WINNER: Stockyard's David Clarke accepts the Champion Australian Meat Trophy at the Australian Food Awards.
WINNER: Stockyard's David Clarke accepts the Champion Australian Meat Trophy at the Australian Food Awards. CRAIG MOODIE

Beef producer awarded as one of best in Australia

JONDARYAN-based food producer Stockyard has been awarded the Champion Australian Meat Trophy.

The producer accepted the award at the Australian Food Awards earlier this month, which is the country's leading national food awards program.

The Champion Australia Meat was Stockyard's black wagyu. The producer specialises in the production of grain beef, particularly in high quality angus and wagyu.

Run by the Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding food produced across the country. It awarded 14 champion trophies to 11 of the best food producers.

Royal Agriculture Society of Victoria CEO Mark O'Sullivan said this year's winners were no exception to the home-grown excellence seen in previous years.

"It is extremely important for Australians to not only know and see where their food comes from, but to also be proud and celebrate the remarkable achievements of our Australian growers and producers, who create phenomenal produce day in and day out," Mr O'Sullivan said.

"The RASV is committed to creating valuable opportunities for producers through AFA, with benchmarking of products, invaluable judging feedback and market differentiation that comes with AFA's seal of excellence for medal winners.

"We congratulate all of the 2017 medal and trophy winners and thank our esteemed panel of judges for their contribution to this year's awards."


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