The best butchers in Wales are being encouraged to enter two competitions at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells next month.
The popular annual Welsh Young Butcher Competition is joined on the show programme this year by the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which is being held for the first time.
Both competitions will be held on Monday, November 30, with the Welsh Pork Butcher Competition, which is open to butchers of all ages who currently live or work in Wales, in the morning.
The Welsh Young Butcher Competition follows in the afternoon and this year the age limit has been extended to under 25 on January 1, 2015 to align with apprenticeship programmes in Wales. The competition is organised by Welshpool-based Cambrian Training Company, who are also collaborating with Keith Brown, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s meat production competitions chief steward, to jointly run the Welsh Pork Butcher contest.