Tamworth trade steers excel at Sydney Royal

Tamworth's Calrossy trade steers excel at Sydney Royal


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Champion trade steer (exhibited by Calrossy Anglican School and bred by Col and Lorna McGilchrist, Wallabadah) with Woolworths buyer Jock Dalzell; the judge Ben Hiscox, Moree; and Woolworths buyers Matt Spry and Tom Wilding. The steer is held by Claire Seis, Tamworth.

Champion trade steer (exhibited by Calrossy Anglican School and bred by Col and Lorna McGilchrist, Wallabadah) with Woolworths buyer Jock Dalzell; the judge Ben Hiscox, Moree; and Woolworths buyers Matt Spry and Tom Wilding. The steer is held by Claire Seis, Tamworth.

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Calrossy Anglican School only had two steers in the trade cattle competition, but they took home both the champion and reserve ribbons at Sydney Royal.

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Calrossy Anglican School has scooped the broad ribbon pool during the trade cattle competition at the Sydney Royal Show on Saturday.  

The school's champion steer was bred by Col and Lorna McGilchrist, Wallabadah. 

Calrossy's agriculture teacher Bronwyn Nielsen said the steer was bought by the school from the McGilchrist's and specifically selected for the trade competition. 

"We have a very good relationship with all the breeders whose steers we show and they know the type of animals we are looking for," she said. 

"Often I'll go out with a group of students to those properties to select the steers, so it's a learning experience for the students right from selection through to show day."

The champion steer was a Shorthorn/Limousin tipping the scales at 516 kilograms and recording fat scans for 11 millimetres on the rump and 9mm on the rib.

Lilly Turner, Tamworth, holds the trade competition reserve champion which was exhibited by Calrossy Anglican School and bred by Don and Sarah Riley, "Oakvale", Coonabarabran. Photo by Karen Bailey.

Lilly Turner, Tamworth, holds the trade competition reserve champion which was exhibited by Calrossy Anglican School and bred by Don and Sarah Riley, "Oakvale", Coonabarabran. Photo by Karen Bailey.

It had been on feed for about 200 days, but on the full grain ration for 180 days. 

Woolworths were the sponsor of the competition, so all the trade cattle were bought by the company using a price grid. The champion trade steer was bought for 630 cents a kilogram to return $3250.

The reserve champion was also exhibited and owned by Calrossy, but bred by Don and Sarah Riley, "Oakvale", Coonabarabran.

The Angus/Charolais steer weighted 522kg and scanned a even 9mm of fat on both the rump and the rib.

This beefy steer was sold to Woolworths for 620c/kg and returned about $3236. 

All other trade steers and heifers were sold for 580c/kg to Woolworths.

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