The Sydney Royal Purebred Steer and carcase show and Sale saw quality steers from all breeds coming up against each other, with Angus steers again exerting their dominance when it comes to eating quality.
The live purebred steers portion of the show was judged by Ben Davies, Meadows, South Australia, while the carcases were assessed by Jeff House of Jeff House Livestock.
A large number of purebred Angus steers were exhibited across all classes, with success throughout all weights.
In particular during the live judging, Angus took out the Champion Lightweight Open Steer, Reserve Champion Lightweight Open Steer and Reserve Champion Heavyweight Open Steer.
Waitara 8204, exhibited by Waitara Partnership and bred by Waitara Angus, took out the top honour in the lightweight competition with Champion lightweight open steer.
Waitara 8204 is sired by Waitara Traction M143 and out of a Waitara commercial cow. Waitara 8204 weighed in at 351 kilograms with 7 millimetres of rump fat and 6 millimetres of rib fat.
The Waitara steer was also the highest selling steer on a 4/kg basis during the auction when he was knocked down for a whopping $22/kg and purchased by Mr D’s Traditional Meats.
An Angus steer also took out the reserve honours, with Mr Chris Knox and Ms Helen Alexander awarded Reserve Champion Lightweight steer with DSK Xcaliber P75 bred by DSK Angus. DSK Xcaliber 75 was sired by Youngdale Xcaliber 32X and out of a DSK Angus cow. The steer weighed in at 384 kilograms, with 10 millimetres of rump fat and 8 millimetres of rib fat.
Following the carcase judging this same steer went on to win the Champion Virtual Taste Test Carcase.
The heavyweight Reserve Champion was awarded to Angus exhibit 1208 bred and exhibited by MW & MM Brooker. The steer weighed in at 544 kilograms, with 11 millimetres of rump fat and 10 millimetres of rib fat.
In the carcase judging all up Angus steers won Champion Virtual Taste test, came 2nd in the Stanhill Trophy for team of 3 purebred steer carcases, were awarded 6 Silver Medals, 9 Bronze Medals, placed 1stin the Virtual Taste Test 6 times, 2nd 7 times and 3rd 7 times.
The Stanhill Trophy Team was made up of two steers from BW & MM Brooker and one steer from Justin Richards & North Bullagreen P/S.