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Special Recognition Award for Gilford farmer in inaugural NI Agricultural Awards

24th September 2016

Gilford farmer, Harry McGaffin has come in for Special Recognition in the inaugural NI Agricultural Awards.
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Gilford farmer Harry McGaffin and his Blackberry Hill Farm Shop are finalists in the inaugural NI Agricultural Awards 2016

5th September 2016

Gilford-based farmer, Harry McGaffin and his newly opened Blackberry Hill Farm Shop have been shortlisted as finalists in the NI Agricultural Awards 2016.
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Moneyreagh farmer wins European Angus herd competition

17th October 2015

The Bluebell bank herd of Hugh Dickson and family from Moneyreagh blossomed at this year’s European Angus herd competition taking the top honour and best overall herd award.
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Double delight for the Magowans in European Angus classes at Castlewellan Show

20th July 2015

It was a case of double delight for the Magowan family from Rathfriland at the Castlewellan Show on Saturday taking the Surpreme Champion title and the Best Animal of the Opposite Sex to the Champion Award in the European Angus classes at the popular County Down event.
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European Angus members and guests hear from Wagyu specialists at AGM

25th April 2015

The purchase of a couple of steaks which disappointed at the dinner table are what led to the setting up of an ambitious Wagyu breeding programme at Blackford Farm in Perthshire which has led to the establishment of one of the biggest Wagyu herds in the United Kingdom.
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Wagyu specialists to be guest speakers at European Angus AGM

2nd April 2015

Mohsin Al Tajir and Martine Chapman from Blackford Farm in Perthshire are to be the guest speakers at this year’s European Angus AGM which is being held at the Ballinderry Inn in Moira on Tuesday, April 14.
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Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats reigns ‘Supreme’ in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish

23rd March, 2015

Oh what a night! A clean sweep in the Steaks Over 15 Employees Category picking up all three awards and then to cap it all named Supreme Champion – that’s the record-breaking result achieved by Roscommon-based Gilligan Farm Fresh Meats in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish, and at the first time of asking.
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Champion evening lined up at Gala Dinner to announce the winners in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish

10th March 2015

The steaks have been raised and the countdown is now on to see who will be named ‘Supreme Champion’ in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish.
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Taste is put to the test in the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish

16th February 2015

The heats of the 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish have taken place at CAFRE Loughry Campus in Cookstown and category winners will now go head-to-head in the final on March 9 when celebrity chef and food writer, Paula McIntyre, will select the ‘Supreme Champion’ steak.
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Entries sought for 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish

19th January 2015

Dates have been finalised and the search is now on to find the best steaks, the best beef sausages, the best beefburgers and best added value beef products in Northern Ireland and beyond!
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The European Angus Cattle Society Annual Steak Tasting Competition Sponsored by Devenish

19th January 2015

Last year (2014) the European Angus Cattle Society held its annual competition to find the best steaks in Northern Ireland – and we did! Now that we are into 2015 the search is about to start all over again.
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Devenish to sponsor 2015 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition

9th December, 2014

Leading animal nutrition company, Devenish, is to continue with its sponsorship of the popular European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
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Killylea farmer wins European Angus herd competition

29th September 2014

Killylea farmer, Robert Steenson, took the top honour in a newly created herd competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society.
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Gustas in the frame for Blackberry Hill Open Farm Weekend prize

29th September 2014

Gustas Jakabauskas, a pupil  at Ceara School in Lurgan has been rewarded with a limited edition print by local artist, Tanja Shields, following his success in the Blackberry Hill Farm colouring competition, which was held in conjunction with the recent Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend.
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Millar Meats to sponsor European Angus classes at Allams

16th September 2014

Irvinestown-based Millar Meats is to sponsor the European Angus classes at this year’s Allams Christmas Show & Sale which is being staged at the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society Showgrounds, Balmoral on Tuesday, 25th November.
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Blackberry Hill Farm is an ‘Irish Quality Food Awards’ finalist!

28th July 2014

Gilford-based Blackberry Hill Farm has been shortlisted for the finals of the prestigious Irish Quality Food Awards.
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Cavan Bellaghy Erica takes top accolade in European Angus classes

21st July 2014

Cavan Bellaghy Erica, a four-year-old cow entered by Mark Lester from Armagh was named Champion in the European Angus classes at the Castlewellan Show.
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Blackberry Hill Farm Charity Cheque presentation

16th July 2014

Gilford-based farmer, Harry McGaffin (left) who opened his Blackberry Hill Farm up to the public as part of the recent Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend is pictured presenting a cheque for £360 to ‘Make A Wish’ Foundation charity representative, Gail McKee.
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James has wellie throwing down to a fine art!

