Cut above the rest

A Somerset man has been voted the world's best butcher by an international panel of retail experts. It places Mike Thorne's Wiveliscombe business on a par, in terms of professionalism, with Apple, Selfridges and Bloomingdales.

Better cow beef

This year's Dairy Event on 20 and 21 September will feature a Beef from the Dairy Herd stand aimed at encouraging farmers to add value to their cull cows by hitting the right fat and conformation levels.

Origin of meat

More consumers than ever want information about the origin of the meat they order in restaurants, according to The Fair Food Foundation, which is running the What's on Your Plate campaign.