Australian Butchers‘ Guild Podcast
Episode 8: Spotlight on Adam Stratton, Captain of the Australian World Butchery team

Episode 8: Spotlight on Adam Stratton, Captain of the Australian World Butchery team

November 24, 2021

In this episode I catch up with the captain of the Australian World Butchery team, 'The  Australian Steelers', Adam Stratton.

Adam is an innovative and well known butcher who is going to share a few of his secrets about his business and how he keeps coming up with new and exciting value-added products that keep his customers coming back.

Adam also has partnerships in other shops located around Sydney and will talk about how he deals with some of those difficult business decisions when it comes to landlords and leases. 

Adam`s shop is on a one-way street with No parking and located about 100 meters away from the outside of a Westfield shopping complex. Most people would think twice before going into a shop outside a major shopping centre, but Adam had a vision and a plan and has continued to grow his business year on year, smart marketing and never saying no is a part of his business success.

Episode 7: Spotlight on Rod and Julie Leaver, Edgehill Butchery Cairns

Episode 7: Spotlight on Rod and Julie Leaver, Edgehill Butchery Cairns

November 10, 2021

Ever thought about working in the tropics? Not many butchers shops have their own power supply in emergencies or have the flexibility to drop another coolroom over the fence for Christmas to store their products.

Julie & Rod Leaver have lived and worked in tropical Queensland all their lives. They are the proud owners of a unique award winning butcher shop called Edgehill Butchery in Cairns, the shop has a history that dates back to the early 1900`s. Imagine how hard it would have been to operate a butcher shop back in that period with the humidity, primitive utilities and infrastructure along with the constant threat of cyclones.

Julie and Rod talk about how they have transformed the dated butcher shop into a modern shop where their lucky customers have access to some of Australia`s finest beef and lamb brands and how they encouraged their customers to support their value added range of products, plus what they have done to ensure they can operate under the tropical weather conditions that occur.

 

Check out and follow Edgehill Butchery on Instagram and Facebook.

Episode 6: Spotlight on Barry and Craig Munro from Munro`s Quality Meats, AMIC update from Craig Wright & MLA update from Steve Bignell

Episode 6: Spotlight on Barry and Craig Munro from Munro`s Quality Meats, AMIC update from Craig Wright & MLA update from Steve Bignell

October 27, 2021

Father and son duo Barry and Craig Munro run Munro`s Quality Meats in Wilberforce NSW.

Barry has just handed over the keys for the shop to his son Craig after owning the shop for 30 years. Barry talks about his career in the industry and how they have built their business.  

Craig is well known on the MeatStock circuit and shares his experiences. Munro`s have some fantastic people working in their business not just butchers but also competition bbq ers  and a talented chef who will be creating some new lines for 2022.

Episode 5: Spotlight on Daniel McCarthy from A Cut Above Family Butchers Victoria

Episode 5: Spotlight on Daniel McCarthy from A Cut Above Family Butchers Victoria

October 13, 2021

Daniel McCarthy is the owner of A Cut Above Family Butchers  located near Geelong Victoria.

Dan is one of the latest members of the  Australian Steelers butchery challenge team and is chomping at the bit to get a crack at winning back the winner’s trophy next year in Sacramento.

Dan also explains about the challenges he has faced over the past few years and how he has managed to grow his business using social media and setting up his website ordering systems during this time.

Episode 4: Spotlight on Rod Faulkner & Market Update with Stuart Bull

Episode 4: Spotlight on Rod Faulkner & Market Update with Stuart Bull

September 29, 2021

This episode I chat with Victorian butcher and Australian Meat Industry Council state manager Rod Faulkner about the changes we have seen in the trade and where it is heading. and we also chat about the 2021 state Sausage King competition and how AMIC plans to run the remainder of their regional and metro events in Victoria. 

Also a catch up with market analyst Stuart Bull on beef and lamb supply.

 

 

Episode 3: Spotlight on Ben Barrow, Roger DeSailly from AMIC & Rip Atkinson‘s Domestic Market Wrap

Episode 3: Spotlight on Ben Barrow, Roger DeSailly from AMIC & Rip Atkinson‘s Domestic Market Wrap

September 14, 2021

Are you struggling with employing butchers? Have you considered training an apprentice or two? Listen to Ben Barrow, head teacher for Meat & Allied Trades at South Western Sydney TAFE, explain the current government incentives available to employers and what TAFE retail butcher training has to offer in the state of the art facility in Granville.

Plus a Queensland AMIC wrap up with Roger DeSailly and Ripley is back again with more market information.

Episode 2: Spotlight on Peter Bouchier, Chris Kelly‘s AMIC update & Market Insights with Ripley Atkinson from MLA

Episode 2: Spotlight on Peter Bouchier, Chris Kelly‘s AMIC update & Market Insights with Ripley Atkinson from MLA

August 31, 2021

Meet the “Butchers Of Distinction” owner Peter Bouchier. Peter and his family operate two of Melbourne`s high end butcher shops in the leafy suburbs of Toorak and Malvern. Hear how Peter built his business and his thoughts on where the butchery industry is heading.

We also chat with Chris Kelly SA/WA AMIC State Manager getting the states updates and MLA Market Information Analyst Rip Atkinson joins us with some sheep and lamb meat news.

If you would like any further information on this episode please contact us at butchers@mla.com.au

Episode 1: Spotlight on Darren O‘Rourke, Stuart Fuller from AMIC & Market Insights with MLA‘s Steven Bignell

Episode 1: Spotlight on Darren O‘Rourke, Stuart Fuller from AMIC & Market Insights with MLA‘s Steven Bignell

August 19, 2021

In our very first episode, we put the spotlight on legend butcher Darren O'Rourke from world renown butcher`s Victor Churchill and Vic`s Meats  and explore his life in the meat industry.

The Australian Meat Industry Council's Stuart Fuller gives us the latest on The Sausage King program and we get the latest market insights from MLA's Steven Bignell. 

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