Angus beef spectacular

February 13, 2019 11:14 am

As the Beef Spectacular celebrated its 10th year, the Angus breed celebrated a dominant performance in the feedback trial. 

And while event organiser, Brett Tindal, The Land, acknowledged the difficult year many producers had been having, 38 vendors put up 66 teams and 300 head of cattle to compete in this event.  

Mr Tindal noted that the pull towards this event for producers is that not only does it have a commercial focus and is industry relevant, but it also allows the producers to receive the feedback they crave. 

Coming out on top in 2019 was the Tait family from Mandurama NSW, claiming the grand champion pen with Angus steers. Their winning team were scored 834.5 points out of a possible 1000. 

The Tait’s winning pen scored full points for meeting the feedlot entry specifications, including live weight and P8 fat, and also had an average daily weight gain of 2.61 kilograms after requiring no health treatments during the 112 day feeding. 

Their five Angus steers had a team profit of $539.34.  

The Taits also won Reserve Champion for carcase performance and Riverine Premium Beef champion pen. 

Long time supporters of the event, Lex and Sally Crosby, Crosby’s Angus, Forbes NSW were awarded the Reserve Champion Pen, with a pen of Angus cross Charolais steers.

Overall 16 of the 20 awards on offer went to Angus or Angus influenced steers, with 8 of the top 10 overall teams being Angus or Angus influenced steers. 


Feedlot Performance
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/350
Champion D & A Skinner 140 Angus 350
Reserve Champion Waverley Run 132 Angus influenced 350
Carcase Performance
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/550
Champion DJ & JH Gray 141 Angus influenced 412.5
Reserve Champion Tait Pastoral Company 128 Angus 406.5
Riverine Premium Beef Champion Pen
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/1000
Champion Tait Pastoral Company 160 Angus 834.5
Reserve Champion Kyeamba Downs Partnership 118 Angus 783
Teys Certified Premium Black Angus Champion Pen
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/1000
Champion RG Allen & Sons 157 Angus 766
Reserve Champion Murra Angus 155 Angus 748.5
Grand Champion Pen of 5 Steers
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/1000
Tait Pastoral Company 160 Angus 834.5
Reserve Champion Pen of 5 Steers
Exhibitor Team Breed Points/1000
L & S Crosby 150 Angus influenced 832.5

 

4th Waverley Run 132 Angus influenced 821
5th Barfold Beef 101 Angus 819.5
6th Barfold Beef 133 Angus 819.5
7th D & A Skinner 140 Angus 810
9th TJ Pierce & KM McConville 130 Angus 792
10th Tait Pastoral Company 128 Angus 791.5

Top image: Isabel Head and Stuart Tait, Tait Pastoral Company with Grant Garey, Teys Australia. Images: The Land 

 

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