World Steak Challenge returns for 2020

By Aidan Fortune contact

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The World Steak Challenge 2019 was won by JN Meat International
The World Steak Challenge 2019 was won by JN Meat International

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The highlight of the beef production industry’s calendar is back for 2020 as the World Steak Challenge returns to Ireland.

Now in its sixth year, the World Steak Challenge will be held in Dublin, Ireland, with the results being announced at a networking evening taking place in the Round Room at the Mansion House on 9 July.

The event, launched in 2015, enables steak producers and suppliers to test the quality of their steak production against all international competitors.

At 2019’s event, the World’s Best Steak was awarded to JN Meat International​ for its grass-fed Ayrshire rib-eye that was reared in Finland. This was the second year in a row that JN Meat International won the top prize.

Also in 2019, ABP Cahir Ireland secured six golds and Ireland’s first-ever category win for Best Fillet with a grass-fed Angus Cross, reared in Limerick. ABP Cahir also won four silver and eight bronze medals. Previous world champions, Jack’s Creek of Australia secured two category titles: Best Sirloin for a pure bred grain fed Wagyu, entered by Frank Albers of Albers gmbH, Germany, and Best Grain Fed for a pure bred Wagyu Fillet, also entered by Albers gmbH.

Check out some of the highlights from the 2019 event.

Entries now open

The event is now open for entries​ with a deadline of 11 May. The World Steak Challenge is open to beef producers, cattle farmers and ranchers, beef processors, steak brands, beef wholesalers and retailers.

There are three categories to enter: rib-eye, fillet and sirloin, with awards for Best Grain-fed and Best Grass-fed steak also up for grabs as well as Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals. More information on the entry process as well as country eligibility is available online​.

To learn more about World Steak Challenge commercial opportunities, contact Matthew Bingham on 01293 846572 or znggurj.ovatunz@jeoz.pbz​. 

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