Angus steers and heifers trump 2016 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge

29 June 2016 | Liz Pearson - Angus Australia ENews

Maynes with Micahel MacCue  Ben Hiscox

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

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Congratulations to the Haling Family

(Courtesy of Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange TRLX)

 Tony & Tania Haling, Hillside Park, Woolbrook have taken out the Virbac Weaner Challenge for the third year running with their outstanding run of calves sold through IML at TRLX on 1st April. Champion pen (photo insert) went to their Angus steers by Texas Angus and another central Angus Stud out of big frame Riverina bred cows.

The Reserve Champion pen went to Pine Hill for their 8-9 month old Simmental steer calves sold through B&S. The Haling family also scooped the pool with their Charolais x Angus heifers winning first place and their Angus heifers runner up.

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New Record Set at the 2015 Bull Sale

A lovely sunny winter’s day brought one of Texas Angus's largest crowd to witness the stud’s record breaking sale.  The stud and commercial demand at this year’s sale hadn't been seen for a number of years and is a definite reflection of the strong cattle market and demand for quality bulls with weight for age, fleshing, softness and calving ease. The exceptional line up of 107 bulls with an average weight of 820kgs were fiercely contested on July 30th that saw a top price record of $45,000 and a total clearance with a very healthy average of $7,229. 

In the lead up to the sale, the interest in Lot 4 Texas Mount K2 had never been experienced by the stud before.  Mount K2's near perfect data set with his impeccable structure, desirable phenotype and outstanding temperament created an explosion of attention from all over Australia and internationally and when he stepped into the ring there was no disappointment.  A hotly contested bidding war ended with Mount K2 being knocked down for $45,000 to a syndicate of studs including Welcome Swallow and Sandon Glenoch Angus with Texas retaining a 1/4 share.  


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Greg Watson Chairman of RAS Cattle Committee Presenting Ben the Reserve Champion Ribbon For 100 Day Export Pen 

 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! 

Reserve Champion Export Pen - Lachie and Will with all the ribbons won at the RAS Beef Challenge Dinner

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