Paddock to Palate Carcase Quality Success

August 10, 2021 12:52 pm

Off the back of the first round results in the RNA paddock to Palate Competition, Angus, Angus cross and Angus Influenced cattle achieved solid results across all facets of the competition, in particular in the eating quality section.

The competition objectively measures the performance of pens of 100 day export and 70 day trade on weight gain performance in the feedlot, carcase attributes in the chiller, commercial value and meat eating quality judged by a panel of expert chefs.

748 steers from Queensland and New South Wales operations were included in the 2021 competition.

Class 37 – 100 Day HGP Export Class saw Russell Pastoral Operations take out the highest individual weight gain with an Angus cross steer putting on an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.310kg.

C & J Varidel Trading Pty Ltd, took won the eating quality section with an Angus cross steer and Minnamurra Pastoral Co the Highest individual index with a Speckle Park cross Angus steer, with an MSA Index of 59.3.

In Class 38 – 70 Day HGP Trade Class, a pen of 6 Angus cross Ultrablack steers exhibited by C & J Varidel Trading Pty Ltd won the overall prize.

Russell Pastoral Operations took out first place with Angus cross steers in Best Weight Gain for Pen of Six Grain Fed Steers with an ADG of 2.843kg.

Minnamurra Pastoral Co. Continued their success with Speckle Park cross Angus steers, winning first for eating quality and the highest individual index score of 61.39.

In Class 40 – (100 Day HGP Free), Champion Individual Carcase was awarded to the NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar with an Angus cross steer that finished with a live weight of 622kg, a carcase weight of 349kg (dressing 56.11%), a rib and rump fat of 8mm and 14mm respectively, an EMA of 100sqcm and an MSA Index of 59.72.

Backing up their sucess from the first round weight gain awards when they placed second in Class 40 for Best Weight Gain for Pen of Six Grain-Fed Steers, Texas Angus were awarded second and fourth overall in this class.

While Eaglehawk Angus took out first place for both Eating Quality and Highest Individual Index Score in Class 40, with a score of 66.32.

Feature Image: Champion Individual Carcase (Class 40) – NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar


Class 37 – 100 Day HGP Export Class:

Overall

6th – McIntyre Agriculture Pty Ltd – Angus – St George QLD

7th – C & J Varidel Trading Pty Ltd – Angus cross – Yuleeba QLD

8th – Russell Pastoral Operations – Angus cross – Kenmore QLD

9th – NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar– Angus Cross – Wollongbar NSW

Highest Individual Weight Gain

1st – Russell Pastoral Operations – Angus cross – ADG 3.310kg – Kenmore QLD

Eating Quality

1st – C & J Varidel Trading Pty Ltd – Angus cross – Yuleeba QLD

2nd – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

3rd – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

Highest Individual Index Score

1st – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

Class 38 – 70 Day HGP Trade Class:

Overall

1st – Aurelian Pastoral Co – Angus Cross Ultrablack – Indooroopilly Qld

8th– NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar– Angus Cross – Wollongbar NSW

9th – Russell Pastoral Operations – Angus cross – Kenmore QLD

10th – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

Best Weight Gain for Pen of Six Grain Fed Steers

1st – Russell Pastoral Operations – Angus cross – ADG 2.843kg – Kenmore QLD

3rd – Russell Pastoral Operations – Angus cross – ADG 2.802kg – Kenmore QLD

Carcase

2nd – NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar– Angus Cross – Wollongbar NSW

3rd– Aurelian Pastoral Co – Angus Cross Ultrablack – Indooroopilly Qld

Eating Quality

1st – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

3rd – NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar– Angus Cross – Wollongbar NSW

Highest Individual Index Score

1st – Minnamurra Pastoral Co – Speckle Park x Angus – Coolah NSW

Class 40 – 100 Day HGP Free Export Class:

Overall

2nd – Texas Angus – Angus – Warialda NSW

4th – Texas Angus – Angus – Warialda NSW

7th – Eaglehawk Angus – Angus – Glen Innes NSW

10th – Top End Partnership – Angus – Blackwater, Qld

Best Weight Gain for Pen of Six Grain-Fed Steers

2nd – Texas Angus – Angus – ADG 2.180kg – Warialda NSW

Carcase

Champion Individual – NSW Dept. Primary Industries Wollongbar– Angus Cross – Wollongbar NSW

Eating Quality

1st – Eaglehawk Angus – Angus – Glen Innes NSW

2nd – Top End Partnership – Angus – Blackwater, Qld

3rd – Eaglehawk Angus – Angus – Glen Innes NSW

Highest Individual Index Score

1st – Eaglehawk Angus – Angus – Glen Innes NSW

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