Wallawong Steers Show Consistent Carcase Performance at Wingham Beef WeekSeptember 5, 2019
Wallawong Premium Beef in partnership with clients Heath Birchall and David Schouten, maintained their high performance carcase reputation taking out a multitude of broad ribbons in the steer and carcase judging at the recent 2019 Wingham Beef Week.
In the live judging, six Wallawong-sired steers in led classes of 15-40 were awarded two firsts, two seconds, a third and a fourth, and won the titles of Reserve Champion Lightweight Steer (bred by David Schouten), Reserve Champion Light Middleweight Steer (bred by Heath Birchall) and Reserve Champion Heavyweight Steer (bred by Wallawong).
In the carcase results for the led section, Wallawong and David Schouten’s entry gained first place and Lightweight Champion Carcase with 93.58 points. Other results across led carcase classes included a second place with 93.91, a third place with 92.90, a fourth place with 93.42 and a fifth place with 92.18.
A Wallawong-sired carcase bred by Kyle and Robin Thomas, and exhibited by Taree High School, also won first place in a class and was named Champion Light Middleweight Carcase with 94.59 points.
Carcase scores of this magnitude and consistency have not been seen in any carcase competition around the country, to average 93.43 points across six carcases, sired by six different bulls all from the one breeder, is unprecedented. It really gives clients confidence in our breeding program and shows how well the cattle perform in commercial herds.
In the unled competition, Wallawong-sired exhibits were awarded three firsts, Lightweight, Light Middleweight and Heavyweight Champions, and the Supreme Unled Steer title. The carcases gained first, second and fifth placings, averaging out at 90.81 points. The consistency of carcase results is stunning!