Mother-son combo wins the best steak

Marlborough Express - - FRONT PAGE -

The coun­try’s most suc­cu­lent sir­loin steak comes from a sim­men­tal cat­tle beast farmed by Wairoa sim­men­tal breed­ers Colleen and Jon Knauf.

The mother and son com­bi­na­tion beat 266 other en­trants from around New Zealand to be named grand cham­pion for this year’s Steak of Ori­gin con­test at Fiel­d­ays at Mys­tery Creek.

Colleen said the win was com­pletely un­ex­pected.

‘‘It’s just fan­tas­tic.

‘‘This is the pin­na­cle of our breed­ing.

‘‘It’s why we breed, to get this shield and the recog­ni­tion for our work.

‘‘For sim­men­tal – a Euro­pean breed – to win when an­gus and other breeds have done so well in the past is fan­tas­tic,’’ Colleen said.

‘‘My son Jon de­serves a lot of credit for this, he’s re­ally good with his stock.

‘‘It was thought to be the first time cat­tle from the sim­men­tal breed had won the con­test.

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