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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. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards to be biggest yet

Meat Trades Journal’s flagship event, the SuperMeat & Fish Awards, is coming back bigger and better than ever before for 2017. 

World Angus Forum returns to its roots

For the first time in 40 years, the 2017 World Angus Forum will be heading to the home of the Aberdeen-Angus breed in the UK and will be hosted by the Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society in the UK.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards: do not miss out

Deadlines for the SuperMeat & Fish Awards are approaching rapidly and retailers and suppliers who have not yet entered must ensure they submit their entries to have a shot at winning a trophy. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards build momentum

Entries are underway for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards, with Morrisons, Iceland and Aldi and a variety of suppliers all already stepping up to the plate.

Great British Beef Week pulls in support from Haldon Ladies’ Tug of War team

Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has this year attracted the attention of one of the nation’s top female Tug of War teams. 

Butchery success at Farm Shop & Deli Awards

Butchery won big at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards. 

New awards unveiled by British Poultry Council

A new competition to recognise the entire poultry industry has been announced by the British Poultry Council. 

Britain’s best butchers called on to take part in the World Butchers’ Challenge

The most skilled butchers in Britain are being sought after to participate in the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

HCC launches Welsh Butcher of the Year competition

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has begun its search for the 2017 Welsh Butcher of the Year.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition. 

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

And the winner of National Butchers’ Week innovation contest is...

Gordon’s Butchers and Fine Foods has been named the winner of our National Butchers’ Week innovation competition. 

National Butchers’ Week: an opportunity for growth

Butchers should use National Butchers’ Week as a springboard for training staff. 

Rugby star helps kick off Scotch Beef PGI campaign

Stuart Hogg, who represents Scotland in rugby union, has taken time out of his busy schedule to help launch a campaign to promote Scotch Beef PGI. 

Meat & Poultry Processing Award 2017 winners unveiled

Cotswolds-based Jesse Smith Butchers & W.J. Castle was crowned Processor of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

Finalists announced for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The finalists for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 have been unveiled. 

Quality Standard Mark Lamb showcased at Gulfood

British Quality Standard Mark Lamb has enjoyed a presence at an international trade show in Dubai this past week. 

Pig cakes for Pancake Day at Oxford restaurant chain

Pancake Day ‘Pigcakes’, concoctions made entirely of meat, are on offer from Oxford restaurant chain House of Jacob throughout 28 February, the business has claimed. 

Last chance to attend the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

There are just two weeks to go to the annual Meat & Poultry Processing Awards and anyone who wants to be in on the action needs to book tickets now.

Romantic Brits planned £6bn Valentine’s Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out £6 billion on Valentine’s Day, with slap-up meals topping the bill, and a quarter of those who were planning to stay in set to cook steak.

Festival prime stock event dropped by Royal Smithfield Club

The Royal Smithfield Club will not run its Festival prime stock event at the East of England Showground at Peterborough in November following a sustained drop in attendance and competition entries.

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this year’s Q Guild Smithfield Awards. 

Call for the UK’s best butchers to show off world-class skills

The hunt is on once again to find the most skilled butcher in the country. 

Innovation ‘key to success’ for National Butchers’ Week 2017

As we enter February, we’re now just over a month away from National Butchers’ Week and we want to make sure you know all you need to about the event. 

Book your place at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Time is running out to book your place among the greats as the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017 is fast approaching. 

Top comedian to entertain at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

Stand-up comedian Alfie Moore has been revealed as the entertainment at this year’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA). 

Q Guild countdown for Smithfield Awards

With almost 600 product entrants this year, the Q Guild is preparing for a record Smithfield Awards. 

Get involved with National Butchers' Week 2017

The most important week of the butchery calendar is back. National Butchers’ Week 2017 will take place on 13-19 March and we’re already gearing up to make this the biggest and most creative year ever.

Industry figures recognised by Queen in Honours List

Respected names from the meat and agricultural industry have been among those named in the New Year’s Honours List 2017. 

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. 

Susanna Williamson honoured with David Black Award 2016

Dr Susanna Williamson, of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), is the recipient of this year’s David Black Award. 

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. 

High Court ruling will delay Brexit clarity says industry

The High Court ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can begin the process of leaving the European Union, will delay “clarity”, according to industry trade body British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).

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. 

Banging radio station hits the airwaves

Celebrating British Sausage Week (Monday 31 October-Sunday 6 October), a new radio station has been launched to honour the British favourite. 

Game on the menu at Leeds City College

Leeds City College is to host an exclusive game seminar with chef Jose Souto. 

Great British Game Week returns

The best of the country’s game meat will be celebrated again this year in Great British Game Week (20-27 November). 

Scottish secretary joins farmers’ union conference line-up

The Scottish Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell MP, is expected to address Brexit negotiations at the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland’s Autumn Conference. 

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. 

Entries now open for Chefs’ Choice awards

The foodservice industry is invited to take part in a new competition designed to recognise the best of the sector. 

Meat & Poultry Processing Awards deadline approaches

Time is running out to put an entry forward for Meat Trades Journal’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017. 

Welsh meat board conference to address volatility

Uncertainty and volatility caused by Brexit will be discussed by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) at its conference in November.