Angus beef in the winners’ circle

June 14, 2016 11:43 am

NH Foods Australia’s premium Oakey Angus Reserve branded beef product claimed first place in the grain fed class at the 2016 Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Branded Beef Competition.

Oakey Angus Reserve is marketed as NH Foods, ‘Finest selection of grain fed Angus beef.

Located in southern Queensland, the integrated feedlot and abattoir operation produces the premium Oakey Angus Reserve product from 100% black Angus cattle.

Feeder cattle are sourced from northern NSW and southern QLD and fed for 150 days at the Whyalla Feedlot near Texas.

The Manildra Meat Company’s, Maildra Natural Beef – Australian Grass Fed Angus was awarded second place in the Grass Fed Class.

The RQFWS Branded Beef Competition is one of Australia’s most prestigious and comprehensive beef competitions, revealing the best retail beef on the Australian market.

The judging process sees striploins cut to 2.1-2.2 cm thick, prepared and cooked at 200 degrees on a Silex type grill by DAFF Food Scientists for 3.5 minutes.

After cooking, the sample is rested for two minutes and the internal temperature checked. The cooked sample is trimmed of all gristle and fat with only muscle tissue presented to judges.

The expert judging panel is made up of top chefs, butchers, food consultants and food journalists. The beef is judged on visual (raw), tenderness, flavour, juiciness and overall liking for a total of 100 points.

Top Image: Oakey Angus Reserve NH Foods, Finest selection of grain fed Angus beef, was awarded 1st place in the Grain Fed Class in the RQFWS Branded Beef Competition.