Each year the shoot standards are updated to keep them in line with legislation and feedback received from the shoots.
The British Game Alliance is urging us all to be early adopters of its voluntary 50p levy to be added to every bird shot this season.
Will you be an Investor in Standards?
Support the BGA while you attend the Game Fair.
UK/ EU Trading Relationship: MPs urge Government to Level Playing Field for Meat and Seafood Exporters
House of Commons: Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
BGA Brand Partner Hoddy's tell us a bit more about their fantastic new game dog food.
Dominic Boulton, ex GFA Chairman discusses his involvement with the BGA.
Each year the shoot standards are put out for consultation to see if there is room for improvement, please complete the below survey to have your say.
The British Game Alliance is delighted to announce the launch of the Brand Partners and Member Benefits scheme
BGA Brand Partners Lycetts share their annual summary of the year.
This week we spoke to the new GFA Chairman, George Davis.
A GROUP of leading shooting and rural organisations has released the following statement in response to the National Game Dealers Association.
The British Game Alliance is ready to support its shoots and its registered processors through this important transition.
National Game Dealers Association voted to commit to sourcing all feather and fur Game as well as venison and wild boar from lead-free supply chains.
Meet James Singlehurst, BGA registered game farmer.
We are delighted to announce that The Game Fair will be donating £5 from any ticket sales bought using the code ‘BGA2021’.
The St David’s Game Bird Services Online Spring Event took place last Wednesday 3rd March.
This month is Game Meat March, a campaign to promote the sustainability, health and environmental benefits of game in response to anti-meat campaigns.
‘Landmark declaration’ as UK Sporting Agent’s Agree to a Goal to Offer Days Solely on BGA Member Shoots
The British Game Alliance (BGA) Assurance Scheme goes from strength to strength as sporting agents and shoot managers have committed to the goal of offering days exclusively on BGA Member Shoots from the start of the 2023 game shooting season.
A reflection on 2020, key debates & securing the industry for seasons to come. St David’s Game Bird Services first online event.
Selected from dozens of top quality game dishes prepared by young people all over the country, Ellie Phillips won the inaugural Game Chef Hunt with a pheasant dish the judges deemed ‘extraordinary’.
In a new blog series, we speak to BGA registered Game Farms to see why they signed up.
British Game Alliance introduces new ‘Associate Membership’ for small shoots
Land managers play a “crucial role” in UK songbird survival, say organisers of the 2021 GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count, 5-14 February
In a new blog series we speak to BGA registered Game Farms to see why they signed up.
Choose to attend a shoot that is adhering to best practice.
We have received clarification from Defra which we hope will be useful to vets and exporters.
The British Game Alliance has been liaising with BGA-registered processors to monitor the game meat market during this challenging end to the season, as we all try to navigate the latest national lockdown.
The British Game Alliance and St David’s Vets have met with Defra to discuss problems occurring with post-Brexit exports of game to the European Union.
Join Leon and Louisa in a live cookalong, ask them questions and create your very own dish from the comfort of your own home.
Short survey to feedback impact of lockdown on the game meat sector.
Leading shooting, rural organisations and charities are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance after the third national lockdown comes into force throughout England on 6 January 2021.
Leading shooting, rural organisation’s and charities are reminding the shooting community of the importance of following the law and government guidance after the new Alert Level 4 restrictions came into force throughout Wales on 20th December 2020.
The British Game Alliance is delighted to announce an exciting new competition for under 21’s that love cooking with game – or indeed those who wish to use Lockdown to learn how to cook game. The ‘Game Chef Hunt’ competition aims to showcase and celebrate great game recipes and talent of young people, running from 6th January through to 10th February.
Liam Stokes, Dan Reynolds and Tim Weston discuss the impact of Lockdown 3 with Charlie Jacoby
A round up of this extraordinary years events.
We recently spoke to Helen Kobylec, who teaches countryside management at Lackham College, about the joys of foraging and cooking game, as well as learning a little about her experiences growing up in the countryside.
