Steak of Origin News

16 May 2016

TARANAKI FARMERS WIN NATION’S STEAK OF ORIGIN

Brendon and Hayley Robinson from Hawera have taken out the Grand Champion title at the 2016 Steak of Origin competition with their Angus X sirloin steak.

The Angus X steak was deemed to be the most tender and tasty in the country by a line-up of top New Zealand chefs at last night’s Grand Final taste test.
 

Judges, Shaun Clouston; Scott Kennedy; Rex Morgan and Graham Hawkes determined the winner from twenty finalists based on criteria such as aroma, tenderness, juiciness and taste. 

Rex Morgan says that having that many quality steaks together is an exciting opportunity for a chef. 

“Every steak was unique with a different story to tell; the challenge was comparing them each on their own merit,” says Morgan. 

The competition, sponsored by Zoetis, aims to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of our New Zealand beef farmers. Now in its 14th year the competition is held in high regard by those in the industry. 

Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new Chief Executive, Sam McIvor says attending this event for the first time has been a privilege. 

“We have some of the best product in the world and without our farmers it would simply not be possible, it’s important that we take the time to celebrate their successes and their contribution to our thriving industry,” says McIvor.

Brendon and Hayley have won $5,000 in prize money and will take home the Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin Grand Champion shield.

The Supreme Brand Champion was also announced with Countdown North Island taking home the title and the Processor of the Grand Champion was ANZCO Foods.

Last night also saw Nero Restaurant and Amayjen The Restaurant announced as joint winners of the 2016 Manawatu Beef Dish of the Year, as judged by local diners over the past three weeks.  

2016 BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND STEAK OF ORIGIN FINAL RESULTS


Grand Champion:
Brendon & Hayley Robinson, Hawera (Angus X)
Processor of Grand Champion: ANZCO Foods

Supreme Brand Champion: Countdown North Island

CLASS 1 – BEST OF BREED: EUROPEAN

1st         Jon Knauf, Wairoa (Simmental), processed at Land Meat Wanganui
2nd        Don Buchanan, Taumarunui (Piedmontese), processed at Land Meat                           Wanganui
3rd        Jon Knauf, Wairoa (Simmental), processed at Land Meat Wanganui
4th        John Hammond, Kaitaia (Simmental), processed at Silver Fern Farms                              Dargaville 

CLASS 2 – BEST OF BREED: BRITISH

1st         Angus & Forbes Cameron, Ashhurst (Angus), processed at Land Meat Wanganui
2nd        Paul Williams, Gisborne (Angus), processed at Silver Fern Farms Hastings
3rd        Angus & Forbes Cameron, Ashhurst (Angus), processed at Land Meat Wanganui
4th         Chris & Karren Biddles, Te Kopuru (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors 

CLASS 3 – BEST OF BREED: CROSSBREED & OTHER

1st         Brendon & Hayley Robinson, Hawera (Angus X), processed at ANZCO Foods
2nd        Brendon & Hayley Robinson, Hawera (Hereford X), processed at ANZCO Foods
3rd        Michael McCool, Silverdale (Wagyu), processed at Auckland Meat Processors
4th         Matt Wyeth, Masterton (Angus X Focus-Stabiliser), processed at Silver Fern Farms Hastings 

CLASS 4 – BEST OF BRAND: RETAIL

1st         Countdown North Island (CD Finest Angus), Ridgewood Farms (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors

2nd        Countdown North Island (CD Finest Angus), Takapoto (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors

3rd        Neat Meat (AngusPure), Te Kopuru (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors

4th         Wilson Hellaby (AngusPure), Storth Oaks (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors 

CLASS 5 – BEST OF BRAND: WHOLESALE & FOODSERVICE

1st         Countdown North Island (CD Finest Angus), Takapoto (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors

2nd        Countdown South Island (CD Finest Angus), DC & LJ Redmond Ltd (Angus), processed at Ashburton Meat Processors

3rd        AngusPure, Ngaputahi Station Ltd (Angus), processed at Land Meat Wanganui

4th         Neat Meat (AngusPure), Te Kopuru (Angus), processed at Auckland Meat Processors 



 


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