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A SECOND chicken farm
development in the Mid
Murray Council area is
a step closer to gaining
approval after a public
notification period was
completed last week.
The development is set to
include 16 sheds, two ameni-
ties, six 7500L gas tanks,
24 feed silos and six water
tanks and will be set out on
two farms in the district at
This development is the
second of its kind for coun-
cil, after a $34 million chick-
en farm at Blanchetown was
approved last year.
Mid Murray Council envi-
ronmental services acting
director Geoff Parsons said
the development application
had been with council for
"It is at the stage where
public notification has com-
menced and most of the
referrals to government
agencies are currently under
way," he said.
"Once both the public
notification and government
referrals are complete our
planning officer will under-
take the assessment of the
application and put it to our
Mr Parsons said the
development needed to be
approved by council's devel-
opment panel and a State
Government commission for
it to go ahead.
If approval is granted, the
developer has 12 months to
LOXTON'S Ashley Pfeiler
is hoping to snag the title of
National Sausage King at
an Australia-wide butcher
competition in Adelaide next
The Hygienic Meats owner
advanced to the national grand
final after impressing judges with
his Italian sausage at the state-
wide heat late last year.
"I'm excited, but it's pretty
daunting to go up against all
these other bigger butchers all
around Australia," he said.
"We're going to stick with
the same recipe, you don't ever
change the winning formula."
Mr Pfeiler will be one of 35
state winners to battle it out
across six categories at the event
-- which is run by the Australian
Meat Industry Council -- on
Friday, February 7.
He said the winning sausage
was made up of salt, paprika,
fennel, cracked pepper, chilli, red
wine and quality pork.
"We pretty much came up with
it right away, we tinkered with it
a little bit, added some red wine,
and we were pretty happy with
it," said Mr Pfeiler.
"It's all gluten free and pre-
servative free, and there's no
water in there, it's just all meat
"It wasn't overly popular (to
begin with), but once we won
the state award it became fairly
Mr Pfeiler said preparation for
the event will only begin in the
days prior to the competition.
"We make it a couple of days
beforehand and go down and
hand it over to the judges," he
"It's usually a good night,
good for networking and for
picking up a few ideas."
Judges will score both raw and
cooked sausages, grading them
for flavour and texture as well as
shrinkage, splitting and crinkling.
Contestants are also required
to ensure their sausages meet
Australian Food Standards Code
by containing at least 50 percent
fat free meat.
While a new National Sausage
King will be crowned, awards
will also be handed to the Best
Butcher's Burger and the AMIC
National Apprentice of the Year.
Ashley's sausages fit for royalty
RIVERLANDERS are being
reminded to bin rubbish and care for
the environment, with Australia Day
celebrations being held across the
region this long weekend.
Keep Australia Beautiful CEO
Peter McLean says tonnes of
extra rubbish will be created and
Australians should not take a 'she'll
be right mate' attitude when it
comes to leaving litter behind.
"Whether it's a 'barbie' with
mates or dusting off the budgie
smugglers and bikinis for a beach
break, let's not forget why we're cel-
ebrating this great country," he said.
"Tonnes of rubbish including cig-
gies, tinnies, tents, chairs, thongs
and piles of Australia Day parapher-
nalia are expected to be left by revel-
lers in the hangover.
"We need to be true blue in pro-
tecting our natural wonders and that
includes making sure our rubbish
goes in the bin.
"There's no excuse to be a bin
bludger either -- if you can't find
one, bag it and take it with you."
Second chicken farm on the way
Ashley Pfeiler from Loxton's
Hygienic Meats will take his state
award-winning Italian sausage
formula to the National Sausage
King competition in Adelaide next
month. PHOTO: Stephanie Gropler
Pick up after yourself this Aussie Day
AUSTRALIA DAY QUIZ
Are you the ultimate Australian? Take
this quiz and find out just how clued
up you are on all things true blue.
1. Which horse won the Melbourne Cup in 2002?
2. What was Sir Donald Bradman's batting
3. How many countries are larger than Australia?
4. In which state or territory was the highest
recorded temperature of 53C reported?
5. Who wrote Cloudstreet?
6. Who was the first Australian to win the Booker
7. How many ships were in the First Fleet?
8. Who invented the bionic ear?
9. Which three movies feature in Baz
Luhrmann's Red Carpet Trilogy?
10. What Australian movie includes the phrase:
"Tell him he's dreaming"?
11. What is Australia's western-most point?
12. What is Australia's largest salt lake?
13. Where is the Big Prawn?
14. Who won the 2003 Brownlow Medal?
15. The Tamar River flows to which Tasmanian
town or city?
Answers: 1. Media Puzzle. 2. 99.94. 3. Five (behind
Russia, Canada, China, USA, Brazil). 4. Queensland.
5. Tim Winton. 6. Thomas Keneally. 7. 11. 8. Professor
Graeme Clark. 9. Strictly Ballroom, Romeo and Juliet,
and Moulin Rouge. 10. The Castle. 11. Steep Point
(Shark Bay). 12. Lake Mackay (WA). 13. Ballina, NSW.
14. Nathan Buckley, Mark Ricciuto and Adam Goodes.
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