OKAHANDJA FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION WINS MEATCO NATIONAL BRAAI 2015  

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WINDHOEK – Okahandja Farmers’ Association triumphantly walked away with the cheque of N$100 000 from Meatco after winning this year’ annual Nation Braai Competition held at Hochfeld last Saturday. N$20 000 will be paid directly into their bank account whilst the remaining N$80 000 will be used to host next year’s Meatco National Braai competition in Okahandja.

This year the event was hosted the Hochfeld Farmers’ Association, winners of last year’s competition. It was time to hand over the reigns and Okahandja Farmers’ Association proved that they are worthy of the title when they received first place in the overall winner category, first place in the category for the best prepared steak, as well as third place in the category for the best prepared vegetables.

The family team of Tielman Neethling, Carin Neethling and Cobus Möller said they enjoy cooking together and it was a pleasure to be part of the Okahandja team. For a starter they prepared oriental warthog. Their main course was a coffee rub steak with Chimichiri chilli butter, olive and rosemary bread and a warm tomato, bean and feta cheese salad. For dessert they dished up shortbread tart with strawberry and lemon wine topped with a chili chocolate surprise.

Social teams which include members of the public and other corporate institutions were also allowed to enter the braai competition. Of the 14 social teams that entered the competition, Buddies Workshop swooped up prizes in seven out of the nine the categories: first place in the category most creative stall, second place in the category raw exhibition, first place in the category best prepared vegetables, first place in the category best prepared bread, second place in the category best prepared steak, and first place in the category overall winners. They also received a prize for the team with the best team spirit.

Meatco’s Executive for Livestock Procurement, Heiner Böhme on behalf of Meatco handed over their prize money of N$10 000 for their personal use. The three team members Annel Stadler, Moilise Meyer and Gerald Geldenhuys said they worked together like a well-oiled machine and that was what made their team special. For starters they prepared a VW Lona’O Hoch Hog, for the main they dished up an 80’s Rump with vegetables and peppedew garlic bread and for dessert they prepared a dish called Buddies Dessert, a chocolate-chilli and orange mouse.

The teams were judged according to the following categories: most creative stall, raw exhibition, best prepared starters, best prepared vegetables, best prepared bread, best prepared dessert, best team spirit and best prepared steak. The points that the teamsreceived from the judges in these categories were added together and the team with the most points received the first prize in the category overall winner. Below is a list of all winners in all categories.

Winners: Category : Most Creative Stalls

3rd place: Uhlenhorst

2nd place: Sonop

1st place: Aroab

Category: Raw exhibition

3rd place: Witvlei

2nd place: Kalkrand

1st place: Uhlenhorst

Category: Best prepared starters

3rd place: Witvlei

2nd place: Uhlenhorst

1st place: Aroab

Category: Best prepared vegetables

3rd place: Okahandja Farmers’ Association

2nd place: Kalkrand

1st place: Witvlei

Category: Best prepared bread

3rd place: Sonop

2nd place: Witvlei

1st place: Uhlenhorst

Category: Best prepared dessert

3rd place: Aroab

2nd place: Uhlenhorst

1st place: Witvlei

Category: Best team spirit

1st place: Uhlenhorst

Category: Best prepared steak

3rd place: Epukiro

2nd place: Kalkrand

1st place: Okahandja Farmers’ Association

Category: Overall Winners

3rd place: Aroab

2nd place: Uhlenhorst

1st place: Okahandja Farmers’ Association

Winners: Social Teams

Category : Most Creative Stall

3rd place: Bank Whk Gobabis

2nd place: Oorskiet Vleis

1st place: Buddies Workshop

Category: Raw exhibition

3rd place: Bank Whk Gobabis

2nd place: Buddies workshop

1st place: Lubbes

Category: Best prepared starters

3rd place: Akker Rakkers (Agra)

2nd place: Bank Whk Gobabis

1st place: Voermeester

Category: Best prepared vegetables

3rd place: Bank Whk Gobabis

2nd place: Akker Rakkers

1st place: Buddies workshop

Category: Best prepared bread

3rd place: Oorskiet Vleis

2nd place: Akker Rakkers

1st place: Buddies Workshop

Category: Best prepared dessert

3rd place: Lubbes

2nd place: Bank Whk Gobabis

1st place: Voermeester

Category: Best team spirit

1st place: Buddies Workshop

Category: Best prepared steak

3rd place: Akker Rakkers

2nd place: Buddies Workshop

1st place: Voermeester

Category: Overall Winners

3rd place: AkkerRakkers

2nd place: Voermeester

1st place: Buddies Workshop

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