BRISBANE Waters Secondary College, Umina, and Ben Toll from Sheraton Limousin stud, Dubbo, were a unbeatable team with their beefy Limousin steer that romped home with the grand champion trophy in the open steer competition at the Sydney Royal Show on Thursday.
The 632 kilogram beast (which was also the champion heavy weight steer) had been on Alexander Downs grain ration for 180 days while being prepared by the school.
It measured 10 millimetres of fat on the rump and eight millimetres of rib fat.
Taking home the reserve heavy weight sash was a 512kg Simmental steer bred and exhibited by Stuart and Samantha Moeck, Valley Creek stud, Bowral.
The steer had and even 7mm/6mm on the rump/rib and was by LBR Crockett R81 from Crossroad Sierra 524S.
Champion middle weight was awarded to a Limousin bred and exhibited by Hurlstone Agricultural High School which tipped the scales at 490kg and recorded a rump/rib fat measure of 10mm/7mm.
In a tough contest for reserve middle weight the ribbon was picked up by a 467kg Angus exhibited by Yanco Agricultural High School and Yamba stud, Narrandera.
The beefy steer weighed in at 467kg with 15mm of fat on the rump and 8mm on the rib.
Taking the lightweight champion ribbon was a meaty 384kg Angus from Travis Worth "Corindavale", Denman, and Greg and Leonie Ball, "Bowmans Creek", Singleton.
The steer recorded 11mm of fat on the rump and just 5mm on the rib.
Stephen and Amity Chase, Waitara stud, Tottenham, took home the reserve lightweight sash with an Angus steer that tipped the scales at 381kg and measured 7mm/4mm on the rump/rib.
In the school steer competition there were no lightweight steers entered this year.
A school middle weight steer from Pymble Ladies’ College took the school’s competition champion sash.
This Angus steer was bred by the Laurae family from Knowla Livestock near Moppy.
It weighted 477kg with 12mm/7mm of rump/rib fat.
Reserve school steer was exhibited by St John’s College, Dubbo, bred by the Kirk family at Wilworril Limousin stud, Rylstone.