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Competition sizzles at Queensland lamb awards

Australia's best lamb was set sizzling for the inaugural Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show (RQF&WS) Branded Lamb Competition on Monday 31 May 2010. Identically prepared cuts of lamb were assessed by judges including Matt Moran of Aria in Sydney and Brisbane, Fiona Donnelly representing Courier Mail's Queensland Food & Wine Guide, renowned Brisbane Chef and Restaurateur Russell Armstrong of Barolo and Seasalt at Armstrong's, Marilyn Domenech from French favorite Baguette, meat industry figure Michael Crowley Manager of Meat Standards Australia (MSA) and Brisbane culinary identity Peter Howard.

Winners of medals and trophies from competition were announced at an elegant awards presentation the following day Tuesday 1 June in the historical Governor's Pavilion at the RNA Showgrounds, attended by a choice cut of the local food and media industries. MC'd by the renowned local culinary identity Peter Howard, the RNA President Mr Allan Warby OAM and RNA Councillor Mr Angus Adnam introduced the awards and thanked all those who had been involved.

The Winner

The winner of the inaugural RNA Branded Lamb Competition and the Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Branded Lamb
MSA and non MSA Trophy is…
Sovereign 5 Star Lamb from the Goldfields region of Victoria. They credit pure lamb genetics and the natural feeding regime of lush pastures, clean water and air with giving their lamb a tender texture and a mild rich flavour. Hand selected prime lambs are chosen from professional prime lamb producers operating without the use of hormone growth promotants.

Nationwide entries

The world leading judging standards of 2010 RQF&WS Branded Lamb Competition attracted entries nationwide from all sizes of lamb producers. Adhering to a level of impartiality unknown in other competitions, meat samples are prepared and cooked (grilled) scientifically by leading Agri-Science Queensland food scientists, so every piece presented for judging has been cooked to a uniquely similar standard.

Food service industry has been awaiting award announcement Restaurant owners, executive chefs and general "foodies" have been eagerly awaiting the announcement of gold medal winners from the 2010 Royal Queensland Food & Wine Show Branded Lamb Competition.
Products submitted for competition that attracted the required points have earned the right to display the gold, silver, bronze or trophy show medals. Featuring consistent design and status across all products and classes, they offer producers the recognition they deserve and consumers a great way to pick the best produce on the market.

Winners will be showcased through the specialised RQF&WS media publicist, receive a free listing on the official RQF&WS website to boost to their online presence, and obtain guaranteed exposure at events such as at the prestigious Royal Queensland Wine Show Awards Dinner on Thursday 1 July 2010, alongside the cream of the other RQF&WS Competitions.

The 2010 RQFWS Branded Lamb Competition is now positioned to become the most respected and highly contested Lamb judging competition in the country, offering producers the recognition they deserve and consumers a great way to pick the best produce on the market.

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