Verified Black Angus Beef Takes Centre Stage in Houston Texas

March 26, 2019 10:54 am

Verified Black Angus Beef brand Angus Reserve, owned by NH Foods Australia, was awarded World Champion Brisket at the 2019 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest held during the recent Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which took place the 21st to the 23rd of February.

BBQ team Circle D-A Cookers used the Angus Reserve Black Angus Beef Brisket during the Brisket section of the contest, beating out 275 other teams in the invitational event to take out the top spot.  

Circle D-A Cookers, made up of Texans Jeff Kapsiak and Vince Colonnetta, were awarded the highest points in all 3 titles, Brisket, Ribs and Chicken, taking out the Grand Champion overall.  

Liz Pearson, Angus Australia Commercial Supply Chain Manager, said the following of the win for Angus Reserve,“It is great to see one of the Verified Black Angus Beef brands, Angus Reserve, smoking the rest of the competition at the Bar-B-Que Contest. It just proves to show the quality of not only Australian beef,  but Verified Black Angus beef.”  

An Australia team, the Manning Valley Natural Smokers, also were invited and competed at the 2019 event using the Angus Reserve Brisket. The Manning Valley team narrowly missed out on the top spot last year by a tiny margin of half a point also using the Angus Reserve Brisket.  

Grant Coleman. General Manager Wingham Beef Exports, NH Foods’s and Manning Valley Natural Smokers team member said how great it was to be able take the Angus Reserve brisket to the world stage  

“I also believe there is a market for the high-end range of the Angus brisket in the States, they are always looking for something different [and] our Angus brings that difference.” 


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