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Butchers' Week is back for 2018

One of the highlights of the butchery calendar is returning for 2018. 

VIDEO: Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017

The nation’s finest butchers gathered on Monday, 6 November at County Hall in London to celebrate the best the industry has to offer. 

Big success for Big Sausage Week!

As Big Sausage Week comes to a close, we’ve been overwhelmed with the level of response that we’ve received from everyone. 

Lishman’s of Ilkley crowned Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017

After 32 years in business, Lishman’s of Ilkley in West Yorkshire has finally picked up the top prize in independent retail butchery.

‘Simple pig farmer’ scoops David Black Award

The David Black Award has gone to Charles Allen of Oxfordshire-based DC & RJ Allen & Partners, who, in response, described himself as “just a simple pig farmer”. 

Butcher’s Shop of the Year tickets selling fast

With just over a week to go, tickets to Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017 are selling fast. 

Butchers’ roadshow caters to all

With only one week to go to the Autumn Roadshow & Festive Meat Products Competition, butchers across the nation are being encouraged to attend and hone their knowledge. 

BDCI unveils new Lean on Us campaign

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has unveiled its new campaign to help those from the meat industry who have fallen on hard times. 

‘Perfectly cooked meats’ help Stocksfield pub win national roast dinner award

The winner of this year’s Best British Roast Dinner 2017 has been revealed as The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield.

Entries open for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the second Chefs’ Choice Awards. 

Otley butcher named Supreme Champion at pie competition for second time

Geo Middlemiss & Son Butchers has been crowned the Supreme Champion at the 2017 Great Yorkshire Competition in Harrogate for the second time, with its large pork pie.

Butchers’ day designed to connect industry specialists

A one-day networking event has been created to help butchers optimise Christmas sales.

SFTA prepares for 128th annual dinner in Glasgow

Tickets are now available to attend the 128th Scottish Food Trade Association (SFTA) dinner.

Success at latest Meat Business Women event

More than 100 women from the meat industry gathered at the latest Meat Business Women at Tallow Chandlers Hall in London earlier this week.

Packaging event offers insights for meat exporters

Meat firms involved with, or eyeing, the export market can access free advice and guidance from leading packaging experts if they sign up to a webinar scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 September). 

Last call for Champion of Champions entries

This is your last chance to get your entries in for Meat Trades Journal’s annual Champion of Champions awards, as the 2 October deadline looms.

Asda crowned poultry retailer of the year

Asda claimed the crown at the British Poultry Awards 2017, winning the coveted title of British Poultry Retailer of the Year. 

BDCI to reveal new initiative at Festival Dinner

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institute (BDCI) is to reveal a major new initiative for the charity at this year’s annual Festival Dinner, which will take place on Friday 20 October in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017 winners unveiled

Aldi was crowned Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017. 

Chefs celebrate Welsh lamb as part of Love Lamb Week 2017

Welsh lamb entered the spotlight last week, as under-appreciated cuts were showcased by celebrated chefs as part of Love Lamb Week (1-7 September).

Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalists unveiled

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

Export conference attracts food industry heavyweights

Food industry heavyweights are poised to deliver the inside track on the development of UK food and drink export markets at William Reed’s Food Export Conference on Thursday 5 October. 

Smoked Black Pudding reigns supreme at Great Taste Awards

For the third consecutive year, a meat product was named the Supreme Champion at the Great Taste Awards.

GALLERY: Meatopia, in pictures

This weekend saw the return of the annual Meatopia, held at Tobacco Dock, London. 

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. 

Red Tractor Week celebrates trusted food

Consumers are being encouraged to support quality farming and reliable practices by getting behind Red Tractor Week 2017. 

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. 

Meat Business Women confirms venue

Tallow Chandlers Hall in London has been confirmed as the venue for the fourth Meat Business Women forum, taking place on Wednesday, 4 October. 

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.

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. 

RSC to run competitions at English Winter Fair

The English Winter Fair is to host two competitions run by the Royal Smithfield Club (RSC). 

Champion of Champions 2017 now open for entries

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

Catching up with the World Steak Challenge 2017

The third World Steak Challenge took place on Tuesday, 4 July at the Magic Roundabout in London. 

World Steak Challenge 2017 winner unveiled

The World Steak Challenge 2017 has been won by a Polish steak.

The Big Sausage Week celebration starts here!

It’s time to celebrate your sausage!

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. 

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 Trades Journal and partners launch Food Export Conference

Registration is now open for our Food Export Conference. 

Brian Conley to host BDCI festival dinner

Comedian Brian Conley has been announced as the host for this year’s Butchers and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) festival dinner. 

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

David Black Award open for nominations

The hunt is on to find one exceptional individual to receive the pig industry’s most prestigious award. 

Butchers prepare for first heat of Worldskills Competition 2017

The first heat of the Worldskills Competition 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Southern Regional College in Newry, Northern Ireland. 

Deadline extended for SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017

Retailers seeking to enter the SuperMeat & Fish counter awards free of charge can still submit their entries if they hurry, as the deadline has been extended to Friday 26 May. 

Q Guild BBQ Supreme Champion crowned

H Clewlow Butchers from Nantwich in Cheshire has been crowned Supreme Champion at the annual Q Guild BBQ competition. 

Bacon butty voted breakfast of choice by tradespeople

A new survey has revealed that the classic bacon butty has been named the top choice for breakfast among tradespeople. 

Last week to enter SuperMeat & Fish Retail and Supply Chain awards

This is the last week to submit your entries for the Retail and Supply Chain categories of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017. 

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

Industry prepares for Love Lamb Week

As Love Lamb Week gets underway tomorrow (Thursday, 1 September) industry bodies are preparing to take part and promote lamb as a versatile and simple dish to cook. 

Industry encouraged to participate in charity golf day

Members of the meat industry are being encouraged to take part in the Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) 2017 annual golf day. 

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