Angus beef top honours in Sydney Show branded beef competition

September 28, 2016 3:01 pm

Angus beef brands have cleaned up at the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, Branded Beef Competition, taking out 3 of the 4 major awards and 4 of the 7 Gold Medals.

Leading the way was Certified Angus Group’s (CAG) Signature Angus Pure product, which was awarded the Champion Grass Fed Beef award after claiming a Gold Medal in this class.

Angus Pure was developed in 2009 as a response to the recognised consumer demand for a high quality pasture fed Angus Beef product produced naturally; pasture fed, free from antibiotics and hormone growth promotants.

The Champion Grain Fed Beef Award went to Stockyard Pty Ltd’s Stockyard Gold Longfed Angus entry.

Stockyard’s long fed beef is derived from Angus cattle fed on grain for a minimum of 200 days at the Kerwee Feedlot on a specially formulated high energy grain ration.

To guarantee taste, flavour and safety, Stockyard uses locally grown wholesome wheat, barley and sorghum; absolutely no growth promotants, antibiotics, animal by-products or genetically modified (GMO) feed products are used.

Stockyard Gold Longfed Angus was the only entry awarded a Gold Medal in the Grain Fed Class.

In the Open Section, Bindaree Beef’s Mayfield product was awarded a Gold Medal and the crown of Champion Open Beef.

Cattle sourced for the Mayfield brand are predominantly British Breed Angus and spend 90 to 110 days on free range pastures, grazing on pristine natural grasses with unfettered access to a nutritious barley based grain feed. All cattle are selected to comply with MSA grading.

 

Awards

Class 1 Grass Fed (striploin) grilled

Gold Medals:

Certified Angus Group – Angus Pure – is free from growth hormones, antibiotics and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) and is a completely 100% pure and natural “as nature intended.” The secret to providing consistently beautiful tasting beef lies with our Australian Angus farmers and their families who take pride in natural, green pasture grazing, making a difference for a sustainable and healthy future for Australia.

Silver Medals:

Argyle Prestige Meats – Premium Grade Grass Fed Angus beef – Verified Angus grassfed beef raised on fertile South West Slopes of NSW, near Harden and is naturally-raised, hormone-free and sustainably farmed.

Bronze Medals:

Manildra Meat Company – Manildra Natural Grassfed Angus Beef – By sourcing premium Grass fed Angus beef for our brands we guarantee that the beef is well-marbled, tender and moist. Grass fed Angus beef are pasture fed and finished guaranteeing healthier, nutritional red meat, with less fat.

 

Class 2 Grain Fed (striploin) grilled

Gold Medals:

Stockyard Pty Ltd – Stockyard Long Fed Angus Gold – Angus cattle fed on grain for a minimum of 200 days at the Kerwee Feedlot on a specially formulated high energy grain ration that guarantees taste, flavour.

Silver Medals:

Teys Australia – Teys Certified Premium Black Angus – Angus cattle are grain fed for 24 months. Teys Certified Premium Black Angus has a proven reputation for excellence by combining the superior eating quality of the Angus breed and science of the Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading system to guarantee an outstanding eating experience every time.

Bronze Medals:

Certified Angus Group – Certified Australian Angus Beef ® (CAAB) – This program covers all aspects of the production of a superior, safe, disease free, marbled, beef meal from the producer through to consumer. The program assures that the consumer will consistently enjoy a safe, healthy, tasty, tender, juicy, and delicious beef meal EVERY TIME they order Certified Australian Angus Beef ®.

Coles Supermarkets – Coles Finest – These premium hand cut Angus beef steaks are grain fed for 100 days, ensuring they are well marbled before being aged to ensure a delicious, tender steak.

Andrews Meat Industries – Grainge Angus Beef – Black Angus cattle are sourced from the fertile Riverina region in Southern New South Wales and the picturesque Gippsland region in Victoria. They are fed for an average of 120 days in an accredited feedlot on a specifically designed grain ration. Grainge beef is particularly noted for its distinctive natural marbling, flavour and tenderness.

 

Class 3 Open Class (striploin) grilled

Gold Medals:

Bindaree Beef – Mayfield Grassfed Beef – predominately Angus beef that spend 90 to 110 days on free range pastures, grazing on pristine natural grasses with unfettered access to a nutritious barley based grain feed. All cattle are selected to comply with MSA grading.

JBS Australia – Riverina Angus – Riverina Angus is verified under the JBS Angus program, with the brand a result of raising the finest quality cattle on grain. Cattle are sourced exclusively from JBS’s Riverina feedlot located in southern New South Wales, with carcasses processed in the adjoining facility.

Silver Medals:

Bindaree Beef – Cape Byron Angus Beef – Australian Angus MSA beef is sourced from top beef producers who are committed to excellence and quality:  flavour founded on tradition. Our Angus beef has medium to fine natural marbling producing exceptional taste that is always flavourful and juicy with a consistent quality of tenderness.

Pictured above – Certified Angus Group’s Signature Angus Pure

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