Angus Australia’s Top 10 – A year in review

January 6, 2016 3:39 pm

It has been a stellar year for Angus cattle across Australia despite the challenges the beef industry has experienced due to widespread drought in the past 12 months.

As we draw closer to the end of the year, it is very timely to reflect on the top stories coming out of Angus Australia. Here we reflect on the top 10 stories as judged by reader traffic on the website.

Records smashed at Millah Murrah
In what can only be described as an incredible day in the Angus world, two Australian Angus records and one Australian all breeds record were smashed at the annual Millah Murrah bull sale near Bathurst NSW on September 3rd, with the records for top price bull and top average being broken. READ MORE

Another Angus sale record is broken
2015 has been a year of records in the Angus breed across both the seedstock and commercial markets and in what can only be described as a staggering  result, Coonamble Angus has broken the Angus Australia record average price for stud females offered at auction. READ MORE

ASBP Steer Reaches Marbling Score 8
A purebred Angus steer from a recent Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) processing has graded with an Aus-Meat marbling score of 8. Following 270 days on feed, the overall group of 127 steers averaged 3.5 for marbling score with 33% being a marble score 4 or higher. READ MORE

Backgrounding cattle for the feedlot market
With the feedlot industry’s preference for the Angus breed, Angus cattle represent an ideal solution for beef producers operating a backgrounding business. READ MORE

Angus dominate the Interbreed wins at Sydney Show & Sydney Show results
PC Kodiak 5R H130 has continued his stellar run of show performances after taking out the Urquhart Trophy for Supreme Beef Exhibit at this year’s Sydney Royal Easter Show. After beating a quality line up of bulls to be named the Interbreed Champion bull, this two and half year old sire was crowned the overall Champion above the Red Angus cow, by Judges Dawn Wilson, Tim Morrison and John Manchee. READ MORE Full Sydney Royal Angus Results CLICK HERE

Success at EKKA
The Angus breed has topped the class with outstanding achievements during the Paddock to Palate competition at the recent Royal Queensland show. READ MORE Angus cattle also performed well in the show ring READ MORE

Angus females in demand
The unmatched versatility of Angus cattle and the profitability of the breed is underpinned by the range of marketing options available to Angus cattle producers. Angus calves are of course renowned as being the breed most sought-after by backgrounders, lot feeders, processors and consumers, which helps ensure Angus producers enjoy a premium when selling their cattle.  But Angus breeding stock are also a hot-ticket item with graziers, thanks to their excellent mothering characteristics and fertility, which means more healthy young black calves are mustered for marking. READ MORE

Angus wins Supreme Female at Canberra
J & C Cheyenne, a two and half year old cow with three month old heifer calf at foot was placed on top of an impressive line up of females when she was crowned the Supreme Interbreed Female at the 2015 Royal Canberra Show. READ MORE

What a week for Angus!
The Angus breed has had an outstanding week across all facets of the supply chain. READ MORE

Grass-power drives Bushy Park
ANYONE who is still questioning the paddock potential and commercial versatility of black Angus cattle need look no further than the Farquharson family’s Bushy Park Angus operation in western Victoria. READ MORE