BRISBANE's famed Breakfast Creek Hotel has paid an impressive $20/kg for Kingaroy's Evans family's grand champion led steer carcase of the 2020 Royal Queensland Show.
The winning carcase had 62.2 per cent meat yield, a 103 square cm eye muscle area, 10mm of fat at the P8 site, and 8mm at the ribs. It also scored maximum points marbling.
The champion lightweight carcase - from a Limousin exhibited by Hayden Beattie, Glamorgan Vale - made $14 ($2878), selling to M&K Butcher Brothers, Lowood.
Rode Meats, Stafford Heights, paid $10.50 for the champion medium weight carcase. That Limousin/Murray Grey-cross from Sean Wicks, Kingaroy, returned $2831. Rode Meats also bought the reserve champion for $10 ($2364), a Limousin from MK Cattle, Murgon.
In other results the reserve champion heavyweight carcase, a Limousin-cross from Travis Luscombe, Toowoomba, made $9.50, selling to Nolan Meats for $3031. Nolan Meats also bought MK Cattle's reserve champion light weight entry, a Limousin, for $11 ($2512).
Both the junior champion and reserve junior champion heifer carcases sold for $10 to The Little Butcher, Kingaroy. The champion Limousin-cross from Claire Goodie, Murgon, returned $2124. The reserve champion Charolais/Charbray-cross from Porsha Warren, Tandur made $2630.
The junior champion steer carcase, a Speckle Park/Angus-cross from St Johns College, Dubbo, made $10 ($2816) as did the reserve champion, a Limousin-cross from Scott Davenport, Ironbark ($2296). Both those carcases went to Nolan Meats.
The Ekka led steer competition was supported by Woolworths, Santos, Z Tags, Elders, Nolan Meats, and AAM Investment Group.