A pure bred Beef Shorthorn steer sired by 25 year old genetics has won the recent Whittlesea Show Carcase competition. Entered by Scott Bruton of Roly Park, the steer was selected from just over 50 head to win the Champion Carcase. The pure bred Beef Shorthorn scored 91.59 points on the hook. The carcase competition was judged by Jack Nelson and then transported to Hardwicks at Kyneton. Scott had also entered a heifer and although placing 4th in the class, did not make the minimum live weight specifications.
Scott is to retain the champion carcase as there is a mutual connection between Hardwicks and his local butcher at Barham. Scott added that he was very pleased with the mating of both steer and heifer (Swanlea Imperial and Swanlea Tempest respectively). Both sires were in excess of 20 years of age and both dams were females retained in his current herd “mixing the older more moderate genetics with today’s lines has proven to be a great combination”.