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Carcase Comp Attracts Record Entries

This year’s Callide Dawson Carcase Competition attracted a record 506 head, which saw 359 individual entries across a number of grass fed and grain fed classes.

The grand champion carcase was awarded to a heifer, entered by Mike and Vicki Bradshaw from Banana. The Charolais/ Shorthorn/ Droughtmaster heifer won the champion grain fed trade category, while the reserve champion grain fed was awarded to Girlie Goody from Monto.

The Callide Dawson Carcase Competition’s most successful exhibitor was awarded to Mike and Vicki Bradshaw, Fairhaven, Banana, and their two sons Fraser and Dustin.

The Bradshaw’s, who have been long supporters of the Callide Dawson Carcase Competition, were also named the most successful exhibitors for 2016 at the presentation dinner held in Biloela on June 24.

Mike Bradshaw said it was an honour to win such a prestigious competition.

“The Callide Dawson Carcase Competition is a great concept, and it is becoming very popular,” Mr Bradshaw said.

“These days, producers are getting so many figures back from the likes of MSA, and I think that is creating interest in general for these types of competitions.”

The champion grain fed steer was awarded to a Charbray/ Droughtmaster cross exhibit belonging to Dennis and Sue Clair from Glen Erin at Goovigen.

Denis and Sue Clair, Glen Erin, Goovigen, were presented the champion grain fed steer carcase.

The reserve champion grain fed steer was a Bazadais cross, exhibited by Eddy and Donna Wales and family from Wales Grazing, Biloela.

In the grass fed section, the Galloway family from Banana won both the champion and reserve champion grass fed steer. M&R Collins won the champion grass fed heifer, while Wales Grazing took the reserve champion title.

For the best live weight gain in feedlot steers, it was the Maynard family from 5 Star Senepol, Jambin, who were awarded first and third place. Gyranda Pastoral, Theodore, took out second position. In the feedlot trade section, it was Gyranda Pastoral who won the best live weight gain while Bonnie Maynard placed second and G&S Comiskey third.

Winners of the best weight gain in feedlot were S Star Senepols, Jambin, and Gyranda Pastoral, Theodore.

Story- Andrea Schulz

Pictures - Sarah Coulton

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