Steers destined for the cancelled Sydney Royal Easter Show were diverted to the Colin Say and Co Pty Ltd carcase competition, with Angus and Angus influenced steers performing well.
The Champion Trade carcase award went to an Angus cross Shorthorn steer, exhibited by Calrossy Anglican school and bred by Sprys.
With a liveweight of 493kg, weight gain of 1.87kg per day, the champion carcase had optimum specifications for carcase weight (HSCW 272.4kg) and fat (P8 – 13 mm and rib 6mm). He also had a marble score of 2, an EMA of 75 sq cm and calculated meat yield of 67.5%.
Excelling in eating quality with full points, the champion trade carcase also was awarded champion virtual taste test trade carcase with an MSA Index of 64.41.
In the purebred section, Heavyweight virtual taste test champion carcase went to Frensham with their Angus steer with a HSCW of 330.5kg that had a virtual taste test score of 63.20.
Image: Champion trade carcase and Champion virtual taste test carcase steer.