Evans takes first Limousin Blockbuster

Corey Evans wins first Limousin Blockbuster hoof and hook cattle competition


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Corey Evans, Jen-Daview Limousin Stud, Kingaroy with this grand champion steer and competition judge Grant Shedden, Casino, NSW.

Corey Evans, Jen-Daview Limousin Stud, Kingaroy with this grand champion steer and competition judge Grant Shedden, Casino, NSW.

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Corey Evans has taken out the first stage of the Limousin Blockbuster hoof and hook beef competition.

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Corey Evans has taken out the first stage of the Limousin Blockbuster hoof and hook beef competition.

It’s the first year the event has been held and Mr Evans from Kingaroy was awarded grand champion hoof exhibit after judging at Beaudesert Saleyards on Thursday.

His purebred 15-month-old, milk-tooth, Limousin steer weighted in at 482 kilograms after 100-days on feed at Rodgers Creek Feedlot near Warwick in Southern Queensland.

The grand champion Limousin steer was sired by the Evans family’s Jen-Daview King George Limousin bull and out of a commercial Limousin cow.

“The steer was the pick of our late season calves and he was at the correct weight to enter in this hoof and hook competition,” Mr Evans said.

Graeme Wicks, Hillsbourgh, Tingoora with his reserve champion Limousin steer and judge Grant Shedden.

Graeme Wicks, Hillsbourgh, Tingoora with his reserve champion Limousin steer and judge Grant Shedden.

“From memory the steers entered the feedlot in the heavier weight range of 320 kilograms.

“I’ve got to admit with a great line-up of prime cattle like this, it’s really just good luck to win.”

Corey Evans’ grand champion steer came up trumps amongst 107 Limousin and Limousin-cross entries in the competition.

“It’s the first year for this competition that has a purpose of highlighting feed efficiency, plus meat and bone out yield of Limousin cattle,” competition organiser Geoff Haack said.

The hoof and hook competition is now expected to be held each year.

“We’ve learnt a lot from holding this first competition and hope to increase entries to between 150 to 200 head next year.”

The Limousin Blockbuster Hoof and Hook competition sale in full swing.

The Limousin Blockbuster Hoof and Hook competition sale in full swing.

Judge of the Limousin Blockbuster competition’s hoof section was Grant Shedden, Casino, New South Wales who was very impressed with the standard of cattle.

“I was looking for cattle that would be high yielding with enough finish on them plus a good temperament,” Mr Shedden said.

“The Evans family’s grand champion steer stood out because of his solid top line, fullness, great shape, high yield and a nice cod as well.”

Mr Shedden has been a butcher for more than 40 years and owns a shop in Casino called Smith’s Butchery, plus also a Limousin beef cattle stud.

The reserve champion was awarded to Graeme Wicks’ purebred 594 kilogram milk-tooth Limousin steer.

“I sell a few bulls and I usually pick a couple of steers back from the commercial breeders who use my bulls, and this reserve champion is one of those steers,” Mr Wicks said.

The 2018 Limousin Blockbuster Hoof and Hook competition was held at Beaudesert Saleyards on Thursday.

The 2018 Limousin Blockbuster Hoof and Hook competition was held at Beaudesert Saleyards on Thursday.

Some of the competition cattle were sold by Bartholomew & Co at Beaudesert Saleyards while others, including the grand and reserve champion steers, were consigned to Teys Beenleigh for the hook section of Limousin Blockbuster competition.

Results

Steers

Class 2 - Under 370kg

1st - George Massam, Biddaddaba via Canungra

2nd - Mountaindale, Beaudesert

Class 4 - 370kg to 470kg

1st - Kingaroy High School

2nd - G & R Hile

Class 6 - above 470kg

1st - Evans family, Jen-Daview Limousin

2nd - G & V Wicks, Hillsbourgh, Tingoora

Heifers

Class 1 - under 370kg

1st - Allenview Park, Beaudesert

2nd - Josh Wellman, Casino, NSW

Class 3 - 370kg to 470kg

1st - Megan & Jason Livingstone, Maidenwell

2nd - Brad & Jodie Frohloff, Yarraman

Class 5 - above 470kg

1st - Peters family, Paradise Creek Pastoral, Laidley

2nd - Thompson Bros, Kingaroy

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