Rosedale Charolais had another strong showing in the 2016 Beef Challenge taking out Grand Champion Export Team with a pen of Charolais/Angus Steers fed for 100 Days at Wilga Feedlot before being slaughtered at Kilcoy Pastoral Company.
This team won the Live Assessment section of the competition as judged by Andrew Herbert from Gundamain Feedlot and then went on to win the Grand Champion team after accounting for profitability, Feedlot performance and Carcase points.
The Rosedale Team came 1st for Carcase points, 2nd for profitability, 1st Live Assessment combined with a top 5 position for feedlot performance before being awarded Grand Champion Team. In the Individual component of the competition Rosedale also had the Reserve Champion Steer coming from the same pen.
In the Domestic Section of the Competition Rosedale Came an honourable 3rd/55 Teams with a pen of Charolais Heifers. Over 70 Days on feed these heifers had an average daily weight Gain of 1.92 kg/Day (HGP Free) and an average MSA Index of 61.74. They came 4th in profitability and 2nd in the taste test. In the Individual component a Rosedale Heifer returned the 2nd highest MSA Index Score of the competition.
This follows on from Rosedale’s wins in the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge Competition highlighting the consistent performance of our cattle.