The Angus Steer Show at Sydney Royal saw competitors from around Australia with grand champion steer exhibited by the Brooker family.
Judged by Bryce Whale of Glenliam Murray Greys, Glen William, the Angus Steer Show had almost 60 steers competing in lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight classes.
Of the competition, Mr Whale said, “The top end of all the classes was very strong, and they’ll be very competitive tomorrow going up against the Euros and the other British cattle here, so it was very interesting judging job today.”
Grand Champion Angus Steer was awarded to the middle weight champion steer Main Camp 71, exhibited by BW & MM Brooker.
Main Camp 71 weighed in at 489 kilograms with eight millimetres for rib fat and nine millimetres for rump fat.
Regarding his choice for the Grand Champion Steer, Mr Whale said the following.
“He’s a really moderate steer, he’s really compact, he is thick right through to the chine, he’s well buttered.”
“I think there is a lot of points in him as a carcase, his fats are in spec, his distribution is fairly even, he is a super balanced calf. He is not extreme in frame, but I don’t think we need that because he is in his market spec and right where we need him to be.”
Once again, the Stan Hill Trophy team was selected by Mr Whale, made up of the champion steers from each class.
The Stan Hill Trophy Team for 2019 was made up of Main Camp 71, exhibited by BW & MM Brooker, Main Camp 196, exhibited by BW & MM Brooker and Andre, exhibited by Justin Richards and bred by North Bullagreen.