The Sydney Fine Food Awards branded beef results are in, and yet again Signature Certified Australian Angus Beef and Signature Angus Pure have stood out among the group of Australia’s best of branded beef.
Signature Angus Pure took out a much coveted Gold Medal in the grassfed class with a score of 91. In the Open class, Signature CAAB took out a Silver Medal with a score of 85.33, second only to a fullblood Wagyu product.
Beef entered in these competitions are awarded scores according to flavour, juiciness and tenderness. Raw visual appeal and texture are also key considerations in the process. These results, alongside the fantastic results from both the Victorian and Queensland Awards, not to mention Angus Pure’s victory in the Grassfed Beef Awards at Beef Australia earlier this year just go to prove the outstanding excellence of these two Angus brands.
Last Friday at the RNA show grounds in Brisbane saw the 2015 award ceremony for the Royal Queensland Fine Foods Branded Beef awards.
CAAB once again outshined its rivals taking out the gold in the grain fed class with a score of 88. This high score also resulted in CAAB taking out Champion MSA graded Branded Beef of show.
With entries up by 20% overall this year, the competition was fierce across all categories. Angus Pure finished just out of medal contention in the grassfed class finishing a very respectable fourth placing.
Chief judge, Elaine Millar said the judging panels were overwhelmed by the taste and visual quality of this year’s entries.
Last week saw over close to 90,000 people descend upon the Rockhampton showgrounds for the triennial Beef Australia event. The event focused on emerging markets for Australian beef, as well as strengthening current relationships.
We saw beef judging of over 4000 head of cattle, 600 trade sites and over 1000 international guests. There were also seminars running all week long with topics ranging from animal handling through to the importance of quality assurance programs for beef.
The event proved to be an outstanding showpiece of Australia’s beef industry and the positive feeling amongst the industry about the future of Australian beef, both in domestic and international markets.
Over the course of the week there were several international chefs who cooked Australian beef.
Certified Angus Group was lucky enough to secure Alvin Leung and Matt Golinski as chefs for our CAAB sponsored meal held on Friday 8th at the International Restaurant on the Beef Australia grounds. The chefs were given the task of creating first class meals using secondary cuts of beef, which they achieved with ease.
The meals served were of outstanding quality and on all accounts enjoyed immensely by the more than 100 guests who attended.
At seminars held throughout the week the general feeling was one of positivity for the future of the Australian beef industry. One of the common messages repeated throughout the seminar programs during the week was that the future lies within customer focused, quality assured and independently audited branded beef programs.
Overall a great time was had by all the event and we look forward to the next Beef Australia in 2018.