An Angus cross Charolais/Angus steer has taken out the coveted award of Supreme Exhibit on the hoof in the led and trade steer and heifer classes at the 2015 Perth Royal Show.
Exhibited by the Campbell Family, Cooara Angus Stud the 604kg live weight steer first won Champion Extra Heavy Weight led steer or heifer and Grand Champion Led steer or heifer, before taking on the Grand Champion exhibit from the trade steer and heifer classes to win the overall title.
The steer had been on feed for 90 days and was sold for $5,000 in the auction to Harvey Beef. This was the second top price of the sale, behind the charity steer which raised $7,500 for the Black Dog Institute.
Judge Corey Ireland liked the steer for his, ‘Extremely good fat cover and he has all the characteristics we are looking for in a carcase’.
The champion medium weight led steer or heifer went to an Angus steer, bred by Gary and Julie Buller of Monterey Angus and exhibited by Murdoch University.
The 420kg steer was on feed for 70 days and purchased by Coles for $1,900.
In the hoof judging the Campbell Family also won Reserve Champion Extra Heavy Weight prime steer or heifer.
The judges choice for their Supreme Exhibit on the hoof was fairly well vindicated when the same steer exhibited by the Campbell Family also took out the Champion Extra Heavy Weight Carcase title.
The carcase scored 92.41, with a dressing percentage of 58.3%, P8 fat of 14mm, rib of 9mm and an EMA of 122cmsq.
Reserve Champion Extra Heavy Weight Carcase was an Angus steer also exhibited by the Campbell Family.
The 562kg live weight steer dressed at 56.2%, had a P8 fat of 9mm, rib of 11mm and an EMA of 91cmsq.
Image above: The Supreme Champion led and trade steer or heifer associate judge Henry Vaughn, judges Corey Ireland and Helen Goddard-Borger, stud principal Bruce Campbell and handler Bryden Campbell. Image courtesy of Countryman.