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​Singleton’s, Jackson Henderson has been named as the 2017 NSW Apprentice Butcher of the Year by the Australia Meat Industry Council (AMIC).
 
21-year-old Jackson was one of eight apprentice butchers from across NSW selected to compete in the AMIC 2017 Apprentice Butcher Competition at TAFE NSW Hamilton on Tuesday 20 June.
 
Jackson is employed by Meyn St Meats in Singleton and is currently completing his trade level Certificate III in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) qualification at TAFE NSW Hamilton.
 
The talented third-year apprentice will be heading to Melbourne in February next year to compete in the AMIC National finals of the Apprentice Butcher of the Year championship. The national winner will go on to represent Australia in the World Butchers Competition in Ireland in late 2018.
 
Judging of the competition is carried out by Master Butchers and the final competition involved three stages, the first cutting various lamb, beef and pork portions for retail display, a theory section and the third part value adding cuts.
 
The competition is proudly sponsored by Neild & Co, a leading company in the supply of ingredients and materials used by the Retail Meat Industry throughout NSW/ACT.

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