With the current cattle market booming, entries and interest in this year’s Royal Sydney Beef Challenge was at an all-time record. Last Friday night, the RAS Beef Challenge awards were announced at Tamworth NSW and Texas Angus came home with a swag of ribbons.
Following the success of last year when Texas Angus won Reserve Champion Export Pen, profitability, carcase, feedlot trial and the daily weight gain sections, the Mayne family decided to enter pens of Angus heifers and steers to try and back up last year’s success. Ben and Wendy Mayne were overwhelmed at the achievement of this year’s results.
One pen of Texas Angus heifers took out Grand Champion 70 Day Domestic Class followed by another pen of their Angus heifers taking the Reserve Champion 70 Day Domestic Pen. These heifers also placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd for individual daily weight gain (DWG) and of the 500 heifers and steers; all breed and crosses, the winning heifer pen were 0.5kg heavier than any other entry. Also 2 pens of Texas steers placed 1st and 3rd in this 100 day export class for DWG.
Grand Champion 70 Day Domestic Pen