Strong start for Angus in RAS Beef Challenge

August 28, 2019 3:19 pm

Angus cattle have kept up a tradition of success in the opening stage of the Sydney Royal Beef Challenge, with 492 entries in pens of 6 recently on display at the Wilga Feedlot near Bellata.

Live judging was held with cattle vying for awards in the domestic 70 day grain fed domestic class and the export 100 day grain fed class.  The second phase of judging will be the carcase assessment and taste testing, with overall winners announced during September.

Live Judging Results 

Domestic Class – Teams: 

1st Branga Plains Pastoral Co – Angus Infused steers

2nd Texas Angus – Angus Heifers 

Export Class – Teams: 

1st Texas Angus – Angus Steers

2nd Isla Angus – Angus Steers

3rd Isla Angus – Angus Steers

Export Class – Individual:

1st Texas Angus – Angus Steer

2nd Texas Angus – Angus Steer

3rd MacCue Trading – Angus Steer

Highest average daily weight gain: 

1st Texas Angus – Domestic Pen 2.392kg/day 

2nd Texas Angus – Export Pen 2.352kg/day

Daily weight gain Domestic Individual:

1st Texas Angus – Angus heifer

3rd JA Langan – Angus steer

Daily weight gain export Individual:

1st MacCue Trading Pty Ltd – Angus heifer

2nd Texas Angus – Angus heifer

Feature Image: Ben and Wendy Mayne, Texas Angus, Warialda, with their winning export class pen as judged by Stephen Moy, NH Foods, Wingham. Image: The Land