Butchers head to Sausage King comp
THE Mundubbera Butchering Company will again make the trek to the National Sausage King titles this weekend.
The 2017 event will be held in Hobart, Tasmania.
Owner Tim Duggan said the judging would take place on Saturday.
“We’re in it so we have a chance,” he said.
“We can’t go getting over confident about winning anything, we’re up against the best in Australia.
“The store is going down there with a 6 to 1 chance of winning.
“I know we’ve got a 2 to 1 chance of winning a prize, because there is first second and third place.”
The shop will feature in the lamb category with its lamb, pumpkin, feta and shallot sausage.
“At the state titles last year, for the first they actually gave a breakdown of the judging,” Mr Duggan said.
“They are judged on a number of different areas, from presentation, texture, how it cooks, etc. “Taste is about 20 points. “Our sausage at Stage got two 20s and a 19 for taste.”
Mr Duggan said it was a good opportunity to represent Mundubbera.
“It’s a little country town that I think in a lot of areas punches above its weight,” he said.
“To be a part of that, to promote the town, it’s great for the town and the business, it’s great for everybody.
“It’s good for the North Burnett as well.”
Mr Duggan said he and his wife would drive to Brisbane on Thursday morning before flying to Tasmania on Friday.
“We’re going to make the sausages here on Wednesday,” he said.
“After the competition we’re going to spend a week down there.
“We’re going to look around, see some different country, taste some different beers, all that exciting stuff.
“It will be good to go, I’m really looking forward to it.”
SAUSAGE KING: Robyn and Tim Duggan have run the Mundubbera Butchering Company for 23 years.