‘Meating’ markets at Sydney

April 19, 2017 4:10 pm

Proving the breeds’ ability to meet market specifications has seen Angus steers put on a dominant performance in the Sydney Royal Easter Show Purebred Steer and carcase competition, winning a myriad of awards across the whole spectrum of the competition.

A 384kg Angus steer, exhibited by Travis Worth and bred by Greg and Leonie Ball led the way when crowned both the Champion Lightweight Open Steer and Carcase.

Sired by Bronmar HD Jasper J12, the steer dressed at 60.3%, scored a maximum of 15 points with a rib eye of 87cm2 and had P8 fat of 9mm and rib fat of 4mm.

The carcase was also awarded a Sydney Royal Gold Medal.

A 477kg Angus steer exhibited by Pymble Ladies College and bred by Knowla Livestock was awarded the Champion School Steer ribbon.

Dressing at 55.2%, with a P8 fat of 14mm, rib fat of 8mm and rib eye of 80cm2, the carcase awarded a Sydney Royal Bronze Medal.

The Waitara Partnership was awarded Reserve Champion Lightweight Open Steer with a 381kg Angus steer, sired by Waitara GT Kidnap K107.

The carcase dressed out at 55.4%, had a P8 fat and rib fat of 8mm and 5mm respectively and a rib eye area of 70cm2 and was awarded a Sydney Royal Bronze Medal and first place in the Virtual Taste Test Competition.

Another Angus steer sired by Waitara GT Kidnap K107 and exhibited by the Waitara Partnership, took out the Virtual Taste Test Championship and was awarded a Sydney Royal Bronze Medal.

The 393kg steer dressed at 52% and had a P8 fat of 8mm and rib of 6mm and rib eye are of 72cm2.

Yanco Agricultural High School and Yamba Angus teamed up with a 467kg Angus steer taking out the Reserve Champion Middleweight Open Steer.

Sired by Bruin Uproar 0070, the steer dressing at 55.7%, with a P8 fat of 13mm, rib fat of 6mm and a rib eye of 77cm2, was awarded second place in the Virtual Taste Test Competition.

In addition to the major awards, overall Angus steers, received 5 first places in live judging, 1 first place in carcase judging, 6 first places in the Virtual Taste Test Competition, 1 Gold Medal, 3 Silver Medals and 9 Bronze Medals.

 

Angus Results

Live Judging

Exhibitor Breeder Sire Liveweight Place
Class 2: Middleweight School Steer 401-500kg live weight
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp D. Red D192 483kg 3rd
Pymble Ladies College Knowla Livestock Trowbridge BBB Equator J19 477kg 1st
Class 4: Lightweight Open Steer 350-370kg live weight
Justin Richards & North Bullagreen P/S North Bullagreen P/S Sugarloaf Tiger G4 366kg 1st
Class 5: Lightweight Open Steer 371-384kg live weight
Waitara Partnership Waitara Partnership Waitara GT Kidnap K107 381kg 1st
Class 6: Lightweight Open Steer 385-400kg live weight
Travis Worth GA & LJ Ball Bronmar HD Jasper J12 384kg 1st
Class 7: Middleweight Open Steer 401-429kg
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp F Purple F23 409kg 3rd
Class 9: Middleweight Open Steer 460-480kg live weight
Yanco Agricultural High School Yamba Angus Stud Bruin Uproar 0070 467kg 1st
Class 10: Middleweight Open Steer 481-500kg live weight
St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton D Andrews HF Prowler 43U 481kg 2nd

Champion School Steer: Pymble Ladies College & Knowla Livestock

Champion Lightweight Open Steer: Travis Worth

Reserve Champion Lightweight Open Steer: Waitara Partnership

Reserve Champion Middleweight Open Steer: Yanco Agricultural High School

 


Carcase Judging

Exhibitor Breeder Sire Carcase weight Place
Class 2A:
Chevalier College J & C Angus O’Neills Expedition 254.5kg 2nd
Class 4A: Lightweight Open Steer 350-370kg
Justin Richards & North Bullagreen P/S North Bullagreen P/S Sugarloaf Tiger G4 217.5kg 2nd
Class 6A: Lightweight Open Steer 385-400kg
Travis Worth GA & LJ Ball Bronmar HD Jasper J12 231.5kg 1st
Class 7A: Middleweight Open Steer 401-429kg
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp F Purple F23 228.5kg 3rd
Class 13A: Heavyweight Open Steer 561-1000kg live weight
Justin Richards Justin Richards Pentire Gladiator G2 354.5kg 3rd

Champion Lightweight Carcase: Travis Worth

 