7th July 2014

A wellie throwing competition staged at Harry McGaffin’s Blackberry Hill Farm in Gilford as part of the Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend was won by James Girvan from Moira.
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Public flock to Harry’s farm as sun shines on Open Farm Weekend

16th June 2014

The Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend proved to be a huge success for Gilford farmer, Harry McGaffin who was participating in the event for the very first time.
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European Angus continues to go from strength to strength

7th April 2014

European Angus has recorded another good year as the Society continues to go from strength to strength.
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European Angus members and guests tune in to tales from Glastonbury founder at AGM

7th April 2014

Farm diversification on an altogether different scale was the theme for this year’s European Angus Cattle Society AGM and lecture with Michael Eavis the founder of the Glastonbury Music Festival the special guest speaker at this year’s event.
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Modern Meats ‘steak’ claim to best beef in 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition

17th March 2014

Portadown-based Modern Meats has ‘steaked’ claim to the best beef in Northern Ireland by lifting the title of Supreme Champion in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition.
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Title at ‘Steak’ in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition

3rd March 2014

Leading suppliers of top quality beef in Northern Ireland are battling it out to find the Province’s best steaks!
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Taste is put to the test in the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition

24th February 2014

The heats of the 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition sponsored by Devenish Nutrition have taken place at CAFRE Loughry Campus in Cookstown and the countdown is now on to see who will be named ‘Supreme Champion’ in this the fourth year of the prestigious competition which is open to all breeds of cattle.
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European Angus issues ‘Call for Entries’ in the 2014 Devenish Nutrition sponsored Steak Tasting Competition

13th January 2014

The search is on once again to find the best steaks, the best beef sausages and the best beefburgers in Northern Ireland!
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Allams debut for European Angus

2nd December, 2013

European Angus had representation for the first time ever at this year’s Allams Christmas Fatstock Show and Sale held at the King’s Hall complex, Balmoral on Tuesday, 26th November.
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Devenish Nutrition to sponsor 2014 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition

4th November, 2013

The European Angus Steak Tasting Competition which is about to enter its fourth year has secured sponsorship for the event from leading agri-technology company, Devenish Nutrition.
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Euro Angus beef now on the menu in Michelin-starred restaurants in France

31st October, 2013

First London and now Paris! Euro Angus salt-aged beef is now featuring on the menus of Michelin-starred chefs in the French capital.
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European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats is named Small Agri-Food Business of the Year!

28th October, 2013

European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats has been named Small Agri-Food Business of the Year in the 2013 Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards.
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Lifetime achievement award for European Angus AGM speaker Derek Shaw

28th October, 2013

It’s very much a case of congratulations as this year’s European Angus AGM speaker Derek Shaw came in for major recognition at the annual Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards, picking up a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Euro Angus Beef has Great Taste and that’s official!

4th October, 2013

It’s celebration time at European Angus. One year on after the launch of the European Angus Beef scheme and Euro Angus beef products have picked up five awards and a magnificent 12 gold stars in the 2013 Great Taste Awards organised by the Guild of Fine Food.
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European Angus Cattle Society heads South as part of breed focus

14th September 2013

The European Angus Cattle Society combined a farm visit with a herd dispersal sale as it embarked upon its second outing of the year.
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Double delight for the ladies at the European Angus Young Handlers’ event

24th August 2013

It was ladies day at the European Angus Open Day with the girls recording a ‘one-two’  in the Senior section of the Young Handlers’ event which was further boosted by young Killylea handler, Molly Bradley, making it a double by lifting the Junior title.
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Celebrations planned for European Angus Open Day and Young Handlers’ event

19th August 2013

It’s celebration time for European Angus Cattle Society members and friends as it stages its annual Young Handlers’ event and Open Day this Saturday, 24th August.
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European Angus Group embarks on FarmSafe Awareness initiative

13th August 2013

Members and friends of the European Angus Cattle Society recently paid a visit to the farm of Banbridge beef and sheep farmer, Brian Cromie to participate in the FarmSafe Awareness Programme which is being run as part of the new Farm Safety Partnership.
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Hannan Meats’ Producer Groups win an amazing five Great Taste Awards – each!

