This year’s trial will be bigger and better than ever with numbers expanded to enable even greater data output and results for all entrants.
The Lardner Park Steer Trial has been a regular fixture on the event calendar at Lardner Park since 1974, providing local, regional and interstate farmers the insight to compare how cattle perform on their own farms compared to those at Lardner Park, under controlled conditions and against other breeds.
The data collected assists farmers to improve the quality of their stock, growth response rates and ultimately a stronger financial return.
This year marks the 45th Annual Steer Trial which will officially begin in July, with cattle arriving on the property in late June.
Compliant with the Coles QA grass fed program, the aim is to achieve the best outcomes for both during trial information and data collection, and purchase price on carcass meat when the trial is turned off in early December, as a domestic grade with a specification of between 220-310kg HSCW (hot standard carcass weight).
As the only grass-based Steer Trial in Australia, producers across multiple states are provided the opportunity to assess their cattle under independently controlled grazing conditions. Entrants will be required, as part of the application process, to declare entered steers have not been grain fed since birth.