Steak of Station competition returns to show

Rapt: LeaderBrand farming manager Gordon McPhail was thrilled about winning the Silver Fern Farms Steak of Station competition at last year’s A&P show. He is flanked by contest organiser Paul Kirkpatrick (left) and Silver Fern Farms regional livestock manager Malcolm Gourlie. File picture

THE popular Steak of Station competition will return to the Poverty Bay A&P Show in October, and co-ordinator Paul Kirkpatrick from Silver Ferns Farms hopes the event will again be well supported.

It drew almost 30 entries last year and the standard of steaks presented was extremely high.

Less than a point separated the top three steaks after the judging process.

Produce grower Gordon McPhail and wife Bex took home the Silver Fern Farms cube roll prize for the winning steak from an Angus-Hereford cross heifer from their Makauri property, which scored 38.74 points in the tasting finale of the competition.

The runners-up were Guy and Margie Humphreys from Smithfield Station at Ngatapa, and Meyric and Leigh Hindmarsh from Fernside Station at Tokomaru Bay placed third.

“Once again we are looking for prime steers or heifers in the 220-370kgCW range,” Mr Kirkpatrick said.

“Again, the prizes include cartons of delicious Silver Fern Farms cube roll, and entry is free.”

The trucking date will be October 7.

The competition will culminate at the show on Friday, October 18, with the tasting component.

To enter, contact Mr Kirkpatrick on 06 862 7700 (evenings) or 027 646 3202.

THE popular Steak of Station competition will return to the Poverty Bay A&P Show in October, and co-ordinator Paul Kirkpatrick from Silver Ferns Farms hopes the event will again be well supported.

It drew almost 30 entries last year and the standard of steaks presented was extremely high.

Less than a point separated the top three steaks after the judging process.

Produce grower Gordon McPhail and wife Bex took home the Silver Fern Farms cube roll prize for the winning steak from an Angus-Hereford cross heifer from their Makauri property, which scored 38.74 points in the tasting finale of the competition.

The runners-up were Guy and Margie Humphreys from Smithfield Station at Ngatapa, and Meyric and Leigh Hindmarsh from Fernside Station at Tokomaru Bay placed third.

“Once again we are looking for prime steers or heifers in the 220-370kgCW range,” Mr Kirkpatrick said.

“Again, the prizes include cartons of delicious Silver Fern Farms cube roll, and entry is free.”

The trucking date will be October 7.

The competition will culminate at the show on Friday, October 18, with the tasting component.

To enter, contact Mr Kirkpatrick on 06 862 7700 (evenings) or 027 646 3202.

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