Domestic Dominance at Primex
The 2012 Primex Pacific Beef Carcase Competition saw Manchee Ag steers win Champion and Reserve Champion pens. The steers were fed for the Woolworths MSA 70 day market at Maydan Feed- lot, Warwick.
The champion pen of steers were primarily sired by Yamburgan Zeus D79 with the remaining two steers by Yamburgan Cassius Clay C108 and Narralda Aladdin. This pen was also placed 2nd for MSA eating quality, equal 3rd for feedlot performance and 4th in the pen of carcases. One steer from this pen had an average daily weight gain of 3.07 kg/day and the pen averaged 2.61 kg/day.
The reserve champion pen, also sired by Yamburgan Zeus D79 were equal 3rd for feedlot performance with an average daily weight gain of 2.57 kg/day and 5th for MSA eating quality.
The Durham Tropical pen of steers sired by Wilgaroon Dunkirk D522 won the feedlot performance pen with an outstanding average daily weight gain of 2.68 kg/day. With an average age of 18 months the pen averaged 90 sq/cm EMA with the largest EMA from the competition included in this pen. This was a whopping 17% (or 13 sq/cm) above the trial average.