The Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) Darling Downs Wagyu is now considered to be one of the world’s best steaks after winning gold at the inaugural World Steak Challenge in London.

The steak came from an animal born and raised at the company’s Avon Downs Station in the Northern Territory, and finished on grain for 300 days at the company’s Aronui feedlot near Dalby on the Darling Downs.

“Darling Downs Wagyu was judged alongside more than 70 steaks from 11 different countries,” said AACo managing director Jason Strong.

“Our premium Wagyu beef is already served in some of finest restaurants around the world and this confirms that the taste and quality really is the best in the world.

“It’s continuing the tradition of excellence built up over more than 190 years of heritage in Australia.”

In addition, AACo’s flagship Master Kobe was named Grand Champion beef at the world Wagyu Forum and also won gold medals at the Royal Sydney and Royal Brisbane fine food awards.


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