All steers nominated in the carcase competition were bought prior to the start of the competition, by Terry Nolan of Nolans Meats, Gympie who has fed the steers.
These steers entered Robert Maudsley’s Waterfall Feedlot, near Goomeri, in early March, earmarked for the 100-day feeding regime for the domestic market.
The seven breeders participating in the competition include Gavin MacKenzie, Tannyfoil Brangus, Capella; Mark Brown, FB7 Brangus, Dululu; Ron and Narelle Hanson, Bindaree Brangus, Crownthorpe; Ian Francis, Cedar Valley, Brangus, Widgee, near Gympie; Greg Magee, Bee Jay Brangus, Capella; Dennis, Denise and Edward Quinn, Voewood Brangus, Calliope, and Brad and Nicole Saunders, Pheasant Creek Brangus, Wowan.
The competition is now in it’s second year, and the primal cuts will be marketed under the Nolan’s Private Selection label, with the majority ordered by Michael White of the Bracken Ridge Tavern in Brisbane.
Other restaurants to benefit in primal cuts will be the Gracemere Tavern and the Keppel Bay Sailing Club at Yeppoon.
Carcase results will be announced at 2017 Australian Brangus Carcase Competition Awards Dinner to be held at Panama Jacks Restaurant, Bracken Ridge Tavern, on Wednesday evening, August 9.
The Bracken Ridge Tavern will feature the Brangus primal throughout the month August for both city and country Ekka patrons to enjoy.
Owner of the Bracken Ridge Tavern, Michael White, is extremely pleased to be able to offer the Brangus branded product for the second year in a row, in the Panama Jacks restaurant.
"The Brangus steaks were a real hit last year, with customers returning and raving about the tenderness and flavor of the meat, and wanting to know more of the steaks origin’s”, Mr White said
“It was consistent from day one until the end.
“We have customers asking when they will return to the menu, and we are be more than happy to see Brangus steaks on our menu again".
And while the carcase results are still embargoed until the Ekka, organiser of the competition Edward Quinn, Voewood Brangu, Calliope, said the live weights the steers achieved are very pleasing considering the competition was HPG free.