First time entrants, Granite Ridge Angus, Avenue Range, were awarded Grand Champion carcase with a purebred Angus steer in the Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic, Australia’s largest annual carcase competition, on 94.44 points.
More than 1500 carcasses were entered from October to February in the 2021-2022 Southern and $50,000 was raised for the Royal Flying Doctors Service of Australia from the entrants.
Entries were received from South Australia and Victoria and processed at Teys Australia’s Naracoorte abattoir over a five-month period.
Granite Ridge entered 26 steers and heifers with their winner of class two (single steer or heifer 260.1-340kg) scoring 94.44 points from a possible 100 for market specifications, saleable meat yield and eating quality and taking out the prestigious Grand Champion Carcase Award.
The 312.6kg carcase had a 94 square centimetre eye muscle area with a rib and rump fat of 10mm and exceptional an MSA marble score of 590.
Yarli Pastoral, Meningie took out the awards for Best Team of 10 and Best Team of 3, as well as the award for the highest MSA Eating Quality Index, with 69.02.
Feature image: Joel Stuart and Scott Finlay, Granite Ridge Angus
Susie and Mark Kranz, present the Alan Kranz Memorial Trophy for the highest scoring MSA eating quality carcase to Rhys Fischer, Yarli Pastoral, Meningie (middle). Image: Stock Journal