Angus steer & carcase success at Melbourne

October 16, 2019 12:28 pm

Angus steers performed well in the Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase competition taking out a number of awards. 

Led judging saw a 578kg Angus steers, exhibited by GC Livestock take out the Reserve Champion Led Export steer. 

While a 610kg Angus steer exhibited by the Gundagai High School and bred by Dale Chadwick was awarded the Champion Schools Led Steer or Heifer. 

In the carcase section, a 518kg liveweight Angus steer, exhibited by Melbourne Polytechnic was awarded the Reserve Champion Export Carcase. 

With a dressing percent of 52.55%, P8 fat of 14mm, rib fat of 10mm and EMA of 98, this carcase was also the highest scoring Angus steer across the competition and the second highest scoring carcase overall. 

In the penultimate competition of the show, the Borthwick Trophy for team of three purebred steers, the Angus team made up of entries from Finley High School, Glatz’s Black Angus and Charles Sturt University, placed second. 

 Top Image: Borthwick Trophy team

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