Angus performance in RAS Beef Challenge

September 21, 2016 2:50 pm

Angus and Angus influenced cattle have reigned supreme over the competition in the RAS of NSW’s Annual Beef Challenge feedlot competition, taking out numerous major awards.

The Sydney Royal Beef Challenge attracts entries from commercial and stud beef cattle producers from around Australia and is held at Wilga feedlot, Bellata, in North West NSW.

The feedlot based Challenge sees steers and heifers entered in either a 70 days on feed domestic class or 100 days on feed export class. Entries are judged as pens and as individuals.

In just their second year of competition, Ben and Wendy Mayne, Texas Angus, Warialda NSW won Champion and Reserve Champion team in the domestic competition and Champion individual in the Export competition, along with a myriad of other prizes along the way.

On the back of their bull sale results earlier in the year, The Mayne Family has capped of a stellar year.

“We saw this competition as an opportunity to test our cattle against other pure bred and cross bred cattle and validate and backup our claims of producing high performing cattle” says Ben Mayne.

“This is our second year in the RAS Beef Challenge and we are very happy with our results and to see our pure bred Angus steers and heifers performing so well, especially when they were competing against crosses with the added advantage of hybrid vigour”, says Wendy Mayne.

Mick and Pip Doolan, Coonabarabran NSW, were on hand to receive the award for Reserve Champion team in the Export competition with the pen of Angus steers, exhibited by AV & LM Doolan.

Having had success in this competition on past occasions, the Doolan’s were very pleased to see that they can consistently breed cattle that perform.

Angus Results

LIVE ASSESSMENT

Domestic Pen 3rd Texas Angus (Angus steers)
Export Pen 3rd Dobikin Past Co Angus (Angus steers)
Export Individual 1st Dobikin Past Co Angus (Angus steer)

AVERAGE DAILY GAIN

Domestic Pen 1st Texas Angus (Angus heifer) 2.97kg/day
2nd Texas Angus (Angus heifer) 2.88kg/day
3rd Texas Angus (Angus heifer) 2.79kg/day
Export Pen 1st Texas Angus (Angus steer) 2.53kg/day
2nd AV & LM Doolan (Angus steer) 2.31kg/day
3rd Texas Angus (Angus steer) 2.30kg/day

FEEDLOT TOTAL

Domestic Pen 1st Texas Angus (Angus heifers)
2nd Southern Border Partnership (Angus steers)
3rd Texas Angus (Angus heifers)
Export Pen 1st Texas Angus (Angus steers)
Domestic Individual 2nd Texas Angus (Angus steer)
3rd Texas Angus (Angus steer)
Export Individual 1st AV & LM Doolan (Angus steer)

CARECASE GRID

Domestic Pen 1st Crown State Meat Co. (Angus steers)
1st Texas Angus (Angus heifers)
Export Pen 1st Dobikin Pastoral Co. (Angus steers)
3rd AV & LM Doolan (Angus steers)
Domestic Individual 1st Texas Angus x 4
1st Dobokin Angus x 4
1st AV & LM Doolan
1st Crown State Meat Co. x 4
Export Individual 1st Dobikin Pastoral & Co. (Angus steer)
1st Dobikin Pastoral & Co. (Angus steer)

PROFITABILITY

Domestic Pen 1st Texas Angus (Angus heifers)
1st Texas Angus (Angus heifers)
Export Pen 1st AV & LM Doolan (Angus steers)
Export Individual 1st AV & LM Doolan Angus

TASTE TEST

Domestic Pen 1st Southern Border Partnership (Angus steers)
2nd Crown State Meat Co. (Angus steers)
Export Pen 3rd Trambus Pty Ltd (Angus cross steers)
Domestic Individual 1st Southern Border Partnership (Angus steer)

DOMESTIC CHAMPION TEAM

Texas Angus

DOMESTIC RESERVE CHAMPION TEAM

Texas Angus

EXPORT CHAMPION INDIVIDUAL

Texas Angus

EXPORT RESERVE CHAMPION TEAM

AV & LM Doolan Angus

 

TASTE TEST AWARDS

Domestic Pen Gold Medal Southern Border Partnership
Silver Medal Crown State Meat Co.
Bronze Medal
Southern Border Partnership
Bronze Medal Texas Angus
Export Pen Silver Medal
AV & LM Doolan
Silver Medal Texas Angus
Silver Medal Trambus Pty Ltd
Bronze Medal AV & LM Doolan
Bronze Medal Texas Angus
Bronze Medal Texas Angus
Bronze Medal
Crown State Meat Co
Bronze Medal Dobikin Pastoral Co.

 

Top Image: Ben & Wendy Mayne of Texas Angus

 

 

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