12th August 2013

Hannan Meats, based in Moira have broken all records this year at the Great Taste Awards, known as the “Oscars” of artisan foods across the UK and Ireland.
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Young bull tops European Angus classes at Castlewellan Show

15th July 2013

A young bull, Bluebell Bank Black Lord Labyrinth belonging to Hugh Dickson and family from Moneyrea, took top spot in the European Angus classes at the Castlewellan Show being named Champion and winner of the Tughan Cup.
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European Angus Study Tour has beef farming excellence on the curriculum

6th July 2013

Award-winning cattle, prize-winning beef, animal husbandry, feeding practices and even a little bit of history was ‘on the curriculum’ for the first ever European Angus Cattle Society Study Tour which was held at the weekend (Saturday 6th July).
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O’Neill places final brick in European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats salt wall

19th June 2013

Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neil has marked completion of work on the extension to European Angus supply chain partner Hannan Meats Himalayan salt ageing chamber by placing the final salt brick in the wall.
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Show debut for European Angus

19th May 2013

The European Angus Cattle Society was showing in the beef cattle classes for the first time ever at this year’s Balmoral Show.
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Countdown is on for European Angus Show debut at Balmoral Park

30th April 2013

The countdown is on for Ireland’s largest agricultural event, the Balmoral Show, which takes place at its new venue Balmoral Park at the Maze from 15-17 May.
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European Angus sponsor Devenish Nutrition is on the expansion trail!

25th April 2013

Devenish Nutrition, sponsor of the European Angus classes at this year’s Balmoral Show, has taken another significant stride into the GB market with the acquisition of Hi Peak Feeds Ltd, the leading multi-species specialist organic feed manufacturer based near Sheffield.
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Portadown restaurant serves up perfect recipe in support of Children’s Charity

22nd April, 2013

Portadown’s Salt Restaurant recently raised the steaks in support of a Children’s Charity by cooking up a treat of award-winning steaks for a table of four at its Armagh Road premises.
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Top price for European Angus bull at Hilltown Annual Multi Breed Bull Sale

10th April 2013

At the H.F.A.S. Annual Multi Breed Bull Sale in Hilltown on Wednesday evening, the 10th April, a European Angus Bull secured the top price of 2,500gns on the night.
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European Angus Cattle Society marks successful year at AGM

8th April 2013

It was a successful year capped by a ‘series of firsts’.
That was the message from European Angus Cattle Society secretary, Harry McGaffin as he addressed the Society’s AGM held at the Ballinderry Inn in Moira on Thursday, 4th April.
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Millar Meats ‘steak’ claim to best beef in European Angus Awards

18th March 2013

Irvinestown-based Millar Meats has raised the steaks in the Northern Ireland beef sector by lifting the title of Supreme Champion in a province-wide steak tasting competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society.
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‘Champion’ evening held at European Angus tasting event

5th March 2013

Six of the best and then more!
The more being the selection of the Supreme Champion steak and overall winner of the European Angus Steak Tasting Competition 2013.
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European Angus Cattle Society puts taste to the test at annual Steak Tasting event

26th February 2013

The quality of Northern Ireland beef has been put to the test with the staging of the 2013 European Angus Steak Tasting competition.
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Countdown is on for European Angus Steak Tasting Competition

18th February 2013

The countdown is now on for the annual European Angus Steak Tasting competition which takes place at CAFRE Loughry Campus this Monday, 25th February.
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Call for entries as European Angus launches 2013 Steak Tasting Competition

14th January 2013

It’s that time of year again with the European Angus Cattle Society issuing a call for entries in the 2013 EACS Steak Tasting Competition which aims to find the best steaks in Northern Ireland.
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European Angus showcases expansion drive at Markethill Suckler Group meeting

19th November 2012

European Angus Cattle Society Secretary, Harry McGaffin, was the guest speaker at the mid-November meeting of the Markethill Suckler Group.
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European Angus beef scheme farmer Paul Turley is Farm Quality Assured Farmer of the Year 2012

10th November 2012

European Angus Cattle Society beef scheme farmer, Paul Turley from Downpatrick, has been named ‘Farm Quality Assured Farmer of the Year’ in the Farming Life and Danske Bank Awards 2012.
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First consignment of beef in newly introduced European Angus scheme is London bound

20th September 2012

Hannan Meats in Moira has received the first consignment of beef in the newly introduced European Angus Beef Scheme.
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Hannan Meats named Supreme Champion in the final of the UK Great Taste Awards

5th September 2012

Hannan Meats has done it again!
The European Angus Steak Tasting Competition Supreme Champion has now been named the UK Great Taste Awards Supreme Champion.
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European Angus winners put in star performances at the UK Great Taste Awards

