British butchers to rehearse for Tri-Nations contest at Meatup

British butchers to rehearse for Tri-Nations contest at Meatup

A team of top British butchers will continue their training for this September’s Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge with a “dress rehearsal” at Meatup on 30th June.

Meatup’s show organizer, Emma Cash said: “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome the team to Meatup and offer them a great platform to hone their skills.

“It’s also a great opportunity for other retailers to come along and not only support the team but get a rare opportunity to watch the team in action. I’m confident there will be lost of ideas that others can take back to their shops, so please put the date in your diary!”

The Tri-Nations Scottish Meat Traders Fayre.

L-R: Gary Raeburn, team manager Danny Upson, team captain David Lishman, Tom Wood, Andrew Ayris, Maurice Stephenson and Chris Glaysher.

Practice sessions have focused on the practical and innovative skills of the team. Tasks have included developing a theme which conveys the quality of home-grown product and turning an entire lamb and a half side of beef into a range of products.

During the actual contest, they will have to recreate these displays in two hours and will face the added pressure of a large audience.

Team GB captain, David Lishman, said: “This year’s British team has massive enthusiasm and top-rate butchery skills. Our practice sessions have demonstrated just what a talented group we have, and boosted our confidence to push the Kiwis and Aussies hard for the title.”

To follow Team GB’s progress, visit Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge Facebook

You can also register free for Meatup – the UK’s only national event dedicated to the meat industry at

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