Stockyard’s Wagyu was awarded the Grand Champion Branded Beef of show at the prestigious Royal Queensland Food and Wine Show Branded Beef Competition announced in early May. Amongst a record number of 41 entrants, Stockyard Kiwami Wagyu received Gold medals in both the Wagyu and Open Classes and was awarded Grand Champion Branded Beef of show, to take home the John Kilroy Cha Cha Char Trophy. The judges said Stockyard’s standout steak, produced at Kerwee Feedlot in Jondaryan, displayed exceptional eating and visual qualities. “It had textbook marbling, luscious juiciness, melt in the mouth tenderness and incredibly well-balanced flavours that were both delicate and robust, from sweet biscuit and pureed blanched almond through to Shitake mushroom – perfect for sashimi to charcoal grilling.” Judge Elaine Miller said. This follows recent strong performances in the 2017 Australian Wagyu Branded Beef competition and other branded beef competitions in 2016, to truly confirm its place as Australia’s most awarded beef brand. Stockyard Wagyu and Angus is produced at the Hart Family’s award winning Kerwee Feedlot, located at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs in Queensland. Family farming since 1958, the Kerwee Group is a leading exporter of superior quality grain fed beef to fine dining restaurants, hotels and retailers around the world. Global demand for premium beef, and in particular Stockyard Wagyu and Angus, has given Stockyard the confidence to expand its Kerwee feedlot capacity to over 20,000 head; due to be completed in July 2017. Stockyard looks forward to continuing to partner with its exclusive distributors and customers around the world to deliver the finest quality and consistency.