Both gained their places after finishing runner-up in the NFMFT
Premier Young Butcher competition, Birmingham.
Foodex 2014 will also feature competitions such as the NFMFT
National Meat Products Competition and Premier Young Butcher Competition 2014.
chief executive Roger Kelsey speaks for many when he says the marts provide top-quality animals to the trade at competitive prices and are good for producers and local independent retailers.
Competitors con enter via the NFMFT
up to three days before the show or even on the day at Foodex Live in Hall 17, with the main criterion being that products must be conked on the entrant's premises.
It was the second time this year that Matthew had edged ahead of Tomi, his former employer, having been runner-up in the NFMFT
Young Butcher competition in Birmingham.
Mathew Edwards, 21, who works for SA Vaughan Family Butchers, Penyffordd, Flintshire, was overall runner-up at the NFMFT
Premier Young Butcher competition at the NEC, Birmingham.