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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. 

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. 

British Sausage Week is a hit with new ambassador

Former popstar Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill has been announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016. 

Australia wins the World Steak Challenge for second time

Australian producer Jack’s Creek has retained the title of the World’s Best Steak Producer. 

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

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

British Roast Dinner Week partners with Trinity Mirror

For the first time, British Roast Dinner Week has entered into a partnership with publishing house Trinity Mirror. 

Online learning service to benefit industry

The meat sector is being encouraged to sign up to a specially designed webinar that explores the changing face of technology in the food industry.

Launch of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

It’s time for the meat processing sector’s brightest and best to showcase their talent as the 2017 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards opens for entries. 

Producers encouraged to attend livestock genetic conference

Livestock producers looking to improve the genetics of stock and the efficiency of the business are being encouraged to sign up to the latest ON-Farm 2016 event. 

Northern Irish beef named Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016

Hannan Meats’ Glenarm Shorthorn 4 Rib Roast has been named as the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016 after beating 10,000 entries. Hannan Meats is the first meat producer to take the top title for the second time. 

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. 

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: 

Consumers confused over lamb products

Consumer research undertaken by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has shown that over half of shoppers are confused as to when lamb is in season. 

France gets ready for its inaugural World Butchers’ Challenge

With just over one week until the World Butchers’ Challenge takes place, it’s time to meet the fourth and final team challenging The British Beefeaters for the title. 

MTJ searches for Champion of Champions

Entries are now open for the nation’s biggest sausage competition. 

Britain’s Best Burger finalists announced

Celebrating the tastiest burgers in the country, the final six in Britain’s Best Burger competition have been announced.