From the Sacramento Butcher's Block

We’re excited to have Paul Carras on board as our Sacramento Butcher correspondent leading up to the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge, to be held in his home town. Keep an eye on the blog for his regular updates and if you have any specific questions about the beautiful city he lives in, let us know and we’ll pass it on.

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A new look for Team Australia

The Australian Steelers are excited to announce that they have undertaken a re-brand and they now fall under the banner ‘Team Australia’, along with a new logo, which represents the Senior team (Australian Steelers) as well as the Australian butcher apprentices and young butchers.

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Applications open for the Italian National Macellai

The Italian National Macellai® have officially opened the selections to form the competitive team from Italy that will compete in the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge. We’re also excited to announce that the Italians will be entering the 2020 World Champion Butcher Apprentice and Young Butcher competition, with applications for these open as well.

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Here come the Sharp Blacks: New Zealand butchery team announced

New Zealand’s butchery team – The Sharp Blacks – has been announced as they kick off their journey to the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge (WBC) in Sacramento, California. The seven-man team, which includes one reserve, is made up of the best butchers from across the country and preparation will now start in earnest as they plan for the ‘Olympics of Butchery’ in September 2020.

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British Beefeaters 2020 WBC team announced

The six butchers who will represent Great Britain at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2020 to be held in Sacramento, California, USA have been named. In a special announcement at Dalziel’s North West Butchers’ Show in Chorley recently, it was revealed that all six representatives of Team GB who competed in 2018 will return to prove they are a cut above the world’s best.

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WBC success: Beefit by Tom Wood

Tom Wood, captain of the Team GB - The British Beefeaters, has been involved in the World Butchers' Challenge since 2015 and has played a huge role in continuing to grow the British side, all while running his own successful stores. It never ceases to amaze us how fast Tom moves with new ideas; which are always aplenty and his willingness to share with others. Tom shares his new venture with the World Butchers' Challenge which launches this weekend. Wishing you all the best Tom! We'll be following with anticipation. 

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The Butchers of America inch one step closer to 2020

The Butchers of America, run by the Butcher’s Guild, held try-outs today with a number of new butchers trialing in the hopes of being selected for the 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge national team.  Tia Harrison, Team Manager and CEO of the Butcher’s Guild, was at the try-outs and was blown away by the skills on show

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Bids open for 2020

Following the success of the 2018 World Butchers' Challenge, we're already ramping up for the 2020 comp. We've had a number of countries enquire about hosting the 2020 WBC and as such have asked all interested parties to submit a proposal by 31 May. 

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