On Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April, Melbourne will be treated to a culinary delight as CAAB and Australia’s self-proclaimed ‘meat-loving hardcore carnivore’, Burger Mary (aka Jess Pryles) team up, alongside more of Australia’s finest producers, to create a meat lovers’ degustation.

Burger Mary, who has named herself after her fondness of Burgers and Bloody Marys, is an Australian, and honorary Texan, who is committed to promoting the carnivorous gospel worldwide.

The Carnivore’s Ball, an internationally renowned event, now in its third year in Melbourne has had huge success in the past two years. Bringing in the finest local producers and chef talent to create a Texan style celebration of all things meat. This year the Texan theme has been highlighted with an Austin Pitmaster, Evan LeRoy, being brought out for the event. Other big names include Peter Bouchier butchers, George Tomlin (The Town Mouse), Flinders Island Lamb, Bluebonnet BBQ, our own Certified Australian Angus Beef and an incredible sweet finish from Gelato Messina.

The Ball will be held at the Ormond Hall, Melbourne on both Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th of April. Tickets can be purchased from the link below:


Below is the delicious menu for the evening. An event not to be missed.


Last Friday night, The Land hosted the 2014 Feedback Trial Awards Dinner at the Mercure in Wagga Wagga, NSW. Running since 2010, the objective of this trial is to evaluate the performance of teams of five animals in achieving the commercial requirements of Teys Australia’s Jindalee Feedlot grain fed beef program (targeting their branded programs, including Certified Australian Angus Beef).

Entrants are evaluated on their ability to supply steers that meet feedlot entry specifications, perform well in the feedlot and produce high yielding, good eating quality carcases that meet the market specifications.

Points are awarded at each stage, including induction, feedlot performance, carcase specifications, to give an overall point score out of a possible maximum 1000 points. This year, there were 95 teams of five steers, all fed for 100 days.

First time entrants James and Sally Morse, “Wongalee”, Molong NSW won both the reserve and grand champion awards for 2015. The Morses’ won the grand champion pen of five steers with a pen of Angus cross.

The champion team recorded 821 points out of 1000, placing first in both the feedlot entry and feedlot performance, and achieved a team profit $624.69 above the trial average.

A second team of steers entered by the Morses’, was the reserve champion pen of five on 795.5 points, with a team profit of $404.06 above average. This reserve champion team was also awarded full points for feedlot entry, and sixth place in the carcase judging.

The winner of the CAAB Champion Pen with a score of 782.5 out of 1000, was awarded to Feedback Trial stalwarts, Frank and Andis Sorraghan, with Toonga Pastoral Company of Tarcutta, NSW in second place with 773 points.

Certified Angus Group is a proud sponsor of this event since its 2010 inception, and would like to congratulate everyone that took part this year.

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