Butcher purchases trio of supreme beef cattle

Butcher purchases trio of supreme beef cattle

North of England butcher Anthony Kitson is said to have made history when purchasing the overall supreme champion beef cattle at all three of the country’s principal Christmas prime stock shows this year.

Oliver and Anthony Kitson with Martin Calvert in the Northallerton butchers shop with the three winter Fair trophies.

Oliver and Anthony Kitson with Martin Calvert in the Northallerton butchers shop.

The shows were the English Winter Fair, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair and the Scottish Winter Fair.

It is thought to be the first time that an independent family-run retail butchers has pulled off such a feat, which represented a joint outlay running well into five figures.

The title-winning trio are currently being fully matured to maximise both taste and texture in readiness for the keynote Christmas trade at Kitsons Butchers’ three shops in Northallerton, Stockton-on-Tees and Hutton Rudby.

“Our customers in North Yorkshire and Cleveland are in for a real treat,” said Anthony. “We always try to offer them the best prime quality meat that money can buy at all times of the year, much of it sourced locally, but I wanted to do something really special for Christmas this year by personally attending the country’s flagship festive primestock shows.”

He continued: “In fact, I went with the express intension of securing all three supreme champions. We pulled it off and we’re proud to shout about it. We have some of the very best beef in Britain in our three shops – from mouth-watering Christmas roasts, through to sizzling steaks and all the other popular cuts.

“Absolutely nothing will go to waste and, importantly, we’ll be selling this great British beef at our normal prices. We may well have gone a bit crackers to beef up our Christmas this year, but our customers certainly won’t be paying extra for the privilege of eating it!”

The Christmas trade has already started for Kitsons Butchers, and Anthony has ensured that his customers won’t go short of beef over the festive season and well into the New Year, as he has purchased no less than 116 first-rate prime cattle from across the country.

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