Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), has managed to raise nearly £6,000 through a fundraising golf day attended by 85 golfers.

BVA recognises veterinary excellence at awards

A number of impressive individuals won awards for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession at the British Veterinary Association’s Members Day in Manchester.

JBS Group sees stars in UK’s Great Taste Awards

A leading international supplier was celebrating after scooping top recognition for its imported meat in one of the UK’s leading artisan food competitions.

Prime Minister attends food and drink round-table

The British food and drink industry has estimated that it needs 170,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet demand.

Young finalists chosen in Butcher’s Shop awards

Four young butchers have been selected to go head-to-head for the prestigious title of Young Butcher of the Year in the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

Hunt on for meat processing stars

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 2015.

Young butchers ready for international contest

Two budding master butchers are “prepared and ready” to represent the UK in this year’s International Young Butcher Competition in Switzerland, taking place later in September.

Butchers urged to register for fair

With competitions, speakers and latest innovations on display, butchers are being urged to register for free entry to this Autumn’s Butchers and Bakers Fair.

Butchers’ Shop of the Year finalists revealed

Butchers throughout the UK are celebrating after being named as finalists in the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

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