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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.

Sausage designed to raise flood relief funds

An official Chertsey Sausage, which will be used to raise funds for flood relief, has been unveiled after being selected by members of the Surrey public and Dragons Dens Theo Paphitis.

Artist explores consumers view of meat

An artist, who has used art to look at our relationship with meat, is presenting her work in Brighton throughout April.

Finalists chosen in Premier Young Butcher contest

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has announced six of the best young butchers in the UK to compete for the Premier Young Butcher 2014 title.

East Midlands winners awarded for pork product excellence

The East Midlands Roadshow produced some worthy winners in the Pork Product Excellence Awards last week.

Conference to look at future of livestock production

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference 2014 will look at the potential effects of large-scale livestock systems on animal health and welfare, during a workshop that will look at the future of livestock production.

BBC seeks meat industry artists

BBC One is hunting for the best of Britains amateur artists for a new competitive arts series, and they have asked for any budding maestros in the meat industry to put themselves forward.

Environmentalists to launch Meat Free May

Not content with meat-free Mondays, environmental campaigners have launched a campaign to encourage consumers to sign up to a whole month of meat abstinence with the launch of Meat Free May.

Eblex gets behind new beef cuts

Eblex is promoting its new beef cut development programme in an attempt to counteract declining beef consumption in the home.

SuperMeat to reward 'best of the best'

The big multiple retail chains are gearing up for this years prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition looks set to be intense.

Butcher and TV Dragon choose flood relief sausage

Dragons Dens entrepreneur Theo Paphitis and Q Guild butchers James of Shepperton have linked up to select a signature Chertsey Sausage to raise funds towards flood relief across the south of England.

Tesco backs veggie week

Tesco has been announced as the headline sponsor for National Vegetarian Week, which organisers use to campaign for people to move to a meat free diet.

Pasty champion keeps it in the family

Twelve-year-old Simon Cornish became the third member of his family to be crowned a champion at the Eden Projects World Pasty Championships.

Forum to look at legal uncertainty surrounding animal welfare

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) Discussion Forum will look at legislation covering welfare on the farm, during transport and at the slaughterhouse, to decide whether a lack of clarity is causing animals unnecessary suffering.

Video: MTC and IOM awards 2014

Meatinfo.co.uk's video review of the MTC and IOM awards 2014, held at Butchers' Hall in London on 25 February 2014.

Stars of the future announced at MTC and IOM awards

The Institute of Meat (IOM) and Meat Training Council (MTC) Awards, held at the historic Butchers Hall in London on 25 February, saw a number of winners rewarded for endeavour and excellence within meat industry training.

New chairman as BDCI prepares 2014 fundraising events

Meat industry charity the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has a number of events planned for 2014, after the festival chairmans official handover lunch.

Video: Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Linden Foods took top accolade at this year's Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

GB Olympic bobsledders thank butchers

Wiltshires Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls John Jackson and Paula Walker were in Devizes earlier this week to thank their sponsor award-winning butchers Walter Rose & Son.

Northern Ireland firm scoops top processor award

Northern Irish-based processor Linden Foods was celebrating after taking home the title of Processing Business of the Year at the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Video: Outlook Conference 2014 review

The 2014 AHDB Outlook Conference was held at One George Street in Westminster, London. Speakers included George Eustice MP, Connor McVeigh from McDonald's and Richard Brown from Gira.

Paralympian medallist cooks steaks in schools

Paracyclist Fiona Duncan, a silver medallist in the 2011 Para-Cycling Track World Championships, delivered interactive cookery workshops at two schools last week, as part of Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) Champions in Schools programme.

Volatile prices create uncertainty in sheep industry

Price volatility in the sheep sector remains a huge problem, and market experts expect fewer lambs to be hitting the market this year, delegates to the Outlook Conference in London were told.

Constraint in long-term beef supplies

Beef supplies will remain tight into the long term, but consumer demand remains robust, delegates to the Outlook Conference were told.

