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THE PINK BUTCHER 
AMIC AND BREAST CANCER NETWORK AUSTRALIA (BCNA) have joined forces to create the PINK BUTCHER program, a community based initiative that will assist the Independent Local Butcher Network giving back to the community in which they serve.
     
 All butchers across Australia will be invited to pink up their shops for the month of October to raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA). 
 It all started when Sam (BCNA Community Liaison) at Seaford Gourmet meats in South Australia turned her shop pink in October. It inspired her fellow butchers to follow her example and The Pink Butcher was founded.
 Every day, 48 Australians will hear the words 'You have breast cancer.'
 With your help, BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs.
 To join The Pink Butcher campaign, complete the registration form and once BCNA receives it they will send you a pink starter pack to help you on your way.
 For any enquiries please contact Marita O'Keefe on 1800 500 258 or by email thepinkbutcher@bcna.org.au
 CLICK HERE to Register
 The PINK BUTCHER campaign is an opportunity for you to connect with your customers and consumers and make a difference via your business operations. In 2016, AMIC Members in South Australia started looking at this idea and over 100 stores participated in many activities. Only your imagination can stop you in delivering the PINK BUTCHER program. What you create and how you bring the concept to life will assist our communities in which we operate in


2017 Australian Meat Industry Council Qld Awards Dinner

DATE CHANGE - NOW Saturday 28th October 2017

Royal International Convention Centre

                    

"Come celebrate 140 years of an outstanding partnership between the Queensland Meat Industry and the RNA".

Click the links below for copies of forms:


RSVP/Nominations Forms Due: 22nd September

2017 AMIC Qld Apprentice of the Year Competition
 
 Do you have an Apprentice you think deserves the title of AMIC Qld Apprentice of the Year?
 Have they completed levels 1 & 2 and are currently undertaking level’s 3 or 4 in their Apprenticeship?
 
  NOMINATE today for the 2017 AMIC QLD Apprentice of the Year
Please complete the Nomination Form and forward to 
Email: qldadmin@amic.org.au OR
 Fax: 073352 4755
Any questions please call us on (07) 3352 4600
CLICK HERE for your Nomination Form
CLOSING DATE for Nominations is 5.00pm, Monday 4th September 2017
 
The selected finalists will be notified in writing. Employers must release their apprentices on the 19th September to attend TAFE Queensland, Southbank Campus, 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane Qld, to participate in the competition
 
 The winner of the 2017 AMIC Qld Apprentice of the Year Competition will represent Qld at the National Competition, Melbourne, Victoria, 10-11th February 2018

2017 AMIC Qld Sausage King & Best Butchers Burger State Finals   2017 AMIC Qld Sausage King State & Best Butchers Burger Finals DINNER

AMIC Qld's Sausage King & Best Butchers Burger State Finals is on Sunday 20/8/17 from 9.00am at the Ekka Cooking Stage in the Fresh Food Pavilion (Bowen Hills, Brisbane). 

Come and watch, support and cheer on each region's overall winners as they battle it out for the title of Queensland's Sausage King or Best Butchers Burger.

The Dinner will be held Saturday 19th August at Norman Hotel, 102 Ipswich Rd, Woolloongabba.

Pre-dinner drinks from 6.00pm in the beer garden with dinner to follow from 7.00pm.

ALL CONTESTANTS, MEMBERS & INDUSTRY COLLEGES INVITED - Come share a beer, a chin wag and great food before the competition.

 
 
 The AMIC Queensland Retail “Sausage King” and “Best Butchers Burger” was held at the EKKA on Sunday 20th September.It was a showcase of what is so great about the Independent Local Butchering Industry. Amazing products, terrific quality and a point of difference that only your Local Butcher can deliver. It was the biggest gathering of our industry in years. Retail Butchers and their teams, Industry Partners and the Consumers (10 deep in the crowd of onlookers) all in support of a FANTASTIC competition.The State Winners will now compete at the National Competition in Melbourne, 10-11th February 2018.A huge thank you goes out to everyone that pitched in and helped out, industry sponsors, staff and of course AMIC Qld members, you guys are the heart of this competition.
CLICK HERE for Results  CLICK HERE for Photos  

  2017 AMIC Qld Ham, Bacon, Jerky & Smallgoods Competition
 

The competition was held at the Stockmans Bar & Grill at the RNA, Tuesday 20th June. Again the standard of product from all butchers was very high. 

In the usual categories we had new members to AMIC come out as winners, e.g Gold Coast Fresh Meat Centre and Killarney Butchery.

Well done guys, great way to help boost your products and show your clientele what you have achieved. 

As per feedback from last year, the Jerky category was added into the competition this year. It proved to be successful with the entries entered and flavours judged.

 

CLICK HERE for the results


We have a lot of things planned for our members this year. This includes the introduction of Member 
Network Meetings 
that will provide training, help members network, communicate new ideas and improve
their business skills. We hope to see many members attend these meetings.

We have also added a second category to the Best Butchers Burger Competition as we have had a 
fantastic response to this competition with requests to expand it. The regional competition along with 
the popular Sausage King Competition kicks off in February. 

                       Please see our Updated 2017 Queensland Event Calendar for all AMIC events. 

   
 The 2017 Regional Sausage King and
Best Butcher's Burger Competitions
         
  Queensland Sausage King & Best Butchers Burger Entry Form
    

 Thank you to our State Industry Partners

            

 




            
 
       
         
Thank you to our 2017 National Competition Sponsors
      
                   

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