Why the ‘steaks’ are so high for Hemingby farmer

Lincolnshire Co-op Butchery Manager Dave Chown (left) and Michael Read with one of the prize-winning steaks EMN-151120-152426001
Lincolnshire Co-op Butchery Manager Dave Chown (left) and Michael Read with one of the prize-winning steaks EMN-151120-152426001
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Meat produced by Hemingby farmer Michael Read has been judged as some of the best in the world after scooping a prestigious prize.

Steak from the farmer’s Lincoln Red cattle won a silver medal in the World Steak Challenge when it was entered by Lincolnshire Co-op butchers.

The Society’s Butchery Warehouse Manager Dave Chown handed over some of the winning steaks to Mr Read to congratulate him on his prize-winning meat.

His farm is part of the Lincolnshire Quality scheme through which local meat is sold in Lincolnshire Co-op food stores.

The winning steak came from a Lincoln Red cow and Mr Read believes it’s some of the tastiest meat Lincolnshire has to offer.

He says the partnership with the Co-op has been invaluable to his business.

He explained: “We deliberately didn’t get involved with a large supermarket chain. We thought Lincolnshire Co-op was an ideal size and it’s worked really well over the years.”