Stockyard Crowned Champion at Perth Royal Food Awards

In addition to recent success at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards, Stockyard has been named champion of two categories at the Perth Royal Food Awards with kiwami by Stockyard, and Stockyard Black label, solidifying their position as Australia’s leading grain-fed beef producer.

Stockyard’s premium Wagyu label, kiwami by Stockyard, was awarded champion of the Wagyu class with the highest score in the category. Boasting marble scores of 9 plus, kiwami by Stockyard provides diners with the most decadent eating experience. These cattle are derived from industry leading wagyu genetics and fed a nutritionally designed, natural grain ration at Stockyard’s Kerwee Feedlot on the Darling Downs in Queensland.

Stockyard’s Wagyu Black label was crowned champion in the Open Beef category. Stockyard Black label is recognised for its exceptional marbling and flavour profile and achieves a marble score of 8-9.

Meanwhile, Stockyard Gold, reserved for the organisation’s Angus genetics, won a gold medal and was the highest scoring in the grain-fed beef category. Stockyard Gold has established itself in markets as a consistent and premium product, full of robust flavours and fine flecks of marbling.

These medals add to an already successful year for Stockyard Beef who have demonstrated its care and craft across the Australian branded beef competitions, collecting 14 medals across eight competitions including the Australian Wagyu Association Awards, the Royal Queensland Award, the Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards and the Darling Downs Beef Battle. Such a result is unmatched by any other Australian beef producer.

David Clark, General Manager Sales at Stockyard Beef, commented on the wins, saying: “It’s such a privilege to be recognised so highly in the Perth Royal Food Awards. These accolades truly reflect our unwavering pursuit of excellence in every aspect of beef production, from genetics and animal nutrition to distribution and exceptional customer service.”

Clark continued, “Stockyard Gold, Stockyard Black and kiwami by Stockyard have captured the hearts of chefs and consumers here at home and across the globe due to the unique flavour profile, exceptional marbling and consistent quality.”

Just last month, Stockyard Beef was awarded one of industry’s most highly regarded awards for quality – the Most Outstanding MSA Beef Producer (Feedlot) for Queensland for the third time in a row. These awards recognise product eating quality based on Meat Standards Australia (MSA), a program underpinned by over 1.7 million taste tests conducted on more than 250,000 consumers across the globe.

Part of the success of Stockyard long-standing award wins and consistent quality lies in their dedication for perfection in the supply chain. They partner upstream with key producers who offer consistently high-performing genetics and those who share Stockyard’s mission for sustainable beef production. Then further downstream, the Stockyard team oversee all parts of the supply chain to ensure that the product gets to market safely and in perfect specification every single time.

The champion article of beef was from Crown Cattle Company owned by Peter and Netta Robertson, Crown Cattle Company are long-term suppliers of Wagyu cattle to Stockyard and breed superior animals from their properties across Hughenden, Winton and Longreach in Central Queensland. Stockyard also secured a championship at the Sydney Royal Show in 2021 with their genetics.
The prestigious Perth Royal Food Awards is dedicated to celebrating the nation’s finest branded produce, where winners are scored in an objective blind test based on the beef’s appearance, tenderness, flavour, juiciness, and overall liking for a total of 100 points.