Stockyard has won gold for all three of its entries in the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Gold medals are awarded to outstanding exhibits gaining 90.00 points and over and is judged by a panel of professional chefs and culinary educators. The vertically integrated beef producer based on the famous Darling Down in Queensland entered it’s Stockyard Black Wagyu label which received the highest score in the grain-fed beef category of 94.67. Stockyard Gold, reserved for the brand’s Angus beef genetics also received a gold medal for the grain-fed beef category with a score of 94.5, beating 17 other entries. kiwami by Stockyard achieved a score of 90.5 in the Open Beef category and also received a gold medal. Stockyard has been entering The Sydney Royal Branded Beef competition since their inception in 2003 and since then, Stockyard has proudly been awarded 34 medals in that time. David Clark, General Manager Sales and Marketing at Stockyard commented on the wins saying, “It’s such a privilege to be continually recognised so highly in the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Awards like these are an objective evaluation that we continue to meet the very high standards we set for ourselves.” “But these wins wouldn’t be without the entire team. From producer to plate, everyone along our supply chain channels their expertise and energy into crafting an outstanding product, and so these medals are for all of them and is a testament to their hard work.” Two of the winning wagyu pieces came from cattle bred and raised by Darren and Melanie Hamblin’s beef grazing operation, Strathdale Wagyu in Central Queensland and then finished at Stockyard’s Kerwee Feedlot. Darren and Melanie have spent the last 20 years refining their breeding operations to custom-produce carcasses that satisfy market specifications and have a long-standing reputation as having some of the best genetics in the industry. Partnerships in their supply chain and innovation in production means the business continues to go from strength to strength. Part of the success of Stockyard’s long-standing award wins and consistent quality lies in their genetics, whether that’s investing in their own breeding herd, or partnering with key producers upstream who offer consistently high-performing genetics and those who share Stockyard’s mission for sustainable beef production.