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17 February, 2023

Royal beef award up for grabs

TABLELANDS beef producers have the chance to benchmark and better promote their products, with entries now open for the Royal Queensland Branded Beef and Lamb Awards.

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The beef and lamb entries will be judged in April by a team of experts, including top chefs from award-winning restaurants, butchers, food consultants and food journalists.

The meat will be prepared for judging by food scientists following Meat Standards Australia and Department of Agriculture and Fisheries standards, to ensure each piece is cooked the same.

Chief Judge Elaine Millar said she expected to see a high quality of entries in the 2023 competition.

“Australia’s beef and lamb is renowned glob-ally for its exceptional quality and this competition attracts some of the most outstanding brands in the red meat retail market each year,” she said.

“The competition allows suppliers to bench-mark their products on a national sale, with the winners to receive medals to display on their product packaging, ensuring restaurants and consumers know they’re purchasing an exceptional cut of meat.”

This year’s competition will feature eight classes across beef and lamb, with entries judged on five criteria including appearance (raw), tenderness, flavour, juiciness and overall liking.

Entries must be in by Friday 24 March, with judging taking place from Monday 17 April and the winners to be announced at an awards presentation on Friday 19 May.

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