Hoffmans claim top honours at Wandoan

Hoffmans claim best pen in Wandoan carcase competition

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Winner: Mick Hoffmann receiving his award from judge Randel Coggan at the Wandoan Show's Beef Bonanza carcase competition.

Winner: Mick Hoffmann receiving his award from judge Randel Coggan at the Wandoan Show's Beef Bonanza carcase competition.

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A pen of Angus Charbray cross bullocks has taken the top prize in this year's Wandoan Show Beef Bonanza.

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A pen of Angus/Charbray-cross bullocks has taken the top prize in this year's Wandoan Show Beef Bonanza.

Mick and Kym Hoffmann, Hillside, Guluguba, took out first place in the 100 day grain-fed steer class as well as the MSA eating quality section with the pen of three.

The announcement, made at the Wandoan Show, was part of a great day for the Hoffmans, who won the pen of five replacement heifer class in the prime section with the sisters of their carcase-competition-winning pen.

Mr Hoffman said the carcase competition wins came as a surprise.

"I only wanted to win the pen of five replacement heifers, which I've now done three years in a row," he said.

The carcase competition was dominated by the Angus and Charolais breeds.

Overall, the 120 steers achieved a weight gain of 2.25kg per day and dressed at 343kg for an average of $2386 per head. The heifers gained 2.12kg/day and averaged 254kg for $1920/hd.

Brodie and Vicki Budd, Wandoan, claimed the prize for champion steer carcase with a Charolais-cross entry, while Brian and Marie Westman won the pen of three aggregate weight gain in the steer class.

In the 70 day grain-fed heifer class, it was Ross and Jo Stiller, Wandoan, that came out on top, winning the pen of three with their Angus-cross cattle and also claiming the champion heifer carcase.

Brian and Marie Westman, Wandoan, won the pen of three aggregate weight gain and the MSA eating quality awards in the heifer class.

More than 100 head were yarded for the show's prime cattle competition.

George Golden, Potters Flat, Yuleba, won the grand champion beast with an Angus-cross steer, while Tony and Tanya Baker, Annabranch, Wandoan, won the pen of five feeder steer class.

A good crowd turned out for the prime cattle section of the Wandoan Show.

A good crowd turned out for the prime cattle section of the Wandoan Show.

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