Wagga Wagga Christian College wins multiple awards at the inaugural RASV Hoof and Hook Competition.

Wagga Wagga Christian College have taken out the prestigious Grand Champion Carcase with their Speckle Park x Angus x Hereford steer, bred by Tim Weller and later took home the Bott-Burston Perpetual Trophy for the Most Successful School or College Exhibitor as part of the 2020 RASV Hoof and Hook Competition.

It was the Australian Shorthorn team of three purebred steers that was announced as the winner of the prestigious Borthwick Trophy.

Widely recognised as the most prestigious interbreed steer and carcase award in Australia, the Borthwick Trophy is a competition between teams of three purebred steers. The results of both live and carcase judging were considered in determining the winner.

The Australian Shorthorn team comprised two exhibits from Meadow Vale Australian Shorthorns and one from Rutherglen High School Exhibit, bred by Spencer Family Shorthorns.

Conducted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Hoof and Hook Competition provided agricultural schools and tertiary institutions, along with beef cattle breeders, the opportunity to exhibit their cattle despite the cancellation of the 2020 Royal Melbourne Show.

With the ‘on the hoof’ element of the competition taking place in Yea on Saturday 26 September, the carcase results provide an opportunity for exhibitors to benchmark their breeding and feed regimes against the market specifications.

Amongst the exhibitors to take home the top honours in the carcase presentation were Lochclyde Pastoral Company winning the Nutrien Ag Solutions Steer Bonanza, Yanco Agricultural High School for winning the Melbourne Polytechnic Trophy and Wagga Wagga Christian College who were awarded both the Bott-Burston Trophy and the prestigious Grand Champion Carcase for their steer bred by Tim Weller.

 

RASV Hoof and Hook Competition judged at Yea Saleyards. September 26, 2020

RASV Hoof and Hook Competition judged at Yea Saleyards. September 26, 2020

CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria, Brad Jenkins was delighted the RASV could present the Hoof and Hook Competition in 2020, in replacement of the annual Royal Melbourne Show Beef Carcase Competition.

“We were pleased by the positive response to the new RASV Hoof and Hook Competition with 137 entries and we greatly appreciate and value the support we received from exhibitors and the wider cattle community.

“In a year that has caused immense disruption to many, especially to the many schools and colleges involved in the competition, it was wonderful to provide a platform to promote and celebrate excellence in agriculture,” said Mr Jenkins.

“The Hoof and Hook Competition was made possible due to the incredible work and commitment of our Beef Cattle Committee who volunteered their time to make the event a success, along with the contribution of the many sponsors, including the Murrindindi Shire Council for providing the outstanding Yea Saleyards facility,

“We thank the beef cattle community for their ongoing support and we look forward to bringing everyone together to celebrate the Royal Melbourne Show when it returns bigger and better in 2021 from Thursday 23 September to Sunday 3 October at Melbourne Showgrounds,” Jenkins concluded.

 

Major Results


HOOK AWARDS


Champion Domestic Carcase: Exhibit 134, Wagga Wagga Christian College: (SPXAA/HH), Bred By: Tim Weller, 6 Nov 2019


Champion Heavy Domestic Carcase: Exhibit 129, Wag
ga Wagga Christian College: (SPXLL), Bred By: Tim Weller, 12 Sep 2019


Champion Export Carcase: Exhibit 136, Yanco Agricultural High School: (LL), 3 Jun 2019, Sire: Ruby Park Lieutenant, Dam: Yanco J19


Grand Champion Carcase: Exhibit 134, Wagga Wagga Christian College: (SPXAA/HH), Bred By: Tim Weller, 6 Nov 2019


HOOF AWARDS


Champion Domestic Steer or Heifer: Exhibit 134, Wagga Wagga Christian College: (SPXAA/HH), Bred By: Tim Weller, 6 Nov 2019


Champion Heavy Domestic Steer or Heifer: Exhibit 129, Wagga Wagga Christian College: (SPXLL), Bred By: Tim Weller, 12 Sep 2019


Champion Export Steer or Heifer: Exhibit 4, Billabong High School: (LL), Bred By: Mrs Margaret Pierce, 9 Sep 2019


Grand Champion Steer or Heifer: Exhibit 4, Billabong High School: (LL), Bred By: Mrs Margaret Pierce, 9 Sep 2019


Champion Schools Hoof Steer or Heifer: Exhibit 4, Billabong High School: (LL), Bred By: Mrs Margaret Pierce, 9 Sep 2019


MAJOR AWARDS


Nutrien Ag Solutions Steer Bonanza First Place: Exhibit 66, Lochclyde Pastoral Company: (MG), 85.54 points


Marcus Oldham College Trophy: Exhibit 134, Wagga Wagga Christian College: (SPXAA/HH), Bred By: Tim Weller, 6 Nov 2019


Melbourne Polytechnic Trophy: Exhibit 136, Yanco Agricultural High School: (LL), 3 Jun 2019, Sire: Ruby Park Lieutenant, Dam: Yanco J19


Bott-Burston Perpetual Trophy: Wagga Wagga Christian College, 33 points


Borthwick Trophy: Awarded to Australian Shorthorns, exhibits 84 and 85 bred and exhibited by Meadow Vale Australians Shorthorns, and exhibit 106 bred by Spencer Family Shorthorns and exhibited by Rutherglen High School

For more information or to learn more, visit The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria website www.rasv.com.au or follow @RASofVIC on Facebook or Instagram.

 

2020 Hoof and Hook Live-stream from Yea Saleyards