Kilcoy Beef Event hits the mark

Mark Phelps
By Mark Phelps
Updated May 8 2022 - 8:37pm, first published May 7 2022 - 9:00am

AFTER two years of Covid related disruptions, the Kilcoy Beef Event proved the place to be on Saturday.

Support by Hayes and Company, the event included both a stud and prime cattle show with a strong focus on young participants in the industry.

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Top honours in the stud ring went to Sarah Benbow, Mervale Limousins, Mount Kilcoy, with her 18 month old bull Mervale Cracker, which was named the supreme beef exhibit.

Amy Harrison, Forever Brahmans, Kilcoy, had the grand champion prime steer. The grainfed milk tooth Santa/Blonde-cross that had spent a 101 days on feed at Smithfield Feedlot, Proston, sold for an impressive $3180 to Kilcoy Global Foods.

Sarah Benbow, Mervale Limousins, Mount Kilcoy, with the supreme stud beef exhibit of the Hayes and Company Kilcoy Beef Event.

Miss Harrison also had the champion pen of four replacement heifers, this time Red Brahmans.

Other winners in the 138 head prime cattle section included the Ferling family, Camp View Grazing, Sheep Station Creek, which had both the champion and reserve champion grass fed pens along with a swag of other class wins with its Brangus/Hereford-cross entries.

Young judge Jack Williamson, Highfields, Linville, was named the winner of the inaugural Cohen Fry memorial prize, after earlier winning the young judges prime cattle section.

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