Aberdeen-Angus producers were celebrated at a special steak contest at this year’s Royal Highland Show.
The annual Asda steak competition, held in conjunction with meat processor ABP, is designed to celebrate the supermarket’s Extra Special range featuring Aberdeen-Angus beef.
Sustainable Business Director at Asda, Chris Brown, says that demand for our Extra Special beef range remains very strong.
“ABP are currently processing 60-80 certified Aberdeen-Angus cattle per week at their Perth factory as part of their order for Asda, with further numbers being processed within other group sites.”
Mr Brown says it was a pleasure to host the steak competition again this year – the standards were exceptionally high, with a fantastic selection of high-quality steaks to sample.
The overall champion prize went to brothers William and Alec Henderson from Kettlehill Farm, Milngavie, near Glasgow.
The duo, who finish around 1,800 cattle a year, triumphed with a sirloin from a 24-month-old Aberdeen-Angus steer, which weighed 403kg deadweight and graded R-4-.
Second place went to a sirloin from a 25-month-old home-bred heifer from Genoch Mains Farms, Dunragit, Stranraer. The heifer weighed 330kg deadweight and killed out with a R-4+ grade.
Lastly, third place in the contest went to an entry from Dumfries farmer Austin Hoggan. This was a sirloin from a 24-month-old Aberdeen-Angus cross steer, which weighted 367.10kg deadweight and graded R=4=.