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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 Scotland’s (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 butcher’s 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 England’s best burger

This year’s England’s 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 year’s 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.

Judges gear up in quest to find top processors

Last-minute entries are now in and judges are limbering up as they prepare to pick out some of the UK's best businesses when it comes to meat and poultry processing.

Meatmania dubbed a success

The Eblex and Bpex export teams said they had a successful first-time visit to the Meatmania exhibition in Bulgaria earlier this month.

NBW: All in the Mix

With National Butcher’s Week now entering its fourth year, MTJ presents the first in a series of articles on marketing initiatives to give butchers ideas of how they can make the most of the week. Chloe Ryan takes a look at the ‘Pick ’n’ Mix’ concept

Butchers' Celebration

Plans are well under way for next year's National Butchers' Week the week-long celebration of butchery which aims to put the spotlight on your business.

Simon and Tom Haigh of Bolster Moor Farm Shop

Champion of Champions 2010 Winner

Following a devastating fire, this year's sausage Champion has risen, phoenix-like form the ashes to take the top title.

Industry gears up for awards

With less than a week to go before the SuperMeat & Fish Awards the stage is set for an exciting evening.

Jakobsen sets out bold line-up for BDCI dinner

A fresh take on the traditional BDCI dinner is already paying dividends, with table sales booming, according to this year's festival chairman Carsten Jakobsen, chairman of Tulip.

Finalists revealed for SuperMeat

Product judging is now finished, with a broad mix of retailers and ranges into the final for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish competition.

Champions day

Award-winning sausage-makers will be facing off later this year to see which of them is good enough to take home the title of Champion of Champions.

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