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Glenarm beef scoops national farm award

Glenarm Castle farm manager Bryan Wilson has been declared ‘Beef Innovator of the Year’ at the British Farming Awards in Birmingham
Gareth McKeown

GLENARM Castle farm manager Bryan Wilson has been declared ‘Beef Innovator of the Year' at the British Farming Awards in Birmingham. The accolade follows hot on the heels of Mr Wilson's success earlier in the year when he was named ‘Beef Farmer of the Year' at the Farming Life & Danske Bank Awards.

Glenarm Shorthorn Beef has been described by certain leading food critics as the "best beef in the world" and is available in upmarket London based department store Fortnum & Mason as well as other top hotels and restaurants throughout the UK and Ireland.

Mr Wilson said he was "humbled" to receive the latest award.

"I am honoured and humbled to have received both awards and although we realise we have a fantastic product, never imagined we would be so successful.I would like to thank our processing partner Hannan Meats who have introduced a highly innovative process for ageing the beef, giving it a rare purity of flavour. ”

Glenarm Castle estate manager Adrian Morrow hailed the award as a "great Northern Ireland triumph".

“Bryan has carried out considerable genetic research and innovation before finally determining the most likely animal to produce a distinctive flavour. We are also grateful to all the farmers who have become part of our Glenarm Shorthorn Scheme and our processing Partner Hannan Meats in supplying this top quality produce."

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