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QMS is to highlight the benefits of EBVs
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Breeding values to be highlighted in bull selection process

Workshops in Scotland have been designed to help beef producers choose the most efficient and profitable breeding lines in cattle. 

HCC marketing campaign wins marketing awards

Summer and autumn marketing campaigns to help promote Welsh Lamb products and combat pressure on prices have been recognised at the Drum Network Awards. 

Beef consultants benefit from industry workshops

AHDB Beef & Lamb and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) have developed a new initiative offering beef industry consultants and advisers insights into herd performance and the selection process for cattle slaughter. 

Specialist beef and lamb conference returns to the north

The first specialist beef and lamb conference in over a decade is to make a return to the north of England in January 2016. 

BPC honoured the industry's leading figures
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BPC honours industry’s finest

Celebrated members of the poultry industry gathered yesterday evening (Tuesday 8 December) for the British Poultry Council’s (BPC) annual awards. 

Further investment planned for Scottish butchers

Plans for more investment in the Scottish Craft Butchers logo were outlined by Beaton Lindsay, president of the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA), at its annual meeting on 25 November. 

Clinton Roberts won the first Welsh Pork Butcher contest at the Royal Welsh Fair
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Welsh Pork Butcher’s inaugural winner dedicates win to mother

The winner of the first Welsh Pork Butcher contest at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair has paid tribute to his late mother for his success. 

Peter Rushforth shows off his Welsh Young Butcher trophy
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Two on the trot for Welsh Young Butcher champion Peter Rushforth

Champion Welsh Young Butcher Peter Rushforth has successfully defended his title at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells. 

AHDB outlook conference 2016 announced

AHDB’s 2016 outlook conference is set to discuss EU membership and the competitiveness of the livestock sector.

Melanie Cargill (left) from HCC presented Chris and Colette Rogers with the Welsh Butcher of the Year award at BSOTY Awards 2015
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Welsh butcher looks forward after BSOTY success

After winning the title of Welsh Butcher of the Year at Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015, Rogers & Son of Carmarthen is now focusing on launching a steak and gourmet burger bar in Pembrokeshire.

Edwards prepares as he is one of six butchers competing in the WorldSkills butchery competition
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Butchery competition heads to annual Skills Show

Six of the industry’s top butchers are set to battle it out at the inaugural Butchery WorldSkills UK National Final at Birmingham’s NEC.

Simpsons Butchers was crowned overall winner at Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2015
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Butcher's Shop of the Year winner revealed

Simpsons Butchers, based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was announced as the overall winner of Meat Trades Journal’s Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards 2015, after successfully securing the Midlands & East of England regional title for the second year running. 

Scotch Pie Championship heats up

Scotland’s top butchers and bakers have been judged for the 17th World Scotch Pie Championships. 

Heck recognised at business awards

A family-run sausage business has won the top accolade at the Telegraph Festival of Business awards. 

Deadline for M&PPA 2016 approaches

Processors have until next Friday, 20 November, to enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016. 

Mike Wright, chairman of Hampshire Fare, photographed with Donna and Pip Smith (center) with Tracy Nash, commercial manager
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Sibling butchery team win at Hampshire Fare

A brother and sister team have taken the top prize at the Great Hampshire Sausage and Pie Competition.

Gary Leslie and Mike Mullan accepted the overall company award on behalf of Moy Park
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Moy Park adds to trophy cabinet

Moy Park, the self-proclaimed largest poultry processor in Northern Ireland, was crowned the overall company at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Tuesday (3 November).

David Black Award presented to Andrew Knowles

Andrew Knowles has been awarded the prestigious David Black Award. 

AHDB Beef & Lamb encourages dialogue with levy payers

Delegates from the agriculture industry gathered yesterday (3 November 2015) for AHDB Beef & Lamb’s annual conference, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. 

Shaun Vining, Complete Meats receives his 2015 ‘Best British Butchers Banger’ award from Michel Roux JR
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Complete Meats wins at British Sausage Week with Pork & Otter Ale offering

Devon butcher Complete Meats has been awarded the top prize in this year’s British Sausage Week competition. 

Pig profitability to be addressed at AHDB Pork conference

AHDB Pork is due to hold a series of events throughout November and December, with the aim of helping stockmen and farm managers in producing a profitable pig. 

Halal operators plan conference boycott

Halal operators in the UK are planning to boycott the upcoming AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference over concerns on how the levy is being spent. 

AHDB Pork's Sam Bowsher meets Princess Anne
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Royal appointment for AHDB Pork

Sam Bowsher, skills development co-ordinator at AHDB Pork, had an encounter of the royal kind when she met Princess Anne. 

Pictured (l-r) John Phillips, Regional Director IoD West Midlands, Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe with actor and comedian Miles Jupp.
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Moy Park director wins award

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, has been named UK Director of the Year for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility at the prestigious Institute of Directors UK awards. 

