DO YOU have a butcher in your life that you couldn’t live without?

Many people rely on their butchers for cooking tips and advice on the best cuts of meat. A good butcher knows the provenance of their meat and can provide reassurance about where it was reared and the miles it has travelled.

Categories included Black Pudding, Hampshire Sausage, Charcuterie, Young Sausage Maker and Hot Eating Pie.

Now Hampshire Fare and the Daily Echo are handing over control to you, the customer. Vote for your favourite butcher in our People’s Choice award. The winning butcher will be treated to a night off with a meal out for two at an Ideal Collection pub and all voters will be entered in a draw to win a gift pack of Upham Ales.

To vote by text send your text to 80360 starting with BUTCHER leave a space, followed by the name and postcode of the butcher’s shop of your choice.*

Or enter online via Voting closes on March 12.

Terms and conditions

You must be a UK resident and age 18 or over to vote. Your chosen butcher must be located in Hampshire or within ten miles of the Hampshire border. *Texts cost 50p plus your normal operator text charge. Text lines close 12/03/2017 at 23:59:59PM. The prize draw for the voters will take place on March 15. Hampshire Fare will contact the winning voter by telephone or email, if after two weeks Hampshire Fare has not had a response from the winning voter then Hampshire Fare reserves the right to award the prize (without notice to the first winner chosen) to an alternative winner. The winning butcher will be announced via the Hampshire Fare website on March 15, 2017. Voters agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.