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New CYBC president looks forward to 2017 GYC highlight

New CYBC president Tom Martin, left, receives his badge of office from outgoing president, Sheffield pork butcher Konrad Kempka.

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West Yorkshire wholesale butcher and pie maker Tom Martin, new president of the Confederation of Yorkshire Butchers Councils during its landmark 50th anniversary year, says he is looking forward with great anticipation to the 2017 Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition.

For only the second time in its 29-year history, the competition forms part of The Craft Bakers and Butchers Extravaganza, to be staged on Sunday, October 8th in the Yorkshire Event Centre at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate. The Craft Bakers Association also runs its own bread-making competition

The first Craft Bakers and Butchers Extravaganza two years ago saw the Great Yorkshire thrown open nationwide for the first time to butchers, farm shops and bakers who make relevant meat-related products in their own premises. It remains so this year.

The Great Yorkshire remains the biggest - some would say the best regional meat trades competition in the UK. It's the one they all want to win, said Mr Martin, who runs Eric Richmond Butchers in Ossett with his wife Anne-Marie.

The 2017 contest again features three pork pie classes and three sausage classes, from which supreme champions and reserve supreme champions will emerge. There are also black pudding and beef burger competition classes.

Entry forms are being distributed in September's Craft Butcher magazine. They are also available to download here and at Craft Bakers and Butchers Extravaganza's website.

*Please note that there will be no programme available this year and the rules will be staying the same.

The closing date is Saturday, September 30.

The event is also supported by a trade show and will again have all-round family interest. Entry is free and there's an online registration facility on the event website.

Sponsors of the 2017 Great Yorkshire Competition are Lucas Ingredients, Dalziel, William Jones Packaging, WR Wright & Sons, NFMFT, The Dalesman Group, AHDB Pork, Interbake, Oris and Ripon Select Foods.

Tom Martin will also be hosting his milestone 50th anniversary President's Dinner Dance at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Saturday, November 11.

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The 2016 results can now also be viewed here.

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