Beef producer wins competition at ekka
MARGO Hayes from Vitulus Lowline Stud at Thornton this year won the Grand Champion Beef Carcass of the Royal Brisbane Show.
Competition was fierce with over 250 entries representing all breeds.
Perhaps more significant was the fact that not only did she win the Champion Lightweight Carcass that went on to take out the Grand Champion title but she also won the Grand Champion Heavyweight Carcass as well.
Something that has never been done by any breed or any exhibitor in the history of the RNA.
Margo also won the title of Grand Champion Carcass in 2007.
The winning lightweight steer was a 18 month old (75 per cent lowline, 25 per cent Senepol) weighing 396kg.
His fat score was absolutely perfect and he got maximum marbling points with an EMA of 83 and a dressing percentage of 57.6 per cent and yield percentage of 64 per cent.
He then went onto to win Grand Champion carcass of the show. He also won the MSA Eating Quality Award for his class.
The winning heavyweight steer was a 22 month old (50 per cent lowline, 25 per cent limo, 25 per cent murray grey) weighing 530kg.
His fat score was absolutely perfect and he got maximum marbling points with an EMA of 98 and a dressing percentage of 55.1 per cent and yield percentage of 61.54 per cent.