Butchers prepare for Great Yorkshire competition

The 23rd Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition takes place this year on Sunday, November 4, at Bradford’s Cedar Court Hotel.

It remains the UK’s biggest and most prestigious regional meat trades contest, attracting hundreds of entries from butchers across the county. Farm shops and bakers who make products on their own premises are also eligible to participate.

Organised by the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils, the competition features flagship pork pie and sausage classes, from which supreme champions will emerge.

There are also standalone black pudding and beef burger competition classes, along with a ‘New Kid on the Block’ class to encourage new blood to enter and gain valuable experience in the meat trades competition arena.

Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils’ president Andrew Green, of Wilsons Butchers, Crossgates, Leeds, said: “We hope all regular entrants, along with some new faces, will again take up the gauntlet and enter the county’s premier competition for meat men and women. Leading performers, notably major title winners, report major boosts to their trade.”

The competition website is www.greatyorkscomp.co.uk It incorporates a downloadable entry form.