Skills

A global affair: Travels with a freelance butcher

George Jephson has travelled the world, learning new butchery skills and applying them to the UK. He speaks to Meat Trades Journal about his experiences in the global meat industry.

Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval

The Butchery Employer Trailblazer Group (BETG) has received final government approval for the Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship.

Creating the perfect porchetta

Kicking off our series of skills videos, the team at C Lidgates in London take us through the process of preparing a porchetta.

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

The British Beefeaters took home the best pork sausage title at this years World Butchers Challenge.

WorldSkills final six named

Cambrian Training Company has named the final six butchers who will be battling it out in the WorldSkills competition.

Pure South Sharp Blacks aim to make it four in a row

As The British Beefeaters get ready to for the World Butchers Challenge next month, some of the toughest competition is bound to come from New Zealands Pure South Sharp Blacks.

John Mettrick discusses apprenticeships

It would be fair to say that JW Mettrick & Son know their stuff when it comes to Butchery.

Meet the Australian Steelers

Weve already introduced you to the British Beef Eaters, who will be representing Great Britain in the World Butchers Challenge, but who will they be going up against to be crowned the best in the business?

Pig producers offered environmental training

Pig farm managers are being offered the opportunity to benefit from workshops tailored to educate them about their responsibilities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations (EPR).

Team UK record best-ever finish in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK International Butcher Team of Lucy Crawshaw and Joe Smith scored their best-ever result at the International Young Butcher Competition at IFFA in Frankfurt, Germany.

James Martins staff trained in meat knowledge

Staff members at James Martins Manchester restaurant have become the first in the North West to be trained in meat knowledge and quality.

Winner of WorldSkills Welsh heat named

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Blakey from Leeds City College has been crowned the victor of the Welsh heat of the WorldSkills butchery competition.

Top-quality butchers provide real life learning

Two butchers shops, which are members of industry body the Q Guild, the industry body representative, have been developing connections with local schools.

Trainee chefs receive hands-on learning from top butchers

WH Frost Butchers of Manchester and meat wholesaler Hartshead Meats of Lancashire, both Q Guild members, teamed up to deliver an educational programme to catering students.

Nuffield Farming Scholarship seeking applicants

Nuffield Farming is encouraging individuals in the agricultural industry aged between 22 and 45 interested in international experience to step forward.

New sausage-making world record set

An Inverurie butcher has set the new world record for sausage-making at the Grampian food festival over the weekend.

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