A Red Angus has won the grand champion bull at Ekka
A Red Angus has won the grand champion bull at the Brisbane Exhibition over the weekend.
The Ekka is the biggest competition of beef cattle in Australia and all breeds were well represented.
The grand champion bull. It is the first time the Iseppi family has won at the Ekka. The win will now generate a substantial amount in interest in the bull from the commercial sector. | Photographer: (Amy Phillips)
Gavin Iseppi, from Dalby in southern Queensland, owned the bull and says he only got into the breed in 1996.
The grand champion cow of the show went to Angus breeders, the Raff family at Drillam.
David and Andrew Raff have had quite a bit of success in the ring over the last few years but David says they are now calling it a day after a great outcome at the Ekka.
In the Prime cattle section, the steer of the show was awarded to Neil Goetsch from Kalbar.
That was after his Santa Gertrudis, Limosin and Droughtmaster cross steer took out the heavy steer section.
In the carcase competition, Postle pastoral from Dalby was awarded the grand champion of the show.
Andrew Postle, from Mt Ross at Dalby, did have a small confession to make after taking out the class - the steer was actually bred by one of his clients at Pittsworth using his bull.
The Royal Brisbane show also holds a Paddock to Palate competition.
It's a class that requires exhibitors to enter a pen of seven steers into a feedlot back in April.
The animals are fed for 100 days before being slaughtered just before the show.
The weight gain of the beast in the feedlot, the value of the carcase, how it scored against Meat Standards Australia and also how the beef tasted are the four elements to the competition.
This year, Lee McNicholl, from Dulacca, and his Angus Shorthorn steers took out the Sturrock trophy.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.