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TAS Country : October 6th 2011
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, October 7, 2011 News Burnie Show IMPRESSIVE: Matthew Jones with the family's champion limousin steer which won plaudits from the Burnie judges. Steer deemed perfect' KAROLIN MacGREGOR A LIMOUSIN steer has won the cham- pion led steer award at this year's Burnie Show. The steer was bred and prepared by the Jones family from their Badger View stud at Sheffield. Weighing in at 582kg, the steer impressed judge Chris Steer who placed him first in the heavyweight class before sashing him champion. ''Wouldn't you love to have a pad- dock full of steers like this at home?'' he said. ''This steer is exactly what we're trying to produce in the beef industry. He has a tonne of length and a lot of volume, but he's still very soft.'' David Jones said the steer was naturally a ''good doer'' and had not been given any special treatment. ''He's always been pretty well grown and we've just run him in with the bulls,'' he said. Mr Jones said they planned to enter the steer in the annual Sheffield School hoof an' hook competition which is coming up on November 4. PROUD: Samantha Dobson with 13-month-old bull Pike Park For the Road. It's down to quality for Charolais stud IT WAS a case of quality not quantity for Heath and Samantha Dobson at this year's Burnie Show. The couple only took a small team of cattle from their Pine Park Charolais stud to the show this year, but still managed to come home with a swag of broad ribbons. Their 13-month-old bull Pine Park For The Road produced a hat-trick when he won the stud's third Champion Interbreed Junior Bull title in a row. Weighing in at over 700kg, the bull was bred at the couple's prop- erty at Cluan. After winning the junior inter- breed award the bull then went on to win the Supreme Beef Exhibit of the show. Mr Dobson said it was a good way to start the show season. ''We really liked his temperament and he's just a good all round bull,'' he said. ''He's got a lot of growth and muscle, but he's still soft which is the sort of cattle were trying to breed.'' The beef cattle sheds were over- flowing at this year's Burnie Show where the best entry numbers seen for years made for some tough competition. Chris Steer from Border Town in South Australia was judging this year's beef section and said he was impressed with the quality of cattle right through the breeds. At home Mr Steer and his wife Pam breed Poll Herefords at their Warrensville Poll Hereford stud. Mr Steer was impressed by the line-up of interbreed junior bulls, but said For The Road had stood out. ''This bull has got a tonne of muscle and great length and his growth for age is very good,'' he said. The Dobsons will also be compet- ing at this week's Royal Launceston Show with their full show team of Charolais. Extinosad Pour-On is Australia's No. 1 lice control for sheep. Knockdown control of lice Kills resistant strains1 Can be used off-shears or long wool Nil wool WHP and minimal ESI Low volume, water based formulation For more information contact your reseller or Elanco. Dead fast. Dead easy. 1800 226 324 www.elanco.com.au 1BF9001 *Elanco , Extinosad and the diagonal colour bar are trademarks of Eli Lilly and Company. EAH2003
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