The Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championships are expected to attract more than 2000 head of quality cattle, which will be judged on Sunday, 3 May 2015, at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) at Gracemere.
On Monday, 4 May 2015, CQLX will host the Sale of Champions and a Feature Sale, which will attract many livestock buyers and interested parties. Placegetters in the competition will be announced at a gala dinner at Beef Australia 2015 that night.
The event will also feature a young commercial judges competition. The competition will be conducted for three age categories: 12-15 years; 15-18 years; and 18-21 years. Competitors will be required to judge four pens on conformation, muscling, market suitability and evenness of the pen. Points will be awarded for the order in which these pens are placed. The top five in each age category will be selected to comment on the pens judged. The competitor with the overall highest number of points will receive the Jan Sinclair Memorial Perpetual Trophy. Winners of each age category will receive a trophy.
Full competition details are available by downloading the schedule below.
Producers can enter cattle by using our online entry form here. Please note, online nomination fees can only be accepted via Mastercard or Visa. Commercial cattle nominations close on Friday 30 March 2015 – late nominations will not be accepted.
Young producers wishing to enter the Young Commercial Judges Competition can enter through the online entry form here.
The selling agents for the Beef Australia 2015 Sale of Champions and Feature Sale are:
- 66 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton, Qld, 4700. Phone:07 4927 6188
- 127 Gladstone Road, Rockhampton, Qld, 4700. Phone: 07 4927 6122
- 266 Denison Street, Rockhampton, Qld, 4700. Phone: 07 4927 1677
Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championship ScheduleDownload
Heavy weight judge
Kurt has been employed by Oakey Beef Exports for the past 26 years and currently holds the position of livestock manager.
He coordinates the supply chain of some 300,000 slaughter cattle per year, derived from all types of cattle from Wagyu down to manufacturing beef.
Kurt has enjoyed witnessing the progression of the beef industry over the best part of three decades.
Light weight judge
Beau Surawski is Livestock Manager of Teys Australia’s Lakes Creek Rockhampton Abattoir.
Over the past 10 ½ years that he has worked for Teys, he has spent time at their Condamine feedlot, and several processing plants, and has attended a wide array of saleyards.
Beau has judged at numerous prime cattle shows including the RNA, and it is a task that he enjoys.