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ANGUS SUPREMACY IN FEEDLOT TRIAL

The Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial for 2014 has wrapped up and Angus cattle dominated the trial in all award categories.

Of the 20 places and prizes awarded Angus teams dominated the top end of the table with more than half of the pens of steers being Angus or Angus influenced. Thirteen prizes in total were awarded to Angus teams.

The awards presentation for the 2014 Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial was hosted by The Land Newspaper on Friday January 31, 2014 at The Mercure in Wagga Wagga. The highly anticipated presentation saw 135 guests attend to hear first hand who would take home the coveted prizes to the value of $25000.

There were seven major awards up for grabs including, Feedlot Performance; Carcase Performance; CAAB Champion Pen; Riverine Champion Pen, Riverine Tendercut Champion Pen and of course, grand Champion Pen and Reserve Champion Pen of Steers.

Within the award for Feedlot Performance Bungleetap Pty Ltd, took out 2nd and 3rd place with Angus Cross teams. Carcase performance saw Angus supremacy with P.M and Co coming 1st with an Angus/Wagyu team, 2nd went to John and Linley Dettmann and 3rd to Mark Kamper both with 100% Angus teams.

CAAB – Certified Australian Angus Beef Champion pen was taken out by John and Linley Dettmann edging out Bungletapp Pty Ltd for third place, both presented 100% Angus teams. John and Linley also won Riverine Premium Champion Pen.

The much anticipated announcement of overall Grand Champion pen of 5 steers was the last award to be announced of the evening, with a 100% Angus team winning, the team presented by John and Linley Dettmann.

The feedlot trial, now in its sixth year is the largest Feedlot Trial in Australia with some 600 head presented, accounting for 120 teams from 175 exhibitors. Teams include 16 breeds and crosses drawn from New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland.

CAAB – Certified Australian Angus Beef extends it warmest congratulations to all entries and we are very proud as the only grain fed  brand owned by Aussie Angus farmers that we truly are producing the best beef.

2014 beef spec feetlot winners

L-R : John Dwyer, The Land Newspaper Linley & John Dettmann; Phil Morley, CAAB; Brett Tindal, The Land Newspaper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click on the following link to view winning producer, John Dettman’s interview with CAAB CEO, Phil Morley http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4rbYax0V7w

CAAB NOW IN ALL SUPER BUTCHER STORES

CAAB have teamed up with Super Butcher’s all 6 Queensland stores, with a range of cuts available in both full and half primals, including rumps, rib fillets, and striploins.

Find your nearest Super Butcher from the following list:

1)      Browns Plains – new store

Village Square, 18 Commerce Drive, Browns Plains QLD

2)      Eagle Farm Factory Outlet

6 Eagle View Place, Eagle Farm, QLD

3)      Birkdale

180 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale QLD

4)      Ashmore

cnr Reed St & Ashmore Rd, Ashmore QLD

5)      Waterford

Waterford Plaza, Kingston Rd, Waterford QLD

6)      Oxenford

Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, QLD

CAAB NOW IN ALL SUPER BUTCHER STORES

CAAB have teamed up with Super Butcher’s all 6 Queensland stores, with a range of cuts available in both full and half primals, including rumps, rib fillets, and striploins.

Find your nearest Super Butcher from the following list:

1)      Browns Plains – new store

Village Square, 18 Commerce Drive, Browns Plains QLD

2)      Eagle Farm Factory Outlet

6 Eagle View Place, Eagle Farm, QLD

3)      Birkdale

180 Birkdale Rd, Birkdale QLD

4)      Ashmore

cnr Reed St & Ashmore Rd, Ashmore QLD

5)      Waterford

Waterford Plaza, Kingston Rd, Waterford QLD

6)      Oxenford

Cottonwood Place, Oxenford, QLD

Feedback Trial Results

Feedback Trial Results

Induction Specification Awards

Place Exhibitor Breed Points (100 avail)
Eq. 1st Bartleys Creek Red Angus/Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Billabong Beef Co Black Baldy Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Compton Partnership Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Compton Partnership Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Deepend Estate Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Royalla Shorthorns Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Coota Park Blue E Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Coota Park Blue E Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Barbara Mawhood Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st G Morgan & Co Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Murrunjai Pastoral Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Murranjai Pastoral Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Oatleigh Pastoral Co Aust Beef Composite Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Kyeamba Downs P/S Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Frank Sorraghan Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Toonga Pastoral Trust Angus Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Trojon Shorthorns Shorthorn Eq. 1st
Eq. 1st Killara Rise Simmentals Simmental Eq. 1st

 

Feedlot Performance Awards

Place Exhibitor Breed Points (350 avail)
1st Manchee Agriculture Shorthorn 350
2nd Rosedale Livestock Charolais Angus 330
3rd Manchee Agriculture Shorthorn 325

 

Carcase Awards

Place Exhibitor Breed Points (550 avail)
1st Murrunjai Pastoral Angus 429
2nd Murra Angus Angus 424
3rd Barbara Mawhood Angus 420

 

Grand Champion pen of 5 Steers

                Rosedale Livestock          Charolais/Angus               801.5 points

Reserve Champion Pen of 5 Steers

John Dettmann                 Angus                   800 points

3rd Overall

                Frank Sorraghan               Angus                   797 points

4th Overall

                Manchee Patoral             Shorthorn           793.5 points

5th Overall

                John Dettmann                 Angus                   784.5 points

 

Riverine Premium Champion Pen

1st           John Dettmann                 Angus                   800

2nd          Murranjai Pastoral           Angus                   779

 

CAAB Champion Pen

1st           John Dettmann                 Angus                   800

2nd          Frank Sorraghan               Angus                   797

 

Riverine Tendercut Champion Pen

1st           Rosedale             Charolais/Angus               801.5

2nd          Manchee Agriculture     Shorthorn           793.5

Spectacular Angus

The Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial has turned out fantastic results for Angus breeders yet again in it’s fourth year.

Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) is proud to be the major Sponsor of the Beef Spectacular Trial run by The Land Newspaper. The trial has just completed its fourth year and goes from strength to strength with some 380 entries in the 2012 induction. The trial is open to all breeds and provides all entrants with comprehensive feedback on their own cattle as well as all other teams in the trial allowing for a benchmarking opportunity second to none.

The awards presentation night recently held at Cache Restaurant and Function Centre in Wagga Wagga on Friday February 1st  could be likened to The Logies for cattle. From the time the guests arrived their was a buzz in the room and everyone was guessing how their teams may have went throughout the trial, with most team nominees having visited the feedlot and viewed their teams after the cattle had been in feed for 80 days.

The trial is open to all breeds, but this year was largely dominated by Angus and Angus cross teams. The first award to be announced was for meeting induction specifications, this year saw 18 teams receive the full 100 points for induction which include meeting weight specifications, treatment requirements and having the correct paper work accompany the cattle and further the paperwork being correctly completed. Amongst the 18 teams there were 9 teams that were Angus or of an Angus cross.

Anticipation was high when it was time for the Carcase awards to be presented, with mutterings from around the room, that included ‘this is the important one’ and ‘this is the one that counts’, referring to the importance of carcase eating quality. The awards for best carcase did not disappoint and saw Angus teams come in first, second and third, including Murrunjai Pastoral Company, Murra Angus followed by Barbara Mawhood respectively.

On the night of nights that was the Beef Spectacular Feedlot trials presentation, John Dettmann excelled and showed all in the room he consistently breeds excellent feedlot cattle. John took out the Certified Australian Angus Beef Champion Pen, with Frank Sorraghan running a close second. John was then able to repeat it to take out the Riverine Premium Champion Pen,  with Murrunjai Pastoral (another Angus team) running second.

Overall, grand and Reserve Champion for the trial in it’s entirety, based on point’s scored overall alone, that is not taking into account  meeting the premium brands specifications, Rosedale Livestock took out the top notch with a Charolais/Angus team on 801.5 points. Reserve champion, 1.5 points of the leaders pace, went to John Dettmann and an Angus team with 800 points. Third overall was Frank Sorraghan with an Angus team on 797 points. Fourth, Manchee Agriculture on 793.5 points and fifth overall John Dettmann’s second Angus team on 784.5 points.

With such close results for the Champion, Reserve Champion and Third place getters, it is confirmation that producers are getting better and better at achieving high quality results from their cattle and feedback simply validates the job they are doing and doing so well.

Certified Australian Angus Beef – CEO Phil Morley made the comment while addressing the gathering that this trial is based on commercial reality, the result represents dollars paid to the growers of quality cattle. Further he noted, that the beef primals from these cattle will find their way into some of the best restaurants in Australia and overseas.

Congratulations from Certified Australian Angus Beef

Certified Australian Angus Beef wishes to extend their congratulations to all participants in the Beef Spectacular Feedlot trial and very special congratulations to all the Angus  winners, including John Dettmann, Frank Sorraghan, Murranjai Pastoral Company, Murra Angus, Barbara Mawhood, Toonga Pastoral Trust and  Deepend Estate.

We are so thrilled that so many producers are willing to put themselves and their cattle out there for benchmarking against so many other breeds and even more pleased that the trial results yield so much beneficial information for those involved. Interestingly Angus cattle account for about 35% of the 380 entries received in 2012.

It must be noted that year on year, many of the teams have entered and year on year they improve, testament that the level of feedback provided is imperative in improving feedlot efficiency and performance both on feed and in carcase.

This year for the very first time, The Land Newspaper offered an advertising prize to the stud breeder that encouraged and achieved the most entries from the commercial breeders in which they supply. The prize is $2000.00 worth of advertising in The Land Newspaper.

Anne Bullen of Quaterford Angus took home the valuable prize in its Inaugural year. Anne’s bull performance can be seen in the results through teams including the hugely successful entries from John Dettmann. A big congratulations to Anne and Quaterford Angus.

Should you be interested in entering the Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial this year, please contact kbrabin@caab.com.au for further information. We at Certified Australian Angus Beef are looking to Angus breeders and Commercial growers to dominate the completion and we can’t do that without your support. The information you receive as a participant in the trial is absolutely invaluable and in fact there is not another competition like it on the East Coast. The Beef Spectacular Feedlot Trial truly reflects commercial reality and further the feedback provides you with information on your commercial status amongst the entries, that is how valuable is your cattle and further your beef.