Steak of Origin surprise

While I was away, The Meat and Wool 2010 Steak of Origin Report was posted to all contestants. This had all the judges scores for the finalists, and also the tenderness results from the scientific tests. What determines the semi finalists is the “Scientific test”. Any meat where the PH is over 6.0 is typically […]

Beijing – home and reflections

We expected Beijing to have been modernised for the Olympics – and it was. What we did not expect was just how sophisticated and modern the entire city was. I am sure that there will be some very poor and underdeveloped areas that we did not see, but the town planning that has resulted in […]

Jinan – Beijing Day Seven

With business all complete, we were picked up from our hotel and taken to Jinan railway station, for the train trip back to Beijing. We had a big breakfast at the hotel, to cover us for our trip back. Haha – it proved to be a a gastric mistake for me! The trains are always […]

Beijing – Jinan Day Six

Today we flew to Jinan to meet of horse float supplier, and to view their factory. We got a cab out to Beijing Airport, had a breakfast of Starbucks and sandwiches, and caught the plane to Jinan. Beijing airport is very modern and very smart! The flight is less than an hour – Jinan is […]

Beijing Day Five

Today was the first of our business meetings – with a potential supplier to us of Horse Floats. They came to the hotel in the morning and we ended up having a meeting in the hotel, rather than going to their facilities. It seems that they are in a restructuring mode – with new facilities […]