Great British Game Week took place during the nationwide lockdown in England, so the British Game Alliance focussed on bringing game into the home, using online channels to reach unprecedented numbers of people.
Head Keeper Boconnoc Estate, Cornwall
A light and refreshing salad.
Updated 27 November 2020
A statement on the pressing need for self assurance
Liam Stokes provides BGA members with a Q and A session.
Although regulations currently state that the national lockdown in England will last up to and including 2 December, new Government guidance indicates that shooting will be permitted from the beginning of 2nd December.
The BGA and Countryside Alliance have been working closely with Defra to create this document.
The George in Vernham Dean is helping to celebrate Game Week with these tasty offerings.
The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust (GWT) has launched a new helpline.
‘Great British Game Week’ takes place from 23rd – 29th November in partnership with Taste of Game and the British Game Alliance.
How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.
An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales.
An all Wales Avian Influenza Prevention Zone is being introduced to mitigate the risk of infection following recent confirmed cases in England, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths announced today.
Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared in response to cases of highly pathogenic H5N8 in GB and Europe.
Routine monitoring has detected avian influenza (bird flu) in a small number of wild birds in the South West of England.
Lockdown in England
Mycoplasma gallisepticum is the organism responsible for swollen heads or bulgy eye in game birds.
2 November 2020
We are delighted to kick off a new blog series, ‘In Conversation with Keepers’, where we will be chatting to gamekeepers around the country about the job, day-to-day life, how to inspire young people to get involved and their experiences as BGA members.
BGA assured game into Sainsburys.
BGA logo now found in Major Supermarkets across the UK
Principles updated 20 October 2020
The Cook School Scotland and the BGA have teamed up to bring game into the home.
Major restrictions are being introduced as Wales enters a "firebreak" lockdown.
Lycetts have kindly made this risk assessment available to the BGA.
BGA Member Shoots are at the forefront of conservation, so we thought you would be interested to hear how you might be able to help the new Wild Carp Trust.
Tristan provides inspiration for the #BGABites Campaign
National Curry Week is 5th – 11th October 2020
Joint statement on Covid-19 ahead of the pheasant season.
The BGA Standards are underpinned by these principles.
The BGA is delighted to announce a very special collaboration dinner between Rogues London and British Game Alliance Ambassador and top chef Leon Davies.
The British Game Alliance launches ‘#BGABites’ today, a new campaign to celebrate shoots that serve game-based elevenses and to encourage those who don’t to try it.
Since the announcement of new restrictions the BGA has been working closely with Defra, while our partner organisations have been doing vital work with Ministers and MPs. The Government has now announced Covid-safe shooting can continue under the new gathering limits.
At the British Game Alliance, we are keen to clarify the standards regarding good game handling as a key part of the BGA Assurance Scheme standards.
Further information for those in Scotland and Wales.
Compilation of achievements and news from the last year.
Leon Davies, BGA Chef Ambassador Gives his Top Tips for Cooking Partridge
Update on shooting following the Government's latest announcement regarding Covid-19.
Urban Rajah shows us how to make this delicious partridge recipe.
The Glorious Twelfth marks the beginning of the shooting season.
Earn 20% discount on your renewal fee
Leon shows us how to make Grouse Bon Bons easy for a starter, canape or in addition to a main course.
Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Clean-up: 19/20th September 2020 - Initiative set up by the Countryside Alliance more prevalent than ever.
This is an incredible quick but indulgent recipe, ideal for lunch.
Mac and Wild, lead update and advice on cooking grouse.
The BGA provides an update on their position with lead.
BGA Chef Ambassador Leon shows us how to make grouse goujons, ideal for children and those who haven't eaten game before.
Advice for Scottish shoot members.
The BGA has partnered with London-based, Scottish restaurant and butcher Mac & Wild to create Grouse Cooking Kits, available to order from 12th August
The Game Shooting Census by GunsOnPegs and Lycetts, is the only survey focusing on driven game shooting where the results are used to understand more, and better game shooting going forward.
