Following a big week of news for the Angus Pure beef brand, the grass fed yearling product has claimed the 2017 Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy for overall Grand Champion Beef exhibit.
Claiming the major award over 25 entries, Angus Pure was first awarded the Champion Grass Fed exhibit and a Gold Medal.
Entered by Certified Angus Group (CAG) and produced by Thomas Foods International (TFI), Angus Pure is a quality assured product based on Angus genetics and part of Thomas Foods International ‘Signature’ range.
Stuart Davies, Steward in Chief, Branded Beef Competition hailed the 2017 competition a great success.
“The competition is a wonderful opportunity for producers to benchmark against the best in the industry, to learn and ultimately improve on their own product offering,” he said.
“The RAS of NSW Fine Food medals are a sign of quality produce widely recognised and sought after by consumers. Congratulations must go to Thomas Foods International and Certified Angus Group for their outstanding grass fed entry that was awarded the Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy for Grand Champion Beef exhibit.”
Angus Australia’s Commercial Supply Chain Manager, Liz Pearson, has commended TFI for the stringent policies they have in place to ensure a premium Angus product is sent out into the marketplace, including independent verification by Angus Australia.
“Along with TFI’s outstanding supply chain procedures to produce this outstanding product, TFI can label this product Angus with complete confidence and integrity through the continued Angus Australia and TFI partnership of Angus brand verification” she said.
Ms Pearson further congratulated TFI for producing a grass fed product that took out the Grand Champion Beef Exhibit ward, highlighting the ability of Angus genetics to meet market requirements across the board.
“For a grassfed Angus product to take out the Grand Champion Beef exhibit of the show, beating a long-fed Wagyu product no less, signifies the effort and persistence of Angus breeders to put the best product on the plate every time and this should be commended,” she said
“This win further supports Angus Australia’s confidence in the future of the Angus Pure brand with TFI,” said Liz making reference to the recent changes of ownership for Angus Pure.
Recently Dr Peter Parnell, CEO of Angus Australia and CAG, announced that the ownership of the AngusPure™ brand had been transferred to TFI.
Jointly developed by CAG and TFI over the past decade, AngusPure™ has become one of the most renowned and successful premium grass fed beef brands in the Australian food industry.
To read the full article on the transfer of ownership CLICK HERE
Full Angus results:
|Class 1 – Grass Fed Striploin|
|Gold||Signature Angus Pure, Certified Angus Group, produced by Thomas Foods International|
|Class 2 – Grain Fed striploin|
|Silver||Angus Reserve, NH Foods, produced by Wingham Beef Exports|
|Silver||Grainge Angus Beef, Andrews Meat Industries, produced by JBS Riverina Plant|
|Silver||JBS Riverina Angus, JBS Australia Pty|
|Silver||Stockyard Gold, Stockyard Pty Ltd|
|Bronze||Teys Certified Premium Black Angus, Teys Australia|
|Bronze||Signature Certified Australian Angus Beef, Certified Angus Group, produced by Thomas Foods International|
|Class 3 – Open Class|
|Bronze||Cape Byron Angus, Bindaree Beef|
Pictured above: Robert Ryan OAM, President, Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, presenting Angus Australia’s Commercial Supply Chain Manager with the Champion Grass Fed Ribbon.