Meat industry to climb new heights for Farm Africa

Personnel from the meat industry are looking to test their endurance as they hope to trek in Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains in aid of Farm Africa. 

Debbie & Andrew’s celebrates awards success

Kent-based sausage producers Debbie & Andrew’s Perfect Cumberland Pork Sausage took the top title in the meat category at The Grocer New Products Awards. 

British Pie Awards now open

The 2016 British Pie Awards is now accepting entries. The awards take place on 9 March 2016 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, during British Pie Week (7-13 March 2016). 

Frank Albers of Albers GMBH and Jack's Creek Managing Director Patrick Warmoll with the award-winning steak
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World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Judging for last year's Young Butcher Competition
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Search for Wales’ best butcher

Skilled butchers from Wales are being called to show off their abilities at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month. 

Scotland’s geographically protected meat gains attention

Italian-based Bennet group has officially been recognised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) for its continued support and commitment to Scotch Beef PGI.

Uel Morton (left), Chief Executive of QMS, pictured with Jim Mclaren, Chairman of QMS, at Anuga
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Scottish red meat imports thriving

The annual survey of Scottish red meat exporters by QMS has revealed a 4.3% increase in the total red meat exported from Scotland for the year ending September 2015 to approximately £76.6 million (excluding fifth-quarter value).

The world’s best steak is soon to be revealed

We are just days away from the results of the World Steak Challenge.

Chris Potter was crowned this year's Champion of Champions with his unique sausage flavours
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Champion of Champions crowned

Chris Potter from Tim Potter Son & Daughter in Wellington, Somerset, was crowned this year’s Champion of Champions at St Bart’s Brewery in London.

Delegates at a previous Anuga exhibition
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Minister highlights export growth at Anuga

Farming Minister George Eustice has praised the 4,000 food and drink businesses that have exported almost £1 billion of British produce to shops and restaurants around the world over the past two years.

The international visitors pictured at Cromlix with farmer Iain Malcolm and his sons Angus and Jack and Emily Grant of QMS
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International buyers learn about Scottish red meat

A group of international food buyers from Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada headed to a Perthshire farm to learn about the origins Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI. 

This year's Red Tractor scheme has been the most successful ever
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Red Tractor experiences promotional success

Quality food assurance scheme Red Tractor has experienced its most successful promotion to date. This accomplishment comes only three weeks into the seven-week campaign. 

Pictured at the IGD Awards 2015 are Mike Coupe, CEO Sainsbury’s: Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe; Andrew Nethercott, Moy Park Director of Sales; and television personality Rachel Riley
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Moy Park wins development accolade

Moy Park has been awarded for its best-in-class approach to people development, picking up the IGD John Sainsbury Learning and Development Award at the IGD Awards 2015 earlier this week. 

Pictured with Moy Park farmers is Stuart Thomson from Aviagen with David Gibson and Alan Johnston from Moy Park
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Moy Park poultry suppliers join prestigious club

A selection of Northern Irish farmers who supply to Moy Park have been rewarded for their hard work. 

Kate Adie speaks at the second Meat Business Women event
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Second Meat Business Women a success

Women in the meat industry gathered on Wednesday (30 September) to network and share their experiences of working within the sector. 

Avian influenza meetings to be held across UK

Following three cases of avian influenza in the UK over the past nine months, the UK Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) is set to hold a series of seminars across Great Britain and Northern Ireland to help poultry farmers prepare for a potential outbreak.

Butchers urged to get behind British Sausage Week

With the 18th annual British Sausage Week approaching (2-8 November), butchers are being urged to support the campaign by grabbing their free point-of-sale promotional kits.

Tulip with host Jason Manford at the Engagement Excellence Awards (Photo credit: Chris Parkes Photographer)
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Tulip blossoms at awards

One of the UK’s leading food producers has won big at this year’s Engagement Excellence Awards. 

Winners at the 2015 British Turkey Awards
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Asda wins top turkey award

Asda has won the best retailer prize at this year’s British Turkey Awards. 

We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award
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We Hae Meat nominated for Scottish Business Award

Ayrshire meat company We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award in the Family Business of the Year category. 

Lovers of meat rejoice at annual Meatopia festival

Meat-lovers congregated this weekend, 19-20 September, as London’s Tobacco Dock hosted the UK’s third Meatopia festival.

Swiss win Young Butcher competition

Switzerland has won this year’s International Young Butchers’ Competition. 

Steve Croot with his novel Scrummy Sausage
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Try something different for the Rugby World Cup

With the Rugby World Cup about to start, fans of the sport are soon to find themselves occupied for the next month.

British meat to be showcased at Anuga

AHDB Beef & Lamb is due to take Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb products to one of the world’s leading food fairs.

Enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

The search is on for the meat industry’s shining stars as Meat Trades Journal gears up once again for the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016. 

First for Northern Irish beef

The inaugural Northern Ireland Beef Event, Beef NI Expo and Pedigree Calf Fair will take place on 14 November at the old Balmoral Belfast venue. 

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