Outlines the principles for Covid safe operation of game shoots in England through reference to relevant Government guidance and regulation
Leon Davies, BGA Chef Ambassador’s Top Tips for Cooking Grouse
In honour of the fast-approaching Glorious 12th, here are 12 of our favourite facts about Grouse
BGA registered restaurant celebrates the start of the grouse season with a 6 course feast with BGA assured grouse at the center.
Re-opening of pubs and restaurants - how we can support
Supporting BGA processors and stockists by promoting them through Big Barn.
Rishi Sunak has cut VAT from 20% to 5% on food and launched a voucher initiative to encourage people to eat out in August.
Jonny met up with Liam Stokes, the new head of the British Game Alliance, and posed some hard questions on the BGA, it’s remit, conduct and future.
BGA CEO is interview in Shooting Gazette - July 2020
This guidance is intended for all workplaces involved in the manufacturing, processing, warehousing, picking, packaging and retailing of food.
How has COVID-19 affected our Game Industry and what are the knock on effects?
A ‘bounce back’ plan of trade measures for the agriculture, food and drink industry has been announced today to help support businesses that have been impacted by coronavirus.
The British Game Alliance has joined with BASC, CA, GWCT, NGO, MA and GFA to send a letter to Ministers emphasising the importance of game shooting to the rural economy and associated industries in the context of current lockdown restrictions.
Meeting the challenge of selling more game meat.
Game Farms, New Standards and Jerk Grouse
Government accelerates border planning for the end of the Transition Period
Game Farms Embrace Innovation by Joining BGA Assurance Scheme
The BGA is now engaged directly with DEFRA through two working groups.
Liam Stokes discuss the BGA with Charlie Jacoby.
Joint letter from countryside organisations in response to RSPB Consultation.
Liam Stokes introduces himself and the BGA asks for feedback to send to Defra.
The Countryside Alliance, has produced a paper titled – ‘A return to shooting: a phased approach to shooting as lockdown restrictions are eased’.
Feeding the NHS with game and goodbye from Tom Adams.
Raising £25,000 to allow the countryside to provide free game meals to NHS heroes on the frontline whilst they battle Covid -19.
In light of the current crisis, Talking Game Magazine will be giving a limited number of isolation copies of the current edition of Talking Game for free.
A fundraising raffle for NHS Charities Together, Covid 19 Urgent Appeal
BGA processor provides free venison to crowd-funding initiative.
Hoping to inspire and provide entertainment for those who are stuck in isolation.
Antibiotic usage in game birds must fall.
The British Game Alliance has been contacting their members to see what next season looks like for shoots.
A breakdown of what can be expected when you have your audit.
The BGA recently conducted its end of season survey to give members* the opportunity to feedback on the successes and failures, as well as give both positive and constructive feedback to the organisation in preparation for the season ahead.
BGA working with it's members to raise funds for GWT
Highlights from press coverage this month
COVID-19 advice for shoots and shooting businesses from the Countryside Alliance
George Eustace writes to those providing food for our country.
Where to get game during isolation
Scotland's Largest Game Processor to only Collect from BGA Assured Shoots
Where To Buy Game Online
An update from the BGA on the current situation.
A joint statement on the future of shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Liam Stokes as our new CEO
8 Estates, 8 Guns, 2 Days, 1 Night.
An opportunity for you to provide feedback on the BGA
Bringing game to a totally new consumer
The UK's largest game processor will be requiring all estates to be part of the BGA assurance scheme from next season
BGA Secures New Markets for Game with one of the UK's Largest Food Manufacturers.
Highlights from press coverage featuring the BGA through December
Introducing the new Game Farm Audits and Mycoplasma Testing
Ivan Shenkman Announces Managing Director's Departure
BGA Marketing and Events Highlights 2019
How the BGA works with the UK's Game Processors
Join the team of British Game Alliance Auditors
A summary of British Game Week: 25th November - 1st December 2019
Highlights from press coverage of the BGA this month
A year of Eating Wild with the British Game Alliance
25th November - 1st December 2019
Highlights from Octobers press coverage involving the BGA
BGA Opposes Licensing
We explain the significance of our different logos
Discovering new avenues for game and working with government stakeholders.