9th August 2012

Companies that competed in this year’s European Angus Steak Tasting Competition were amongst the 46 local food and drink companies that chalked up a record 195 gold stars for quality products in this year’s UK Great Taste Awards.
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Young heifer takes top spot in European Angus classes

14th July 2012

David Lester’s young heifer Aughnagurgan Erica took top honours in the European Angus section of the Castlewellan Show being named as overall champion and winner of the Tughan Cup.
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Young Handlers shine as European Angus launches Beef Scheme initiative

9th July 2012

The European Angus Cattle Society Open Day organised as part of its Beef Scheme launch has been hailed as a “major success”.
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European Angus gears up for Open Day and Young Handlers event

30th June 2012

The European Angus Cattle Society is all set to host its Open Day and Young Handlers Event this Saturday, July 7th.
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European Angus plans Open Day and Young Handlers’ event to mark launch of Beef Scheme initiative

20th June 2012

The European Angus Cattle Society is to hold an Open Day and Young Handlers’ event to mark the start of a Beef Scheme initiative aimed at providing European Angus breeders with a premium for their beef.
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Just Champion!
Hannan Meats lift supreme title at European Angus Awards

30th March 2012

Moira-based Hannan Meats has raised the steaks in the Northern Ireland beef sector by lifting the title of Supreme Champion for the second year in a row in a province-wide steak tasting competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society.
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Gary Hamilton aims to score for charity as a judge in European Angus Steak Tasting Competition

30th March 2012
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Belfast restaurant serves up perfect recipe in support of Children’s Charity

23rd March 2012

Belfast city-centre restaurant Coco is raising the steaks in support of the Northern Ireland Children’s Cancer Unit Fund (NICCUF) by cooking up a treat for whoever pays the highest price at a Charity auction for the winning steaks in the annual European Angus Steak Tasting Competition. 
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Young Farmers team up to put taste to the test!

12th March 2012

Members of Cookstown, Rathfriland and Moneyreagh Young Farmers Clubs recently teamed up to form the judging panel for the sausage, gourmet sausage and vegetable roll categories in this year’s European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
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Sharp shooter Gary Hamilton aims to score for charity as a judge in European Angus Steak Tasting competition

12th March 2012

Glenavon Player Manager, Gary Hamilton, is used to scoring in front of goals but recently he has been scoring in front of some of the finest steaks in the country as the celebrity judge in the 2012 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
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High Steaks at European Angus tasting competition

27th February 2012

The quality of Northern Ireland beef has once again been put to the test with the staging of the 2012 European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
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Raising the steaks

21st January 2012

Call for entries in the European Angus Steak Tasting Competition 2012.
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Great Taste Awards for those who have Great Taste!

1st August 2011

European Angus Steak Tasting Competition winners, Hannon Meats and Millar Meats, have been making the headlines again – this time in the 2011 Great Taste Awards organised by the Guild of Fine Food.
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All roads lead to Castlewellan!

16th July 2011

Saturday, July 16 and all roads led to Castlewellan for members of the European Angus Cattle Society and participation in the 44th Annual Castlewellan Agricultural Show.
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Prime Minister gets to hear about the European Angus Steak Tasting Competition!

9th June 2011

Even the Prime Minister now knows about the European Angus Steak Tasting Competition.
How de we know? Because Stephen Millar of Millar Meats in Irvinestown told David Cameron about his company’s recent success in the EACS sponsored event when he called in at his family butcher’s shop during his recent visit to County Fermanagh.
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Kenny continues with winning ways

4th June 2011

Congratulations to European Angus Steak Tasting Competition celebrity judge, rally driver, Kenny McKinstry who picked up his fifth straight win of the season when he won the Modern Tyre Service Mourne Rally on June 4.
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EACS 'raise' the steaks for charity

May 21, 2011

As well as 'raising the steaks' in the Northern Ireland beef sector with the staging of a province-wide steak tasting competition the European Angus Cattle Society has been raising funds for a local children's charity.   
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Hannon Meats 'steak' claim to best beef in European Angus Cattle Society Awards

April 4, 2011

Moira-based Hannan Meats has raised the steaks in the Northern Ireland beef sector by lifting the title of supreme champion in a province-wide steak tasting competition organised by the European Angus Cattle Society.  
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Raising the steaks

January 2011
European Angus Cattle Society puts taste to the test!

The quality of Northern Ireland beef has been put to the test by the European Angus Cattle Society with the staging of a province-wide competitive steak tasting event at CAFRE, Loughry Campus. 
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