Both the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic and Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic have again proved a happy hunting ground for Angus and Angus influenced producers when the 2020-2021 presentation dinner was held in Naracoorte South Australia in early July with Angus and Angus influenced cattle dominating the awards.
Having run for 13 years, the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic is considered the largest annual beef carcase competition in the Southern Hemisphere, with 1354 steers and heifers processed at Teys Australia’s Naracoorte abattoir for this years competition.
Highlights included a team of 10 Angus entered by The Giles family, Crower Partners, winning the award for best team of 10 animals, with each carcase averaging 90.25 points
The Reserve champion carcase was awarded to the Hurst family’s Lake Hawdon Props, with a March 2019 drop, Angus-Shorthorn steer scoring 94.89 points.
While an Angus steer exhibited by the Wooding family, scored 67.7 points to have the equal highest Meat Standards Australia eating quality score for the competition.
Running for its’ second year, the Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic, saw Angus steers entered by Hamish Robertson, Gum Park take the crown of overall champion team out of 10 teams of 10 steers from South Australia and Victoria.
The 360-500 kilogram steers were all inducted at Teys Charlton feedlot in Victoria on February 2 and fed for about 120 days before processing at Teys.
The Robertsons also had the highest feedlot performance with impressive daily weight gains averaging nearly 2kg/day.
Their overall score, combining feedlot performance and carcase quality, was 1769.92 points from a possible 2000.
Class 1. Class 1 – Single Steer or Heifer, 0 – 2 teeth 180 – 260kg
2nd – Boonoonar Partnership – 88.05 Points
3rd – Boonoonar Partnership – 87.83 Points
Class 2. Single Steer or Heifer 0 – 2 teeth 260.1 – 340kg
1st – HB Schinckel & Sons – 94.01 Points
2nd – V&M Patrick – 92.09 Points
Class 3. Single Steer or Heifer 0 – 4 teeth 340.1 – 420kg
2nd – Lake Hawdon – 94.89 Points
3rd – Wooding & Co – 94.13 Points
Class 4. Highest MSA Eating Quality Index
Joint Tie for highest eating quality to Wooding and Co, Lucindale SA, 67.7 MSA index points (Top 1% of cattle in Australia). Vendor bred , Sterita Park Blood,
Class 5. Best team of 3 animals (aggregate score)
2nd – Crower Partners – 275.10 Points
3rd – HB Schinckel & Sons – 274.88 Points
Class 6 – Best team of 10 animals (aggregate score)
1st – Crower Partners – 902.59 Points
2nd – Boonoonar Partnership – 889.88 Points
Reserve Champion Carcase – Lake Hawdon – 94.89 Points
Class 1 – Best Team for Feedlot Performance
1st – HL Robertson – 951 Points
2nd – H & A Cocking Nom Pty Ltd – 949 Points
3rd – H & A Cocking Nom Pty Ltd – 934 Points
Class 2 – Best Team for Carcase Performance
2nd – HL Robertson – 818.92 Points
3rd – Teys Charlton Team – 792.95 Points
Class 3 – Overall Champion Team
1st – HL Robertson – 1769.92 Points
Feature Image: Teys Australia Naracoorte plant manager Dean Woosnam with the winners of the best team of 10 animals in the grassfed competition, Rohan and Sue Giles and their daughter Mandy Bruhn, Crower Partners, Avenue Range. Image: Stock Journal
Above: Winners of the grand champion grainfed team, Lachie and Hamish Robertson, Gum Park, Kingston SE, with sponsor Neale McKay, Performance Feeds. Image: Stock Journal