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Bazadais are thriving in the varying Australian conditions, performing well whether fed on grass or grain. This makes Bazadais the perfect choice for Australian beef producers wanting to increase their profits and productivity.

Bazadais cattle have all the exceptional characteristics that Australian producers are looking for in stud cattle, or to infuse with a commercial herd.

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Competition Results – Carcase

EKKA 2018 Paddock to Palate

Comiskey Bazadais – Ekka 2018 Paddock to Palate Winners Again!

1st Place 2018 Ekka Paddock to Palate Pen of Six Steers Carcase in the 100 days Grainfed!!

Big thanks to Mort & Co #Grassdale feedlot at Dalby for helping these cattle realise their potential and the #Ekka2018 competition committee for their stewardship

This is 5 years in a row with a pen of six Bazadais cross in the Paddock to Palate starting with Keith and Bev Lacey in 2014, 2015 then Geoff and Sonya Comiskey 2016,2017,2018
What a great story for Bazadais promotion

Gympie Carcase Classic 2018

Heifer wins Gympie Carcass Classic champion

Martin Bunyard@martin_bunyard

31 Jul 2018, 10:15 p.m.

The Charlie Cotter Allrounder grand champion carcase with Nolan’s meat grader and committee member Emma Franz. Photo: Supplied

Despite up-and-down seasonal conditions the Wyllie family have managed to produce the grand Gympie Carcass Classic champion.

It was made even more rewarding when Marianne and Chris Wyllie’s only heifer entry trumped the steers to take top carcase honours for the first time in several years of the competition’s history.

The impressive female carcase recorded a very even fat cover of five millimetres on the rump and five millimetres on the rib area as well.

“The sire of the grand champion was an imported french embryo Bazadais bull and the dam was a commercial Bazadais/Simmental-cross cow,” Mrs Wyllie said.

Jan Cotter with Charlie Cotter Allrounder trophy winners Marianne and Chris Wyllie and major sponsor Dan Sullivan. Photo: Peter Lowe

The Wyllie family, Gympie have been entering in the Gympie Carcass Classic competition for more than 20 years and have previous been awarded reserve grand champion carcase.

It was a glorious send-off for the Wyllie’s Bazadais/Simmental-cross heifer who was culled from the family’s commercial breeding herd due to her dam constantly jumping fences on their property.

“She was a beautiful heifer with all the traits we like in our cattle, but as good cattle producers know you have to be very strict on temperament,” Mrs Wyllie said.

Best Bazadais

Overall, the grand champion heifer weighed 291 kilograms at entry to Adrian and Jenny Bucknell’s Gowanlock Feedlot and at final weigh out, after 75 days on a Goldmix Stockfeeds feedlot ration, of 439 kilograms plus recorded an average daily weight gain of 1.52 kilograms-a-day. The champion heifer carcase also recorded a 60.82 percentage meat yield and a hot standard carcase weight of 267 kilograms, plus an eye muscle area of 94 centimetres squared.

In addition to their stud cattle operation, the Wyllie family sell their commercial cattle beef direct off-farm to a variety of loyal customers.

“We provide a leaner style of beef for our customers by utilising our high carcase yielding and well-muscled Bazadais genetics,” Mrs Wyllie said.

The Wyllie family also entered two steers in the domestic trade class of the Gympie Carcass Classic competition.

Gympie Carcass Classic Results

A total of 108 commercial steers and heifers were entered in this year’s Gympie Carcass Classic competition.

Overall, total entries were down on last year due to the good fortune of rain resulting in the early turn-off of weaner steers and cull heifers, which reduced the available amount of correct weight cattle for the carcase competition.

“It’s still great to receive such solid support from beef producers in the same year Beef Australia 2018 was held,” Gympie Carcass Classic sponsorship coordinator Hayden Pratt said.

It was also the first time in the competition’s history heifers have won all three top places in most suitable carcase for the domestic trade class.

Assessment of best 6 carcasses at the start of classic

  • 1st – Brian Kaddatz
  • 2nd – Kirstie Orphant
  • 3rd – Sally Bekker
  • 3rd – Emma Franz

Assessment of best 6 carcasses at the finish of classic

  • 1st – Emma Franz
  • 2nd – Georgie Plowman
  • 3rd – Leon Franz

Allrounder assessment (6 highest scoring) at start of classic

  • 1st – Mick Seeney
  • 2nd – Abby Nowland
  • 3rd – Peter Aisthorpe

Allrounder assessment (6 highest scoring) at finish of classic

  • 1st – Emma Franz
  • 2nd – Mick Seeney
  • 3rd – Neville Zerner

Best junior (under 18 years) live cattle assessor of selected 8 head

  • 1st – Riley Orphant
  • 2nd – Chloe Plowman
  • 3rd – Nateesha Taylor

Most accurate live cattle assessor of selected 8 head

  • 1st – Neville Zerner
  • 2nd – Sally Bekker
  • 3rd – Amy Brosnan

Champion junior live cattle assessor (under 18 years)

