The 2017 NSW Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial culminated in the awards dinner over the weekend.
Jim and Sally Morse of Molong, NSW, won a 1st in the Carcase with a team of Simmental x Angus, Simm/Angus x Angus steers. The Morses have been using Wombramurra SimAngus bulls over their herd as they’re trying to produce a product to meet all markets with the ability to do well on grass and in the feedlot. Jim says the reason for buying Wombramurra SimAngus bulls is their temperament. Jim and Sally also came 4th in the Champion Pen of 5 steers
Terry Pierce and Kim McConville of Mudgegonga, Victoria, won the Riverine Classic Beef Champion Pen with Black Simmental x Angus x Shorthorn steers and also came 8th in the Champion Pen of 5 steers. Tex and Kim bought their Black Simmental sire, Webb Electric G604, back in March 2013. Webb Electric was also the sire of their teams entered in 2016.
Other Simmental or Simmental X steers entered by breeders were AJ & N Caithness of Koonwarra, Victoria, Brew Ag Pty Ltd, Koetong, Victoria and members, Hicks Beef, Holbrook, NSW had composites in the trial as well.
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Photos courtesy The Land