Madsen Meats owner Brad Wornes and his Casino team will defend their best beef sausage title at this year’s Casino Beef Week.
Madsen Meats owner Brad Wornes and his Casino team will defend their best beef sausage title at this year’s Casino Beef Week. Marc Stapelberg

Butchers beef up their snags for sausage comp

COMPETITION is heating up among Northern Rivers butchers keen to snag this year's Best Beef Sausage title as part of Casino Beef Week.

Only the best, not the wurst, pick of the region's sausages will be entered in this year's "show us your sausage" competition.

The prize for last year's best bangers went to the team at Madsen Meats in Casino and the butchers said they'd have no beef defending the title again this year.

The team picked up last year's top prize with a special Aussie sundried tomato and basil snag.

Owner Brad Wornes said the competition between butchers for best snag was already starting to sizzle.

"We've been tampering with a few different style sausages and trialling them with our customers and they all seem to enjoy them so the rest of the boys would want to be on their toes," he said.

But Mr Wornes said it was too early for any insight into what flavour sausage his team would be cooking up.

The sausages will be put to the tastebud test at the Richmond Dairies free barbecue Breakfast with the Butchers on Friday, May 27.

Three judges will sample each entry as well as assess an uncooked sausage on its presentation, content, colour and aroma.

Winners will be announced at the breakfast.

Casino Beef Week president Stuart George said organisers were really pleased to have Crowe Horwath Accountants on board again as a major sponsor of the competition which has $600 in prizes.

The Best Beef Sausage Competition is part of the free barbecue breakfast, which is an iconic Casino Beef Week event that draws huge crowds and serves more than half a tonne of beef barbecued by volunteers, local business people and sponsors.



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