Chris and Karren Biddles from Northland have been named Grand Champions once again in the 2013 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin competition.
After winning in 2007 and taking the Producer of the Decade title in 2012, the Te Kopuru couple have taken out the grand prize with their Angus/Jersey beef sirloin entry.
The competition to find the country’s most tender and tasty steak, sponsored by Zoetis, culminated in the Grand Final at the Beef Expo in Feilding last night.
The 20 finalists were tasted by a panel of judges, comprising three leading chefs. Head judge and chef Graham Hawkes says the quality of the steak on show was exceptional.
“The standard never ceases to amaze me, the finalist steaks were all tender and succulent, choosing a winner was certainly no easy task,” says Hawkes.
The Grand Champion takes home the trophy as well as $7,500 in prize money.
The Supreme Brand Champion was also announced with ANZCO Riverlands taking home the title and the winning processor was Auckland Meat Processors/Wilson Hellaby.