Over 1600 head of Australia’s finest commercial cattle were judged at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange (CQLX) at Gracemere on Sunday May 2 and then sold on Monday 3 May at the Sale of Champions.
The grand champion pen were Charbray, weighing 696kg, from the Essex Grazing Company.
Elders Livestock National Manager, Peter Homann was at the Sale of Champions and said, “they were a wonderful line up of cattle for the commercial sale and beef prices have never been better. Cattle market is very strong. The demand for Australian beef is also very strong during what has been some very tough times.”
In the Commercial Cattle Competition, cattle were judged across 12 classes – six grainfed and six grassfed. Classes which suit export, ox, trade and restaurant cattle and varied according to weight range, dentition and market suitability.
The competition provided producers with a unique opportunity to benchmark their finest stock against national standards which is important to ensure the industry continues to produce the best and remains productive and profitable.
Beef Australia 2021 thanks the Chairman of Commercial Cattle, Mark Howard, and participating agents and judges for their time to deliver this industry showcase.
FIND ALL OF THE RESULTS HERE 2021 Commercial Cattle Champion Catalogue here