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TAS Country : November 4th 2010
6 Tasmanian Country Friday, November 5, 2010 Royal Hobart Show WINNING BREED: A Bayswater Red Angus and calf. Red Angus producer makes it a double JENNIFER CRAWLEY RED Angus producer Helen Brock won both on the hoof and on the hook competitions at the 2010 Royal Hobart Show Com- mercial Cattle Section. A Bayswater Red Angus South Devon cross steer with a live weight of 552kg was award- ed Supreme Champion Steer of the Show judged on the hoof. Helen's second steer, a pure Red Angus, was awarded Cham- pion Carcass of the Show. The winner had a total car- cass score of 86.38 points out of 100, with a live weight of 520kg, a hot carcase weight of 292kg, a dressout yield of 56 per cent, 13mm fat cover and 82cm2 eye muscle area. The two steers, 16 and 18 months, were grown and finished on grass and fodder crops of oats and rape. ''These steers are proof that pure Red Angus and Red Angus South Devon crosses achieve good weight for age and finish easily without grain sup- plements,'' Helen said. Her steers were bought by Woolworths and Geilston Bay butcher Bob Mundy. Helen has been breeding cat- tle all her life, establishing a South Devon stud in 1981 and Red Angus stud in 1993. She is the federal vice- president of the Red Angus Society of Australia and has been Tasmanian federal council representative for the past six years. She has 60 head of Red Angus and sells bulls by private treaty, word of mouth, by attending and exhibiting at agricultural shows, and advertising through the Red Angus Society. The steer that won on the hoof was out of a South Devon cow by a Red Angus bull. The steer that won on the hook was one of a third set of twins out of a pure Red Angus cow. Helen said the only difference between Black and Red Angus was the colour of the coat. ''Take the coat off and you wouldn't know the difference, the meat is exactly the same,'' she said. ''The Japanese love the Black Angus, but the red coat is better in places like northern Australia. They take the heat better.'' Helen said it suited her to have Red Angus because she already had red cattle with the South Devons and ''their temperament is pretty good''. She has bought stock from Queensland, Western Australia and NSW, and Canadian embryos. Investing in the right fence posts is critical for the productivity and profitability of your most important asset -- your property. Cheap imported posts may seem like a good deal up front, but they can break when installing, snap under stock pressure and corrode fence wire a lot faster, which means you ll lose money on the entire fence in the long run. Waratah GalStar MaxY and Extreme are the best investments for your property, because they are the only posts made from high-grade Australian steel and are hot dip galvanized for more consistent, reliable and long-term results. So next time you re planning the future of your fencing assets, invest in the best Australian made fence posts - GalStar MaxY and GalStar Extreme . Visit our website at www.onesteelwaratah.com.au Registered trademark of OneSteel Wire Pty Limited, Ingall Street, Mayfield, NSW 2304. ABN 59 000 010 873. ONE1403/TC Call us on 13 10 80 or read how other farmers have benefited from sound Waratah advice at www.onesteelwaratah.com.au
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