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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 year’s Bpex Innovation Conference.

Scottish conference debates meat industry’s future

This year’s 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 year’s 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 Federation’s (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 Siân 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 year’s 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 Green’s of Pangbourne butcher’s 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 Britain’s Premier Young Butcher 2014

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has named Chris Riley, 22, Woodlands Farm Shop, Leicestershire, as Britain’s 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 year’s Foodex, was won by Alison Maloney, from Maloney’s 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.

UK’s Premier Young Butcher sought

Some of the UK’s best young butchers will be heading to Birmingham tomorrow (Tuesday, 25 March) for a gruelling contest to establish who is the UK’s 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 year’s 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 Idiot’s Guide in run-up to National Butcher’s Week

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

Welsh red meat on display at Food & Drink Expo

Welsh Lamb and Beef will feature at the UK’s 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 county’s 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 Dragon’s Den’s 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 Britain’s 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 year’s prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition looks set to be intense.

Butcher and TV Dragon choose flood relief sausage

Dragon’s Den’s 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 Project’s 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 chairman’s 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

Wiltshire’s Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls John Jackson and Paula Walker were in Devizes earlier this week to thank their sponsor – award-winning butcher’s 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.

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