Fylingthorpe farmers have best steak in the county

A family of farmers from Fylingthorpe claimed the prize for best steak at the Great Yorkshire Show.

The Cussons family led the way at the Asda/ABP BeefLink steak competition with their British Blue cross heifer.

The Howdale Farm family’s winning steak came from a 327.3kg carcass which was just shy of 17 months old and was one of 300 cattle finished annually by the farm.

Judging the steaks were celebrity chef James Martin, from the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen along with members of the public and Asda’s senior red meat buyer Jim Viggars.

Asda agricultural and sustainability manager Elwyn Pugh said:

“The standard today was again exceptionally high and I congratulate all those producers who had steaks in the final judging.

“Judging was no easy task, with every one of the steaks on display of a very high quality.”

This was the Cussons’ first time competing in the competition, having begun supplying Asda in autumn 2013.

Steaks in the competition were from carcasses which qualified for Asda’s Extra Special range, being from carcasses grading E and U and weighing 300-380kg. Steaks from these carcasses are matured for 28 days.