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Champion butcher Peter Rushforth has not looked back since choosing an apprenticeship instead of going to university. Peter, 22, from Leeswood, has won a WorldSkills UK medal for butchery, the Meat Trades Journal Young Butcher of the Year title and represented the UK in a European Young Butchers Competition.

This year Peter secured a Meat Promotion Wales/Hybu Cig Cymru scholarship to study beef forequarter and related products in the United States. Peter works for Swans Farm Shop, Treuddyn, where he has progressed from a Foundation Apprenticeship in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills to a Higher Apprenticeship in Food Manufacturing Excellence.