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Welsh focus on pig profits

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to launch a new website to help promote Welsh pork, while ‘profiting from pig production’ will be the focus of an upcoming livestock festival in the country.

Northern Irish butcher’s wins innovation accolade

Butchers Hannan Meats has been awarded an Excellence in Innovation at the Belfast Telegraph Northern Ireland Business Awards.

Chicken creation takes the crown at British Pie Awards

The Great North Pie Co. has been crowned the Supreme Champion of this year’s British Pie Awards for its Chicken, Mushroom, English Mustard & Cream creation.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

Farm shop bosses share knowledge

A panel of farm shop experts gave visitors their top tips for running a successful business in a special talk at the Farm Shop & Deli show in Birmingham earlier this week.

Quality and education important for butchers, says futurologist

Butchers and farm shops should focus on quality not quantity, while providing a premium and educational service, according to leading food futurologist Dr Morgaine Gaye.

BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Robin Hood sausage contest celebrates 21st year

Meat organisation the Nottinghamshire Council of Retail Meat Traders is celebrating its 100th year with its annual Robin Hood Sausage Championship in Nottinghamshire.

Moy Park secures green accolade from KFC

Poultry producer Moy Park has been recognised for sustainability and environmental performance by KFC, at the fast food chain’s recent Supplier Awards.

SuperMeat judging gets under way

The judging for the 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Awards has kicked off, with the deadline for entries now closed. 

GB team selected for Tri-Nations butchery challenge

Britain’s best butchers are preparing for the Tri-Nations Butchery Challenge, after the GB team was decided in a competition at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) last month.

Innovation conference launched

A new conference promoting innovation in the food and drink manufacturing industries has been launched.

Yorkshire beef farmer, Rosey Dunn
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Great British Beef Week to raise awareness of declining suckler herd

The British beef industry has lost over 100,000 beef breeding cows in the last three years, Ladies in Beef reported as they gear up for Great British Beef Week.

Southampton butcher helps to inspire young cooks

Children in Southampton have been competing in a creative cooking competition, organised by Q Guild butcher Owton’s.

#Butcherisbetter campaign review

We picked out some of the best from our #butcherisbetter campaign for National Butchers' Week.

Butcher bounce back threatened by lost generation

Butchers are riding the crest of a wave of increasing popularity among consumers, but a lost generation of skills is threatening to derail that momentum.

Meat cutting and casserole work on show at IFE

The latest developments in meat cutting and the casserole and braising categories will be on show at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) this week.

Cooperation key to success in supply chain security

Greater cooperation and collaboration throughout the UK food supply chain was highlighted as a key factor in tackling the challenges of effective supply chain security, at a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on the subject last week.

Law creates more stress at slaughter for sheep, finds study

Legislation requiring the individual handling of sheep in non-stun slaughterhouses increases stress levels in animals, according to research presented at Tuesday’s Eblex Halal Seminar.

Campylobacter webinar gets to heart of the bug

A successful ‘Cracking down on Campy’ webinar, a joint project between MTJ and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), saw a range of experts discuss what the industry is doing, and needs to do, to combat the bacteria. A recording of the webinar can still be accessed by following the link at the bottom of the story.

Dawn Meats scoops McDonald’s sustainability award

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Europe Sustainable Supply Award 2015 for the second time in a row, for its work on improving sustainability.

Sign up for today’s exclusive campylobacter webinar

There is still time to register for today’s (18 March 2015) webinar: Cracking down on Campy – what should the industry be doing?

Welsh to present PGI Beef and Lamb at IFE

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is preparing to showcase Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef at the UK’s largest food and drink event, IFE.

Steak pie finalists selected

The finalists in this year’s England’s Best Steak Pie 2015 competition have been revealed.

ABP man to scale Everest in charity challenge

Meat industry veteran, Elwyn Pugh, will climb Mount Everest in a bid to raise £50,000 for Downs Syndrome Charity, DSGN.

Dates set for Great British Beef Week

The annual Great British Beef Week will this year take place from 23 April to 3 May, once again backed by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) and Ladies in Beef. 

Turkey awards entries open

The British Turkey Awards has announced it is open for entries.

Seven to vie for Premier Young Butcher title

Seven of the UK’s top young butchers will be taking to the stage to compete for the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015, up from the previous year’s six.

Inaugural seminar held for women in the meat industry

Women across the meat industry came together on Wednesday (4 March), for a first-of-its-kind event for females working in the sector.

Masterclasses planned for Butchers’ Week

To mark National Butchers’ Week and raise money for charity Scope, Alnwick butcher Daniel Turnbull will be giving butchery masterclasses.

Provision trade body details new strategy

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) outlined a new vision and strategy at its Annual Dinner last night (26 February).

Tulip wins top accolade at processing awards

The annual Meat and Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA) reached its finale last night at the Deansgate Hotel in Manchester, with Tulip crowned Processor of the Year 2015.

Video: AHDB Outlook Conference 2015

The annual AHDB Conference took place last Wednesday (11 February) at One Great George Street, London. The new chief executive of AHDB, Jane King, kicked off proceedings in the morning, outlining the organisation’s plans and focus going forwards.

Meat products shine at awards

Meat products have topped the list of most popular items in the consumer-voted Product of the Year Awards.

Upland farming conferences planned

Eblex and the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) are teaming up to host two conferences, focusing on helping upland farmers develop profitable farming businesses.

Champion: Linda Hill
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Perth bakers takes Scotch Pie title

A Perth bakers has been crowned World Scotch Pie champion in a record-breaking year for the competition.

Welsh red meat body targets Dutch market

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales is aiming to boost demand abroad as it prepares to showcase Welsh Lamb and Beef at the Netherlands’ largest hospitality fair next week.

Big expansion for Farm Shop & Deli Show

Due to “exceptional demand”, The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015 is set to be 100% bigger than last year.

Scottish food and drink ‘Oscars’ open for entry

Businesses are being urged to enter this year’s Scottish Food & Drink ‘Oscars’, which has been officially opened by broadcaster Kaye Adams. 

BDCI announces new festival chairman

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed Ocado.com head of buying Rose Price as its new festival chairman.

AHDB conference to look at emerging opportunities

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is preparing to address the prospects for the beef, lamb, pig, poultry and dairy sectors in its 2015 Outlook Conference next month.

Welsh red meat body to host farm open days

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has announced farm open days to help boost farmers’ productivity.

Entries urged for young butcher contest

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders is urging hopefuls to get applications in for its Premier Young Butcher competition as the competition is already hotting up.

Welsh Young Butcher of the Year crowned

Peter Rushford of Swans Farm Shop has been crowned Welsh Young Butcher of the year, claiming his place in the British team, due to compete in Paris next year.

US cutting methods to be shown at Eblex conference

Adopting new US cutting methods could help British processors and butchers maximise carcases, according to Eblex.

Three to vie for Welsh Young Butcher title

The Welsh Young Butcher competition gets under way next week and it is hotting up to be the toughest competition yet.

Categories extended in British Pie Awards

The 2015 British Pie Awards are now open for entry, with the competition this year offering 20 different categories.

Need to target younger audience for lamb, says HCC

In order to increase the consumption of lamb, a younger audience needs to be targeted and more convenient products need to be developed, according to Welsh meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2014.

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