Paul Carey reckons the quality of Christmas hams is as good as ever this year.
Paul Carey reckons the quality of Christmas hams is as good as ever this year. Georja Ryan

Butcher prepares for the festive frenzy to come

SHOP fronts are starting to reflect a green and red theme and jingles are slowly creeping their way into stores around the Rose City, which can only mean one thing... Christmas is coming.

Come the first of December, trees decked out in sparkling baubles will pop up in houses across the region and the first chocolates from advent calendars will be devoured.

For those hanging out for the special feast on Christmas Day, Paul Carey from Carey Bros Butchery had some good news.

"We have plenty of legs of ham in stock," Mr Carey said.

Despite a dry season for farmers, Mr Carey said hams were still plentiful and the quality was exceptional.

"They're good hams and they generally sell themselves, especially the traditional wood-smoked ones we do," he said.

"Quality has been really good considering we've had a bit of a dry time and even the cattle have been exceptional.

"The farmers have done a mighty job so far."

Last year, Carey Bros sold more than 1200 legs of ham in December and they're hoping to smash it again this year.



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