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Traditional Aussie tucker on the menu for Australia Day

Michele and Peter O'Connor of Daly's Quality Meats are getting ready for Australia Day.
Michele and Peter O'Connor of Daly's Quality Meats are getting ready for Australia Day. Tom Huntley

IT doesn't get much more Australian than lamb, cheese and Vegemite sausages.

They're just one of the patriotic items on the menu for Australia Day at Daly's Quality Meats in Gladstone.

Also available are kangaroo kebabs and emu steaks.

Daly's Quality Meats owner Peter O'Connor is prepared for his own Australia Day celebrations, but reminds people to organise to buy their meats early.

"That way you will get it and not be disappointed if we run out," Mr O'Connor said.

The sixth-generation Australian was born down south in the Murray area, and said Australia Day brought up memories of when he was a kid.

"From Anzac Day to green Christmases to the zinc noses and the beach," he said when asked what the day meant to him.

"Carnivores to the core, so much so that we even eat our own coat of arms," he said of his kangaroo and emu offerings.

"We are an old-fashioned butcher, but we're not that old that we don't embrace new challenges."

Cooks are expected to throw an extra 3.4 million snags on the barbie for this weekend's Australia Day celebrations.

The classic Aussie sausage sizzle remains a favourite, and both major supermarket chains expect an increase in sales.

Coles and Woolworths will sell more than 19 million sausages during the Australia Day period.

For Woolies the sales will be up 20% on a normal week, or an increase of about two million to 12 million.

Coles expects a 25% increase from about 5.6 million to seven million.

Australia's unofficial national dish, lamb, will also play a starring role on January 26.

Last year, Nielsen Homescan registered a year-on-year increase of 31.7% in lamb sales in Australia Day week, with much of that due to former AFL great and commentator Sam Kekovich.

Kekovich now graces both Coles and Woolworths lamb campaigns, and is the face of the McDonald's lamb burger.

 

 


 


Topics:  australia day, butcher, food, gladstone, sausages




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