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RAISING THE STEAKS

European Angus Cattle Society puts taste to the test!

Open to farmers, butchers, retailers and processors the competition was staged in two categories and three classes in a bid to find the best Fillet steak, Sirloin steak and Rib-eye steak in Northern Ireland.

The participants, and indeed the public, will have to remain on tender-hooks with regard to whose steaks came out on top as the results are to be revealed at a special Charity Awards Night being held at Tandragee Golf Club on the 1st of April.

Commenting on the competition, European Angus Cattle Society secretary, Harry McGaffin, said, “We believe the eating quality of Northern Ireland beef is second to none and as an organisation we wanted to showcase such excellence.
“Local farmers here produce cattle of the highest standard and the local climate, producing lush green grass, helps to contribute to an excellent end product which is deliciously tender and quite simply superb.”

On the day various heats were held and the finals were judged by celebrity guest, local rally driver, Kenny McKinstry.

“The competition was very well received by everyone who participated and as a Society we intend to make this an annual event,” concluded Harry. 

The search is on to find the province’s best steaks. The competition has been organised by the European Angus Cattle Society and promoting the event are local chef, Gary Gamble of Tandragee Golf Club and from left, Harry McGaffin, Secretary of the European Angus Cattle Society, celebrity judge, local rally driver, Kenny McKinstry and Dessie Brady, Food Technologist, CAFRE, Loughry Campus.
The winners will be announced at a gala charity evening being staged at Tandragee Golf Club on April 1.

Participants at the recent steak tasting competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society and staged at CAFRE, Loughry Campus. From left to right, Clayton Moore, M + W Farm Meats, Stephen Millar, Millar Meats, Jim Hannon, Hannon Meats Ltd, Aileen Gilchrist, Crossgar Meats, Noel Angus, Angus Meats and Kyle Anderson, Foyle Meats.

 

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