The British Game Alliance are proud to partner with the Eat Game Awards to sponsor the Best Chef Regularly Serving Game Award
Who the BGA are, and some questions from The Gun Shop's social media followers
Highlights from our September press coverage
Another superb Game Meat Monday from Ben
Packington Estate and the BGA partner to discuss the benefits of game meat
The GWCT answer some of the most common questions regarding lead shot
Some of the most common non-compliances on the BGA Shoot Audit
Another brilliant Asian-inspired dish by Ben
An environmentally responsible product used in our Record Books
Another fantastic recipe by Ben celebrating the start of the duck and partridge seasons
Hong Kong Deal, Dispelling Rumours, the Glorious Twelfth and Ambassadors
We address some of the most pressing rumours circulating
Learn about our Ambassador scheme and meet our Ambassadors
The British Game Alliance secured trade agreement for 250,000 game birds in Hong Kong and Macau
August Coverage Highlights
Grouse Runs, Cooking in the Field and Fine Dining
BGA monthly update: Japan, Stop The Cull and Game Fair
A special recipe from Ben in honour of the Glorious 12th
The BGA Managing Director, Tom Adams discuss Eat Wild and the BGA at The Game Fair
British Game Alliance exhibited at The Game Fair 2019
In celebration of the new Talking Game we have taken this recipe from the newest edition, created by Jeff Claudio chef at Lyle's
Press Coverage of the BGA from July 2019
The British Game Alliance (BGA) is pleased to announce its market outreach in Japan was successful earlier this month.
BASC ready to fight legal challenge to rearing and releasing game birds
The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust have designed a course with ex-marines to tackle difficult issues faced by gamekeepers
A fantastic adaptation of a takeaway favourite by Ben Gilbert
Meat Management article on the BGA and the new markets and new product development we have been creating
Statement from Tom Adams, Managing Director of the BGA
‘Better safe than sorry’ when dealing with shoot saboteurs, says the Countryside Alliance
Fantastic opportunity to learn a wide range of skills and to work as a part of a start-up business.
Another great recipe from Ben for Game Meat Monday
A letter signed by nearly forty Members of Parliament and House of Lords showing the importance of the BGA.
The BGA has a pilot scheme in place this summer and, following analysis of the information gathered, aims to roll this out nationally.
Highlights from this months press coverage involving the BGA
Ben's take on a simple yet delicious classic
Lord Mark Price addresses guests on the innovation in game
The British Game Alliance has commenced a series of workshops with the UK's game processors, to better facilitate a working relationship and unified supply chain for British game ahead of this season.
Another fantastic Game Meat Monday recipe by Ben
Our new BGA Explained document
Significant Milestone Reached
Highlights from this months press coverage involving the BGA
New Markets, Updates to Shoot Standards, 50p Levy
Please Find Below Our Submission To The Review
Come and listen to Tom in London to find out more about what we do
Would you like to learn more about the BGA? Come and listen to Tom speak in Edinburgh
Come and listen to Tom speak at Swinton Park to learn more about the BGA and what we do
Opening New Markets For Game
Ben's take on a Katsu Curry using Pheasant
Recent media events highlight the need for credible self-regulation within the shooting industry.
Sustainable shooting and bringing assured game to the forefront
Highlights from press coverage involving the BGA
Barbecuing at its best.
Brand Partners, Member Benefits and Antibiotic Reduction.
We need to regulate on our terms, protecting the game industry
Details of our new Member Benefits Scheme
Monday 15th July - In aid of Cancer Research and British Game Alliance
We must keep driving down antibiotic use in game birds
Trying To Clear Up Any Confusion Regarding The Disposal Of Game
Similar to a pasty, here is Ben's take on a partridge parcel.
