Supermarket shortages highlight the value of local butchers

Ethan Hamilton
By Ethan Hamilton
Updated January 13 2022 - 5:38am, first published January 12 2022 - 9:00pm
Fully stocked: Rob Owen from The Butchery on Brunker shows off a meat cooler full of fresh produce as larger chain stores feel the pinch of supply shortages. Picture: Marina Neil.

AS MUCH of the nation stands helplessly at supermarket fridges - staring at the empty shelves where their meat should be, pining for a taste of that pre-packaged protein - local butchers are proving their worth more than ever.

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Ethan Hamilton

Ethan Hamilton

Journalist

Ethan Hamilton started as a digital/ print journalist with the Newcastle Herald in 2021 after interning with ACM's Voice of Real Australia/ Forgotten River podcast. Ethan is from a small town in the Upper Hunter and has lived in Newcastle since beginning university in 2017. He has a passion for community storytelling and being part of the region's future.