A father and son who run a successful butchery business in Builth Wells and Brecon will be judging a brand-new competition at this month's Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Arwyn and Steve Morgans, of Morgans Family Butchers, will judge the new beef rib competition that they are sponsoring at the Winter Fair in Llanelwedd with prize money, rosettes and awards all up for grabs.

The Winter Fair will be opening its gates at the Royal Welsh Showground on Monday, November 27, and Tuesday, November 28.

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, who run the event, said: “Butchers, farmers and meat producers have much to gain in entering the new class and taking part in the auction to really showcase their wares to the public”.

Morgans Family Butchers have a long history of providing traditional, top-quality meat products and condiments, from their two shops situated in Builth Wells and Brecon.

Although both have expertly judged many meat product competitions before, this will be the first time the father and son have judged together.

“What a privilege it is for me to be judging this competition with my father, who I deem my best friend.” said Steve Morgans.

“The industry has faced many challenges over the years, and we have evolved and diversified our business to accommodate the modern needs of today’s customers whilst still keeping those traditional butchering practices alive.”

“I am so looking forward to judging this competition and most of all for our community to support it and to showcase the retail industry as a whole.”

Competitors can enter in either the heifer or steer class, and the judges will be looking for a four-bone of forerib cut from a nine-bone forequarter.

All steers and heifers must be under 30 months of age. Judging will commence at 5pm on Monday November 27, with the auction taking place the following day at 10:30am.

If you are interested in entering this new competition, or any of the classes in the Butchery Section please go online at rwas.wales/winter-fair/competitions to view the schedule or to enter. Entries close on Monday, November 6.