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primeCutCongrats to Blagdon Farm Shop butcher Daniel Lovatt, who has won a national award.

Daniel is known for his tenacious nature at Blagdon, where he first turned up in 2008 asking for a position where he could learn the butcher’s trade from field to fork.

There was none available at the time, but he persisted, and eventually secured his apprenticeship a few months later.

He’s been working under butchery manager Simon Osborne ever since. Simon says he’s the best pupil he’s had in his 30 years in the trade.

Following the completion of his Meat Management apprenticeship, Dan has won the Best Meat Student for Management award from the Meat Training Council, which was presented recently at the prestigious Institute of Meat at Butchers Hall in London (who knew such a place existed?).

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