A Hereford cross steer was sashed grand champion led steer and sold under the hammer for an impressive $22/kg dressed weight at the 2016 Brisbane Royal.
The 10-month-old Limousin-Hereford cross steer was exhibited by Chris and Michele Law, Hunday Herefords, Quirindi, NSW, and was sashed as middleweight champion and grand champion led steer.
The couple entered two Limousin-Hereford cross steers, out of commercial Hereford cows, in the hoof and hook competition.
Judge Donna Robson, Adelong, NSW, selected the winning steer on carcass quality, fat cover, softness and eating quality potential.
Mr Law said the steers were fed for 85 days on a barley, oats, lupin and mineral mix ration.
The winning steer finished at an impressive 426kg liveweight.
He was sold under the hammer for $22/kg dressed weight to the Breakfast Creek Hotel through selling agents Grant Daniel and Long, and leading stud stock auctioneer Mark Duthie.
The second Hereford cross steer sold for $6.50/kg dressed weight.
Mr Law said the judge commented on the winning steer’s length of body, even fat cover and eye muscle area.
He described the middleweight class as competitive with around 30 entries.
The couple won champion lightweight steer several years ago and were thrilled to win the middleweight grand championship.
They are being assisted at the EKKA by Herefords Australia Youth members Jamie and Jess Grosser.
The led steers were processed today, with the 2016 RNA Premier Beef Presentation made on August 6.