Auckland based meat traders to top end restaurants and oasis of market intelligence in the butchery business, Neat Meat have dominated the 2012 Steak of Origin Awards hedl at Fielding Agri-Stadium this week. Neat Meat took the 2012 Supreme Brand Award and in the 10th Anniversary event also won the Retailer?Wholesaler of the decade trophy.
Chris and Karren Biddles, from Te Atarangi Angus, won Producer of the Decade while Alex Macmillan from Pipiwai in Northland took home the prize for 2012 Steak of Origin Grand Champion.
Head judge, Graham Hawkes, says this 10 year celebration has made the competition one to remember.
"There's been a real festival feel to this year's contest, with 10 judges from across the decade involved," says Hawkes.
"The competition has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings but one thing's for sure, the steak has always been incredible," says Hawkes.