Angus – for grain or grass

July 1, 2020 12:13 pm

There was success for Angus and Angus cross cattle in both the Grassfed and newly introduced Grainfed section of the Southern Carcase Classic, run in South Australia.

Robe, SA producers David and Penny Bayly, Stonehut Pastoral, entered two pens of Angus cross Hereford steers in the Grassfed section, with one of their animals taking out the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic grand champion carcase from nearly 1350 head.

The 352.4kg carcase scored 90.92 points from a possible 100 for market specifications, saleable meat yield and eating quality, excelling with an eye muscle area of 106sqcm and 8mm of rib fat.

Victorian Angus breeders Annette and Harold Cocking, saw success in the Grainfed section, with their four teams finishing in the top five overall and a team of Angus taking out Champion team and best team for feedlot performance.

The Cockings’ cattle put on more than two kilograms a day compared to the average daily weight gain of the 18 teams over the 100 day feeding period which was less than 1.5kg/day.

RESULTS:

Southern Grassfed Carcas Classic

1st Class 3 – Angus, exhibited by Stonehut Pastoral

Grand Champion Carcase– Angus x Hereford, exhibited by Stonehut Pastoral

Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic

Champion Team and Best team for feedlot performance – Angus, exhibited by H & A Cocking Nom Pty

Best team for Carcase quality – Angus, exhibited by HL Robertson

Feature Image: Penny and David Bayly, being presented with their award by Ben Glatz. Image: courtesy of Stock Journal

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