Burke cuts loose for a new career
SHANE Burke will hand over the meat cleaver to fellow butcher Gregg Wehlow today.
After 14 years as the owner of Burkey's Dawson Road Butchery, Shane said it was time for a change of career.
Today will be Shane and wife Maree's last day at the Rockhampton store, with Shane hoping to pursue a career in mining and Maree planning to take a month off before she decides on her new job.
While the pair agreed they would miss their clients, they know they will be in good hands with new owner, 26-year-old Gregg Wehlow.
"Gregg came to us eight years ago and finished his (butcher) apprenticeship here," Shane said.
Gregg said he didn't plan to change anything, particularly the shop's popular crumbed steak.
Gregg was even trying to convince Maree to continue making the free individual plum puddings she handed out to clients at Christmas.
While the two butchers were good mates, they disagreed on one thing - the best piece of advice Shane ever gave Gregg.
"I think 'shut up and listen'," Gregg said.
But Shane offered Gregg some new advice yesterday - to always give "good service and good quality meat".
BURKEY'S DAWSON ROAD BUTCHERY
Monday to Friday: 6am to 6pm
Saturday: 6pm to 2pm