Goondiwindi’s Borrowdale Free Range Pork has been named the winner of the 2018 Steak Your Claim competition on Thursday 31 May. Run by industry peak body Australian Pork Limited, the competition aims to discover the nation’s best pork steak.

The pork loin steaks were expertly assessed in “blind judging” according to very specific criteria. The winner was judged on colour, visual appeal, marbling of the raw product, aroma, flavour, juiciness and texture. Marketing Manager of Borrowdale Paul Da Silva said he is not surprised his pork company took out top spot. “The fact that Borrowdale Pork won the 2018 Steak Your Claim competition proves the effectiveness of using the highest standards of ethical production,” said Paul “The result is the superior flavour and tenderness of pork that is all perfectly natural. Borrowdale’s winning entry was just part of our regular weekly production. It’s great that it reflects the brand’s mission for everyday consumers to rediscover the real taste of pork. Borrowdale customers are all enjoying the best pork on offer.”

Australian Port Limited General Manager of Marketing Peter Haydon said Australia’s appetite for pork continues to grow. “Our farmers are continually looking to improve their already high-quality product,” said Peter. “This competition seeks to find a really special product, and producers have responded by looking at different breeds and feeds to deliver a stunning pork steak.”

The award-winning Borrowdale Pork comes from a family of free range pig farming pioneers based in Goondiwindi, in Queensland’s fertile Darling Downs region. Their trademark low stress animal husbandry practices are what makes Borrowdale such succulent, tender and all-natural pork. Borrowdale Free Range Pork is supplied to butchers and restaurants all around Australia, including Dinner by Heston in Melbourne and Quay in Sydney. Borrowdale is also exported to Singapore and Hong Kong.

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