4th Saturday in February 

Foster & District
Agricultural Show

4th Saturday in February

On Farm Beef Challenge

2022 Champion Pen of Cattle

PTIC Cows, Andrew Nicoll, Fish Creek – Speckle Park

2022 Reserve Champion Pen of Cattle

PTIC Cows, Janine Bullock, Meeniyan – Angus

2022 Class Results

1st Andrew Nicoll, Fish Creek – Black Simmental

Good pen of 3 steers. Finished well for the target market. Excellent carcase qualities (even fat cover, plenty of muscle along the spine and down to the hock). 3 very uniform steers of similar shape, frame and type. Just not as perfect as the Champion and Runner Up pens of PTIC cows.

2nd Frances Pilkington, Sandy Point – Angus

3rd Frances Pilkington, Sandy Point – Angus

1st Peter Dyke, Dollar – Angus

Very good group of 3, 2 heifers with a moderate frame, A shaped from above and side. 1 heifer was a little finer through the pins but all heifers carried themselves well. Fairly uniform in type and would clearly breed calves for the target market.

2nd Janine Bullock, Meeniyan – Angus

3rd John Keogh, Stony Creek – Friesian x Angus

4th Andrew Nicoll, Fish Creek – Composite

1st Charles Batton, Buffalo – Angus

Good pen of 3 steers, excellent frame for the target market and structurally correct to weigh very heavy at the end of the feeding regime.

2nd Denia Gilheany, Buffalo – Friesian x Charolais

1st Andrew Nicoll, Fish Creek – Speckle Park

Excellent pen of PTIC second calvers, in forward condition, great carcase attributes and ideal for the target market. Very uniform as they mirrored each other, structurally very good and could not be faulted.

2nd Janine Bullock, Meeniyan – Angus

Very good pen of 3, excellent frame and phenotype for the breed and target market. Lovely "A" shape from above and from the side. Would have been nice to see udder structure but being proven, active cows the udder composition would be adequate. Not quite as uniform as the 1st place but a credit to the breeders.

3rd Murroka Farms, Yanakie – Black Angus

4th Murroka Farms, Yanakie – Red Angus

1st Claire Harris, Buffalo – Angus

Good pen of cows. Very uniform in type. Ideal for target market and environmental conditions. Structurally ideal with good feet and strong legs. Certainly in forward condition and as such I would have liked to have seen the calves sappier and the cows putting more into the calves rather than on their backs. But they do need to weather a tough South Gippsland Winter so fat cover is important.

2nd Andrew Nicoll, Fish Creek – Composite

3rd Peter Dyke, Dollar – Angus

Many thanks to...






Thanks to all our exhibitors for being part of the Inaugural On Farm Beef Challenge, Alkira Riley who stewarded enthusiastically and David Jerram who enjoyed visiting the participating enterprises during judging. 

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