2020 South Coast Beef School Steer Spectacular - Hoof & Hook Competition - Results
Tue 12 May 2020
SOUTH COAST BEEF SCHOOL STEER SPECTACULAR - MAY 2020
The South Coast Beef ''School Steer Spectacular" LIVE STREAM Steer competition delivered amazing results.
The event was RUN and WON from the 7th - 9th May, 2020. The competition continued under a heavily modified format, which included the judging and results being delivered via LIVE STREAM on their closed facebook page.
''We picked up valuable experience in using this type of technology to deliver the results the schools and teachers. Everyone who watched the live stream was impressed with how it all went.''
The judging video captured can now be watched many times over by students and will become a valuable asset for future schools and competitions.
''We are all looking forward to next year, with access to the newly upgraded Nowra showgrounds and show-ring to run this as a multi- day event.''
The event consisted of 13 schools competing and 28 steers entered into the competition. A list of schools are detailed below:
. Chavalier College . Picton High School . Narooma High School . Bomaderry High School . Nowra High School
. Shoalhaven High School . Oak Flats High School . Dapto High School . Moss Vale High School
. Karabar High School . Yass High School . Goulburn High School
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION SCHOOL
Yass High School with their Square Meater.
GRAND CHAMPION CARCASS
Was won for the second year in a row by Chevalier College in the Southern Highlands, with a Murray Grey, with a record breaking and never seen before result of 99 out of 100 for the Carcass component of the competition. With this amazing result from both a strong breed and the great work raising the steer by the school, a worthy winner.
Light weight Class
- 1st place - Bomaderry High School with South Devon bred by Oakfield South Devons at Foxground
- 2nd place - Nowra High School with a Square Meater bred by the school
- 3rd place - South Devon bred by Milton Beef and prepared by Kade King from Vincentia High School
Medium weight Class
- 1st place - Yass High School with Square Meater bred by Su McClusky from Hall in the ACT.
- 2nd place - Yass High School with Square Meater bred by Su McClusky from Hall in the ACT.
- Equal 3rd - Chevalier College with a Limousin Angus X bred by Ron Arthur at Bomaderry
- Equal 3rd - Goulburn High School with another Square Meater bred by Su McClusky
Heavy weight Class
- 1st place - Narooma High School with a Limousin bred by Kia Ora Limousins
- 2nd place - Goulburn High School with a Charolais bred by Myona Charolais
Champion and Reserve Champion Steers were the Square Meaters from Yass High School bred by Su McClusky
Overall the Square Meaters were the stand out breed in the event, winning 4 of the awards in the HOOF competition, including Champion and Reserve Champion. The schools were YASS who had 2 steers, Goulburn who had 1 steer and Nowra who also had 1 Steer.
The YASS and Goulburn steers were supplied by Su McClusky from HALL in ACT. The Nowra High school steer was Born and Breed by the school on site. The first time we have seen a home grown steer in the winners circle.
In the lightweight division, the Champion steer was a South Devon from Bomaderry High School.
Light weight Carcass
Silver Medals to Nowra High School for 2 entries
- Square Meater bred by Nowra HS scored 87 points
- Angus bred by F & R Ryan scored 85 points
Champion Light weight Carcass
South Devon Bred by Milton Beef Prepared by Kade King from Vincentia High School
Medium weight Carcass
- Gold Medal - Chevalier College for a Murray Grey bred by Cadfor Murray Grey from Binda
- Gold Medal - Yass High School for a Square Meater bred by Su McClusky from Hall, ACT
- Silver Medal - Oak Flats High School
- Silver Medal - Goulburn High School
- Bronze Medal - Yass High School
Champion Medium Weight and Grand Champion Carcass
Chevalier College for a Murray Grey bred by Cadfor Murray Grey from Binda
Reserve Champion Carcass was won by:
Yass High School for the Square Meater bred by Su McClusky from Hall, ACT
A NEVER SEEN BEFORE result of a carcass score being 99 out of 100. There was only a few points between the top scoring carcasses and it came down to 1mm difference in fat depth. In the end, it was awarded to the Murray Grey from Chevalier College..Well worthy of the win in the carcass competition.This result shows how important it is to get the steer to meet market specifications in a Hoof and Hook competition.
