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Majella Lyon, Genevieve McDonald, Alistair McDonald and Stuart Austin at last year's Meat Awards dinner

June 6, 2012

Are you an innovative red meat producer? Do you know of a restaurant that serves outstanding beef or lamb? Do you know someone who is a future leader of the red meat industry?

AgForce Queensland has announced that nominations for the 2012 Queensland Red Meat Awards are now open. The awards are designed to showcase the entire red meat industry, from paddock to plate, and acknowledge the contribution made by rural, regional and metropolitan businesses of all sizes.

AgForce event manager Wendy Allen said the awards provided the opportunity for all stakeholders within the red meat industry to come together and recognise the important role each link in the chain played.

“Every link in the supply chain plays a key role in delivering high quality red meat to consumers, so we are calling on all beef and sheep producers, processors, retailers and restaurants who are doing great work in their industry to nominate and be recognised for their contribution,” Ms Allen said.

“The industry is now, more than ever, focused on each link performing to the best of its ability in order to meet ever increasing consumer demands.

“This is our way of rewarding those who are taking on that challenge and leading the industry into the future.”

Ms Allen said all stakeholders were welcome to nominate themselves or nominate somebody else within the industry they think deserved to be recognised.

Award categories this year include:

  • Innovation in Red Meat – Producer of the Year Award
  • Best Red Meat Restaurant – Metropolitan Award – Sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Best Red Meat Restaurant – Regional Award – Sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Innovation in Red Meat – Retailer of the Year Award – Sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Red Meat Industry Emerging leader – Sponsored by Queensland Rural Industry Training Council

Entries are due by Monday,  July 2, with winners announced at the Queensland Red Meat Awards Gala presentation dinner at Brett’s Wharf restaurant on Wednesday,  August 8.

For more details on how to enter visit the AgForce website or phone AgForce on (07) 3236-3100.

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