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Lee Evans of G N Badley & Sons wants to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide and barbecues
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Butcher’s campaign highlights dangers of barbecues

As summer reaches its peak, a new campaign, launched by butcher’s shop G N Badley & Sons in Shropshire, will draw attention to the dangers of barbecues while raising money for charity. 

Byron Allsopp with trainers Tony Morgan (left) and Warren Nicholls (right).
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Young Australian butcher to learn from Europe’s best

Byron Allsopp, of Wilsonton Meats in Queensland, has won the opportunity to travel to Europe to work alongside the continent’s finest butchers. 

AHDB Pork appoints Mick Sloyan to strategy post

Industry stalwart Mick Sloyan, who successfully led the creation of Bpex in 1999, has accepted the post of pork strategy director at AHDB. 

Joanne Bland has been tasked with creating new retail and wholesale products for Dicksons
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Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant. 

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future. 

John Brereton with his winning meat display.
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Midlands butchers win England heat of WorldSkills UK contest

Butchers from the West Midlands have won the England heat of the WorldSkills UK contest. 

Premier Young Butcher prize awarded

Lucy Crawshaw of Taylor’s Farm Shop in Lathom, Lancashire has become Britain’s Best Young Butcher, winning the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015. 

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard. 

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday delivered the new Summer Budget
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New Budget a step in the right direction for butchers

The new Summer Budget, revealed yesterday by Chancellor George Osborne, has largely been welcomed by independent butchers.

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year Timmy Watson is pictured left with HG Walters’ owner Peter Heanen (Photos taken by Maximges for HG Walter Butcher)
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Young New Zealand butcher champion learns from Britain’s finest

New Zealand’s Young Butcher of the Year has been learning from the best of British as part of a study tour.  

Birtwistles unveils its new brand identity
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Catering butcher rebrands to show ‘DNA’

Birtwistles Catering Butchers, part of M J Birtwistle & Co Food Group, has unveiled a new brand identity.

Jon Thorner's reported another successful year as Glastonbury's main meat supplier
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Glastonbury Festival meat supplier has another successful year

Glastonbury’s main meat supplier, Jon Thorner’s, has seen out another successful festival as “it gets better each year”.

National Meat Products Champion crowned

Mike Maloney of Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers has been crowned National Meat Products Champion 2015. 

Crawshaws plans nationwide growth

The Crawshaws Group has unveiled ambitious long-term plans to significantly grow its business and increase its presence throughout the UK. 

Poultry industry adds £300m extra to UK GDP

The affordability of poultry products relative to other foods has helped the industry grow its contribution to UK GDP by £300 million. 

Rook & Sons to offer national delivery service

Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons has rolled out a national delivery service through its RooksOnline offering. 

TV chef Adrian Martin and Stewart Collins of S Collins & Son at the cookery roadshow
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TV chef and butcher partnership raises healthy eating awareness

A partnership between Scottish Q Guild butcher S Collins & Son and Irish celebrity chef Adrian Martin has helped raise awareness of healthy eating through a cookery roadshow. 

Butcher unveils Plan Bee for store

A butcher’s shop in Wishaw is to start selling honey alongside its meat after it acquired four beehives, which sit next to the shop.

The team at Joseph Morris Butchers in Rugby, Warwickshire with some of their many trophies.
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Two new butchers added to the Q Guild

Two new butchers’ shop businesses have been awarded membership of the Q Guild.

The pulled pork campaign is designed to help rejuvenate pork's image among consumers aged 25-55
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Pulled pork campaign pays off

Pork shoulder sales leapt in May, suggesting a promotional campaign launched by AHDB Pork is paying off, the trade body claimed.

Butchers see an increase in sales thanks to POS

AHDB Beef & Lamb claims to have helped Quality Standard Mark (QSM) butchers see a rise in sales. 

New training opportunity in the beef industry

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has teamed up with the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) in a new scheme designed to educate and inform those involved in the beef industry. 

New venison product hits the shelves

Northern Irish butcher O’Doherty’s Fine Meats has launched a new venison product to cater to the rise in popularity of game meats. 

Greenwood Academy pupils, winners of the QMS #tastescotland schools burger competition, pictured with X-Factor star Emily Middlemas
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Ayrshire school wins design-a-burger competition

Pupils at Greenwood Academy in Ayrshire have won a competition to design a burger. 

Presenter Bryan Burnett pictured with Alistair Paul from A&I Quality Butchers in Inverness and his record-breaking sausages
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New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute. 

Ginger Pig to sell premium charcoal in stores

London butcher The Ginger Pig is to start selling charcoal alongside its meat. 

