Top quality sirloin steaks produced in Lincolnshire have butchered most of the opposition at a renowned worldwide competition judging prime cuts of beef.
The Lincolnshire Quality steak bagged a coveted silver medal in the World Steak Challenge, competing against beef from Australia, Japan, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the USA.
Lincolnshire Co-op butchers entered steaks that were Lincoln Red, crossed with British Blue.
The Lincoln Red breed is one of the UK’s oldest breeds of native beef cattle, with its meat known for being succulent and full of flavour with a fine marbled texture.
Steaks in the competition were judged both before and after they were cooked; raw categories in which they could win marks included appearance, aroma and colour while the cooked meat could score points for tenderness, succulence and flavour among other things.
Lincolnshire Co-op’s Supply Chain Manager Nicola Berry said: “We believe it’s important to know what you’re eating – that’s why all of our Lincolnshire Quality meat is born and reared on 20 local farms.
“It’s really exciting that our dedication to quality local meat has been recognised and we’re thrilled that the judges felt our steak was worthy of a silver medal.”