We have been really pleased with the ‘doing’ condition (across the board) of our cattle.
The deadline for the 2016 Callide Dawson Beef Cattle Competition (CDBCC) entries coincided with the planned sale of this mob, so Mark decided to nominate a handful of steers at the last minute.
It was quite challenging selecting the pick of these steers, with a very even line to choose from!
In the end, a single steer and one pen of three steers were separated – all black, polled and finished without being overdone.
All mouthed two teeth on selection.
The CDBCC is regarded as one of Australia’s largest beef carcase competitions, with 525 head entered in 359 entries in grass-fed and grain-fed categories.
Unfortunately our single steer entry broke a tooth in the couple of days between selection and arrival at Teys Biloela, which hurt his chances in his class.
However our other steers managed to secure second place (from a field of 28 entries) in the Pen of Three Grassfed Steers.
Amid some pretty hot competition we were very happy to secure such a great result.
We received our prize at the awards dinner in Biloela last night – a great evening among some great cattlemen and women. We would like to thank organisers for the chance to take part, and congratulate all winners and place-getters in each section of the event.