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Qld Wagyu entry wins Brisbane Show branded beef competition

Beef Central, 05/05/2017

THE Darling Downs region has again supplied the Brisbane Show’s grand champion branded beef award winner, with a Wagyu entry achieving the feat for the third year in a row.

Kiwami logo-smallThe prestigious Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show branded beef and lamb competition was judged earlier this week and announced this morning.

Stockyard’s Kiwami  premium Wagyu brand, used exclusively for marbling score 9+ carcases, topped 41 other entrants to take out the coveted John Kilroy Cha Cha Char grand champion branded beef of show award.

Kiwami is a Japanese term for “ultimate” and/or “extreme”.

For the two years previously, the Australian Agricultural Co’s Darling Downs Wagyu brand, also fed on the Darling Downs, won the grand championship in 2015 and 2016.

Judges said Stockyard’s standout steak, produced out of the company’s Kerwee feedlot near Jondaryan, displayed exceptional qualities.

“It had textbook marbling, luscious juiciness, melt in the mouth tenderness and incredibly well-balanced flavours that were both delicate and robust, from sweet biscuit and pureed blanched almond through to Shitake mushroom – perfect for sashimi to charcoal grilling,” judge Elaine Millar said.

“Our judging panels were overwhelmed by the outstanding quality of this year’s entries, which certainly reinforces Australia’s position as a leader in the international beef market.”

Sponsor Chris Higgins from Boutique Venues presents the grand champion trophies in Brisbane's branded beef competition to Sophie Kennedy from Stockyard.

Sponsor Chris Higgins from Boutique Venues presents the grand champion trophies in Brisbane’s branded beef competition to Sophie Kennedy from Stockyard.

Ms Millar described it as having a balance of sweet juiciness, silky texture, extensive palate length and complex yet delicate nutty and enoki mushroom flavours.

The Branded Beef and Lamb Competition attracted slightly higher entries this year.

The awards followed two days of rigorous judging this week, which saw 14 judges taste their way through 70 of the nation’s finest beef and lamb products in the retail market.

Champion MSA-graded branded beef was an entry from JBS Australia’s Riverina Angus program.

Woodward Foods Australia claimed the title of Australia’s best lamb for their HRW Tasmanian Lamb product.

 

BEEF AWARD WINNERS:

 

THE JOHN KILROY CHA CHA CHAR GRAND CHAMPION BRANDED BEEF OF SHOW 

Stockyard – Class 5 Cat. No. 32 – Stockyard Wagyu Kiwami

SUPER BUTCHER CHAMPION MSA GRADED BRANDED BEEF OF SHOW

JBS Australia – Class 1 Cat. No. 7 – JBS Riverina Angus

 

Class 1 – Lendlease Grain Fed Class

Gold: JBS Australia for its JBS Riverina Angus

Silver: Thomas Foods International for its Thomas Foods Signature Clare Valley Grain Fed

Bronze: JBS Australia for its JBS Thousand Guineas Shorthorn

 

Class 2 – Lendlease Grass Fed Class

Gold: JBS Australia for its Great Southern Pinnacle

Silver: JBS Australia for its King Island Premium Beef

Bronze: JBS Australia for its JBS Swift Premium

 

Class 3 – Super Butcher Wagyu Class Marble Score 1 to 5

Gold: Andrews Meat Industries for its Tajima Wagyu

Silver: Stanbroke for its Diamantina

 

Class 4 – Super Butcher Wagyu Class Marble Score 6+

Gold: Stockyard for its Stockyard Wagyu Black

Silver: Andrews Meat Industries for its Tajima Wagyu

 

Class 5 – Super Butcher Open Class

Gold: Stockyard for its Stockyard Wagyu Kiwami

Silver: JBS Australia for its JBS Royal

Bronze: JBS Australia for its Red Gum Creek Beef

 

LAMB AWARD WINNERS

 

SUPER BUTCHER CHAMPION BRANDED LAMB OF SHOW (Australia’s Best Lamb)

Woodward Foods Australia – Class 7 Cat. No. 52 – HRW Tasmanian Lamb

 

Class 6 – Meat & Livestock Australia Branded Lamb Class 20kg or Less

Gold: Country Fresh Nationwide for its Supreme MSA Lamb

Silver: Country Fresh Nationwide for its Thomas Farms

Bronze: Woodward Foods Australia for its HRW Tasmanian Lamb

 

Class 7 – Super Butcher Branded Lamb Class More than 20kg

Gold: Woodward Foods Australia for its HRW Tasmanian Lamb

Silver: Country Fresh Nationwide for its Supreme MSA Lamb

Bronze: Milly Hill for its Milly Hill

 

Class 8 – Super Butcher Restaurant Trade Branded Lamb Class More than 24kg

Gold: Woodward Foods Australia for its HRW Tasmanian Lamb

Silver: Woodward Foods Australia for its Woodward Foods Prime Lamb

Bronze: JBS Australia for its Great Southern Lamb

 

 

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  1. Kelly Parkes, 08/05/2017

    Well done to all and efforts made.

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