Local winners Grant Lollback from Allora Butchery and Paul Carey from Carey Brothers Meats at the Sausage King cook-off.
Local winners Grant Lollback from Allora Butchery and Paul Carey from Carey Brothers Meats at the Sausage King cook-off. Gerard Walsh and Steve Corbett

Butchers taste winners success

TWO Southern Downs butchers were among the winners at the Sausage King outback region competition judging at Glengallan Homestead yesterday.

For the second successive year, Carey Brothers Meats won the pork section.

Allora Butchery was in the winners’ circle with victory in the poultry section.

Miles Wholesale Meats again won the beef section after recently winning the Australian title in the same category.

All winners will represent the outback in the state finals at the Brisbane Exhibition.

Head judge Allan Rowan, of the Queensland Retail Council of the Australian Meat Industry Council, said the outback region covered areas from Ipswich to Charleville and north to Biloela.

“We had 130 entries,” Mr Rowan said.

“Some of the butchers didn’t get to the competition but often one butcher picks up the sausages for half a dozen butchers.

“The sausages are judged on how they look, how they perform on the barbie and there are double points for flavour.”

Paul Carey, of Carey Brothers Meats, said everyone was happy with the venue.

“Organiser Gail Butler (AIMC) said she was disappointed there weren’t more venues like Glengallan Homestead.”



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