Steer and Carcase success for Angus at Sydney

April 14, 2021 11:54 am

The Angus breed continued to boost its reputation as the breed for carcase and taste quality with an outstanding performance at the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show in both the purebred and trade sections, with Angus steers featuring heavily amongst the major awards across all facets of the competition. 

In the live judging of the purebred section, an Angus steer exhibited by Scots All Saints College, Bathurst NSW and bred by Sunny Point Pastoral Company, Oberon, received reserve champion lightweight steer and then went on to receive a 2nd place in the Virtual Taste Test competition. 

The steer tipped the scales at 377kg with 12mm and 8mm rump and rib fats and was by Bongongo Reality K522 and out of a commercial Angus cow. 

He made 1270c/kg at auction, and was picked up by Mr D’s Traditional Meats, Bossley Park. 

Angus dominated the live judging in the middleweight category with two purebred Angus steers receiving champion and reserve. 

Blue Gene Cattle Company, Parkville exhibited the champion middleweight steer that went on to sell for 1340c/kg to Alexander Downs, Merriwa.  

Bred by the George family of Willow Tree, the Angus steer was around 10 months of age and recorded a weight of 443kg with fats of 14mm and 9mm. The steer went on to receive a 3rd in the Virtual Taste test. 

Reserve champion middleweight steer was presented to BW. and MM. Brooker of Main Camp Angus, Upper Rouchelle with their 499kg Angus steer. 

Measuring 11mm and 7mm rump and rib fats he sold for 800c/kg to Craig Cook’s Prime Quality Meats. 

The same steer went one better in the carcase judging when he was crowned the champion middleweight carcase with 91 points. 

Champion virtual taste test carcase went to St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton for its Angus steer with a Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Index of 61.93. It was bred by Bonny Brooke Angus, Yarrowitch and was sired by Booroomooka Regent J133. 

In the trade section the champion virtual taste test trade carcase went to an Angus cross steer exhibited by Pymble Ladies College’s,  that recorded a MSA Index of 63.1. 

In the Stan Hill Trophy for 3 purebred steers, the Angus team made up of the lightweight champion from Blue Gene Cattle Co, champion middleweight carcase from BW & MM Brooker and another steer from BW & MM Brooker, placed 3rd.


PUREBRED STEER & CARCASE COMPETITION

CLASS 2 MIDDLEWEIGHT SCHOOL STEER 

Kinross Wolaroi School – Angus bred by Robert B Bowman 

  • 1st Live Judging 
  • 1st Virtual Taste Test 
  • Bronze Carcase Medal 

Pymble Ladies College – Angus bred by CA Laurie 

  • 2nd Live Judging 
  • 2nd Virtual taste test 

CLASS 3 HEAVYWEIGHT SCHOOL STEER 

Northholm Grammar School – Angus bred by James Ruse Ag College 

  • 1st Virtual taste test 

The King’s School – Angus bred by Booroomooka Angus 

  • 2nd Virtual Taste Testing 

Scone High School – Angus bred by BW & MM Brooker 

  • 3rd Live Judging 

CLASS 4 LIGHTWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

Pymble Ladies College – Angus bred by CA Laurie 

  • 1st Live Judging 

CLASS 5 LIGHTWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

Scots All Saints College – Angus bred by Sunny Point Pastoral Company 

  • 1st & Reserve Champion Lightweight Live Judging 
  • 2nd Virtual taste test 

Scots All Saints College – Angus bred by Sunny Point Pastoral Company 

  • 1st Virtual taste test 

CLASS 8 MIDDLEWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

Blue Gene Cattle Co – Angus bred by George Family 

  • 1st & Champion Middleweight Live judging 
  • 3rd Virtual taste test 

Yamba Angus – Angus 

  • 2nd Live Judging 
  • 1st Virtual taste test 

Chevalier College – Angus bred by Talis Angus 

  • Bronze Carcase Medal 
  • 2nd Virtual taste test  

The King’s School – Angus bred by Coffin Creek Angus 

  • Bronze Carcase Medal 

CLASS 9 MIDDLEWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

BW & MM Brooker – Angus 

  • Champion Middleweight Carcase 
  • Bronze Carcase Medal 
  • 1st & Reserve Champion Middleweight steer live judging 

The King’s School – Angus bred by Coffin Creek Angus 

  • Silver Carcase Medal 
  • 1st Virtual taste test 

CLASS 11 HEAVYWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

The King’s School – Angus bred by Booroomooka Angus 

  • 1st Virtual Taste Test 

BW & MM Brooker – Angus 

  • Bronze Carcase Medal 
  • 3rd Live judging 

Scone High School – Angus bred by BW & MM Brokker 

  • 3rd Virtual taste test 

CLASS 12 – HEAVYWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

BW & MM Brooker 

  • Bronze Carcase Medal 
  • 3rd Live Judging 

Frensham – Angus bred by Milong Angus 

  • 3rd Virtual taste test 

CLASS 13 – HEAVYWEIGHT OPEN STEER 

St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton – Angus bred by Bonny Brooke Angus 

  • 1st & Champion Virtual Taste test 

St Catherine’s Catholic College Singleton – Angus bred by Bonny Brooke Angus 

  • 3rd Virtual Taste test 

Scotts All Saints College – Angus bred by Tattykeel 

  • 3rd Live judging 

TRADE HOOF & CARCASE COMPETITION

Macarthur Anglican School – Angus influenced 

  • Silver Carcase medal 

Blue Gene Cattle Co – Angus influenced 

  • Silver Carcase medal 

Pymble Ladies College – Angus cross 

  • Champion Virtual Taste test 
  • Siver Carcase Medal

 

Feature Image: Trade Champion Virtual Taste Test: Angus cross, exhibited by Pymble Ladies College 


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