Shorthorns Shine in Carcass Competitions

Shorthorn steers have continued to deliver excellent results across large scale carcass competitions in Australia so far this year.

At the Southern Grass Fed Classic competition, which captures entries from across South Eastern South Australia and Western Victoria, a Bayview Shorthorns entry was awarded second in Class 3 with a score of 84.97 points. The SGFC competition is widely regarded as the largest grass fed competition in Australia and this year boasted a total of 1269 entries. Strengthening the result for Bayview Shorthorns was the fact that Class 3 had a total of 834 head entered in the competition. The Shorthorn steer, a son of Ronelle Park Hurricane, was the highest scoring milk tooth steer in the class and at 16 months produced a carcass weight of 339.6 kgs with an EMA of 86 sq. cm and 13 & 9 mms of fat, earning the Bayview entry maximum points for market compliance.

Yamburgan Shorthorns also enjoyed success at the Beef Australia ANZ National Carcass Competition, held every 3 years in conjunction with Beef Australia. The National Carcass Competition draws a large number of entries nationally from some of the best beef producing regions in Australia. Of the 3 classes that Yamburgan Shorthorns entered, they were awarded 4 placings in a comprehensive performance for the Shorthorn breed.

In Class 5: Pen of 3 grain fed heavy trade chiller steers or heifers 260.1 – 340 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed second with a pen score of 245.79.

In Class 6: Pen of 3 grain fed export chiller bullocks 300-420 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed fourth with apen score of 238.57, ninth witha pen score of 235.70 and tenth with a pen score of 235.49.

In Class 7: Unrestricted feeding – Pen of 3 grain fed heavy chiller steers or heifers 260.1 – 340 kgs, Yamburgan Shorthorns placed third with a pen score of 234.02 and fourth with a pen score of 233.95.

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About Shorthorn

The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

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