In a feat achieved by the company once before, Stockyard has again been named a champion in all three of Australia’s Royal Agricultural branded meat competitions that ran in 2021, including Brisbane, Perth and now Sydney.
So rare is the accomplishment that no other beef brand has been able to achieve it, let alone twice.
It was the organisation’s Stockyard Wagyu Black label that beat 36 other entrants to secure the coveted 2021 Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards’ Dick Stone Perpetual Trophy and overall Branded Meat Grand Champion exhibit. Stockyard Wagyu Black also won the Champion Beef award and a Gold medal in the Grain Fed category.
Stockyard Gold label was awarded a silver medal in the Grain Fed category. While kiwami by Stockyard was awarded a silver medal in the Open Beef category, bringing the total number of awards achieved by the organisation to a record-setting 21 for 2021.
“It is great to see the Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards back after a tumultuous few years. Awards like these are an objective evaluation that we continue to meet the very high standards we set for ourselves.” said Stockyard’s Managing Director, Lachie Hart.
“However, for the team at Stockyard, it’s the experience our customers have that is really important. We strive daily to ensure that our customers have an award-winning experience when they dine out or at home. That’s the Stockyard experience and the experience we are so proud to have cultivated.”
Lachie also commented on the exceptional standards set by their production teams in a challenging year. He said: “You’ll often hear that Australia has some of the most challenging conditions to produce food products and this year is certainly no different. We produce our beef through rain, hail and shine, in droughts and flooding rains. So, for the award to recognise us year in, year out is a testament to our agile teams across the organisation.”
The winning piece came from genetics sourced from Crown Cattle Co based in Hughenden, Central Queensland. Peter and Netta Robertson have been long-term Wagyu suppliers of Stockyard and have a long-standing reputation as having some of the best genetics in the industry.
Stockyard breed, raise and feed premium grain-fed Wagyu and Angus cattle from their properties located in Queensland and New South Wales. Stockyard branded beef can be found in award winning restaurants, leading hotels and amongst family and friends here in Australia and in over 20 international markets.