Showcasing to the world the best beef cattle Australia has to offer is at the core of Beef Australia’s existence. As such, the cattle competitions are at the heart of the Beef 2012 program, with events including live stud cattle judging, commercial cattle classes, junior judging and paraders, led steers and carcase competitions.
More than 2000 head of quality commercial cattle are expected be judged on Monday, 7 May 2012, at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) at Gracemere.
Placegetters in the competition will be announced at a gala dinner at Beef Australia 2012 that night. On Tuesday, 8 May 2012, CQLX will host the Sale of Champions and a Feature Sale, which will attract many livestock buyers and interested parties.
Entries for the Championships have now CLOSED. The Schedule containing full details of competition classes, prizes and the conditions of entry are available here.
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. Presentation of awards will occur at 3pm following the announcement of the Ruralco/CRT Australian Beef Cattle Champions.
Entry forms are available for download here. ENTRIES CLOSE at 12pm Monday, 7 May 2012, with the competition commencing at 12:30pm.
For more information contact Rebecca Reid at Beef Australia.
Beef producers from around Australia have a unique opportunity to benchmark their product on a national level by entering this competition which has been developed from the Australian Beef Carcase Appraisal System (ABCAS).
With participating processors in every state this is truly a national competition.
Placegetters in the competition will be announced at a gala dinner at Beef Australia 2012 on Tuesday, 8 May 2012.
Entries for the Competition have now CLOSED. The last available slaughter date was March 31.
Further inquiries should be directed to Jackie Kyte at Beef Australia.
Nominations for the prestigious stud cattle Championships attracts entries from around Australia and features more than 30 breeds which are judged over three days (Tuesday, May 8 through to Thursday, May 10, 2012). A fourth day, Friday May 11, 2012, showcases the junior stud events – Young Paraders, School Teams Judging and Young Judges.
However, registered entrants can continue to use the Cattle Online site to update their details.
Nominations remain OPEN for the Junior Judging, School Teams Judging and Young Paraders competitions.
Further inquiries should be directed to Stud Cattle Coordinator Rebecca Reid at Beef Australia.
|Junior Led Steers||Rhett Mobbs||9am||5|
|Braford||Lindsey Dingle, Sam Schottelies (associate)||10am||1|
|Limousin||Stephen Branson, Corey Evans (associate)||10am||2|
|Poll Hereford/Hereford||Alastair Day||10am||3|
|Murray Grey||David Bondfield||1pm||3|
|Square Meaters||Rodney Freeman||2.30pm||4|
|Belgian Blue||Rodney Freeman||3.15pm||4|
|Droughtmasters||Rick Greenup, Aleisha Finger (associate)||7.30am||3|
|Santa Gertrudis||Scott Dunlop||9.45am||5|
|Simmental||David Greenup, Jodie Sanguinetti (associate)||7.30am||2|
|Red Angus||Andrew Bassingthwaighte||7.30am||3|
|Red Poll||Steve Reid||10.45am||5|
|Blonde D'Aquitaine||Reade Radel||11am||3|
|Speckle Park||Andrew Mactaggart||1.30pm||3|
|South Devon||Steve Reid||1.30pm||5|
|INTERBREED||Rhett Mobbs, James Laurie and John Coleman-Locke||3pm|
|PARARDE OF CHAMPIONS||5pm|