Angus and Angus Influenced Cattle up to the challenge

September 6, 2021 3:18 pm

Angus and Angus influenced cattle have continued their stellar run of dominance in commercially focused competitions, with outstanding results in the RAS of NSW 2021 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge, taking home almost all major awards.  

Mike MacCue, the Co-chair of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Cattle Committee and host of the RAS Beef Challenge said that the competition is, ‘A feedlot based competition where exhibitors present teams of six animals to compete against the states’ best’. 

The competition assesses all aspects of production from arrival though to slaughter, including: 

  • Feedlot performance – assessing both Average Daily Gain, Feed Intake and Dressing Percentage  
  • Market Grid Compliance – with each team assessed to meet a defined optimum target for domestic and export categories  
  • Profitability
  • Carcass Assessment – Fat specifications, Meat Yield, and Eating Quality  
  • Eating Quality – MSA Index  

This Challenge also normally includes a live assessment component, but due to COVID-19, this was not included for the 2021 competition and like most events these days, the awards presentation was conducted via Zoom. 

Taking out three of the four Championships on offer, Texas Angus put on a dominant display with purebred Angus cattle to win Champion and Reserve Champion Team with Angus heifers, and individuals from each of the teams winning Champion and Reserve Champion Individual in the 70 Day Domestic Class. 

A team of Texas purebred Angus steers was also awarded the Champion team in the 100 Day Export Class. 

While a Santa Gertrudis cross Angus Steer, exhibited by Yugilbar Pastoral Co was awarded the Champion Individual. 

 


 

70 DAY DOMESTIC CLASS RESULTS
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Champion Team 

Angus Heifers, Texas Angus

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Reserve Champion Team 

Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

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Champion Individual 

Angus Heifer, Texas Angus

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Reserve Champion Individual 

Angus Heifer, Texas Angus 

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Daily Weight Gain – Individual 

1st: Angus Heifer, Texas Angus – 2.739kg/per day 

2nd: Angus Heifer, Texas Angus – 2.592kg/day 

3rd : Angus Heifer, Texas Angus – 2.521kg/day 

 

Dressing % – Individual 

1st: Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

3rd : Charolais x Angus Steer, Millner Ag 

 

Feedlot Total – Team 

1st: Charolais x Angus Steers, Millner Ag 

2nd: Charolais x Angus Steers, Millner Ag 

 

Carcase Grid – Team 

2nd: Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

 

Carcase Grid – Individual 

1st : Angus Heifer, Texas Angus 

 

Carcase Judge – Team 

2nd: Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

 

Carcase Judge – Individual 

=2nd : Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

Profitability – Team 

1st: Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

2nd: Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

 

Profitability – Individual 

1st: Angus Heifer, Texas Angus 

2nd: Angus Heifer, Texas Angus 

3rd: Angus Heifer, Texas Angus 

 

Eating Quality – Team 

2nd : Charolais x Angus Steers, Millner Ag 

 

Eating Quality – Individual 

2nd : Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

3rd : Charolais x Angus Steer, Millner Ag 

 

Taste Test Awards – Gold Medal 

Charolais x Angus Steers, Millner Ag 

 

Taste Test Awards – Silver Medal 

Charolais x Angus Steers, Millner Ag 

 

Taste Test Awards – Bronze Medal 

Angus Heifers, Texas Angus 

 


100 DAY EXPORT CLASS RESULTS
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Champion Team 

Angus Steer, Texas Angus 

 

Champion Individual 

Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

Daily Weight Gain – Individual 

1st: Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co – 2.866kg/day 

2nd: Angus Steer, Texas Angus – 2.832kg per/day 

 

Feedlot Total – Team 

3rd: Angus Steers, AV & LM Doolan 

 

Feedlot Total – Individual 

1st: Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

2nd: Angus Steer, Texas Angus 

 

Carcase Grid – Individual 

1st: Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

2nd : Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

Carcase Judge – Team 

3rd: Angus Steers, AV & LM Doolan 

 

Profitability – Team 

1st: Angus Steers, Texas Angus 

2nd : Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steers, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

Profitability – Individual 

1st  : Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steer, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

Eating Quality – Team 

1st: Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steers, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

2nd : Angus Steers, AV & LM Doolan 

3rd: Angus Steers, Texas Angus 

 

Eating Quality – Individual 

1st: Angus Steer, Texas Angus 

3rd: Angus Steer, AV & LM Doolan 

 

Taste Test Awards – Bronze Medal 

Angus Steers, AV & LM Doolan 

Santa Gertrudis x Angus Steers, Yugilbar Pastoral Co 

 

 

Feature Image: Mike MacCue, Wilga Feedlot and Co-chair of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Cattle Committee, Ben Mayne, Gill Leeds & Wendy Mayne looking at the RAS Beef Challenge steers and heifers at Wilga Feedlot. 

 

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