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New Yorkshire Wagyu Biltong is highly commended at prestigious meat awards

New Yorkshire Wagyu Biltong is highly commended at prestigious meat awards


The team at Tibthorpe based Yorkshire Wagyu Company is celebrating after its new biltong was highly commended in the Meat Management Awards recently.


The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Paleo Original Sliced Biltong was commended in the Best Beef Product category of the awards that is the largest event of its kind in the UK meat industry.


Over 400 guests attendedthe prestigious black-tie Awards Dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole that brought some of the top names of the UK meat industry together to celebrate excellence and reward the best, as voted for by the readers of Meat Management magazine and judged by industry experts.


Co-founder of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company, farmer Jonathan Shepherd is delighted with the achievement: "The launch of Biltong marks our first foray into the charcuterie marketplace and is in response to the growing market for heathy, high protein snacks.


"We're delighted that it should be rewarded in such a prestigious competition alongside other highly commended products including those from HRH The Prince of Wales and leading supermarkets."


The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Bavette steak was also shortlisted in the Best Beef Product category that was won by Asda's Extra Special Slow Cooked West Country Beef Rib.


The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Biltong is available nationwide through Whole Foods Market and online Each 35g pouch costs £4.95, including free delivery.






1. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company Biltong

2. Jonathan Shepherd


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Notes to editors

  1. Biltong has its origins in South Africa and is a mildly spiced and salted air dried meat whose name derives from the Dutch BIL meaning buttock and TONG meaning strip. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Biltongis made from prime cuts of grass fed Yorkshire Wagyu that are seasoned with a home produced dry spice mix and dried in a UV cabinet that simulates the South African sunshine.

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

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

  4. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company's Wagyu Cross and Wagyu full-blood herd feed on home-grown fertiliser-free forage, and are nurtured for over two years. The meat is hung for 21 days to improve the flavour.

  5. To find out where Yorkshire Wagyu is available, clickhere.

  6. The Yorkshire Wagyu Company sells their Wagyu beef products at festivals, events and food fairs from their WOW (Wonders of Wagyu) Wagon. Read morehere.

  7. For more information about the Meat Management Awards, pleaseclick here.

  8. Jonathan Shepherd and Jim Bloom are also founder members and directors of the British Wagyu Breeders Association, the first new cattle breed association in 25 years.