Bovine appreciation club wins Ekka carcase

Coonamble School awarded grand champion Ekka led steer carcase


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Peter and Pauline Grant, The Downfall Limousins, near Stanthorpe (light weight steer class winners), Gemma Lydford representing Coonamble High School Bovine Appreciation Club (heavy weight steer class winner and grand champion carcase), and Travis Worth, Singleton, NSW (medium weight steer class winner).

Peter and Pauline Grant, The Downfall Limousins, near Stanthorpe (light weight steer class winners), Gemma Lydford representing Coonamble High School Bovine Appreciation Club (heavy weight steer class winner and grand champion carcase), and Travis Worth, Singleton, NSW (medium weight steer class winner).

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New South Wales has snatched the Royal Queensland Show’s grand champion led steer carcase title during the prime beef awards on Saturday.

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New South Wales has snatched the Royal Queensland Show’s grand champion led steer carcase title during the prime beef carcase awards on Saturday. 

The Coonamble High School Bovine Appreciation Club’s Limousin-cross steer carcase accumulated the most points on the hook competition to be awarded grand champion led steer carcase and the Ken Crotty OAM Perpetual Trophy. 

Coonamble High School Bovine Appreciation Club’s Adam Macrae said the win was a great honour and the credit goes to all the Coonamble High School students who participated in preparing, feeding and showing the led steer called Bubba.

The heavyweight class steer tipped the scales at 518 kilograms with a carcase weight of 310.8 kilograms and a solid 60 per cent carcase meat yield. Also, helping the champion steer carcase take out top honours was an even fat cover of 9 millimetres on the rump and 8 millimetres on the rib area with an eye muscle area of 108 centimetres squared. 

The grand champion Bubba steer was also awarded the Woolworths champion heavyweight carcase and the Barry Conroy Memorial Trophy.

Taking out the Woolworths champion medium weight carcase was Travis Worth, Tractor Charolais, Singleton, NSW steer who weighed 482 kilograms with a carcase meat yield of 61.2 per cent. 

The Woolworths champion light weight carcase and the SSF Melrose Memorial Trophy was bestowed on the steer exhibit from Peter Grant, The Downfall Limousins, near Stanthorpe. The steer weighed-in at 350 kilograms with a carcase meat yield of 63.5 percent.

Elders led steer jackpot competition overall winner across the hoof and hook was awarded to first-time exhibitors Shaun Daley, Clifton and Julia Simmons with a Angus-cross steer.

Read more: Live updates from Ekka 2018

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