Stanbroke’s Diamantina Wagyu beef brand has taken out top honours in the Darling Downs Beef Battle for the second year running to make it the first back-to-back winner of the prestigious award.
The battle has been running since 2018 and is now the biggest event hosted by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE). Held at Toowoomba’s Clifford Park, its judges were all 350 diners, who sampled cuts from nine beef producers, with an extra one added this year as a “palate-setter” to open the judging.
Diners scored each cut over five categories, and the event is believed to be the largest taste-testing competition in the southern hemisphere.
Stanbroke’s winning cut was marbling score 5, carrying Wagyu genetics with some Angus. It came from a steer bred on Stanbroke’s country in the Gulf of Carpentaria which was backgrounded and finished in the Stanbroke Feedlot at Chinchilla prior to being hand selected at the Processing Plant in Grantham.
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won among such strong competition,” Stanbroke sales manager Mark Harris said. “It’s a testament to everyone through Stanbroke’s supply chain.”
The winning Diamantina Wagyu brand striploin steak is available to the public from Peter Augustus in Brisbane.