Morgans Family Butchers to judge new beef rib competition at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has added a brand-new beef rib competition to the butchery section of the upcoming Royal Welsh Winter Fair in Builth Wells.

A highlight of the winter fatstock season, the winter fair will be opening its gates on November 27 and 28.  As well as various meat products, hampers and dressed poultry, this year a new beef rib competition will be introduced.

With prizemoney, rosettes and awards up for grabs, 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.

The beef rib class will be judged and sponsored by father and son, Arwyn and Steve Morgans, of Morgans Family Butchers, who have a long history of providing traditional, top-quality meat products and condiments from their two shops in Brecon and Builth Wells.

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 begin at 5pm on Monday, November 27, with the auction taking place the following day at 10.30am.


To view the schedule or to enter competition, or any of the classes in the butchery section, go to . Entries close on Monday, November 6.

For further information about the winter fair or to buy tickets, visit the RWAS website.


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A new beef rib competition is being introduced at this year’s Royal Welsh Winter Fair.