  • 1st – Kyle Andreassen
  • 2nd – Abbey Ward

Champion live cattle assessor

  • 1st – Mick Seeney
  • 2nd – Doug Bothams

Champion interschool competition

  • Gympie State High School – Entry 51

Carcass with the largest eye muscle area

  • L & M Aisthorpe – Entry 5 – 98cm2

Best weight gain in feedlot (%)

  • 1st – BJ Denham Entry – 37
  • 2nd – R & G Sippel Entry – 91
  • 3rd – E & M Cooke Entry- 23

Highest index score

  • D & H Pratt Entry- Entry- 75 (63.27)

Weight for age and maturity

  • R & G Sippel Entry- 91

Encouragement award

  • Ray Zerner

Highest dressing percentage

  • D & H Pratt Entry 78 – 62.7pc

Most successful first time exhibitor

  • BJ Denham

The Dylan Dalton cattleman’s choice

  • Main Creek Pastoral Entry- 118

High point Limousin

  • D & H Pratt – Entry 75 – 297 Points

High point Bazadais

  • C & M Wyllie – Entry 109 – 315 Points

High point Droughtmaster

  • Vale View Droughtmasters – Entry 105 – 259 Points

Best aggregate of 3 carcasses

  • 1st – D & H Pratt – 238 Points
  • 2nd – BJ Denham – 230.5 Points
  • 3rd – E & M Cooke – 217 Points
  • 3rd – R & K Orphant – 217 Points

Most profitable animal

  • 1st – BJ Denham – Entry 37
  • 2nd – R & G Sippel – Entry 91
  • 3rd – C & M Wyllie – Entry 109

Most suitable carcass for the domestic market (opposite sex)

  • T & P Black Entry- 12

Most suitable carcass for the domestic market

  • 1st – D & H Pratt – Entry 78 (Heifer)
  • 2nd –C & M Wyllie – Entry 109 (Heifer)
  • 3rd – L & M Aisthorpe – Entry 5 (Heifer)

The Charlie Cotter Allrounder

  • 1st – C & M Wyllie – Entry 109 (Heifer)
  • 2nd – R & G Sippel – Entry 91 (Steer)

 

Gympie Classic Carcase Competition 2016

Congratulations to Chris & Marianne Wyllie winning with 3 out of their 4 entries

Chris & Marianne Wyllie 2016 WYLLIE CATTLE

Highest Dressing Percentage Entry 119 – 61.2%

Highest WAM (weight for age maturity) Score Entry 118

High Points Bazadais Entry 119  276.3

2nd Charlie Cotter All Rounder Entry 119

3rd Most Profitable Animal Entry 116

Congratulations to other entrants Keith & Bev Lacey and Geoff & Sonya Comiskey all had great results but just out of the major prizes. Cattle looked really great

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Comiskey Cattle

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Grenada Cattle

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Wyllie Cattle

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Comiskey Cattle second pen

 

28th Annual Callide Dawson Carcase Competition 2016

28th Annual Callide Dawson Carcase Competition 2016

Bazadais Cross winning again!!

Reserve Champion Grass-fed Heifer

Wales Grazing

Reserve Champion Grain fed Steer

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3rd Trade Best Live Weight Gain in Feedlot

Comiskey Bazadais

2nd Class 4 Single Export Heifer

Wales Grazing

1st Class 9 Single Grain Assisted Steer

Grenada Bazadais

Paddock to Palate RNA 2015

Congratulations:

Geoff & Sonya Comiskey from “Old Stuart” Capella Qld won the Reserve Champion Carcase in the 2015 Brisbane Exhibition Paddock to Palate 100 Day Grain Fed section.

The steer  an F1 Bazadais cross had a 2.01kg daily gain to produce a 321.5kg carcase, it had 10mm fat at P8, 9mm of rib fat and a 98sq cm EMA. scored 50.84 on the MSA index.

Geoff & Sonya Comiskey Reserve Champion Carcase 100 day grain fed

Geoff & Sonya Comiskey Reserve Champion Carcase 100 day grain fed

Reserve Chamption Carcass Ekka 2015 Comiskey Bazadais Hanging Carcass photo

Callide Dawson Carcase Competition 2015

The Callide Dawson has again proved successful for Bazadais Cross cattle with Keith & Bev Lacey and Eddie & Donna Wales again taking out major prizes.

