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Angus steers and heifers trump 2016 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge

Angus steers and heifers have trumped the field in this year’s Sydney Royal Beef Challenge. Monday 27 June saw around 50 producers and industry representatives brave the mud and the rain to converge on the MacCue family’s Wilga Feedlot, Bellata NSW for the live assessment spectacle and Average Daily Gain (ADG) judging Open Day.

The feedlot based challenge sees steers and heifers entered in either a 70 days on feed Domestic category or 100 days on feed Export category. Entries are judged as pens and as individuals.

This year, Angus steers and heifers took out 6 of the top 10 placing in both the 70 day Domestic and 100 day Export categories for ADG, proving to be the breed of choice when you’re chasing performance in the feedlot.

The live assessment judging, by Bryce Camm of Wonga Plains Feedlot, Dalby QLD and Andrew Herbert of Gundamain Feedlot, Eugowra NSW was a challenging task with the added layer of feedlot mud, however Angus and Angus cross steers again made their presence felt taking out 3rd place in both the Domestic and Export pen categories and 1st, 3rd and 4th places in the individual animal Export category.

After considerable success in last year’s competition, Ben and Wendy Mayne from Texas Angus, Warialda NSW have remained true to form, taking out a swag of accolades in this year’s competition so far.

In the Domestic category for ADG, Texas Angus dominated the field, taking out 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 8th places with their Angus steers and heifers and 3rd in the live assessment judging. Their success also continued in the Export category for ADG, securing 1st, 5th and 9th places.
“We saw this competition as an opportunity to test our cattle against other pure bred and cross bred cattle and validate and backup our claims of producing high performing cattle” says Ben Mayne.
 

“This is our second year in the RAS Beef Challenge and we are very happy with our results and to see our pure bred Angus steers and heifers performing so well, especially when they were competing against crosses with the added advantage of hybrid vigour”, says Wendy Mayne.

 

Dobikin Past Co have also performed well with their Angus and Angus cross steers and heifers taking out 1stand 4th places in the individual animal Export category, 7th in the Domestic ADG category and 4th in the Export ADG category.

 

Angus Results

 

LIVE ASSESSMENT

 

Domestic Pen

3rd

Texas Angus steers

Export Pen

3rd

Dobikin Past Co Angus steers

Export Individual

1st

Dobikin Past Co Angus steer

 

3rd

Trambus Pty Ltd Angus cross steer

 

4th

Dobikin Past Co Angus steer

 

AVERAGE DAILY GAIN

 

Domestic Pen

1st

Texas Angus heifers

2.58kg/day

 

2nd

Texas Angus heifers

2.33kg/day

 

3rd

Texas Angus steers

2.30kg/day

 

4th

Texas Angus heifers

2.12kg/day

 

7th

Dobikin Past Co Angus cross heifers

1.99kg/day

 

8th

Texas Angus steers

1.98kg/day

Export Pen

1st

Texas Angus steers

1.96kg/day

 

3rd

AV & LM Doolan Angus steers

1.87kg/day

 

4th

Dobikin Past Co Angus steers

1.85kg/day

 

5th

Texas Angus steers

1.84kg/day

 

8th

Crown State Meat Co Angus steers

1.80kg/day

 

9th

Texas Angus steers

1.80kg/day

 

Pictured top, left to right: Judy Mayne, Ben Mayne, Wendy Mayne, Michael MacCue (Wilga Feedlot), Rosie Mayne, Bill Mayne and Ben Hiscox (BJ Agencies)

 

Contact Details

 

Ben & Wendy Mayne

"Doongara", North Star Road

Warialda, NSW, 2402

 

PHONE: 0267295039

MOBILE: 0427295039

 

Bill & Judy Mayne

PO Box 297

Goondiwindi QLD 4390

PHONE: 07 4671 5067

MOBILE: 0428 295 067

 

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