A triple win for Scottish Butchers
May17

A triple win for Scottish Butchers

The inaugural Scottish Butchers Wars took place last weekend in Perth, which saw many butchers battling it out for the top spot. Run by Scottish Craft Butchers and sponsored by Scotch Lamb PGI, a trio of Scottish butchers successfully came above other competitors after being crowned champions. Taking home top honours in the singles competition was Barry Green from Cairngorm Butchers at Grantown-on-Spey, while Steven Cusack and Hamish...

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Young farmers battle it out in Scotch Beef Country Cooks Competition
May10

Young farmers battle it out in Scotch Beef Country Cooks Competition

Members of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC) are donning their aprons and taking to the kitchen as part of a national cooking competition. The budding chefs will be challenged to mastermind a main dish using Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork as well as a selection of mystery ingredients as part of SAYFC’s Scotch Beef Country Cooks competition, which is supported by Quality Meat Scotland...

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UK’s only entrant in IFFA product competitions wins multiple medals again for his black pudding recipes
May10

UK’s only entrant in IFFA product competitions wins multiple medals again for his black pudding recipes

Craig Thomas of Martin Thomas Butchers in Pattingham Staffordshire was the UK’s only competitor in the DFV (German Meat Association) product competition at IFFA 2019 but returned home triumphant with multiple medals. His winning products were a  traditional black pudding, which achieved a gold medal, a black pudding with apricot that won a silver and he gained a bronze medal for his black pudding with beer – which also won a...

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Team UK’s young butchers return from IFFA with success under their belts
May07

Team UK’s young butchers return from IFFA with success under their belts

The International Young Butcher Competition held at IFFA, Frankfurt, saw Team UK’s James Gracey out performing other elite European young butchers from Austria, France, Germany, Holland and Switzerland, finishing in the top three in the Roast’s category. James, from M A Quail in Dromore Northern Ireland, was repeatedly praised by the judges for high standards of workmanship throughout the competition with accolades for his ‘County...

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Humane Slaughter Award open for applications
Oct19

Humane Slaughter Award open for applications

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for its 2019 Humane Slaughter Award for significant advances in the humane treatment of farmed livestock during transport, marketing and slaughter. HSA is an independent charity that works towards achieving high standards of welfare for food animals at markets, during transport and at slaughter through education, training, research and technical developments. Its Humane...

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UK Sausage Week unveils guest judge opportunity
Sep12

UK Sausage Week unveils guest judge opportunity

Retailers are being urged to spread the word about UK Sausage Week’s new Guest Judge experience. The campaign is looking for one ‘sausage fanatic’ to help put bangers entered into the event’s headline competition to the test. The organisers of UK Sausage Week are inviting one lucky consumer to spend a day tasting bangers as a Guest Sausage Judge for the campaign’s 2018 competition. The successful applicant will help taste hundreds of...

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