Entries are now open for the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition.
The competition is conducted as part of the BEEF AUSTRALIA 2021 program of events and is open to producers Australia wide, with participating processors in each state.
Being open to entries Australia wide, the competition offers producers from around Australia a unique opportunity to benchmark their product on a national level.
The appraisal system utilised in the competition has been specifically designed to meet both export and domestic market requirements and utilises the latest technology available to the beef industry.
The National Beef Carcase Competition aims to give feedback to producers about compliance of beef carcases to market specifications, lean meat yield, and predicted eating quality of those carcases (MSA index).
There are seven classes in the competition catering to a range of markets, both pasture and grain fed domestic and export markets. All classes are for a pen of three steers or three heifers, not mixed sex pens.
Prizes will be awarded in each class as well as prizes for the champion and reserve champion pen and individual carcase.
There are also an MSA Index Awards for the winning pen of 3 carcases with the highest combined MSA Index scores and the winning individual carcase with the highest MSA Index score.
Any producers wishing to nominate for the competition can do so online at beefaustralia.com.au/competitions/carcase/
Entries close one month prior to intended slaughter of the entrant’s cattle. It is the entrant’s responsibility to decide on their processor and to arrange slaughter of cattle.
The last slaughter date is 31 March 2021.
For the full entry requirements and judging criteria, download the National Beef Carcase Competition Schedule HERE.
Download the list of participating meat processors HERE.