Northern Grassfed Carcass Competition is on again in 2023

Bec Clapperton – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Townsville

After the success of the inaugural Northern Grassfed Carcass Competition in July 2022 at JBS in Townsville, organisers are gearing up for an even better event this year. The competition gives cattle producers an opportunity to receive detailed carcass feedback through the MSA grading process, as well as to see how their beef stacks up, underneath the hide.

The winning pen last year were Charbray heifers off improved pastures at Gumlu. The competition will run again in July 2023, with cattle to be delivered on Monday 10 July to JBS in Townsville. If you are interested in entering a pen of cattle this year, please contact JBS to secure your spot as places are limited.

Competition specifications:

  • pen of three grassfed steers or
  • pen of three grassfed heifers
  • dressed carcass weight between 280-340kg

Points are awarded for:

  • MSA index
  • lean meat yield
  • fat coverage

Cattle with high weight for age, smaller hump height, and no HGP, do well through the MSA grading. All cattle are encouraged to be entered, as this is a fantastic opportunity to receive detailed carcass feedback, which can then be used to help you improve your herd.

To register your interest, or for more information, please contact:

Simon Fraser- JBS Townsville 0400314281

Bec Clapperton- DAF Townsville 0477 345 843

Grassfed carcass competition flyer

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