The Allora Butcher team Mitch Smith, Aaron Vietheer and Katie Wheeldon.
The Allora Butcher team Mitch Smith, Aaron Vietheer and Katie Wheeldon. Chris Lines

The secret to having the best snags around

NEXT time you chuck some Allora Butchery pork snags onto the barbecue, keep in mind you are cooking up some prize-winners.

The small butchery was awarded the prize for best pork sausage by the Australian Meat Industry Council through the National Sausage King Competition.

The butchery also won third place with its beef sausages.

Owner Aaron Vietheer, who has been running the butchery for 18 months, said he was happy with the recognition.

"It is always good to have some feedback letting you know you are going in the right direction, whether that is from customers or from competitions like these,” he said.

The sausages are judged on such criteria as texture and length.

Mr Vietheer said it was no secret Allora's prized pork sausages were delicious.

"It is all about consistency, we aim to put out good-quality products on a consistent basis,” he said.

Consistency is part of Allora Butchery team's goal to provide good old-fashioned service.

Taking out the prize is not the first happy announcement Mr Vietheer has had this month.

"My wife just had a baby two weeks ago so we have been strapped for time welcoming this new little girl into our family,” he said.

While times had been tough with the drought keeping money tight, Mr Vietheer thanked his supportive customers for sticking by his store.

"We do the right thing by them and they have always done the right thing by us,” he said.