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

1stAngus & Forbes Cameron, Ashhurst (Angus), processed at Land Meat, Wanganui

2ndPaul 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 


 


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

1stAngus & Forbes Cameron, Ashhurst (Angus), processed at Land Meat, Wanganui

2ndPaul 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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