Acoura report on the Cotesbatch Incident
We respond to some of the most recurrent queries from our End of Season Survey.
Read our Chairman's Statement and download our full Season Summary here.
Audit information, survey feedback and our announcement with BASC
Fried pheasant at it's finest.
A short video from Countryside Alliance and Game To Eat on The Shoot
Highlights from press coverage involving the BGA
Industry partnership securing the future of shooting
A quick alternative to the classic Mac & Cheese
Meet the British Game Alliance Ambassadors
A handy PDF that you can download and circulate which should answer any pressing questions regarding the British Game Alliance.
In celebration of British Pie Week, Mr Drake has created this delicious Pheasant Pot Pie.
The shoot audit is not to be feared
This is my take on the classic chilli con carne using pigeon.
Delicious, versatile dish with pheasant breasts.
Game Disposal and First Season Feedback
A short summary on how to dispose of your game in the correct manner.
Pheasant and bacon the perfect combination, a new twist on the classic collaboration.
We headed out of the office to spread the word on game.
This is a very flexible recipe that I thought I’d put in as a bit of inspiration to get the youngsters involved with game preparation and cooking as every kid loves pizza.
Spice up Monday night with this delicious curry.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
New markets for the British game industry.
Before you decide to become a game handling business there are a number of steps you need to consider.
Snapshots from the first year of the British Game Alliance
Tom Adams, Managing Director meets with Defra Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP along with Liam Stokes, Countryside Alliance and Jim Shannon MP.
Ben Gilbert, the winner of our Game Week Competition, is now our weekly Game Meat Monday Blogger
Celebrating Game Week, 50p levy and BGA in the media.
A celebration of all that is great about game
Tom our Managing Director talks at the Food Matters Live event.
Congratulations to Ben Drake for this glorious creation he entered in our British Game Week Competition. Read in his words how he makes it.
We are delighted to announce that Roxtons and Ian Coley Sporting have raised a tremendous £43,000 towards the British Game Alliance Fighting Fund.
The BGA has hit another colossal milestone
Restaurants, hotels and wholesalers all now using British Game Alliance assured game.
Quick, easy and delicious
Assurance Scheme and Audits
BGA complete successful first round of audits. Shooting's first ever fully independent auditing process is up and running.
Frequently asked questions regarding the assurance scheme answered here.
British Game Alliance launch Record Book for shoot members
Famous chefs give Eat Wild their seal of approval at the campaign launch to get people to think differently about game
Tom Adams features on the Countryside Alliance's podcast
The GunsOnPegs team have made it easier for you to shoot with an assured shoot.
The newest places providing British Game Alliance assured game to the market.
The BGA team and their guests attended the Eat Game Awards at Boisdale Canary Wharf
Made with pheasant and partridge, our take on the popular spicy meatballs brings together the stars of wild game. Serve it as part of Middle Eastern-inspired mezze with lots of warm pitta bread, homemade hummus, and roasted aubergines, or wrap in flatbreads for an easy supper.
The BGA is securing wholesaler and restaurant listings in its bid to grow the wild game market.
The British Game Alliance has just launched Eat Wild, its new consumer-facing campaign, the launch event will be held on 18th October 2018.
The British Game Alliance (BGA) has hit a significant milestone, as 200 shoots have now signed up as members.
On 10th and 11th September, the British Game Alliance (BGA) finished its training course for its shoot assessors at Loddington House, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) scientific centre.
The BGA is securing wholesaler and restaurant listings in its bid to grow the wild game market.
In a first for the industry, the British Game Alliance (BGA) has launched a new stockist matching tool that makes it easy to order BGA Assured game.
The British Game Alliance has appointed celebrity chef Nigel Haworth as the ambassador of its consumer campaign.
The British Game Alliance launches to ensure a sustainable future for the game industry
Frequently Asked Questions
Breast of Pheasant with Beetroot Remoulade, Roasted Apple & Hazelnuts
The Shooting Community Unites To Launch New Game Marketing Initiative