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Test your strength against the butcher’s brawn at the Show!

Jul 14 2017

A body-building butcher from south Wales has been named as Wales’ strongest man as a result of the physical training he undertakes as part of his day-to-day duties and including red meat in his diet. 

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) looks forward to welcoming butcher David Todd of Hugh Phillips Butchers in Swansea to its stand at the Royal Welsh Show on Wednesday 26 July, where he will display his strength before he competes for the British title in the under-80kg category.

Competitive visitors to the Show are invited to challenge him in a live weight-lifting battle, whilst his employer Catherine Butler also demonstrates her meat-cutting craft as one of a limited number of female butchers in Wales.

The best of Welsh butchery will be a key attraction on HCC’s stand throughout the Show, with a focus on versatile cuts to suit the busy lives of consumers and the importance of consuming lean meat as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

On the opening day, HCC Butchers’ Club Butcher of the Year 2016, Mark McArdle of McArdle Family Butchers in Chirk will focus on adding value to traditional cuts and showcase some of his best-sellers. Since being crowned HCC’s Butcher of the Year at the Royal Welsh Show in 2016, Mark has enjoyed opportunities to work with HCC at events, has appeared in promotional videos and gained publicity for the business.  

Qualified master butchers Julien Pursglove and Richard Jones will introduce a butchery masterclass as part of Monday’s activities, when they will skilfully cut-up a lamb carcase.

Young butcher and HCC Scholar Peter Rushforth will be HCC’s guest butcher on the final day of the Show. He will focus on the findings of his HCC Scholarship which allowed him to follow his dream of investigating beef butchery techniques in the USA. This demonstration will take place ahead of the announcement of the 2017 HCC Scholarship winners.

HCC’s Consumer Executive, Elwen Roberts said: “Butchers are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to preparing meat cuts for their customers. The art of cutting a carcase is also a highly skilled task which takes time and perseverance to master. We look forward to introducing some of our country’s most talented butchers during the Royal Welsh Show.”A body-building butcher from south Wales has been named as Wales’ strongest man as a result of the physical training he undertakes as part of his day-to-day duties and including red meat in his diet. 

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) looks forward to welcoming butcher David Todd of Hugh Phillips Butchers in Swansea to its stand at the Royal Welsh Show on Wednesday 26 July, where he will display his strength before he competes for the British title in the under-80kg category.

Competitive visitors to the Show are invited to challenge him in a live weight-lifting battle, whilst his employer Catherine Butler also demonstrates her meat-cutting craft as one of a limited number of female butchers in Wales.

The best of Welsh butchery will be a key attraction on HCC’s stand throughout the Show, with a focus on versatile cuts to suit the busy lives of consumers and the importance of consuming lean meat as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

On the opening day, HCC Butchers’ Club Butcher of the Year 2016, Mark McArdle of McArdle Family Butchers in Chirk will focus on adding value to traditional cuts and showcase some of his best-sellers. Since being crowned HCC’s Butcher of the Year at the Royal Welsh Show in 2016, Mark has enjoyed opportunities to work with HCC at events, has appeared in promotional videos and gained publicity for the business.  

Qualified master butchers Julien Pursglove and Richard Jones will introduce a butchery masterclass as part of Monday’s activities, when they will skilfully cut-up a lamb carcase.

Young butcher and HCC Scholar Peter Rushforth will be HCC’s guest butcher on the final day of the Show. He will focus on the findings of his HCC Scholarship which allowed him to follow his dream of investigating beef butchery techniques in the USA. This demonstration will take place ahead of the announcement of the 2017 HCC Scholarship winners.

HCC’s Consumer Executive, Elwen Roberts said: “Butchers are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to preparing meat cuts for their customers. The art of cutting a carcase is also a highly skilled task which takes time and perseverance to master. We look forward to introducing some of our country’s most talented butchers during the Royal Welsh Show.”

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