Rosedale had a very strong showing taking out 1st and 2nd place in the 2019 70 Day Domestic section of the EKKA’s prestigious paddock to plate competition.The two teams of Charolais/Red Angus steers entered Mort and CO’s Grass Dale Feedlot in a large field with cattle coming from leading producers northern NSW and Queensland.The Rosedale Steers performed Strongly in the Feedlot averaging 2.6kg/Day weight gain and then Won the Champion Pen Of Carcase’s, Reserve Champion Carcase, followed by finishing 2nd and 3rd in the MSA eating quality section of the competition. This was a strong all-round performance and in particular very pleasing to finish so strongly in the carcase section of the competition. It follows our mantra that crossbreeding with carcase focussed Charolais not only delivers strong performance in a grass or grain situation but also leads to quality Meat eating.
Long Term clients Branga Plains Pastoral Company took out the 70 Day Domestic Competition in one of the largest fields ever in the 2019 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge. Branga Plains Pastoral Company operated by Guy and Suz Lord from Walcha dominated all aspects of the competition in a field of 52 entries winning the Champion Team for weight gain, Winning the Live Judging aspect of the competition and Winning Champion team for carcase with the highest total points score on the hook. Obvioulsy they won the overall component as well with their team bred From Rosedale Composite bulls crossed with British based females in their cow herd.
Gold Medal for our Striploins at the World Steak Challenge in London! Beyond stoked! Over 200 entries from the best in the business around the world.
April 22, 2018
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With no added hormones and 100% chemical free, our young prime Angus Charolais cattle are raised on native grasses and hand-blended grains at our pristine farms in South Eastern Australia which ensures the finest flavour, quality and tenderness all year round, for an unsurpassed dining experience. Below are the prestigious awards that Rosedale Ruby has won:
Australian Beef Farmer of the Year 2017
Each Year 18 of the best Farmers are nominated from across Australia with three finalists from the Following categories. Beef, Crops, Dairy, Horticulture, Sheep and lifestyle. The competition is nationwide and run by the Weekly Times Newspaper and sponsored by Coles Supermarkets. It is a highly prestigious competition with the awards night held in Melbourne attended by many of the nations leading politicians and Agribusiness leaders. This is the 7th year of the competition.
Winner of The Beef Spectacular 2018 Riverine Classic
One of the Largest Grain Fed and Carcase Competitions in Australia. Each year over 90 of the best and most respected producers in Eastern Australia enter teams of 5 Steers into the competition involving 110 days on grain at Teys Jindalee in NSW. The steers are all run under identical conditions throughout the trial allowing superior genetics to set the teams apart. Teams are judged on live performance as well as carcase quality under real life industry conditions and benchmarks. All breeds are eligible for entry.
Winner of The Australian National Field Days Grain Fed Trial 2018
One of the largest and longest running grain fed trials in New South Wales. Each year many of the states top producers enter teams of steers into the competition and feedback is gained on feedlot performance, live animal assessment as well as quality of carcase. The thing that sets this trial apart from other grain fed competitions is the fact that all cattle are backgrounded together prior to entry into the competition to further highlight genetic differences upon feedlot entry.
An exciting paddock-to-plate venture, that began six years ago between James Millner and his Hong Kong-based cousin, Sam McNiven, has grown to provide a range of countries with quality, grain-fed Australian beef.
The Rosedale Ruby Beef brand, from the Providore Global Company, provides a hormone growth promotant (HGP) free product described as “pure Australian free range beef”.
About 80 per cent of product is exported to a range of countries, including China and Hong Kong, the Middle East, Japan, Singapore and other areas of south east Asia, with recent European Union (EU) accreditation allowing for some shipments to go into the EU, Mr Millner said.
The program has now expanded, with about 600 cattle a month being processed under the brand, an impressive increase from the 50 cattle a month with which it began.
Mr Millner said the paddock-to-plate story is increasingly important for end consumers.
“They want to know where and how the cattle were raised,” he said. “We decided on high quality grain-fed beef because it is a niche brand to get out of the commodity market, which protects us — if we can keep producing a high-quality product that people are happy with, we can pass on the price.
“There is good growth and demand for good quality Australian beef products”.
Cattle to be fed and processed under the brand are sourced from the Millner’s commercial operation, as well as through other private paddock sales, including the purchase of clients’ cattle.
