Angus & Angus influenced steers excel in Perth

October 23, 2019 12:10 pm

A purebred Angus steer, exhibited by Leon, Kerry and Michael Giglia took out the coveted Grand Champion Led Steer or Heifer title at the 2019 Perth Royal Show. 

The 614kg steer, also bred by the Giglia’s was previously named Champion Extra Heavyweight and sold for a staggering $9,000 in the auction to Harvey Beef to achieve 1446c/kg.  

The Reserve Champion Mediumweight award went to a 453kg purebred Angus steer bred and owned by Harris Thompson, Venturon Livestock, which sold for $2,200 to Woolworths. 

This result was backed up in the carcase competition, with the steer also winning Reserve Champion Mediumweight Carcase with a score of 84.76 points in total. 

It dressed at 55.4% equating to 251kg HSCW with 87cmsq EMA, 10mm P8 fat and 7mm rib fat. 

Other carcase results saw Angus influenced steers take out Reserve Grand Champion Carcase and reserve champion heavyweight carcase, with 85.63 points, with a 432kg liveweight steer exhibited by Murdoch University. 

It made $1951 at auction and recorded 101cmsq for EMA, 10mm for P8 fat and 7mm for rib fat. 

Murdoch University also exhibited the Champion Mediumweight carcase with a 432kg liveweight Angus influenced steer.