High Street Butcher Renaissance

Shocks and disruption to any system quickly highlight the elements that are working, and all too clearly, the weaknesses. Any system, is only as strong as its weakest point. The meat industry is a system with a complexity of elements that takes the livestock from the...

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Mobile and Agile Abattoir

In the past farmers slaughtered their own animals on the farm for the local supply chain. But regulation and the centralisation of meat buying saw the practice decline. Another problem was the big abattoirs would not handle small herds again restricting local supply...

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IFFA – the must see event

IFFA, the must attend event for the meat industry, held every three years, was bigger than ever when held this year in May, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Touted as connecting the entire meat industry supply chain, from processing through to retail, the trade show is...

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World Butchers Challenge – the youngsters

The World Butchers Challenge has officially hit the world stage with the 2020 competition to be held in a state-of-the-art stadium in Sacramento, USA. Teams from all over the world will be competing in what has been phrased the ‘olympics of meat’ in a three-hour race...

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Retail snacks turns a byproduct to benefit

Casalingo Smallgoods is a name familiar to most in the smallgoods business.  A recent name change to South Food Group parallels some innovative additions to its traditional smallgoods product lines. When a company uses 100 pigs per week, to make a large range of...

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Lifeline International Young Butchers

Extending a lifeline to young butchers The Lifeline International Young Butchers Picnic is a celebration of the next generation of butchers, their futures and of life. A charity event held annually in Perth to support Lifeline WA, the Picnic is now in its 14th year...

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