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Beef industry gathers to tackle perfect storm

A perfect storm was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards nearly here

The annual SuperMeat & Fish Awards are just around the corner, so make sure youve got your ticket sorted for the industry event of the year.

Bpex conference tackles pig feed and data

The recent Bpex Innovation Conference attracted around 200 people, with speakers tackling issues of pig feed and data interpretation.

Export conference highlights opportunities for future growth

Opportunities for market growth and insights into the performance of the red meat sector were discussed at the Eblex Export Conference which took place this week (25 June).

Rugby star prepares British butchers for Tri-Nations

Rugby hero Phil Vickery has been preparing the British team to do battle with the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge.

Flintshire butchers clean up at BBQ competition

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry.

One-ton haggis crowned worlds largest

Halls of Scotland has officially reclaimed the worlds largest haggis title, which it won in 1978, and the record has been verified by the Guinness Book of Records.

Scotch Bonnet Burger takes QMS prize

Falkirk schoolchild Eve Cattanachs aptly named Scotch Bonnet Burger has been awarded the top prize in Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) Commonwealth Burger Challenge.

Spotlight on Scottish red meat at Highland Show

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is gearing up to promote Scotch Beef and Lamb at this years Royal Highland Show, which gets under way next week.

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Plans for Bakers & Butchers Fair get under way

Butchers are being urged to pay a visit to Newark later in the year for a day of competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking as MTJ gears up for the Butchers and Bakers Autumn Fair.

Haggis champion crowned

The Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA) has announced the winner of the 2014 Scottish Haggis Championships.

Royals get to taste a Scotch Beef pie

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been treated to a specially made Strathearn pie on their most recent royal tour of Perthshire.

Soil Association launches 2014 organic awards

The Soil Association has announced that its 2014 awards are now open for entries, with everything from food and drink to organic living awards up for grabs.

Book your seats for SuperMeat today

There is just over a month to go before we announce this years winner of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition is starting to hot up.

Groceries Code Adjudicator holds inaugural conference

The inaugural Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Annual Conference will take place on 23 June, with GCA Christine Tacon looking back on her first year and presenting her agenda for the year ahead.

Welsh butcher chosen as Learner of the Year finalist

A young Welsh butcher, who has been selected to represent Great Britain in a European skills competition, has been selected has a finalist for Learner of the Year.

Farming minister highlights careers in food

The meat industry, along with the wider food sector, is the UKs largest manufacturing business and should not be overlooked, food and farming minister George Eustice told delegates to the British Meat Processors Associations (BMPA) annual conference.

Supply chain integrity stressed at BMPA conference

Meat processors need to work with their regulatory and retail partners to help protect the integrity of the supply chain, delegates to the British Meat Processors Associations (BMPA) annual conference were told.

Dufftown butcher wins Scottish black pudding contest

A Speyside butchers has won the Scottish Black Pudding Championships, which it hopes will boost trade.

Butchers triumph at Scottish burger and BBQ awards

Two butchers picked up Diamond prizes at the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards evaluations for speciality burgers and BBQ products.

Scottish pupils to compete on Commonwealth Burger

Scottish pupils have been invited to create a special burger for the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow this summer

Bpex outlines pig conference details

Feeding and performance data will take centre stage at this years Bpex Innovation Conference.

Scottish conference debates meat industrys future

This years Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) conference discussed the future of the Scottish meat industry, with new European food hygiene regulations and reform to the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) at the top of the agenda.

Record-holder scoops turkey plucking challenge

The Champions of Champions turkey plucking competition was won by the Guinness Book of Records holder Vincent Pilkington.

Butchers set for Tri-Nations Challenge

Britain will host this years Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, which will be hosted at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10 July 2014.

Great British Beef Week set to boost quality sales

The countdown is on to Great British Beef Week 2014, with Ladies in Beef co-founders Minette Batters and Jilly Greed urging the British beef industry to get behind the promotion.

Chicken tops Easter meal poll

Chicken is the most popular choice for a special Easter meal this year, according to a recent IGD ShopperVista survey.

