Countdown for Meatco Braai

Tension is running high for this year’s Meatco National Braai Competition to establish the best grillers in the country.

The aim this year is to dethrone last year’s winning team, the Uhlenhorst Farmers Association. With this prestigious title comes the privilege of hosting the best farmers’ braai in Namibia. Uhlenhorst has walked a very long road with the competition. They first won the title in 1984 and were once again named the champion grillers in 1991. They have also been the runners-up 12 times. Now after 30 years, they will once again host the Meatco National Braai Competition on March 28 and 29 at Bitterwasser.

Namibian farmers’ associations gather annually to compete against each for the coveted title. Although the main event revolves around the Braai competition, there are many activities for supporters and visitors. Bitterwasser will be a hive of activity with farm stalls sporting delectable homemade treats and unique goodies, a tea garden and bow and arrow shooting. To keep the kiddies busy Uhlenhorst will for the first time in the history of the National Braai have a junior braai competition. A treasure hunt and huge kiddies play area will also entertainment the little ones. Get a taste of great Namibian beef at the steak braai on Saturday evening and end the experience by dancing the night away under the stars.

The braai competition takes on a “ready, steady, cook” format, where the main ingredients are only revealed on the day. Meatco’s products are the guests of honour here. The best beef in the world is made into a variety of steak cuts, sausages and kebabs, to create some very tasty and mouth-watering dishes. The champion farmers association not only gets the honour of hosting the next year’s national braai, they also receive N$100 000 to do it with. The winning social team receive a cash prize of N$10 000.

Over the years, the theme of the braai has gone through many exciting themes. The theme for 2014 is “Fire your Name”. The challenge to participants is to showcase (literally or figuratively) the meaning of their farmers’ association, company or team names. Meatco and Uhlenhorst invite all Namibian farmers’ associations (of which one team member should be a Meatco producer) and social teams (such as businesses and individuals) to be creative and think out-of-the-box.

Who will be crowned king of Namibia’s largest braai competition? Pictured are last year’s winners, Uhlenhorst Farmers Association with friends and families. For more information contact Corrine van Wyk on 063 265 376, e – mail info@uhlenhorst.co.za or visit Facebook page Meatco National Braai Competition’14.

Source : New Era