Partick Whelan has been added to the Bord Bia board
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Butcher appointed to Bord Bia panel

Irish butcher Patrick Whelan, of Whelan’s Butchers and Farmers, is one of seven appointed to the board of Bord Bia to help enable it to extend capacity. 

Former NFMFT president John Mettrick (l) congratulates successor Jim Sperring
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New NFMFT president unveiled at AGM

Jim Sperring has been elected the new president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), replacing Glossop butcher John Mettrick, who held the role since 2013. 

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

Lincolnshire butcher’s shop gets facelift

An award-winning Lincolnshire butcher has refurbished his flagship store with a state-of-the-art dry-aging cabinet. 

Colin Crawshaw steps down as buying director of Crawshaw Group

Colin Crawshaw has stepped down as buying director of independent butchers Crawshaw Group after 40 years in the industry. 

Etherington’s Butchery Academy offering Father's Day courses

Etherington’s Butchery Academy is offering range of courses for Father’s Day foodie fans. 

NI consumers prefer butchers to supermarkets

Consumers in Northern Ireland believe that meat should be purchased in a butcher’s shop and not a supermarket. 

The new Egg House shop is set to open on 24 June in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire
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Buckinghamshire butcher to expand estate

Buckinghamshire butchers Ricky and Emily Jeffrey are to open another shop in the county. 

The search to find UK’s best butcher’s shop is on!

The time has come to start Meat Trades Journal’s annual search for the best butcher’s and farm shops in the UK. Entries to the Butcher's Shop of the Year competition are now officially open, with 12 categories to enter this year. 

Butchers encouraged to get online to grow sales

Butchers are being urged to embrace the digital revolution to engage with customers more. 

Charles Clewlow and shop manager Adrian Spender with the winning product
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Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

The best BBQ products in the country were recognised at the Q Guild BBQ Final in Coventry. 

Matthew Edwards of Vaughan’s Family Butchers Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition
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Success for Welsh butcher in Worldskills competition

North Wales butcher Matthew Edwards has won the Wales heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition, seeing off his three rivals in a fiercely-contested session.  

Yorkshire butcher nominated for building award

A Yorkshire butcher has been shortlisted for a major regional building award. 

Marian Voyce of FC Voyce recently turned 83 but has no plans to stop working just yet
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Britain’s oldest female butcher plans to keep going

The nation's oldest female butcher has recently turned 83 but has no plans to retire just yet. 

TV chef Adrian Martin has teamed up with butcher Stewart Collins to help promote healthy eating
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Glasgow butcher teams up with Irish TV chef

Muirhead-based award-winning butcher S Collins & Son has lined up rising Irish TV chef Adrian Martin to give cookery classes at six local schools and two fund-raising events this summer. 

David Plane, Farmer Copley (Butchers) receiving the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders Trophy from president Neil Curtis
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Robin Hood Championship prizes awarded at Nottinghamshire County Show

The Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders celebrated the 21st Robin Hood Championship earlier this month at the Nottinghamshire County Show. 

Dalziel’s Danny Upson, Danny Woods, Jessica Leliuga, Rik Waddon, Jordan Alston, Jake Edwards and Roger Kelsey, chief executive of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders
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Most creative young butcher in the North West crowned at Dalziel Butchers Show

Jessica Leliuga of Ye Olde Sausage Shop, Oswaldtwistle has been crowned ‘the most creative young butcher in the North West’ at Dalziel’s Chorley Butchers Show. 

Butchers get ready for National BBQ Week

UK butchers are gearing up for the start of the summer with National BBQ Week 2015.  

The new Gloucester services has an in-store butcher for commuters' meat needs
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Fill up on meat at Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services has opened a new southbound site, enabling commuters to get their meat while filling up their car. 

Butcher Scott Rea showcases the world of meat from his garden shed via YouTube
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Butcher goes viral with shed YouTube channel

A butcher is taking the internet by storm by creating a YouTube channel that shows fans how to hunt, chop and cook animals. 

The GB Tri-Nations team have been prepping hard for this year's challenge in New Zealand
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British butchers gear up for Tri-Nations Challenge

The Great British Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge team are getting ready for this year’s contest. 

Kim Bateman (right) warned that other butchers may have to close if the government doesn't act
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Butcher issues business warning to government

A butcher set to close her doors for the final time has warned that the industry will be forced to do the same unless the government does more to support small businesses. 

BDCI golf day details announced

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable institution (BDCI) has announced details for this year’s Golf Day. 

Some of the winners from the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards
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Scottish Craft Butchers Awards winners revealed

The best haggis, pork sausages, beefburgers and savoury products in Scotland were decided upon last weekend at the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. 

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