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Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

Fitness site offers zebra steaks

A UK fitness food website has added Zebra steaks to its line-up of exotic meats as they contain one-tenth of the fat found in beef, according to MuscleFood.com.

Butchers missing online opportunity, argues Eblex

Research suggests that online shopping is the way forward for butchers, with turnover from online retail expected to rise 175% in five years.

Lincolnshire butcher’s joins Q Guild

After picking up an award at MTJ’s 2013 Butcher’s Shop of the Year awards, G Simpson butcher’s has made it into the butcher’s Q Guild.

Eblex backs burger sales with POS kit

To make the most of the gourmet burger trend, Eblex is offering butchers a point-of-sale kit to use to promote their burgers.

Butchers’ Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, guests to the event’s Gala Dinner were told.

Meat industry charity raises £800 via Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a six-course meal at Butchers’ Hall and raised funds at the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Gala Dinner.

Northern butcher’s spreads south with latest buy

The South Yorkshire-based Underwood Meat Company has enlarged its portfolio by acquiring St Albans catering butcher’s Butlers.

Yorkshire butcher creates porky push-bike

Historic butcher’s shop Appleton’s has created a bicycle completely made of pork, the ‘pie-cycle’, in honour of this year’s Tour de France.

Beef industry gathers to tackle ‘perfect storm’

A “perfect storm” was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

Pig prices see early dip

Producers’ pig prices have eased a little earlier than expected this year, but future prospects are positive, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Eblex releases new beef carcase brochure

A new educational guide from Eblex shows how to identify age and conformation and distinguish between bulls, steers and heifers, by studying the carcase.

Rugby star prepares British butchers for Tri-Nations

Rugby hero Phil Vickery has been preparing the British team to do battle with the Aussies and the Kiwis in the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge.

Flintshire butchers clean up at BBQ competition

Vaughan Family Butchers of Penyffordd near Chester won all but one of the prizes on offer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) National BBQ Competition in Coventry.

Apprenticeships trailblazer discussed at butchery federation AGM

Lucianne Allen, Aubrey Allen’s sales and marketing director, presented the new butchery apprenticeships trailblazer at the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) AGM in Coventry.

Butcher sponsors young weightlifter with meat

West Yorkshire butcher’s I&J Hewitt has started sponsoring an impressive 15-year-old weightlifter, who has just qualified for this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Butchery federation ready to meet future challenges

John Mettrick, president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), discussed successes and future challenges in a speech at the organisation’s AGM on 22 June.

Scotch Bonnet Burger takes QMS prize

Falkirk schoolchild Eve Cattanach’s aptly named Scotch Bonnet Burger has been awarded the top prize in Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Commonwealth Burger Challenge.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Campbells new haggis set to ‘fill market gap’

A new haggis was launched yesterday (19 June) at the Royal Highland Show by Campbells Prime Meat which fills a “gap in the market”, according to the Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead.

Retailers enjoy World Cup effect as barbecue products soar

With the weather hotting up and the Football World Cup in full swing, retailers and processors have benefited from increased sales of barbecue products.

Video: A Special Danish Butcher's Shop

On a recent tour of Denmark, Meatinfo.co.uk stopped in on a butcher's shop in Copenhagen which is doing things a little bit differently.

Poultry is UK’s number one meat, says BPC

Almost 70% of the population buy and consume more poultry than any other meat, according to new British Poultry Council (BPC) research.

Meat traders federation considers name change

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMT) could change its name to more accurately reflect its members.

International backdrop to beef price volatility

A “complex international market” has highlighted price volatility in the Scottish beef market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

High recognition for Red Tractor among children

Red Tractor Assurance reported that more than half of schoolchildren recognise and understand the Red Tractor Logo.

Meat retailing masterclass on offer

Westley Consulting, a consulting agency for food and agricultural businesses, is hosting a meat retailing masterclass, which aims to educate butchers and farmers on the importance of meat retailing and best retailing practice.

Wakefield farm shop celebrates World Cup

Blacker Hall Farm Shop is to celebrate the football World Cup with a South American-style barbecue chicken product.

Dragon’s Den star partners butcher on sausage launch

Alf Turner sausages have been launched into Sainsbury’s stores with the help of Dragon’s Den star and business partner Peter Jones.

Greens of Pangbourne named Bpex regional roadshow winner

Reading-based butchers Greens of Pangbourne was crowned National Champion at the 2013-14 Bpex Regional Roadshow and Pork Product Excellence Awards.

Spotlight on Scottish red meat at Highland Show

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is gearing up to promote Scotch Beef and Lamb at this year’s Royal Highland Show, which gets under way next week.

Food festival to include special pork focus

Porkstock, a new food festival coming to Norfolk, hopes to show attendees the best that pork has to offer.

Aberdeen butcher introduces world cup sausages

One Aberdonian butcher has got in the football world cup spirit by producing sausages for each of the competing countries.

Nominations sought for pig award

Bpex is looking for nominations for this year’s prestigious David Black Award.

Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

Owton’s opens fourth outlet

Owton’s Traditional Family Butchers is set to open at a fourth location and introduce a new Cook & Serve range.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpex’s Quarterly Category Report.

Quality Standard Mark welcomes new members

Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme is continuing to grow in its tenth year, with more than 50 new members joining in one week at the start of the summer.

Hunt on for best butcher’s shop

The search is under way for the UK’s best butchery business, with Meat Trades Journal urging butchers throughout the country to step up and be in with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade.

Somerset butcher takes Dalziel prize

A Somerset butcher with a “true talent” has won Dalziel’s 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

Plans for Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair get under way

Butchers are being urged to pay a visit to Newark later in the year for a day of competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and networking as MTJ gears up for the Butchers’ and Bakers’ Autumn Fair.

Haggis champion crowned

The Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA) has announced the winner of the 2014 Scottish Haggis Championships.

Cheshire farm shop seeks apprentices

After an “exciting” start to the year, Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, is looking to expand its team by taking on two new apprentices.

Lamb in plentiful supply

Good spring weather has led to an increased number of lambs reaching the market, with auction prices firm, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Brand new beef processing plant opens in Shropshire

A new £10m state-of-the-art meat plant has been opened, with an eye for the export market.

Rise in online sales of pork

Bpex has welcomed reports that online sales for pork have increased, highlighting that pork purchasers are using modern purchasing methods.

Fodder on track for £10m turnover

Fodder, the butcher’s, farmshop and café in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, is to celebrate its fifth birthday, as well as financial success.

Soil Association launches 2014 organic awards

The Soil Association has announced that its 2014 awards are now open for entries, with everything from food and drink to organic living awards up for grabs.

QMS stages butchery masterclass for chefs

Up-and-coming chefs from top Edinburgh restaurants recently attended a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) butchery masterclass, led by master butcher Viv Harvey.

Northern Irish corned beef celebrated by Slow Food

Ulster Corned Beef from O’Doherty’s Fine Meats in Enniskillen has been named as one of the Slow Food Movement’s ‘Seven New Forgotten Foods’, as Slow Food seeks to showcase and rejuvenate artisan food products that are close to being forgotten.

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