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Six WorldSkills finalists named

The six butchers that have made it to the final of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017 have been announced.

Calling all butchers, Champion of Champions deadline approaches

With the 25 September deadline approaching, you now only have two weeks to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions competition. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalists unveiled

The finalists for Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017 have been revealed. 

North Yorkshire farm shop launches apprenticeship scheme

Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café is on the lookout for a new apprentice to join its butchery team, after introducing a scheme in conjunction with Leeds City College. 

Truffle marinade launched to coincide with game season

Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has introduced a gluten-free truffle marinade to the UK – part of AVO’s Lafiness marinade range – designed to coincide with game season. 

Simon Howie rebrand emphasises heritage

Simon Howie, the Scottish Butcher, has revealed a new image for its products, reflecting the Scottish heritage of the brand. 

Northern butcher expands with farm shop and kitchen

Kitson & Sons Butchers, near Yarm, has announced 8 September as its opening date for its new Five Houses Farm Shop and Kitchen.

Annual Great Yorkshire pork pie and sausage competition deadline looms

The cut-off date for this year’s Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is approaching, with contestants having until 30 September to submit entries. 

Welsh butchers promote Love Lamb Week

Butchers across Wales have received seasonal promotional material as Love Lamb Week gets underway. 

Love Lamb Week to reach larger-scale audience

With the run-up to Love Lamb Week (1-7 September) reaching its climax, the supply chain is being called on to get behind the campaign. 

Consumer voting now open for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The consumer voting for Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2018 is now open.

187-year-old butchery business hails ‘fantastic’ new store

Yorkshire-based Johnson’s of Thirsk Quality Butchers has opened a new store twice the size of its old premises, which has been a butcher’s shop since 1830.

Welsh charity rewarded with hog roast

A charity and school cluster from Wales were awarded with a hog roast after winning a competition. 

Scunthorpe butcher goes head-to-head with Morrisons

A butcher from Scunthorpe has introduced a foot-long sausage roll in response to Morrisons launching its own version. 

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

Women across the meat supply chain are being encouraged to attend the fourth Meat Business Women seminar.

Last call for Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Fancy your chances against the best in the country? Well, you have until Monday 14 August to get your entries into Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017.

Northern Irish butcher launches booze-infused bangers

Maguire Meats of Irvinestown has unveiled two unconventional alcohol sausages to inspire customers this barbecue season. 

Butcher celebrates 150 of business with celebration pie

A Yorkshire butcher is celebrating a century-and-a-half of success, by marking the landmark birthday with a limited-edition pie. 

Scottish meat firms win over £600k in government funding

Two Scottish butchers, one meat processor and an abattoir association between them have secured more than £600,000 in funding from the Scottish Government to expand operations. 

Butcher beefs up record-breaking race

A Newcastle upon Tyne butcher has helped his local university to break records at an annual inter-university track race at Silverstone.

Meat companies go for gold

Meat companies across the nation have been honoured at the Great Taste Awards 2017. 

Kitson & Sons Butchers wins sausage crown

Northern England-based Kitson & Sons Butchers has been crowned champion sausage maker at this year’s fourth annual Camp Hill Sausage and Beer Festival. (July 21-23) 

Norwich-based halal butcher victim of hate crime

Witnesses have been called to come forward following criminal damage to a halal butcher’s in Norwich. 

Welsh butcher overhauls store as sales swell

A Welsh butcher is pumping cash into a refit amid a surge in sales for a store based on an industrial estate in Swansea.

Butcher and poultry supplier team up to deliver food education initiative

Award-winning poultry specialist T Soanes & Son has joined forces with The Butcher’s Block in York to give students lessons on preparing chicken and food safety. 

British Beefeaters announce World Butchers’ Challenge team

The British Beefeaters have announced the six butchers who will be representing the country at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

New appointment at Tariq Halal Meats

Tariq Halal Meats has appointed Mansur Ahmed as halal assurance and development director. 

Swansea butcher’s goes digital

Swansea-based Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher is set to enter the digital world with the launch of its new retail website, bestonlinebutcher.co.uk, at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells. 

New chairman for HCC - Meat Promotion Wales

Kevin Roberts, the new chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), has outlined his priorities following his appointment.

Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

Butcher introduces boozy bangers into market

A Northern Irish butcher is capitalising on the popularity of alcoholic favourites, by infusing them into his widely recognised sausages. 

Royal Welsh Show to highlight best in butchery

A selection of Wales’ most celebrated butchers will be on hand to demonstrate their skills and promote the trade at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. 

Butchers benefit from card payments

For the first time, card payments have overtaken those made by cash among UK retailers. 

Morrisons to stock 100% fresh British lamb

Morrisons has announced that it is to stop selling New Zealand and Australian fresh lamb and will only stock British fresh lamb products. 

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

The nation’s premier sausage competition is now open for entries. 

Police investigating butcher theft in Sheffield

The South Yorkshire Police service is investigating a reported theft from a Sheffield butchery business. 

Federation honours ladies section as it closes

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) honoured its Ladies Section at its annual general meeting in Chesterfield yesterday (9 July), as it announced the Section’s activities were ending.

Scottish butcher boosts burger sales

Simon Howie – The Scottish Butcher is celebrating a bumper summer, with sales of its premium BBQ range growing. 

Scottish butchers rally behind pork campaign

Butchers across Scotland are supporting a campaign encouraging consumers to ‘Do More with Pork’. 

Industry united over charity football event

The meat industry has united behind a charity football event supporting homeless young people organised by Northamptonshire butcher William Ross.

Lucas Ingredients launches ‘Smokehouse’ burger mixes

Lucas Ingredients is bringing the smokey taste of the US deep south to butchers’ burger offers, launching Tennessee and Louisiana ‘Smokehouse’ burger mix lines as the first in a broader range of mixes.

Like-for-like sales drop at Crawshaws

Retail butchery chain Crawshaw Group posted a drop in like-for-like sales but is focusing on its new shop models to get it back on track.

Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards welcomes all

Butchery businesses of all shapes and sizes, not just traditional high street outlets, are invited to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of The Year Awards 2017. 

Puddledub expands with new butcher’s shop

A Fife farm is set to open its first standalone butcher’s shop under the Puddledub brand next month, following a successful pop up. 

Final Worldskills butchery heat winner named

The fourth and final winner of the Worldskills butchery competition has been named. 

Scottish meat industry wins millions in grant funding

Scottish meat processors and butchers have secured funds totalling £3.7 million through Scotland’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) Grant Scheme. 

Butcher ‘thrilled’ by royal recognition

A Welsh butcher has become one of an exclusive club of 16 Royal Warrant Holders in Wales, and is the only butcher in the country to achieve the recognition.

Butcher takes on baker in Scotch pie contest

One of Scotland’s most renowned butchers is to take on a leading Kilmarnock baker in a Scotch pie bake-off today. 

Meat Scholarship Association celebrates landmark year

Members of the Welsh red meat sector are being called upon to apply for a potentially life- and career-changing experience. 

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