Trade

AA Co Wagyu product claims Sydney Show branded beef

Jon Condon, September 26, 2016
The Stone family presented the Dick Stone perpetual trophy for grand champion grainfed branded beef to AA Co CEO Jason Strong, joined by Stuart Davies from the RAS

The Stone family presented the Dick Stone perpetual trophy for grand champion grainfed branded beef to AA Co CEO Jason Strong, joined by Stuart Davies from the RAS

 

HONOURS were evenly shared among some of Australia’s best-known grain and grassfed beef supply chains at the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show’s branded beef competition, decided on Friday night.

Headlining results was a win for the Australian Agricultural Co’s new Wylarah Wagyu brand, which is part of a major brand rebuilding exercise the company is currently undertaking.

AA Co’s Wylarah was judged best branded beef in show, the competition’s paramount award, from a long list of 38 entries across four classes. It scored 92.67 points out of a possible 100 on flavour, juiciness, texture, overall liking and visual raw appearance.

Wagyu steak AACoWylarah brand, representing AA Co’s 300-days plus grainfed F1 Wagyu program fed at Aronui and Goonoo feedlots in Queensland, claimed its first major branded beef title for the world’s largest beef producer.

A team of 115 expert judges judged 1200 food products as part of the 2016 Fine Food Show awards, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded based on certain pointscore criteria, and championships warded in each division.

The general public, exhibitors and trade tasted many of the winning products at the Awards event on Friday at Sydney Showgrounds.

Other results:

In addition to the best in show award, AA Co’s Wylarah (named after the company’s Wagyu breeding aggregation near Surat on the western Darling Downs) was judged champion Wagyu beef exhibit, and grand champion grainfed beef of show.

Champion grainfed beef for breeds other than Wagyu was a Stockyard Gold longfed Angus entry from Queensland producer Stockyard, fed at the company’s Kerwee feedlot on the Darling Downs. Stockyard Gold is produced from specially selected Angus genetics that are raised on a nutritionally formulated high energy grain ration for 200 days using locally grown produce.

angus pure logoSydney’s grassfed division champion this year was Certified Angus Group’s Signature Angus Pure natural beef brand program, produced by Thomas Foods International out of the company’s Murray Bridge processing plant in South Australia.

gcgd_mayfield_poster-01Backing up after a grassfed division win in 2015, Bindaree Beef returned to claim the champion open beef award with a Mayfield brand grain-enhanced product produced by Ceres Agriculture in northern NSW.

In total seven gold, eleven silver and sixteen bronze medals were awarded in this year’s branded beef competition. Just four of 38 entries failed to gain a medal.

“Sydney Royal does not just provide competitions and medals for producers but strives to foster excellence in agricultural practice across the food industries. Training and feedback is a key part of this,” said chief judge Sally Evans.

Champion winners become eligible for finalist selection in the Sydney Royal President’s Medal, a unique competition which judges award-winning businesses on their triple bottom line – social, economic and environment impact. The Sydney Show Fine Food Awards President’s Medal winner will be announced at a dinner on Friday, 25 November.

Full list of championship and medal winners below.

 

