New Zealand makes it three on the trot

New Zealand has won this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge. 

The team, dubbed the Pure South Sharp Blacks, beat off stiff competition from Australia and Great Britain to win the competition for the third year in a row.

The three teams had three hours to turn a side of beef, side of pork and lamb into a top class display. Each team was judged by a panel of expect industry judges on their preparation, presentation, finishing and display skills.

Team GB was represented by captain David Lishman, of Lishmans of Ilkley in West Yorkshire; Gary Raeburn, from Forbes Raeburn The Family Butcher in Huntly, Aberdeenshire; Tom Wood, from Huntleys Country Stores in Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire; Chris Glaysher, from Glaysher Family Butchers in Basingstoke, Hampshire; Maurice Stephenson, from Nigel Fredericks in London; Andrew Ayris, from Andrews Family Butchers in Marlborough, Wiltshire and team manager Danny Upson.

The GB team was decided in a competition at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) earlier this year.

Other awards handed out included International Best Practical, which went to Alana Empson who also won Alto Young Butcher of the Year.

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