TOP quality cattle and high prices underpinned the hugely-successful Commercial Cattle Championships at Beef 2021.
Sponsored by Nutrien Livestock, the popular event at CQLX Gracemere attracted 1568 head across the grain-fed and grass-fed categories.
Top honours went to the Quinn family, Essex Grazing Co, Middlemount, which claimed the grand champion broad ribbon with a pen of 10, 696.5kg Charbray steers. Those 10 steers later sold for $2889/head to Teys Australia, to be processed at Lakes Creek.
Needmor Cattle Co, Gogango, exhibited the champion pen of lot-fed heifers, as well as the champion pen of crop or pasture-fed steers for their Droughtmaster-cross entries. Those heifers went to JBS Dinmore for $2266/head.
Tom Wilding-Davies, Woolworths, Brisbane, with Tim and Prue Flynn, Wildcard Brangus, Ridgelands.
Stewart and Tom Nobbs, Yandaburra Cattle Co, Springsure, won the champion pen of crop or pasture-fed heifers with Brangus heifers weighing an average of 581kg. Coles Supermarkets paid $2579/head for the draft of 10.
Championship judges were Geoff Teys, Teys Australia, and Robert Barnard, JBS.
Keith Bettridge, Mount Wilga, Alpha, with Linda and David Pitt, Gaylong, Capella.
Russell Handley and Duane Woodham, Stanbroke.
Beef 2021 Commercial Cattle Championship: Charlie, Harry and Greta Blok, Spring Grove Homestead, Spring Grove, NSW, enjoying the atmosphere at CQLX Gracemere.
Kerri and Geoff Passfield, Gleneast, Woodenbong.
Will Mewburn and Georgia Birch, Woodcourt, Warialda.
Robert Duff and Daniel Duff, Filmore, Tenterfield.
Tony Fernie, Boombah, Dingo, and Keith Mylrea, Needmor, Gogango.
Graham McDougall, Inverness, Glen Innes, and Richard Tombs, Bargibal, Bundarra.
Mike Smith, Gayndah, and Lance Trevor, Duaringa.
Ben and Georgie Bartley, Marwarra, Cooma.
Nicole and Craig Spencer, Heartwood Farm, Federal NSW and Peter Everingham, The Channon.
Brad and Kerryn Piggott, Christmas Creek Droughtmasters, Rolleston.
Richard and Libbie Wilson, Banana Station, Banana.
Peter Mahoney, Gyranda, Theodore, Wayne York, Pangkarra, Emerald, and James Brosnan, Theodore.
Kay Becker, Beef Australia, Andrew Mactaggart, Balcomba, Duaringa, Sarah Mactaggart, and Allan Becker, Junedale, Moura.
Steve Campbell, Pyramid Hill, Gunnedah, Steve Gardner, Stratford, Gunnedah, and Wayne Campbell, Gunnedah.
Gary and Robyn Lamb, Childers.
Rhonda and Mark Collins, Meroo, Wowan, with Kerry Sainsbury, Glen Eden, Kokotungo.
READ MORE: 'Essex Grazing named Beef 2021 Commercial Cattle grand champions'.
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