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Raising the steaks

21st January 2012

Call for entries in the European Angus Steak Tasting Competition 2012

It’s that time of year again!
The European Angus Cattle Society has issued a call for entries in the 2012 EACS Steak Tasting Competition which aims to find the best steaks in Northern Ireland.

The inaugural event was held last year and proved to be a great success. 

This year the format remains the same with the competition being held in two categories, Under 15 employees and Over 15 employees, with three beef classes – Fillet Steak, Sirloin Steak and Rib-eye Steak.

However, due to popular demand, the European Angus Cattle Society has also added Beef Sausage and Vegetable Roll categories to this year’s event. 

“We are again inviting entries from anyone involved with the beef industry sector – farmers, butchers, processors and retailers,” explained European Angus Cattle Society secretary, Harry McGaffin. “Where processors are concerned we would like to see more inclusion of the farm supplier simply because there are opportunities to gain recognition for everyone through getting the whole supply chain involved.

“This has come about as a result of research carried out following last year’s event. It was felt that the competition would benefit from the inclusion of more individuals, if the beef producing farmer could be involved and included along with the larger processing plants and that is something that we have taken on board and would most definitely like to see.

Again I would like to emphasise the competition is open to producers of all breeds of cattle.

“The second idea was to have Beef Sausage and Vegetable Roll tasting categories included and so this year we have gone ahead with that.”

Tastings will again be carried out at Loughry Campus, Cookstown on February 27th and 28th, 2012 with the winners being announced at a Special Awards Evening and Dinner in Tandragee Golf Club on Friday 30th March 2012.

Cost is £12 per entry and entry forms are available from the European Angus Cattle Society telephone 07715584887 or log onto www.europeanangus.co.uk for further details.


Call for entries: Harry McGaffin, Secretary of the European Angus Cattle Society is serving up the opportunity to put taste to the test with the launch of the European Angus Steak Tasting competition 2012. The tastings will take place at Loughry Campus Cookstown on the 27th and 28th February and entries are being sought.

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