Gympie Carcase Classic 2011
Carcase with the Highest Eye Muscle Area
Chris and Marianne Wyllie (pictured above) of Wyllie Bazadais at Gympie have been entering the Carcase Classic for a couple of years and this time they were ecstatic to find their Bazadais cross steer had won the Highest Eye Muscle Area (EMA) from all entries in the competition.
The steer was a second cross Bazadais with one quarter Simmental and had a live weight of 368kg, dressed out at 230.4kg with a dressing percentage of 62.61% and an EMA of 115 sq cm.
Second Best Weight Gain in Feedlot
Alan and Jeannette Penney of Jenalan Bazadais Stud, Mulgildie won a second prize in the recent Gympie Carcase Classic for Best Weight Gain in Feedlot out of 100 head with a second cross Bazadais heifer.
The cattle were on grain for 70 days. She had an arrival weight of 265kg, a starting weight of 270kg and her finish weight was 420kg.
This gave her a 2.08kg per day weight gain for an overall total weight gain of 150kg. She had gained 55.56% of her original start weight.