Salami Season

The winter months herald the start of the salami season – a time when many Europeans make their own smallgoods based on recipes handed down from generation to generation. A time when customers will turn to their local butcher to source the necessary ingredients and...

High Street Butcher Renaissance

Shocks and disruption to any system quickly highlight the elements that are working, and all too clearly, the weaknesses. Any system, is only as strong as its weakest point. The meat industry is a system with a complexity of elements that takes the livestock from the...

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...