“Feeder cattle are taken in at 400 to 500 kilograms and fed for 110 to 120 days at the Tallawanta Feedlot near Moree. They are processed at Northern Co-Operative Meat Company, Casino, where we are targeting the 300kg to 350kg carcase weight,” he said.
They source the best cattle around, taking both crossbred and purebred cattle.
“We feed both steers and heifers, but heifers generally have to be 50pc European breed content for us to take them,” Mr Millner said.
“A Charolais/Angus is an ideal beast because it is a HGP-free product. This cross offers hybrid vigour.”
All cattle processed through the Rosedale Ruby Beef brand are Meat Standards Australia graded which ensures the quality and consistency of the product.
The Millner family are avid supporters of steer and carcase trials across the country, in which they have had numerous successes over the years.
“They are a big part of promotion for our stud and our product. It is good to test our product on a level playing field against other cattle out there,” Mr Millner said.
FORGET about paddock to plate: the Millner family have the beef industry wrapped up from source to main course.
The family, from central NSW, juggles running one of Australia’s biggest polled Charolais studs with a growing commercial enterprise and, more recently, a paddock-to-plate brand that is feeding the growing Asian appetite for quality beef.
The centrepiece of the operation, run across 6500 hectares in three districts at Blayney, Dubbo and Coonamble, is the Rosedale Charolais stud, founded in 1970 and the oldest registered Charolais herd in NSW selling more than 150 bulls a year.
The Rosedale herd comprises 400 registered Charolais females and 1200 predominantly Angus and Shorthorn commercial cows.
The stud cows are run at Blayney with the commercial herd split between Dubbo and Coonamble. It’s a strategic move aimed at drought-proofing the operation, according to brothers James and Robert Millner, who are in charge of the stud and commercial operations respectively.
The Rosedale herd is at the cutting edge of the industry with the use of science and technology paramount to the business. Breed pioneers when it comes to the uptake of Breedplan performance recording, the Millners have also used hybrid vigour as a way of lifting growth rates, and profits, both within their own herd and those of their clients.
In the commercial herd, the best 50 per cent of the steers and heifers are fattened on oat crops and lucerne silage, and sold to the Coles grass-fed program, with the remainder sent to a northern NSW feedlot where they are finished for the Millners’ Rosedale Ruby beef brand.
Rosedale Ruby started as “an exciting side venture” five years ago and has exceeded all expectations.
Throughput has grown from 50 cattle a month in 2012 to 600 now. China and Hong Kong are the biggest export markets for Rosedale Ruby, with Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and the Middle East also prominent.
It is this worldly outlook, backed up by superior genetics, marketing and product, that makes Rosedale Charolais worthy winners of The Weekly Times Coles 2017 Beef Farmer of the Year.
On the wrong side of the record but nonetheless we are very happy with our new sire. Congrats to Mt William Charolais for putting together a strong lineup of bulls and well done on a great result.
A Huge honour to be awarded the 2017 Coles Beef Farmer of the Year award. Great recognition for years of dedication to a terrific Industry
Delighted to win Riverine Classic Beef ? Champions at the 2017 NSW Feedlot Trial.
These steers were Charolais/Angus and in a field of over 90 entries. The steers also performed strongly in the weight gain and profitability section of the trial.
Rosedale’s 2017 Bull sale was a successful one with buyers from 4 states competing for the Rosedale’s well known moderate framed, soft and easy doing Bulls. Buyers came from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
58 Charolais polled bulls were lined up for sale with 40 of these being homozygous polled, the biggest offering ever in Australia. The top priced bull went to Palgrove Charolais who purchased a homozygous polled yearling bull by Rosedale H168, Rosedale Manson for $16,000.
Two bulls both made $15,000 and one of these went to Lawlor Pastoral in Queensland and the other to Calmview Charolais from the Northern Rivers.
The Charolais Bulls averaged a Rosedale High of $7660 with over half the offering selling between $4,000 and $6,000. Clerkness Pastoral took home 6 charolais bulls and lead the volume buying on the day for the purebreds.
The Rosedale Composite Bulls also sold to strong demand with a top price of $12,000 to Mark and Trudy Altus. Average price was $6,400. Branga Plains at Walcha secured 6 composite bulls to lead the volume buying.
Nine PTIC heifers sold to $3,500 and averaged $3,200.