We were thrilled to walk away with the Champion Carcase at this year’s Kilcoy Show. We entered 14 purebred steers into this year’s Feedlot & Carcase Trial with a total of 97 steers entered with exhibitors choosing 67 steers to be judged on the carcase. The cattle entered Smithfield Feedlot, Proston in January and were fed for 101 days before slaughter at Kilcoy (KPC) on Saturday after the cattle were judged live at Kilcoy Show on the Friday.
The winning steer was out of one of our single sire commercial paddocks, he is by Ivanhoe 1101. This bull has really impressed us since his first drop of calves, he was quickly promoted to stud sire duties and the majority of bulls we have for sale this year are by him.
The winning carcase had the largest eye muscle area of the competition at 103cm2, the only carcase to measure over 100cm. The two tooth steer dressed out at 52.45% for a carcase weight of 321kg. He achieved maximum points for P8 Fat Depth, Fat Colour, Eye Muscle Area, pH and scored well for Rib Fat Depth, Weight for Maturity, Marbling and Fat Distribution.