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Shiro Kin and Tajima winners at 2024 Australian Wagyu competition

Premium wagyu brands Shiro Kin Full Blood Wagyu and Tajima Australian Grainfed Wagyu recognised for superior quality at last night’s Australian Wagyu Association Wagyu Branded Beef Competition.

It was the “melting, creamy caramel mouthfeel” that judges noted for Shiro Kin Full Blood Wagyu as it broke a competition record for highest marbling percentage. Shiro Kin was awarded Gold in the Fullblood Wagyu class and went on to take out Reserve Champion Wagyu for the entire competition.

Meanwhile, in the Commercial Wagyu MB 5-7 class and Open F1 class, Tajima Australian Grainfed Wagyu was awarded Gold and Silver respectively.

Shiro Kin and Tajima are the flagship brands of Andrews Meat Industries’ suite of premium wagyu.

Jeremy Stuart, General Manager of Export at Andrews Meat Industries, expressed his thanks for the outstanding team that’s behind the success of both brands. 

“It starts with our producers and flows all the way through to the people packing it to go to our clientele – there’s a lot of passion for producing our wagyu that flows through onto plates around the globe,” Jeremy said.

“From that, it’s a great honour to be recognised – both Shiro Kin and Tajima are brands we’ve been continually perfecting for over a decade and they remain firm favourites in both our domestic and export markets.”

Presented by the Australian Wagyu Association, the Wagyu Branded Beef Competition is an annual event recognising the most exciting and innovative wagyu brands. Considered the pinnacle of Australian wagyu branded beef competitions, it provides an opportunity for brand owners and producers to showcase their products and benchmark them against competitors.

With the awards evening held in Cairns last night, the competition received 72 entries into 5 different competition classes from producers across Australia.

Andrews Meat Industries has been a leading supplier of premium meat products for over 60 years. The company focusses on sourcing and producing the finest meats in Australia, including house brands Shiro Kin Full Blood Wagyu and Tajima Australian Grainfed Wagyu, both renowned for marbling and tenderness.


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About Shiro Kin

Produced slowly and with 100% pure wagyu bloodlines, Shiro Kin Full Blood Wagyu is as known for its rarity as much as its superior quality. With no influences from any other cattle genetics and lovingly and carefully produced in Australia, Shiro Kin is favoured by wagyu connoisseurs across the globe for its marbling, texture and flavours.


About Tajima

Tajima is internationally renowned for its rich, buttery flavours and exceptionally smooth texture. Every bite is an experience, a marker of the discerning journey of Tajima beef. For more information, visit


About Andrews Meat Industries

Andrews Meat Industries is one of Australia's longest serving and most respected meat suppliers and portioning processors. Led by the Andrews family since 1960, they deliver high quality products with exceptional service to foodservice, retail and export customers in Australia and overseas. For more information, visit


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