Forrest Electorate: Buckingham the Butchers

I rise to congratulate a fabulous family owned butcher in my electorate, known as Buckingham the Butchers, who snagged second place in the Australian Meat Industry Council’s national Sausage King competition. What a fantastic achievement for this small business, taking it up to the best in the business every single day. The Buckingham team can now lay claim to having the best lamb sausages on the mainland, because the winner was actually from Tasmania. That’s a great achievement for the Buckingham team.

The secret to their sausages—their very acclaimed sausages—is simple: fresh, local produce. That’s evident every time I visit and see the absolutely mouth-watering display of unique offerings in their fridges there to choose from. It’s actually a really big decision—what you’re going to buy to cook. It’s no wonder that their sausages are some of the most popular products—they sell about 80 kilos a week. There are 15 different types of sausages to choose from, including this wonderful, award-winning lamb sausage.

So congratulations to Buckingham the Butchers. Part owners Michael Henderson and Sean Baker are eyeing the top spot at the next Sausage King competition, which begins later in the year. I want to wish them all the best and tell them they’re a great local small family business doing great things in our community.