Callide Dawson Beef Carcase Comp field day

Record grain-fed entries in Callide Dawson Carcase Comp


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A group of almost 100 beef producers and school students made the trek to Warnoah Feedlot at Moura on Friday for the Callide Dawson Beef Carcase Competition field day.

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A group of almost 100 beef producers and school students made the trek to Warnoah Feedlot at Moura on Friday for the Callide Dawson Beef Carcase Competition field day.

Now in its 30th year, the competition has seen a record number of entries in the grain-fed classes with 534 beasts nominated.

Classes include grain-fed, grass-fed and grain-assisted, where cattle are judged on liveweight, dressing percentage and a number of carcase attributes.

All cattle entered in the grain-fed classes are finished at Warnoah Feedlot, with steers fed over a 100 day period, and heifers over 70 days.

Funds generated from the commission for competition cattle are donated to local show societies and sporting groups within the Callide Dawson Valley.

CDBCC president Beau Surawski said the field day drew strong interest, with a bigger turnout than previous years had seen.

"We had a good roll-up from two schools, and a few other juniors individually, which is great," he said.

"We're trying to encourage the juniors to get involved, and trying offer an educational and informative day for all."

The field day marked day 58 of the beasts being in the feedlot.

"Their consumptions have been terrific lately, and they are all doing well health-wise," Mr Surawski said.

"The turnaround from when they came until now is incredible.

"You can really notice the difference."

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