The EKKA led steer and carcase competition proved fruitful for Angus and Angus influenced exhibits, with the Grand Champion led steer carcase award going to an Angus cross steer exhibited by Tenterfield High School and claiming the Ken Crotty OAM Perpetual Trophy.
The medium weight Angus cross steer tipped the scales at 436kg, and with a carcase weight of 265kg, had a dressing percentage of 60.8pc and accumulated 98 points for the win.
The carcase had a P8 and rib fat of 8mm and 6mm, an eye muscle area of 97 square centimetres and a pH of 5.63 and was also awarded the Woolworths champion medium weight carcase.
Open Led Steers:
Champion Lightweight Steer – SB Hayward and A & J Simmons, Angus cross (400kgs)
Reserve Champion Medium weight Steer – SB Hayward & KL Smith, Angus cross (480kgs).
Reserve Champion Junior Led Heifer Carcase – Dalby State High School – Bunya Campus, Angus influenced
2nd: Class 2B –351kg to 375kg, E Dawson and MP Dawson, Blackhills Pastoral Co, Angus Cross
3rd: Class 4B – 401kg to 430kg, GA & LJ Ball, Angus
1st: Class 5B – 431kg to 460kg, Tenterfield High School, Angus Cross
Woolworths Champion Mediumweight Carcase: Tenterfield High School, Angus Cross
Meat Standards Australia Eating Quality Award – Mediumweight, Brad Robinson, Angus
3rd: Class 7B –491kg to 540kg, SB Hayward & KL Smith, Angus Cross
Meat Standards Australia Eating Quality Award – Heavyweight, SB Hayward & T Bazley, Angus Cross
Elders Led Steer Jackpot Competition On hoof – LIGHTWEIGHT, SB Hayward and A & J Simmons, Angus Cross
Top Image: Reserve Champion Medium weight