Angus and Angus influenced steers have again shown their market acceptability during the Wingham Beef Week judging, which like all competitions of late, operated under changed circumstances.
Grand Champion carcase was awarded to an Angus influenced steer exhibited by Lachlan and Kate James’s, Wallawong Premium Beef. The 602kg liveweight steer scored an incredible 95.97 points.
Having taken out the heavyweight section, the steer received 19.5/20 for market specifications, 34.7/35 for saleable meat yield and 41.743 out of 45 for MSA eating quality.
He had a hot standard carcase weight (HSCW) of 322kg, P8 measurement of 12mm and rib fat of 8mm, eye muscle area (EMA) of 102 square cm and an AusMeat marble score of 4.
Wallawong Premium Beef also exhibited an Angus steer that was awarded the Reserve Grand Champion carcase and placed second in the heavyweight section.
The steer had a liveweight of 582kg, a HSCW of 317kg, 15mm P8 fat and 10mm rib fat, a 98 sq cm EMA and an AusMeat marble score of 5.
Second place in the lightweight section went to another entry from Lachlan and Kate James of Wallawong in partnership with client David Schouten of Gravesend who bred the Angus cross steer that scored 80.143 points.
Wingham High School placed second in the light middleweight section with an Angus cross steer.
In the heavy middleweight section an Angus Influenced steer exhibited by Quirindi High School came first, with Wingham High School in second with another Angus cross steer.
Top image: Reserve Grand Champion carcase steer echibited by Wallawong Premium Beef. Image: Wingham Beef Week