2016 BRANDED BEEF COMPETITION
CLASS: 1 Grass Fed (striploin), grilled.
Gold 107 CERTIFIED ANGUS GROUP PTY LTD GORDON NSW 2072
SIGNATURE ANGUS PURE Score: 90.67
Producer: THOMAS FOOD INTERNATIONAL
Website: www.certifiedangusgroup.com
Gold 104 WINGHAM BEEF EXPORTS PYD LTD WINGHAM NSW 2429
MANNING VALLEY NATURALLY Score: 90.33
Producer: WINGHAM BEEF EXPORT PTY LTD
Silver 108 COLES SUPERMARKETS HAWTHORN EAST VIC 3123
GRAZE BEEF Score: 85.67
Producer: COLES SUPERMARKETS
Website: www.coles.com.au
Silver 101 ARGYLE PRESTIGE MEATS GLADESVILLE NSW 2111
PREMIUM GRARADE GRASS FED BLACK ANGUS BEEF Score: 82
Producer: ARGYLE PRESTIGE
Website: www.argylemeats.com.au
Silver 103 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
BRUNETTE DOWNS Score: 82
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
Bronze 100 MANILDRA MEAT COMPANY COOTAMUNDRA NSW 2590
MANILDRA NATURAL BEEF – AUSTRALIAN GRASS FED BEEF Score: 77.33
Producer: MANILDRA MEAT COMPANY
Website: www.manildrameat.com.au
Bronze 105 TEYS AUSTRALIA ARCHERFIELD BC QLD 4108
GRASSLANDS PREMIUM BEEF Score: 76
Producer: TEYS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Website: www.teysaust.com.au
Bronze 106 1888 CERTIFIED DOUBLE BAY NSW 2028
ACHILLES TENDON Score: 76
Producer: 1888 CERTIFIED
Website: www.1888certified.com.au
102 MIDFIELD MEAT INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280
UNION STATION PREMIUM FREE RANGE GRASS FED BEEF Score: 71
Producer: MIDFIELD MEAT INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD
Website: www.midfield.com.au
CLASS: 2 Grain Fed (striploin), grilled.
Gold 206 STOCKYARD PTY LTD BRISBANE AIRPORT QLD 4009
STOCKYARD GOLD Score: 90.33
Producer: STOCKYARD PTY LTD
Website: www.stockyardbeef.com.au
Silver 212 JBS AUSTRALIA RIVERVIEW QLD 4306
BEEF CITY PLATINUM Score: 83.67
Producer: JBS AUSTRALIA
Website: www.jbssa.com
Silver 208 TEYS AUSTRALIA ARCHERFIELD BC QLD 4108
PREMIUM BLACK ANGUS BEEF Score: 82.67
Producer: TEYS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Website: www.teysaust.com.au
Silver 213 JBS AUSTRALIA RIVERVIEW QLD 4306
THOUSAND GUINEAS Score: 82.67
Producer: JBS AUSTRALIA
Website: www.jbssa.com
Silver 210 COLES SUPERMARKETS HAWTHORN EAST VIC 3123
BUTCHER BEEF Score: 82.33
Producer: COLES SUPERMARKETS
Website: www.coles.com.au
Bronze 201 WINGHAM BEEF EXPORTS PYD LTD WINGHAM NSW 2429
WINGHAM RESERVE Score: 81
Producer: WINGHAM BEEF EXPORTS PTY LTD
Bronze 207 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
VINTAGE DRY AGED BEEF Score: 80.67
Producer: BINDAREE BEEF
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Bronze 203 COLES SUPERMARKETS HAWTHORN EAST VIC 3123
FINEST BEEF Score: 80
Producer: COLES SUPERMARKETS
Website: www.coles.com.au
Bronze 204 CERTIFIED ANGUS GROUP PTY LTD GORDON NSW 2072
SIGNATURE CERTIFIED AUSTRALIAN ANGUS BEEF Score: 79.67
Producer: THOMAS FOOD INTERNATIONAL
Website: www.certifiedangusgroup.com
Bronze 211 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
1824 PREMIUM BEEF Score: 77
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
Bronze 202 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
THE PRESTIGE Score: 75.67
Producer: BINDAREE BEEF
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Bronze 209 ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES SYDNEY MARKETS NSW 2129
GRAINGE ANGUS BEEF Score: 75
Producer: ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES
Website: www.andrewsmeat.com
200 TEYS AUSTRALIA ARCHERFIELD BC QLD 4108
RIVERINE PREMIUM BEEF Score: 72.33
Producer: TEYS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Website: www.teysaust.com.au
205 STANBROKE GATTON QLD 4343
DIAMANTINA ANGUS Score: 70.67
Producer: STANBROKE
Website: www.stanbroke.com
CLASS: 3 Open Class (striploin), grilled.
Gold 302 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
MAYFIELD Score: 90.67
Producer: CERES AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Gold 309 JBS AUSTRALIA RIVERVIEW QLD 4306
RIVERINA ANGUS Score: 90.33
Producer: JBS AUSTRALIA
Website: www.jbssa.com
Silver 300 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
HIGHLAND PARK Score: 85.67
Producer: BINDAREE BEEF
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Silver 304 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
CAPE BYRON Score: 84.33
Producer: BINDAREE BEEF
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Bronze 306 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
FERNHILL ROAD Score: 79.33
Producer: BINDAREE BEEF
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
Bronze 308 WOODWARD FOODS STRATHFIELD NSW 2135
FINEST BEEF Score: 79
Producer: WOODWARD FOODS AUSTRALIA
Website: www.woodwavefoods.com.au
Bronze 305 WARRAGUNDI BEEF COMPANY CURRABUBULA NSW 2342
PLATINUM RANGE FED HEREFORD BEEF Score: 77.67
Producer: WARRAGUNDI BEEF COMPANY PTY LTD
Website: www.warragundibeef.com.au
Bronze 301 ALDI STORES BRISBANE QLD 4109
HIGHLAND PARK MSA GRASSFED Score: 76.33
Producer: TEYS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
Website: www.teysaust.com.au
Bronze 303 MANILDRA MEAT COMPANY COOTAMUNDRA NSW 2590
JINDALEE PRIME BEEF Score: 74.33
Producer: MANILDRA MEAT COMPANY
Website: www.manildrameat.com.au
307 WARRAGUNDI BEEF COMPANY CURRABUBULA NSW 2342
” THE RESERVE” 100 DAY GRAIN FED HEREFORD BEEF Score: 72.67
Producer: WARRAGUNDI BEEF COMPANY PTY LTD
Website: www.warragundibeef.com.au
CLASS: 4 Wagyu (striploin), 10mm style.
Gold 404 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WYLARAH Score: 92.67
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
Gold 401 ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES SYDNEY MARKETS NSW 2129
SHIRO KIN FULLBLOOD WAGYU BEEF Score: 91.67
Producer: ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES
Website: www.andrewsmeat.com
Silver 403 STOCKYARD PTY LTD BRISBANE AIRPORT QLD 4009
STOCKYARD BLACK Score: 87.33
Producer: STOCKYARD PTY LTD
Website: www.stockyardbeef.com.au
Silver 400 ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES SYDNEY MARKETS NSW 2129
TAJIMA CROSSBRED WAGYU BEEF Score: 83.33
Producer: ANDREWS MEAT INDUSTRIES
Website: www.andrewsmeat.com
Bronze 402 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WESTHOLME WAGYU Score: 80
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
2016 BRANDED BEEF COMPETITION
CLASS: S001 CHAMPION GRASS FED BEEF (Class 1)
Winner 107 CERTIFIED ANGUS GROUP PTY LTD GORDON NSW 2072
SIGNATURE ANGUS PURE
Producer: THOMAS FOOD INTERNATIONAL
Website: www.certifiedangusgroup.com
CLASS: S002 CHAMPION GRAIN FED BEEF (Class 2)
Winner 206 STOCKYARD PTY LTD BRISBANE AIRPORT QLD 4009
STOCKYARD GOLD
Producer: STOCKYARD PTY LTD
Website: www.stockyardbeef.com.au
CLASS: S003 CHAMPION OPEN BEEF (Class 3)
Winner 302 BINDAREE BEEF SYDNEY NSW 2000
MAYFIELD
Producer: CERES AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.bindareebeef.com.au
CLASS: S004 CHAMPION WAGYU BEEF (Class 4)
Winner 404 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WYLARAH
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
CLASS: S005 GRAND CHAMPION GRAIN FED BEEF (Classes 2 to 4)
Winner 404 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WYLARAH
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
CLASS: S005A The Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy, donated by Peggy Stone, for Grand Champion Grain Fed Beef.
Winner 404 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WYLARAH
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au
CLASS: S006 BEST IN SHOW – BRANDED BEEF (Classes 1 to 4)
Winner 404 AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY BRISBANE QLD 4001
WYLARAH
Producer: AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURAL COMPANY
Website: www.aaco.com.au

