Results are as follows;
*Reserve Champion 100 Day Export Pen
*Bronze Medal for Taste Test
*1st Highest DWG for Domestic Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial for Domestic Pen
*2nd Feedlot Trial for Domestic Individual
*3rd Live Assessment for Domestic Individual
*1st Carcase Grid Export Pen
*1st Profitability Export Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial Export Pen
*1st Feedlot Trial Export Individual
*1st and 2nd Caracse Grid Export Individual
*2nd Profitability for Export Individual
**Texas also scored the highest marbling score steer of 7 (2 above any other animal in the competition) only on 100 days feed!!!
Last year, we decided to test our breeding program after so many years of saying how well our cattle perform for weight for age as well as meeting market specifications on the hooks. It was gamble as Texas Angus had never in its history entered a feedlot/carcase competition. Our stud’s reputation was on the line, as our purebred Angus steers were competing not only against other Angus but other purebred breeds and more importantly crossbreds from other leading commercial and seedstock operations of NSW and QLD
The steers entered were the bottom selection of their bull contemporary group and with the guided selection from Ben Hiscox, BJA, 2 pens of 100 day export steers and one pen of 70 Day domestic steers were entered. When the feedlot trial results were announced we were were elated with winning the 100 Day Export Daily Weight Gain and placing 2nd in the Domestic Daily Weight Gain against a cohort of 120 and 330 steers and heifers,respectively. We couldn’t be happier to beat crossbreds for DWG that had the added advantage of hybrid vigour but when the carcase results were announced we were a little shell shocked at the success we achieved!