NFU advisor concerned about poultry overproduction

Speaking to MTJ after the AHDB Outlook Conference on Wednesday 12 February, national poultry advisor Christopher Dickinson said it was vital not to get into a state of poultry overproduction.

SuperMeat rivalry gets under way

Morrisons will be hoping to make it three on the trot as the supermarket sector gears up for the annual prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Yorkshire butchers again announced as 2013 Countryside Alliance regional champion

H Weatherhead & Sons Butchers in Pateley Bridge has been chosen as Yorkshire champion in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards for the second year running.

Faccenda managers enter new poultry course

After working with Harper Adams University for two years to develop the qualification, food company Faccenda has enrolled 12 managers on to the post-graduate Poultry Business Management course.

Scotch Beef PGI campaign targets 11 million people

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) last week launched a 650,000 campaign to promote PGI Scotch Beef, targeting 11 million consumers.

Eblex conference to look at meat quality and hygiene

Eblex is hosting a processor conference on 6 March, at which meat quality and hygiene regulations will be discussed.

Bolster Moor takes north east champion title

Bolster Moor Farm Shop took the Overall Champion title for the north east at the Bpex Regional Pork Product Excellence Awards Roadshow.

Charles Mason wins AMI award

Technical director of the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) Charles Mason has received the Robin Irish Award from the Association of Meat Inspectors (AMI).

Search is on for Englands best burger

This years Englands Best Burger Challenge is now open for entry, with a special new category for 2014.

Animal science conference to focus on global food challenge

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference 2014, to be held at the University of Nottingham on 29 and 30 April 2014, will discuss the latest techniques, technologies and developments in science which are helping to tackle the biggest challenges in the livestock sector.

Scottish pie campaign launched

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has developed a new campaign to encourage people to warm up and beat the winter blues with meat pies.

Former World Scotch Pie champion wins new category

Paul Boyle, from Boghall Butchers, West Lothian, has won the Scotch Pie Club Awards first apple pie contest.

New BDCI festival chairman reveals plans

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed a new festival chairman, Norman Hatcliff, who has revealed his plans for the coming year.

Cattle conference to focus on healthy diet

The British Cattle Conference will focus on breeding healthy food in a hungry world across its two-and-a-half day event in January.

Future of agriculture discussed at OFC

The Oxford Farming Conference (OFC) is currently taking place on 6-8 January, with speakers including Secretary of State Owen Paterson, European Commissioner Dacian Cioloș and National Farmers Union (NFU) president Peter Kendall.

NBW 2013 gets off the starting blocks

Butchers are being urged to get ready for next year's National Butchers' Week, with MTJ again gearing up to put the trade firmly in the spotlight.

It's nearly here

The long-awaited final of MTJ's prestigious Butcher's Shop of the Year awards is fast approaching, with this year's ceremony to be hosted by a special celebrity guest.

Fourth processing awards get under way

Companies throughout the meat sector are being urged to enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards, as the event enters its fourth year.

Butcher's Shop finalists chosen

Butchery businesses up and down the country will be vying with each other for the top spot following the first round of judging in MTJ's popular Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards. The finalists are now revealed across all of the competition's categories and judges will be hitting the road to assess each business on the ground.

Week extension for BSOTY entries

Butchers are still in with a chance of being named 2012 Butcher's Shop of the Year, with the entry deadline extended by a week to 11 August.

Champion opportunity

Award-winning sausages from across the UK will be competing to see which can claim the UK's ultimate sausage title in MTJ's Champion of Champions competition. Taking place at the Butchers' Fair Autumn on 7 September in Harrogate, Yorkshire, the competition will see the best sausages from across the UK brought together to decide the best of the best.

National Butchers' Week 2012 Preview

Butchers up and down the country are being urged to make the most of this years National Butchers Week, which takes place later this month. The week, now in its fifth year and taking place from 25-31 March, is aimed at raising the profile of the vibrant butchery sector and puts the spotlight firmly on the craft skills, expertise and the great things the industry has to offer.

Judges face challenge in hotly contested awards

Competition is hotting up to see which businesses take home the bacon, or beef, in this year's Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

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