Angus success in Beef Week heifer challenges

February 22, 2017 12:31 pm

Angus females exerted their maternal strength and suitability as replacement females during recent Beef Week heifer challenges in South Australia and Victoria

Boonaroo Angus stud, Casterton, VIC came up trumps in the 2017ANZ Heifer Challenge, held in conjunction with the SA Beef Field Days, to continue the Angus breed’s reign over the prestigious title.

Boonaroo entered 16-17 month old heifers which are due to calve in August and edged out 23 other entries to win the title.

Shane and Jodie Foster said it was a “great honour” to be recognised in such a high standard of entries.

Boonaroo’s winning Angus heifers. Image courtesy of the Stock Journal


During The Stock and Land Beef Week, Murdeduke Angus, Winchelsea, VIC was named the 2017 Reserve Champion in The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Heifer.

As one of the many programs RASV conducts throughout the year to highlight quality production in agrifood and fibre, the Heifer Challenge recognises excellence in herd replacement females in seed stock operation throughout Victoria and into NSW.

RASV CEO Mark O’Sullivan said the Heifer Challenge is an integral opportunity for beef producers to showcase, market and develop their breeding operation.

“The RASV Heifer Challenge offers some of Australia’s best cattle studs the opportunity to benchmark their herd replacement females against a wide variety of breeds and styles, with participants required to display pens of 10 registered heifers for judging.”

Heifers from Murdeduke Angus were named Reserve Champions in the RASV Heifer Challenge


Top Image: ANZ Mount Gambier Relationship Manager Joe Clements and Assistant Manager David Swiggs (third from left) congratulate Shane and Jodie Foster, Boonaroo Angus stud, Casterton on winning the ANZ Heifer Challenge. Image courtesy of the Stock Journal