Callide Dawson Carcase Comp 2015 Bazadais results
Keith and Bev Lacey Callide Dawson Carcase Competition Winners again

Keith and Bev Lacey Callide Dawson Carcase Competition Winners again. Congratulations!!

Eddie Wales in Callide Dawson 2015

Eddie Wales receiving his Reserve Champion ribbon Congratulations!!

Steer At Callide Dawson

Steer At Callide Dawson

Another Steer at Callide Dawson Competition

Another Steer at Callide Dawson Competition

Heifers at Callide Dawson Carcase Comp

Heifers at Callide Dawson Carcase Comp

Beef 2015 National Carcase Competition Rockhampton

ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition 2015

Class 5 – Grain Fed – Heavy Trade Steers or Heifers { 260kg – 340kg} – 27 Pens

4th Place – Keith & Bev Lacey, ‘Grenada’ Capella.

Class 6 – Grain Fed – Export Bullocks {300kg – 420kg} – 45 Pens

5th Place – Geoff & Sonya Comiskey, ‘Old Mt Stewart’ Capella.

RNA Paddock to Palate 2014 Champion Carcase

Keith Lacey receiving Paddock to Palate 2014 Champion Carcase prize

Keith Lacey receiving Paddock to Palate 2014 Champion Carcase prize

Congratulations to Keith and Bev Lacey.

Mort & Co RNA Paddock to Palate Competition at the Brisbane Ekka.

 Class 37B Pen of Six Carcass 1st Place (steers) Then taking out

“CHAMPION CARCASS” and placing Third overall in the competition.

Details of the competition

2014 Mort & Co Paddock to Palate Competition

Held in conjunction with the 2014 Royal Queensland Show, the Mort & Co Paddock to Palate competition offers exhibitors the chance to win Australia’s richest first prize for any single Prime Beef Competition in Australia.

The Competition is 4 phased comprising of best aggregate weight gain over 100 days, a carcass competition, MSA Eating Quality

Competition and finishing in a Beef Taste Off – a palate competition where a portion of strip loin is cooked and judged.

We are pleased to announce that entries have now closed with 40 pens competing for the title.

Result sheet - RNA 2014 Paddock to Palate Champion Carcase Result Sheet

Result sheet – RNA 2014 Paddock to Palate Champion Carcase Result Sheet

Callide Dawson Carcase Comp 2014

MAJOR WINS – 5 YEARS IN A ROW

Keith and Bev Lacey  Callide Dawson 2014 Most successful exhibitors

Keith and Bev Lacey
Callide Dawson 2014  Most successful exhibitors

Congratulations to all the exhibitors

The Callide Dawson Carcase Competition presentation was held on Friday night 27th June 2014.

There were 3 exhibitors Keith and Bev Lacey, Eddie and Donna Wales and Alan and Jenette Penney.

The Bazadais cross cattle have once again proven their astounding qualities in all areas from grass feed, grainfed and Grain assisted and live weight gain in the feedlot! With  493 entries which was a record for the competition the Bazadais cross  cattle took out the following classes;

Some of the ribbons won at Callide Dawson 2014

Some of the ribbons won at Callide Dawson 2014

Most Successful Exhibition  – K & B Lacey  

Reserve Champion Steer Carcase – K & B Lacey   (Grassfed)

Champion Grain Fed Heifer Carcase – K & B Lacey  (Grainfed)

Best Liveweight Gain in Feedlot    

Steers – 2nd E & D Wales 

Heifers – 1st E & D Wales

2nd  – Trade steer or Heifer – A & J Penney  

2nd– Single Export Heifer – E & D Wales

1st Pen of Grainfed Steers – E & D Wales

Callide Dawson 2014 official results

Callide Dawson 2014 official results

1st Pen of Grainfed Heifers – E & D Wales

1st Single Grainfed Heifer – K & B Lacey

2nd Single Grainfed Heifer – E & D Wales   

1st Single Grain Assisted Steer – K & B Lacey

2nd Single Grain Assisted Steer – K & B Lacey

Bazadais 2nd Cross wins Gympie Carcase Classic 2013

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Congratulations to Keith & Bev Lacey for Winning Grand Champion Carcase and 2nd in the Charlie Cotter All Rounder.

Not bad out of 97 head in competition.

The steer was 2nd cross not 1st cross.

Just blown away how the Bazadais keep performing at these competitions.

In the All Rounder the Bazadais came 2nd, 3rd & 4th at Gympie. The All Rounder includes feedlot & carcass points. Steer 40 got 2nd in All Rounder & won the carcass.

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