SUBSCRIBE

Breaking News on Global Meat Trading and Processing

Headlines > Industry & Markets

Read more breaking news

 

 

Butchery rivals go knife to knife

Post a commentBy Aaron McDonald , 04-May-2017

World Butchers' Challenge 2018 is set to be the biggest event yet
World Butchers' Challenge 2018 is set to be the biggest event yet

Ahead of the World Butchers’ Challenge next year, the Australian and New Zealand national teams are sharpening their knives as they prepare to go head to head in the Trans-Tasman Test Match. 

The challenge will see The Pure South Sharp Blacks pitted against the Australian Steelers on Friday, 19 May, at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington, New Zealand.

The two teams will be given two hours to turn a selection of beef, pork and lamb cuts into value-added products, displayed in a way similar to what you would find in a butcher’s shop.

The Pure South Sharp Blacks’ captain, Corey Winder, explained that the competition would allow his team, including three newcomers, to gain experience before the big international competition next year. “Their [Australia’s] side is hugely talented and I know they would love nothing more than to start their world campaign with a win against the Kiwis,” he commented.

National pride

But I have the same idea – this is my seventh time captaining the team and it’s the hungriest I’ve ever been for a win. I know we have the talent, outlook and support to do our country proud.

Adam Stratton, Australian Steelers’ team captain told GlobalMeatNews that his team was determined to secure a win in 2017. “We came so close to the big title last year, so we’re even more determined to take home a win this time round,” he explained. “We’ve certainly got the talent in the team to make it happen – I’ve got high hopes for the Australian Steelers.

Following on from the Trans-Tasman Test Match, the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018 will be the biggest yet. On 21 March 2018 in Belfast, Ireland, teams from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the USA, alongside Australia and New Zealand, will go head to head in a battle to be crowned the best butchers in the world. France won the 2016 World Butchers’ Challenge in its competition debut.

Post a comment

Comment title *
Your comment *
Your name *
Your email *

We will not publish your email on the site

I agree to Terms and Conditions

These comments have not been moderated. You are encouraged to participate with comments that are relevant to our news stories. You should not post comments that are abusive, threatening, defamatory, misleading or invasive of privacy. For the full terms and conditions for commenting see clause 7 of our Terms and Conditions ‘Participating in Online Communities’. These terms may be updated from time to time, so please read them before posting a comment. Any comment that violates these terms may be removed in its entirety as we do not edit comments. If you wish to complain about a comment please use the "REPORT ABUSE" button or contact the editors.

Related products

Related suppliers