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.
|Champion||D & A Skinner||140||Angus||350|
|Reserve Champion||Waverley Run||132||Angus influenced||350|
|Champion||DJ & JH Gray||141||Angus influenced||412.5|
|Reserve Champion||Tait Pastoral Company||128||Angus||406.5|
|Champion||Tait Pastoral Company||160||Angus||834.5|
|Reserve Champion||Kyeamba Downs Partnership||118||Angus||783|
|Champion||RG Allen & Sons||157||Angus||766|
|Reserve Champion||Murra Angus||155||Angus||748.5|
|Tait Pastoral Company||160||Angus||834.5|
|L & S Crosby||150||Angus influenced||832.5|
|4th||Waverley Run||132||Angus influenced||821|
|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