British success at Asian trade show

British meat exporters, who exhibited on an Eblex/Bpex stand, reported high levels of interest after showcasing their products at the Food and Hotel Asia 2014 (FHA2014) convention in Singapore last week (8-11 April).

Former Masterchef finalist wins Chef of the Year contest

2013 Masterchef finalist Adam Handling, has been crowned the British Culinary Federations (BCF) Chef of the Year 2014 at a special awards ceremony on Monday night (7 April).

British exporters showcased at Asian event

Eblex and Bpex will be showcasing 14 exporters of British meat at the Food and Hotel Asia (FHA) convention in Singapore between 8 and 11 April 2014.

British Turkey Awards 2014 open for entries

The British Turkey Awards 2014 have invited retailers to showcase their poultry products as entries are now open.

Sian Lloyd to present Welsh curry awards

ITV weather girl Sin Lloyd is to present the Welsh Curry House of the Year Awards, which will include a specially created Welsh lamb curry.

Marks & Spencer joins in SuperMeat rivalry

This years SuperMeat & Fish Awards are hotting up, with the announcement that Marks & Spencer (M&S) is entering the fray.

Collaboration the key for sausage supplier

The owner of a Devon sausage supplier has urged small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industry to collaborate with each other for success.

Robin Hood Championship celebrates 20th anniversary

The Robin Hood Championship for independent butchers, held at the Nottinghamshire County Show, Winthorpe, will celebrate its 20-year anniversary by adding an extra category and reducing weight penalties.

Bpex South of England Roadshow hailed a success

The Bpex regional roadshows came to an end in Ardingly, West Sussex, where Chris Cripps from Greens of Pangbourne butchers and pie shop was awarded Overall Champion of the South of England for his chorizo-stuffed pork cutlets.

Welsh success at Food & Drink Expo

Exhibitors on the Food and Drink Wales stand reported a successful Food & Drink Expo 2014, benefiting from powerful branding, a prominent location and an exclusively Welsh showcase area.

Antrim goat meat company wins award

Northern Irish goat kids meat producer Broughgammon Farm has been recognised for its enterprise at the Countryside Alliance Awards.

Chris Riley named Britains Premier Young Butcher 2014

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has named Chris Riley, 22, Woodlands Farm Shop, Leicestershire, as Britains Premier Young Butcher.

Businesses celebrate National Butchers Week

To celebrate the seventh annual National Butchers Week (NBW), taking place this week (24-30 March) butchers across the country are reaching out to their local communities, offering promotions and competitions.

Supreme Champion crowned at Meat Products Competition

The fifth consecutive National Meat Products Competition, held at this years Foodex, was won by Alison Maloney, from Maloneys Country Butchers & Bakers, Newark.

British Pie Awards announce head judge

The British Pie Awards 2014 have appointed Ian Nelson, technical account manager at Hovis, as the head judge.

UKs Premier Young Butcher sought

Some of the UKs best young butchers will be heading to Birmingham tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 March) for a gruelling contest to establish who is the UKs Premier Young Butcher.

Two more retailers join SuperMeat battle

The Co-operative Group and Aldi are the latest supermarket chains to join the battle for prizes at the prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Pig & Poultry Fair to look at utilising media

This years British Pig & Poultry Fair will discuss how businesses can use media to grow.

MTJ on hand to greet you at Foodex

Make sure you come and see the Meat Trades Journal and Global Meat News teams on stands R340 in Hall 19 at Foodex and M271 in Hall 6 at Food and Drink Expo this coming week and be in with a chance of winning!

Meat Trades Journal publishes Idiots Guide in run-up to National Butchers Week

Younger shoppers are the target for this years National Butchers Week and Meat Trades Journal has published a handy guide to help navigate the butchers shop.

Welsh red meat on display at Food & Drink Expo

Welsh Lamb and Beef will feature at the UKs largest food and drink trade show next week.

Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition judges the weird and wonderful

The 2014 Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition saw a whole range of innovative entries, showcasing the best the countys butchers have to offer.

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