Tasmania, West Australia Claim Stake as Best Beef

AUSTRALIA - Producers from Tasmania and Western Australia have staked a claim as home to the best meat in the land after dominating the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition at the industry’s national exposition, Beef Australia 2012.
calendar icon 9 May 2012
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The event is Australia’s only national carcase competition, with 336 entries from five states and judging overseen by a Beef Australia 2012 representative Wayne Davis who visited 18 abattoirs around the country over a six-month period.

Gavin and Raelene Muir, of Manjimup, WA, were awarded the prize for overall grand champion carcase, for a medium-weight (180-260kg dressed) pasture fed entry. It was part of a pen of three steers or heifers of the same description which also won the ANZ Pasture Fed Standard Award and the ANZ Achievement Award for the best pen in the competition.

And Peter Greenham, representing Greenham Tasmania, collected two major trophies – the MSA Eating Quality Champion for an individual carcase with the highest eating quality score, and the MSA Eating Quality Award for the best group of three carcases with the highest combined score for eating quality.

“These results prove that Beef Australia 2012 is a truly national event, providing valuable feedback to producers in all parts of the country,” Beef Australia 2012 Chairman Geoff Murphy said.

“The feedback provides producers the chance to assess their cattle against the needs of processors and ultimately the consumers.

“The latest technology was used to provide information direct to the producers on how their carcases measure up against market specifications such as yield of saleable meat and the predicted eating quality of the beef.”

Other notable winners included Terry Nolan, of Cooloola Blondes, Qld, who was awarded prize for the overall reserve champion carcase of the show, as well as the winning the sections for best pen of three heavy trade chiller steers or heifers grain fed, and best pen of three export chiller bullocks grain fed.

In the remaining categories Audrey Scott, Tasmania, won the section for best pen of three heavy trade steers or heifers, crop or pasture fed; and Milton DeJonge, Tasmania, won the category for best pen of three export chiller bullocks crop or pasture fed.

Another Queensland entrant, Juandah Trading, won the class for best pen of three medium trade chiller steers or heifers grain fed.

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