2013-07-24   facebooktwitterrss
Texel Cross Wins Lamb Steak Competition 2013

The 2013 Welsh Asda/Dunbia Butchers' Selection lamb steak competition staged at the Royal Welsh Show, was won by a leg steak from a Texel cross bred by Anglesey-based C Williams.

The steak came from a 19.5kg carcass which classified U3L. The March born lamb is one of 300 supplied to Dunbia every year from the 200 ewe flock.

Lamb Steaks

Lamb Steaks

It was a Suffolk cross that claimed the second spot in the competition, this came from a 19kg March born lamb which graded E3L. This one was consigned by M and R S Rogers, Anglesey, who run 1500 ewes and supply 1500 lambs annually.

And in third spot in the competition which was judged by celebrity chef Dudley Newbrey and a panel made up of a member of the public and three farmers, was a leg steak from I Morris, Gwynedd.

This steak came from a March born Texel lamb that weighed 19.5kg and classified E-2

Dunbia’s manager Andrew Smyth was on hand to present the prizes alongside Mr Newbery, with Mr Smyth commending all 10 finalists on the high quality of their entries.

“The quality of all 10 steaks was exceptional and they are a credit to our Welsh farmers who we have been working closely with. Asda are committed to stocking 100% Welsh lamb in all of our Welsh stores.

"Along with Dunbia we have been building relationships with all our Welsh farmers and focusing on reducing costs too, with collection centres and also improving our packaging to reduces costs as well as waste.”

Steaks in the competition were from carcasses which qualified for Asda's Butchers Selection range.


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