Tri-Nations butchers aim to inspire next generation

Inspiring young people to take up butchery is a key aspect of the Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, according to the captain of the British team, David Lishman.

The tournament between teams of six butchers from Britain, New Zealand and Australia, gets underway on home soil next month (10 July 2014) at the Great Yorkshire Show. This will be the fourth competition of its kind and Lishman, who owns Lishman’s of Ilkley, hopes the home advantage will also encourage young people to think about a career in the trade.

He said:“As well as finding a winning team – which will have bragging rights until the next time – the competition is a chance for youngsters with an interest in the art to see some of the best butchers in the world producing some of their best work.

“The competitive aspect is the focus for all three teams - we each want to win and hold the title for the year ahead - but this is also an opportunity to share good practice and for youngsters who want to learn to learn from the best.”

The competition organiser Eblex has invited members of the public to support team GB and to share the event using the hashtag #butchery3nations.

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