World Butchers Challenge – the youngsters

The World Butchers Challenge has officially hit the world stage with the 2020 competition to be held in a state-of-the-art stadium in Sacramento, USA. Teams from all over the world will be competing in what has been phrased the ‘olympics of meat’ in a three-hour race...

Retail snacks turns a byproduct to benefit

Casalingo Smallgoods is a name familiar to most in the smallgoods business.  A recent name change to South Food Group parallels some innovative additions to its traditional smallgoods product lines. When a company uses 100 pigs per week, to make a large range of...

Low n slow BBQ burns brightly for niche butchers

The concept of American BBQ has been slowly burning away as a niche industry in Australia.  The growth in attendance of events such as Meatstock and the growing membership of the Australasian Barbecue Alliance suggests the American BBQ is no longer a culinary novelty...

Lifeline International Young Butchers

Extending a lifeline to young butchers The Lifeline International Young Butchers Picnic is a celebration of the next generation of butchers, their futures and of life. A charity event held annually in Perth to support Lifeline WA, the Picnic is now in its 14th year...

The Butcher, the Farmer and her Murray Greys

Teaming up: Butcher, Farmer and Murray Greys It started as a Murray Grey breeder’s desire to improve carcase characteristics but evolved into a learning and supply relationship between a farmer and a butcher. There is no doubt that Melinda Kent loves her Murray Greys....

The Visual Appeal of Groceries

The Visual Appeal of Groceries Creating a point of difference for a retail butcher can mean more than an award-winning sausage. Grocery items that complement meat products can give customers another reason to shop – and spend. Visual merchandising is the art of shop...