Purebred Hereford Steers have placed highly in the Northern Schools Steer Competition, held on 18th November 2021 in Inverell, NSW.
Inverell High School purchased three Hereford steers in March, with the intention of exhibiting them at the Colin Say & Co Beef Extravaganza in September. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, the steers were withdrawn from that competition and sent to the Northern Schools Steer Competition in November instead.
Two of the steers were purchased from the local area, from Angus, Eunice and Will Vivers, Jindalee Herefords, Kings Plains. The third steer was purchased from Daryl and Therese Rawson, Rawson Pastoral Services, Willow Tree.
The Jindalee steers were both sired by Jindalee bulls, whilst the Rawson steer was sired by a Vena Park bull.
Two of the three steers were exhibited at the Herefords Queensland Youth Show, held at Millmerran Showgrounds on 1st – 4th July 2021. Bruiser (ex Rawson) was placed 3rd and Gussy (ex Jindalee) placed 4th in the led steer class.
All the steers were on grain for 232 days, with an average daily weight gain of 1.4 kg per day.
The judges for the Northern Schools Steer Competition were hoof judge Mr Andrew Simmonds from Bindaree Beef & the hook judge was Ms Tahnee Manton from Local Land Services.
The hoof results are as follows;
• ‘Wilbur’ (ex Jindalee) weighing 640kg liveweight placed 1st in the heavyweight class 3 600 plus kg, scoring 47 out of 50.
• ‘Bruiser’ (ex Rawson) weighing 592kg liveweight placed 2nd in the heavyweight class 2 551 – 600kg, scoring 48 points out of 50.
• ‘Gussy’ (ex Jindalee) weighing 594kg liveweight placed 6th in the heavyweight class 2 551 – 600kg, scoring 44 points out of 50.
Bruiser was also awarded Reserve Champion Heavyweight steer on the hoof.
The carcase results are as follows;
• ‘Wilbur’ placed 1st in the heavyweight class 3, scoring 86.5 out of 100. His carcass weighed 349kg, with a dressing percentage of 54.5%. He had 12mm of fat at the P8, 98cm2 of rib eye and scored 5 for marbling.
• ‘Bruiser’ placed 6th in the heavyweight class 2, scoring 79 points out of 100. His carcass weighed 331.5kg, with a dressing percentage of 56%. He had 15mm of fat at the P8, 88cm2 of rib eye and scored 5 for marbling.
• ‘Gussy’ placed 10th in the heavyweight class 2, scoring 73 points out of 100. His carcass weighed 316kg, with a dressing percentage of 53.2%. He had 16mm of fat at the P8, 79cm2 of rib eye and scored 5 for marbling.
Wilbur was also awarded Reserve Champion Heavyweight steer on the hook.
All the steers from this competition were processed by long time competition supporters Bindaree Beef and purchased by Coles.
An outstanding result for purebred Hereford Steers in a hook and hoof competition.
Congratulations to Inverell High School and vendors Jindalee Herefords and Rawson Pastoral Services on your success.