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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.

Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

Gist, a UK supply chain company, has announced it will join the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign to help tackle youth unemployment.

Great Yorkshire contest introduces new UK-wide category

The prestigious Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is to feature a new category this year for open small pork pies.

Roadshow promotes Welsh meat to visitors

The Welsh Red Meat Roadshow, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – the meat promotion body for Wales – will make its next stop at Oakwood Theme Park.

Framlingham aims to repeat SausageFest success

Following last year’s “runaway success”, SausageFest is back this autumn, to treat the people of Framlingham to a day of family fun.

Eblex reveals beef and lamb conference topics

Production efficiency and profitability will take centre-stage at the annual Eblex conference.

Keith Chegwin to hand out Butchers’ Fair prizes

Television legend Keith Chegwin will be leading the celebrations at the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Fair Autumn later this year.

Deadline extended for Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

British beef and lamb presented to Austrian foodservice

Eblex continues to focus on exports and has showcased British beef and lamb in Vienna to the Austrian foodservice sector.

Meat industry award recognises high achievers

The Royal Smithfield Club is calling for nominations for its Bicentary Trophy 2014, which celebrates excellence in the meat industry.

NFU protests against Tesco's NZ lamb promotion

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) staged a protest outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh show yesterday (21 July) against its promotion of New Zealand lamb during prime British lambing season.

Entries invited for National Pie Competition

As the Bakers’ and Butchers’ Autumn Fair approaches, the National Pie Competition held at the event is now open for entries.

Welsh meat body uses show to offer livestock advice

Expert advice on a wide range of livestock issues will be available to farmers at the Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) stand during the Royal Welsh Show.

Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

Tesco crowned retailer of the year at SuperMeat

Last night’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards celebrated the best British supermarkets have to offer, with Tesco winning overall retailer of the year.

Industry awaits results of SuperMeat Awards

Industry stalwarts will gather for the prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards this evening to hear the winners of the sought-after accolades.   

Welsh Lamb presented at NATO dinner

Welsh Lamb was the centrepiece of a NATO dinner which was served to 2,000 ambassadors and diplomats in Brussels.

Butchers’ Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, guests to the event’s Gala Dinner were told.

Insects could be future of pig feed, argues specialist

Pigs could be feeding on insects such as maggots and fly larvae by 2020, according to pig feed specialist Mick Hazzledine.

Meat industry charity raises £800 via Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a six-course meal at Butchers’ Hall and raised funds at the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Gala Dinner.

Butchers’ and Bakers’ Autumn Fair approaches

Award-winning pie makers will be hoping to continue their success at the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Autumn Fair this October.

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 you’ve 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 world’s largest

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

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