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Yorkshire Wagyu among best in UK food and farming

Yorkshire Wagyu among best in UK food and farming


A Driffield Wagyu producer has reached the final of the prestigious Food and Farming Industry Awards.


The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has been named as a finalist in the Food Chain Marketing categoryin the awards that bring together the best of British food and farming businesses.


The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Jonathan Shepherd said the shortlisting came as a pleasant surprise to the team.


"We're delighted to be a part of this event that recognises the farming and food industries and the contributions that businesses like our make to the sector. We're looking forward to heading to London for the awards ceremony at the House of Commons."


Guests at the black tie event on 1st December will enjoy a drinks reception and dinner followed by entertainment before the awards are presented by BBC Deputy Political Editor, John Pienaar.


This shortlisting announcement comes towards the end of a successful year for The Yorkshire Wagyu Company. In September, the company won the Regional Growth Business award for Northern and Central England at the Food and Drink Federation Awards and earlier in the year, its chuck steak was awarded two stars from the Guild of Fine Food Great Taste awards and was also shortlisted in the Great British Food Awards.


Most recently, the company has been named as a finalist in the Small Business of the Year category of the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2017.




Photo:Jonathan Shepherd 


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about The Yorkshire Wagyu Company, please

  2. To keep up to date with news and events from The Yorkshire Wagyu Company on social media follow the company onTwitter,FacebookandInstagram, and read theirnews online.

  3. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was established in 2014. Its Wagyu Cross and Wagyu full-blood herd feed on home-grown fertiliser-free forage, and are nurtured for over two years. The meat is then hung for 21 days to improve the flavour.

  4. To find out where Yorkshire Wagyu is available, clickhere, and you can view theshop online.

  5. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company was recognised in the Great Taste Awards 2017 for its 100 per cent Yorkshire Wagyu chuck steaks, for which it won two stars.It is the second two-star award from Great Taste received by The Yorkshire Wagyu Company following a two-star award for their minced wagyu pie in 2016.

  6. For more information about the Food and Farming Industry Awards, please