In the light weight division, the Winner was a South Devon from Milton Beef and prepared by Kade King, representing Vincentia High.
In the medium weight, the Winner was the record scoring Murray Grey, from Cadfor Murray Greys and was prepared by Chevalier College.
The Steer Spectacular would like to thank Alastair Rayner for judging the Hoof competition. We also need to thank Shoalhaven City Council, the State Government (including Gareth Ward MP and Shelley Hancock MP) for their ongoing support, Manildra for supplying the feed for all the schools and Milton Meats, who provided the yards for Hoof judging and separate chillers for Carcass judging. We have many more sponsors and these can be found on our website.
The Champion carcass is going to Jervis Bay Meat Company in Vincentia and Reserve Champion is going to Rosebank Meats at Kiama. If you are looking to sample some of the results, you can contact them to secure the best cuts of these winning steers.
For further details on the event, please contact David King on the details below:
CONTACT : David King
Mobile : 0418 410 414
Website : www.southcoastbeef.asn.au
Facebook for Event is a closed group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/826751307675624/
SOUTH COAST BEEF SCHOOL STEER COMPETITION - APRIL 2020
Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus the South Coast Beef School Steer Competition (SCBSTC) had attracted a record number of entrants into the competition with 18 schools (and nearly 40 steers). Sadly with all the school closures, many schools have had to pull out of the competition this year.
However, the South Coast Beef School Steer Competition (SCBSTC) is happy to be able to confirm that the competition is still going ahead, with the NEW format being a Hoof and Hook ONLY competition.
Thirteen schools have been confirmed (with 26 steers) and committed to competing in the event in 2020. The schools who are participating this year are:
- Bomaderry High School
- Nowra High School
- Shoalhaven High School
- Vincentia High School (single student)
- Chevalier College
- Picton High Schoool
- Narooma High School
- Oak Flats High School
- Dapto High School
- Moss Vale High School
- Karabar High School
- Yass High School
- Goulburn High School
Some of these schools have competed in previous years, while others are first time entrants to the competition.
The event has steers competing in the 3 categories of the hoof and hook competition. The LIVE on the hoof judging will be live streamed on Facebook to the (SCBSTC) closed facebook group. This will be followed up by the carcass judging a few days later. All results will be posted to the (SCBSTC) facebook site and website. We believe that this will be an industry first (well it is certainly a first for us) to have the judging broadcast LIVE via facebook, where all teachers and students will be able to see their animal being judged.
The show Committee for South Coast Beef has had a hectic few months, with seemingly ever changing conditions. We are very happy to announce that we are continuing with the competition and will meet all the government requirements and directions for social distancing.
The South Coast Beef School Steer Competition Committee has been inspired by so many enthusiastic teachers and students, and this is what has continued to drive the organisers to keep the competition alive. All the main arena activities are gone, as has the event at the Nowra Showground, but the competition is still alive as schools and students are working with their animals, feeding, grooming and leading, so we expect they will be presenting the best possible steers for judging.
Winners will receive cash prizes, and presented ribbons for the different categories.
From all reports, some of the schools that have students attending, are still working with the animals, while others are keeping tabs on the animals via their on line training. Most students have continued their education on line. There is a report required and a photographic competition.
It is a shame that we were not able to compete and use the new facilities at the Nowra Showground in 2020.
While all the other events for South Coast Beef have been postponed, we are happy to be able to confirm that this event is still going ahead.
If you have any further enquiries on South Coast Beef, or the South Coast Beef School Steer Spectacular contact
Media and Communications Officer
South Coast Beef
Mobile: 0418 410 414
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