Chop Idol - BBC3 Young Butcher of the Year contestant Jim Sutcliffe works with TJS to tell his story.

Louth based butcher Jim Sutcliffe is appearing on BBC3 on Monday 16th November (22:30) in a competition to find the Young Butcher Of The Year. Jim will work with TJS to tell the story of his experiences on the programme through his own personal Blog. Contestants will undergo a series of challenges to test their technical skills. They will be judged by two leading industry experts, master butcher David Lishman and Justin Preston, and there can only be one winner. Jim, who grew up on a farm, runs Meridian Meats butchers in Louth, Lincolnshire. He practices traditional skills passed down through his mentor Eric Phipps. The meat supplied to the shop is from the family farm which has a herd of Longhorn Cattle. Good luck Jim. We hope you take the title! If you want to keep an eye on Jim's progress in the BBC Young Butcher of the Year competition why not visit his new blog. If you would like to try some of Jim's produce you can visit his online shop to buy rare and native breed meat.