Butcher

Butchers warned of staff theft

A butcher whose staff stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from him in an intricate scam has warned other businesses to be vigilant against employee theft. 

Diamond awards for Scotch butchers in pastry competition

Six butchers have been awarded Diamond status in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Product Awards 2017. 

Butchers experience strong festive sales, despite fears

Customers sidelined their worries over Brexit and warnings of a grim 2017 to spend, spend, spend over the recent festive season. 

Ireland joins the World Butchers’ Challenge

Ireland has become the fifth team to join the World Butchers’ Challenge, with preparations already underway to encourage participants. 

Reaseheath College offers new butchery apprenticeship

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first training provider in the north west to offer employer-focused qualifications for butchery apprentices. 

Festive theft warning issued to meat retailers

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has urged butchers and farm shops to be cautious during the festive period. 

Welsh butchers report larger focus on provenance

More and more consumers care about where their food comes from, according to Welsh independent butchers. 

Appleton’s to open new Boroughbridge shop

Independent butcher’s Appleton’s is to open a new shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. 

Past Master Roy Seeman passes away, aged 83

The industry is saddened to learn of the passing of Roy Seeman, past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. 

YouTube butcher reaches subscription milestone

A butcher who has gained a following for his butchery videos has received an award and certificate from YouTube, where his videos are aired, in recognition of him reaching 100,000 subscribers. 

Devro helps butcher break sausage world record

Casings company Devro recently linked up with UK butcher Tim Brown of ‘Brown’s the Lancashire Haggis Company’ to attempt the Guinness World Record for the total number of sausages filled and linked in one minute. 

Dunbia chiefs receive lifetime achievement award

Jim and Jack Dobson, owners of meat processors Dunbia, were the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the UTV Businesses Eye Awards in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. 

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Crawshaws returns to value offering sales growth

The Crawshaw Group’s change in pricing and range has paid dividends for the butchery chain, with a sales and footfall increase. 

Butchers encouraged to embrace mini makeovers

AHDB Beef & Lamb is highlighting to butchers how beneficial it can be to undergo a mini makeover. 

L-R Stephen McAufield, McAufield Family Butchers with chief executive of Butchery Excellence Ireland and bid co-ordinator Rhonda Montgomery and chef Sean Owens
  (Photo:  )

Ireland to host World Butchers' Challenge 2018

Butchery Excellence Ireland’s bid to host the World Butchers’ Challenge in 2018 has been accepted.

Scottish Federation of Meat Traders elects new leader

Butchers in Scotland should focus on providing convenience options, according to the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association’s (SFMTA) new president. 

Welsh butcher adds WorldSkills medal to trophy cabinet

Twenty-one-year-old Peter Rushforth took home the gold medal at the WorldSkills butchery competition on Saturday, 19 November 2016.

ABP UK backs Level 2 Trailblazer scheme

ABP UK has started 29 new apprentices on its ‘Process Butcher’ pathway through the Level 2 Butchery Trailblazer Apprenticeship. 

Top young butchers gather for WorldSkills Butchery final

Six of the nation’s best young butchers will be competing at the end of this week in the WorldSkills butchery final. 

Walter Rose & Son wins Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016

After years of being a finalist, Wiltshire-based Walter Rose & Son has scooped the top prize of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016. 

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards signs up regal judge

The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh signed up to the judging panel for the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards. 

Q Guild website gets makeover to improve member experience

The Butchers Q Guild website – www.qguild.co.uk – has been given a complete makeover in an effort to better serve its 120 members. 

Dalziel gets into Christmas spirit by helping homeless

National retail butchery specialist Dalziel Ltd has partnered with world boxing title contender Josh Warrington to help the homeless in Leeds this Christmas season. 

Bolster Moor Farm Shop makes Yorkshire competition history

For the first time in its 28-year history, a single business has won the top titles in two flagship categories at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition. 

Disgraced butcher found guilty of meat theft from employer

A former butcher has been found guilty of stealing meat from his employer. 

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

Fresh off the back of winning Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions, Andrew Rook of JC Rook & Sons has been announced the winner of the Best British Banger. 

Butchers maintaining stable high street presence

Independent butchers are maintaining their presence on the UK’s high streets, according to a new survey. 

Lean Butcher closes doors

Andrew Gordon: The Lean Butcher, has closed its doors for the last time. 

Dicksons Family Butchers makes four key appointments

Dicksons Family Butchers has announced four new senior appointments at its South Shields production facility. 

Butcher receives local support in crowdfunding campaign

A Norwich butcher was described as being “overwhelmed” at the support he has been receiving in the form of a GoFundMe campaign. 

Book your place at Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016 is just two weeks away, and you have the opportunity to sit with the best in the industry. 

Edwards of Conwy to air new TV campaign

Welsh butchers Edwards of Conwy is to launch its first ever multi-channel television advert on Monday 24 October in time for British Sausage Week. 

Advanced Butcher Apprenticeship gets government approval

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

Butcher sentenced for poor hygiene

A Hucknall butcher has been sentenced to pay over £6,000 due to the lack of hygiene standards on his premises. 

Paralympic medallist thanks Cornish meat firm

Paralympian Melissa Reid has praised the Brian Etherington Meat Company, based near Redruth in Cornwall, for its support during her Paralympic campaign. 

Champion of Champions 2016 winner crowned

JC Rook & Sons has been named the winner of Champion of Champions 2016 at an event held in London’s St Bart’s Brewery on Monday 10 October. 

Crawshaws reintroduces value to range following sales drop

Butchery chain Crawshaw Group has revised its change in pricing following a decline in sales for the first six months of the year. 

Butcher shortlisted for apprenticeship award

Wrexham butcher Matthew Edwards has been named as a finalist for the Higher Apprentice of the Year Award at this year’s Apprenticeship Awards Cymru. 

North Yorkshire develops heritage breed Christmas alternatives

Online heritage breed butcher Farmison & Co has produced a number of alternative dinner options for the festive season. 

Innovative technology extends meat products’ life

The butchery sector is benefiting from a new piece of technology designed to increase shelf-life and speed up the maturation process of meat.

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings. 

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork awards. 

Crawshaws sees fall in like-for-like sales

Butchery chain Crawshaws has reported a reduction in its like-for-like sales, although this has been softened by further strengthening of gross margin. 

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

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

New Worshipful Company of Butchers Master elected

Stuart Thompson of Thompsons of Smithfield has been elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers. 

Industry mourns the loss of “hard-working” Polish butcher

The industry has shown its support and respect after the murder of Polish butcher in Essex, Arkadiusz (Arek) Jozwik. 

Top meat showcased at the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight

Some of the best meat in Scotland is receiving a platform to show off as part of the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. 

British Beefeaters arrive in Australia ahead of World Butchers’ Challenge

The six butchers representing Great Britain in the World Butchers’ Challenge touched down in Australia over the weekend, ahead of the competition. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016 finalists announced

Meat Trades Journal is pleased to announce the finalists for the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2016. They are as follows: 

My Account

Spotlight

Most read

Social

For the third year running, a grain fed cow won the World Steak Challenge. What do you think produces the best beef?