The New Zealand Beef and Lamb Marketing Bureau
2007 STEAK OF ORIGIN COMPETITION
Finalists for 4 years running…
In it’s fifth year, the Meat & Wool NZ Steak of Origin Competition in association with Catapult Genetics received a record number of entries. Two hundred and forty sirloins were analysed at Lincoln University for pH, % marbling, % cooking loss and tenderness. The most tender steaks as determined by the ‘tenderometer’ went through to the semi-finals held at Café Valentino in Christchurch on 1st May. A panel of 10 judges comprising chefs, nutritionists and meat industry personnel judged the sirloins on taste, tenderness, aroma, juiciness and texture.
Four finalists were chosen from each of the four classes: Best of European Breed, Best of British Breed, Best of Crossbreed and Best of Brand.
And again, consistently producing top animals, Joe and Lea Fouhy secured a final spot in the top sixteen, with a steak from a rising 2yr old Glanworth heifer.
The judging panel – TV personality Martin Devlin, Commonwealth Bronze Medallist High Jumper Angel McKee, Chef Greg Heffernan and Catapult Genetics’ Jason Strong selected the winner from the sixteen finalists at the Beef Expo in Palmerston North on 14th May. Joe and Lea placed 4th, with 1st place going to another Angus Breeder from Northland.
For further information on the Competition structure go to the ‘Meat Quality’ link on our home page.