At the Southern Grass Fed Classic competition, which captures entries from across South Eastern South Australia and Western Victoria, a Bayview Shorthorns entry was awarded second in Class 3 with a score of 84.97 points.
The SGFC competition is widely regarded as the largest grass fed competition in Australia and this year boasted a total of 1269 entries.
Strengthening the result for Bayview Shorthorns was the fact that Class 3 had a total of 834 head entered in the competition.
The Shorthorn steer, a son of Ronelle Park Hurricane, was the highest scoring milk tooth steer in the class and at 16 months produced a carcass weight of 339.6 kgs with an EMA of 86 sq. cm and 13 & 9 mms of fat, earning the Bayview entry maximum points for market compliance.
Yamburgan Shorthorns also enjoyed success at the Beef Australia ANZ National Carcass Competition, held every 3 years in conjunction with Beef Australia.
The National Carcass Competition draws a large number of entries nationally from some of the best beef producing regions in Australia.
Of the 3 classes that Yamburgan Shorthorns entered, they were awarded 4 placings in a comprehensive performance for the Shorthorn breed.
In Class 5: Pen of 3 grain fed heavy trade chiller steers or heifers 260.1 – 340 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed second with a pen score of 245.79.
In Class 6: Pen of 3 grain fed export chiller bullocks 300-420 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed fourth with apen score of 238.57, ninth witha pen score of 235.70 and tenth with a pen score of 235.49.
In Class 7: Unrestricted feeding – Pen of 3 grain fed heavy chiller steers or heifers 260.1 – 340 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed third with a pen score of 234.02 and fourth with a pen score of 233.95.