 

HAVE YOUR SAY

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your comment will not appear until it has been moderated.
Contributions that contravene our Comments Policy will not be published.

Comments

  1. David Bellamy, October 1, 2016

    For a 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Branded Beef Competition, with 115 Judges on board,that award prestige medal placings in one of the most coveted beef branded competitions in the nation, to winners of the grain fed beef section,that the Wagyu beef breed is penalized from entering, is nothing short of a fast, flattery or not for the Wagyu breed, but the results do not reflect a true and fair result.

    Shame on all those who made the rules to suit an outcome that is not worthy
    of medals presented, and issuing a Clayton medals to winners and places.

    We have been eating the other beef breeds for over two hundred years and when we finally get a legitimate healthy beef breed Wagyu for the consumer that tastes like no other. we find the rules are altered to accommodate the other beef breeds.
    I think you all should take a good look at what you are doing as you have down graded Sydneys Fine foods shows image by not presenting medals to the absolute best but issuing second stringer awards.

    David

  2. David Bellamy, October 1, 2016

    What a farce!
    A champion grain feed Beef Title for beef breeds other than Wagyu.
    This is a restriction of trade.
    I know other breeds cannot match Wagyu for taste whether its grain fed or grass fed beef.
    Gold Silver Bronze medals dished out and the best Beef breed in the world is banned.
    Just because the other breeds cannot match the superior qualities of Wagyu, it is no reason for banning the breed from competition in the grainfed class.
    It just goes to show you that Wagyu is not in competition with the other beef breeds because the others cannot compete on a level playing field.
    It also goes to show that Wagyu bulls are the cheapest bulls in the market yet they deliver progeny with the best return for the beef breeder.
    Just look at the auction plus results to date, and most of those prices are for cross bred Wagyu stock.
    Show me another cattle beef breed that is delivering a better return to the breeder.
    All we want is a level playing field when it comes to Australian branded beef competitions, not competition results where Wagyu is excluded.

    If Angus was a banned beef breed from competition their would be a industry out cry! or any other beef breed for that matter.
    So why single out Wagyu the best beef breed in the world and ban it from sections of the competitions

    Regards

    David.

    Other might see it as flattery that a separate grainfed class has to be scheduled for breeds other than Wagyu, David? Editor

Get Beef Central's news headlines emailed to you -
FREE!