GOLD medals have been shared by provide chains in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia within the Sydney Royal Present’s annual branded beef competitors, outcomes from which have been launched this morning.
Champions from the branded beef entries will probably be introduced individually in a month’s time, below a brand new schedule being trialled by the RAS this yr.
Noteworthy this yr was the purpose that the 2 highest point-scoring entries among the many 33 entries throughout the three branded beef divisions have been Angus and Angus x Hereford cross – neither was Wagyu influenced.
Strongest competitors seen on this yr’s awards got here within the open class, for marbling rating 5 and better entries, the place six gold medals have been distributed.
Brisbane primarily based Wagyu provide chain Paradigm Meals scored two gold medals within the class, together with the very best scoring entry representing the corporate’s Icon XB Crossbred Wagyu model, incomes 94.67 factors, and a second representing Paradigm’s Muse Fullblood Wagyu model, scoring 91 factors.
Additionally scoring a gold medal within the open was Stockyard Beef’s Kiwami Wagyu, with marbling scores of 9+ (93.67 factors), and Melbourne’s Concord Effective Meals, with samples from the corporate’s Victorian and Tasmanian-bred Omino Wagyu and Black Opal manufacturers fed a minimal of 380 days, scoring 91.5 and 90.5 factors respectively.
Stockyard’s Wagyu cattle are grainfed for greater than 400 days on the firm’s Kerwee Feedlot close to Jondaryan, on the Darling Downs.
Entries wanted 90 factors or higher this yr to obtain a gold medal.
Stockyard Beef additionally topped the grainfed beef division on this yr’s awards, reaching the equal single highest pointscore of any entries this yr (95) for a pattern taken from the corporate’s Stockyard Gold 200-day longfed Angus program.
Stockyard’s outcomes this yr convey its medal tally on the Sydney Effective Meals Awards to 36 during the last 16 years, having been listed as a finalist within the RAS President’s Medal in 2022, which noticed the corporate compete in opposition to merchandise from throughout the complete wine, dairy, and different advantageous meals classes.
A second gold medal within the grainfed division this yr went to Sydney-based Andrews Meat Industries for a pattern from the corporate’s Grainge Angus beef model (91 factors), produced below an Angus verified program, fed round 120 days, with a minimal marbling rating of two.
A single gold medal was awarded in Sydney Present’s grassfed class this yr, for an entry from farm-to desk beef producer Claytsone Meats, for a pattern harvested from Angus x Hereford genetics produced close to Canberra below the corporate’s “Ethically Produced” vary, scoring 95 factors.