Virtual Taste Test

Exhibitor Breeder Sire Liveweight Place
Class 2: Middleweight School Steer 401-500kg live weight
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp D. Red D192 483kg 2nd
Class 4: Lightweight  Open Steer 350-370kg live weight
Justin Richards & North Bullagreen P/S North Bullagreen P/S Sugarloaf Tiger G4 366kg 3rd
Class 5: Lightweight Open Steer 371-384kg
St Ignatius College N & L Brown 377kg =1st
Waitara Partnership Waitara Partnership Waitara GT Kidnap K107 381kg =1st
Class 6: Lightweight Open Steer 385-400kg live weight
Waitara Partnership Waitara Partnership Waitara GT Kidnap K107 393kg 1st
Class 7: Middleweight Open Steer 401-429kg
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp F Purple F23 409kg 1st
Class 8: Middleweight Open Steer 430-459kg live weight
Brian & Esther Benson BP & EA Benson Tuwharetoa D40 434kg 2nd
Class 9: Middleweight Open Steer 460-480kg live weight
Yanco Agricultural High School Yamba Angus Stud Bruin Uproar 0070 467kg 2nd
BW & MM Brooker BW & MM Brooker Main Camp F Purple F81 475kg 3rd
Class 11: Heavyweight Open Steer 501-529kg
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp D. Red D192 504kg 1st
Class 12: Heavyweight Open Steer 530-560kg
Braidwood Central School Billaglen Pastoral Co Ayrvale Genral G18 546kg 3rd
Class 13: Heavyweight Open Steer 561-1000kg
Frensham Richard Baillie Booroomooka Hero H39 610kg 1st
Frensham Milong Angus Stud Milong Energy E20 730kg 2nd
Frensham Carol Durkin Eccleston Park Evident H555 616kg 3rd

Champion Virtual Taste Test Carcase: Waitara Partnership

 


Sydney Royal Medal Awards:

Exhibitor Breeder Sire Liveweight Place
Class 2: Middleweight School Steer 401-500kg live weight
Chevalier College J & C Angus O’Neills Expedition 477kg Silver
Pymble Ladies College Knowla Livestock Trowbridge BBB Equator J19 477kg Bronze
Class 3: Heavyweight School Steer 501-1000kg live weight
Wee Waa High School Myona Charolais Dulverton sire 556kg Bronze
Class 4: Lightweight  Open Steer 350-370kg live weight
Justin Richards & North Bullagreen P/S North Bullagreen P/S Sugarloaf Tiger G4 366kg Bronze
Class 5: Lightweight Open Steer 371-384kg
Kempsey High School Edward & Kim Lahey Battles Outlet Design LTD X4 373kg Bronze
Class 5: Lightweight Open Steer 371-384kg
Waitara Partnership Waitara Partnership Waitara GT Kidnap K107 381kg Bronze
Class 6: Lightweight Open Steer 385-400kg live weight
Travis Worth GA & LJ Ball Bronmar HD Jasper J12 384kg Gold
Waitara Partnership Waitara Partnership Waitara GT Kidnap K107 393kg Bronze
Class 7: Middleweight Open Steer 401-429kg
Scone High School BW & MM Brooker Main Camp F Purple F23 409kg Bronze
Class 8: Middleweight Open Steer 430-459kg live weight
Pymble Ladies College Knowla Livestock Dunoon Highpoint H744 433kg Silver
Justin Richards & Peter & Mary Chapman Peter & Mary Chapman Pentire Herring H12 443kg Bronze
Class 12: Heavyweight Open Steer 530-560kg live weight
Justin Richards Justin Richards Pentire Gladiator G2 552kg Bronze
Class 13: Heavyweight Open Steer 561-1000kg
Justin Richards Justin Richards Pentire Gladiator G2 574kg Silver

 

 

Carcase Judging Method 

Carcases will be judged using the Australian Beef Carcase Appraisal Method (ABCAM 4.3), awarding points for meeting market specifications (15 points), yield of saleable meat (40 points) and eating quality (45 points).

Carcases will be judged as to their suitability for the domestic and export trade in high quality carcases and primal cuts. Carcases will be judged against the fat specifications.

 

Sydney Royal Medal System

Utilised in the Carcase section of the RAS Purebred Steer & Carcase Competition to better recognise those carcases that meet the appropriate score levels to qualify for a bronze, silver or gold medal.

The following points system is applied in the Sydney Royal Medal System for the RAS Purebred Steer & Carcase Competition.

Medal Points (/100) Market Specifications (/15) Saleable Meat Yield (/40) Eating Quality (/45)
Gold ≥ 90 ≥ 15 ≥ 37 ≥ 37
Silver ≥ 82 ≥ 14 ≥ 34 ≥ 35
Bronze ≥ 74 ≥ 13 ≥ 31 ≥ 32

 

Virtual Taste Test Competition

Winneras are based on the highest score calculated from the carcase’s Meat Standards Australia (MSA) grading assessments. The score is calculated to reflect the predicted eating quality of a range of cuts from the carcase. To receive a Virtual Taste Test Score, carcases needed to have a pH of less than 5.70 and a minimum rib fat depth of 3mm.

 

Feature Image: Champion Lightweight Open Steer and Carcase.  Image courtesy of Emily H Photography

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