Supreme Champion Prime Lambs Available for Christmas at Huntley's



Supreme championship-winning prime lambs will be on the festive menu during Christmas week at Huntley's Country Stores in Samlesbury, near Preston, Lancashire.

Tom Wood, head butcher at Huntley's, beat off all-comers to snap up the title-winning trio of Beltex prime lambs at Skipton's Auction Mart's high profile 2015 Christmas primestock show. They were shown by the Brown family, from Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

Tom paid £500 for each of the victors, top price by a long chalk. The fact that a top-quality prime lamb sells for around £100 in a normal market illustrated just how keen he is to source the best meat that money can buy for his customers' festive tables.

He said: “We have some top-notch festive lamb roasts, as well as Pavé of Lamb,which are mini leg roasts, and Lamb Noisettes, also from the leg of lamb. Boned and rolled legs of lamb are also on our Christmas menu. Absolutely nothing will go to waste.

“Our customers mean a lot to us and they deserve something really special at this extra-special time of the year.”

Tom joined Huntley's two years ago and this year was one of only six leading butchers from across the country to be chosen to represent Team GB in the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge against teams from Australia and New Zealand, hosted by the latter.

He was picked for the team on the back of his all-round butchery skills. Tom was brought up on a farm and learned the trade from a young age through his father's wholesale butchery business. He regularly attends livestock shows to increase his knowledge and performs live cutting demonstrations.


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