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In partnership with Jimmy Doherty, Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) put the UK’s native breeds to the test with Jimmy’s Native Breed Sausage Awards. A huge number of entries were judged and star ratings were awarded to 29 different pedigree bred sausages.

The competition was held at Jimmy’s Festival 2017, with each of the entries being blind tasted by a top chef and a variety of food sector expert judges. This mix made sure each sausage was judged thoroughly and fairly.

Boreray Sheep

Boreray Sheep

Anyone could enter from those who sell native breed sausages to family and friends, through to those who sell at local markets, independent retailers or via online shops.

The competition was a fantastic opportunity to promote our rare and native breeds of livestock, and had the backing of our partners including Jimmy’s Farm, Slow Food UK, the British Pig Association and the British Lop Society.

Each entry was awarded 0 to 3 stars:

★★★ Exceptional, it could not get better

★★ First rate, we’d go out of our way to buy these

★ Fantastic, we’d be delighted if our butcher sold these

Following the competition, the three star sausages were judged by a separate expert panel, to crown the overall champion with the 3 star gold award.

CHAMPION: Raskelf Rare and Heritage Breeds Boreray Lamb Sausage ★★★ Gold

BEST PORK: Trevaskis Farm British Lop Pork Sausage ★★★ Gold

BEST BEEF SAUSAGE: The Butchery Ltd Dexter, South Devon, Hereford Beef Sausage ★★★ Gold

SADDLEBACK X GLOUCESTERSHIRE OLD SPOT:The Primrose Herd, Sausage ★★★ Gold

Our judges enjoyed tasting the entries and gave some very positive feedback.

Jimmy Doherty, RBST President said;
‘Judging this competition proved to me that pedigree pork, beef and lamb are the best’.

Jon Gay, Head Chef at Jimmy’s Farm said;
“This is my fourth year of sausage competitions with Jimmy and these were the best so far”.

Shane Holland, Chairman of Slow Food UK said;
“A great day was had by all, and the standard of sausages was fantastic”.

RBST CEO Tom Beeston said:
“The competition was so close, we didn’t have one entry that I wouldn’t be happy to serve to guests at home. It was a great showcase of native pedigree products and I urge the public to ask their local butcher if they have any rare or native breed meat. It may seem counter-intuitive, but eating rare breed meat is a great way to support a breed. By buying and eating this meat, you are supporting breeders making it possible for them to keep our rare breeds alive.’

Full Results

Product name

Star(s)

Company name

Boreray Lamb Sausage

★★★

CHAMPION SAUSAGE

Raskelf Rare and Heritage Breeds

British Lop Pork Sausage

★★★

BEST PORK SAUSAGE

Trevaskis Farm

Dexter, South Devon, Hereford Beef Sausage

★★★

BEST BEEF SAUSAGE

The Butchery Ltd

Saddleback x Gloucestershire Old Spot Sausage

★★★

BEST SADDLEBACK SAUSAGE

The Primrose Herd

Dorset Down Lamb Sausage

★★★

The Butchery Ltd

British Lop Pork and Fennel Sausage

★★★

Thatched House Farm

Saddleback Pork sausage

★★★

Heckstall and Smith

Pork, Berkshire and Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork Sausage

★★★

Perfect Pork

Oxford Sandy and Black Pork Sausage

★★★

Parkhill House

Wiltshire Horn Lamb Sausage

★★

Bourton Farmed Foods

British Lop Pork Chipolata

★★

Trevaskis Farm

Saddleback, Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork Sausage

★★

The Butchery Ltd

Large Black, Gloucestershire Old Spot Cumberland sausage

★★

The Primrose Herd

Large Black, Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork Chorizo sausage

★★

The Primrose Herd

Saddleback, Rusk Pork Sausage

★★

Chypraze Farm

Welsh Pork Sausage

★★

Oinc Oink

Oxford Sandy and Black Pork Smoked Cheese Sausage

Bourton Farmed Foods

Saddleback Pork Sausage

Raskelf Rare and Heritage Breeds

Saddleback Pork Sausage

The Butchery Ltd

Large Black, Saddleback Pork Chipolata

The Primrose Herd

Large Black, Gloucestershire Old Spot, Saddleback Pork Sausage

The Primrose Herd

British Lop Pork Sausage

Thatched House Farm

Tamworth Pork Sausage

Buttle Farm

Hebridean Lamb Sausage

Heckstall and Smith

Welsh Pork Sausage

Swans Farm Shop

Gloucestershire Old Spot Pork Sausage

Auchinbreck Farm

Oxford Sandy and Black Pork Sausage

River Croft

Tamworth Pork Sausage

Grimblethorpe Hall

Saddleback, Pork Sausage

Oinc Oink

Gloucestershire Old Spot, Large White Pork Sausage

Nichols Family Butchers

Gloucestershire Old Spot, Large White, Pork Sage and Onion Sausage

Nichols Family Butchers

Gloucestershire Old Spot, Large White, Toulouse Pork Sausage

Nichols Family Butchers

RBST

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